Thursday, February 21, 2008

It's Official

Carolina Crossroads is done/done - quilted, bound and labeled. I washed it and the QFAH I finished last week and just took them out of the dryer -- CC is still a little damp, but done/done!
And I have discovered I didn't add either of these two ufo's to my ufo list on my blog -- but whatever. I have two finished for 2008 and that's a good thing!


I've also been working on getting the desk and filing cabinet cleaned out and orderly. I can finally say -- that is done, too! I still have a foot tall stack of old files to go through and either shred or file, but the desk has never been this organized! When I finish this stack, I can start moving stuff from other areas in the house down to the filing cabinet where it all belongs -- I've never had the desk organized enough to do that before!
And, I've been working on my computer files and have gotten a few of them cleaned out -- that will be an ongoing project, of course!

To celebrate the finish of Carolina Crossroads today, I finally pulled some fabric and started cutting my strips to make my log cabin quilt that I challenged everyone with. I was thinking I would use my newly cleaned out scrap bins, but the most strips of one color are green and I am so tired of using green that I rebelled! I pulled some blue and white fabrics from stash -- mostly fat quarters, a few quarter yard lengths, and started cutting the blues. I decided that the blue and white would probably be kind of boring, so I pulled some lavenders, purples and red-purples and cut them up too. I still need to cut the whites - a project for tomorrow. I also decided to cut up all the fabrics that I pulled and whatever I don't use will go into the scrap bins. So, I'm working on reducing my stash a little at a time!

I'm planning on going to an annual "Sew-In" on the 8th and will take the log cabin strips and my featherweight and just strip piece all day long! I don't have any idea how big this quilt will be!

My isp is not playing nice -- yet again tonight, so guess I'll try to publish this before I get kicked off again!

10 comments :

Vicki W said...

Your CC quilt turned out great. I like the BF quilting on that one a lot.

Kim West said...

Your CC quilt is beautiful!!!

JudyL said...

Your CC is beautiful and it's so nice that you got it done -- finished so quickly -- without it going into the UFO pile.

CONNIE W said...

Looks so nice and now you can happy dance too. Way to go.

Carol said...

Your CC is absolutely beautiful! Great job!

Carolyn said...

There are so many CC's out there, but I think yours is my favorite of all I've seen. It's my colors. :o) Congratulations on getting it done!

cher said...

hip hip hooray for finishes! I like pulling and using from the stash, then adding to the scrap bins idea too- I hope to see some sewing time myself this weekend!

Carol E. said...

Love your CC! Congrats on finishing it.

Shelina said...

Congratulations on two finishes! Wonderful job, this looks so pretty.
The challenge sounds wonderful as well.

Congratulations on getting your desk cleaned up. It has been my project for this year too, but I have a lot more progress to make.

Kathy Wagner said...

Great job! Good for you for finishing already! I am at the quilting stage now...just need some time!