Tuesday, January 18, 2011

PHD now a PDF (Project done finally)!

Well, here is #1 PHD (now a PDF) - I call it "Winter Whimsey"!  This is a fun technique and depending on your fabric choice you can use any animal on your background.  When I saw this fabric it reminded me of a cold winter night!  The polar bears just seemed to fit naturally!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Ahh...January 2nd, 2011 and it's time to clean my studio!

Well, I can't believe it's 2011!   One of my goals this year is to have all my Christmas gifts done by Sept. 2011!   If you are like me, we start projects and well let's say we don't quite get them completed. Of course we do finish projects, but there are some that, well, I don't know, just seems to be pushed aside, maybe because of class the we needed to get ready for, or a deadline that took priority!  So when people ask what I'm working on, I tell them that I'm working on my PHD (projects half done).  Sounds impressive doesn't it!

As I organize my studio for the coming year, I'm  finding  projects that I've started, but for some reason never finished them, good ideas that came and went.     I have projects that are cut out,  partially sewn, some that need to be quilted and ideas for new blocks that came to me at 2:00 am etc. Those that are partially pinned to the design wall......!

So look out  2011, this is the year not only to create new patterns but complete those unfinished projects. As for those orphan blocks you ask......... I will  incorporate them into a quilt, (it will definitely be scrappy) but who knows it might be a pattern one day or a class! 

If  you are interested in joining  me in this journey, let me know and let's see if we can reach our goal!

Now to get organized.
Step 1 - sort through your projects.

Step 2 - put all the items needed for your project into a clear bag or plastic box

Step 3 - put a label on the container on what the project is.

Step 4 - Keep a list handy, I'm going to post it on my bulletin board as a daily reminder.

Step 5 - If you would like to join me, just e-mail me at suequilts1@shaw.ca and let me know        
              your progress and we can keep each other on track!

I will post each project I've complete on my blog to you can see what I'm doing!  This will also keep me accountable. 

So as you see - I'm going to go through my pile and putting them into kits (it sounds more exciting when I call the kits....!)

Boy what a mess!  Wish me luck and I will talk to you all soon!
Happy PHD's.....Sue