Pictured here is a child-sized quilt that I named "Country House 1-Patch" because of the block center right that has the image of a little country house. In the winter of 2015, almost two years ago now, I started to empty my boxes of scraps. I ended up making lots of quilt tops including the one you see above. So this year I'm trying to finish one or two quilts for each month. I have a backlog, but I still want to finish them, so I've made myself a schedule and some deadlines. This one-patch and another are finished, but they needed labels. They have labels now and they're in storage for when I have grandchildren. Or for when one of my sisters had grandchildren. Someone better get some grandchildren, that's all I have to say.
My list from last night looked something like this:
Sew labels on new quilts
Finish second set of Hawaiian quilt blocks
Sandwich two skewed 1-patches
Iron and prepare granny squares quilt
Put away and count PQP quilts
Start a spreadsheet
I started the spreadsheet and finished the second set of Hawaiian quilt blocks, because that was the most important deadline. I have to quilt the thing at the longarm rental in less than three weeks, and the blocks take a long time to assemble. I sandwiched one of the skewed 1-patches. I had some distractions, so that was all, but it was a substantial amount of work.
I realized that I have not integrated into my consciousness the amount of work required to reach my quilt finishing goals. That's why I have written down the deadlines.
This morning I made four labels and have attached three. I put away and counted the PQP quilts. But I'm still behind my goals for yesterday.
So I'm going to revise yesterday's list.
Finish the labels.
Quilt the skewed 1-patch that I pinned
Sandwich the other skewed 1-patch
Look at the granny square quilt and break down the work so that I know what I'm dealing with.
This is Thanksgiving week, and I have to cook. But I've set some deadlines for the end of Thanksgiving weekend. These include quilting the skewed 1-patches. Next post I'll talk about the evolution of the deadline spreadsheet.