Change in Directions

Morning – very nice morning here – 44 degrees 59% humidity and the Sun is out and I am late in walking, but headed out the door.

Just an update on my plans for this year!   I had joined in Gail’s Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR) and have decided to stop with the first border on 2 of my projects.  I finished the 2nd one yesterday and am happy that I have made small wall hangings with these special blocks. I will continue on with Gail’s PHD in 2021 because I do need a deadline and encouragement to quilt some of the 30 quilt tops that I need to finish this year.  There are 6 or so that will be sent out as they are Show quality quilts.  I am not a custom quilter!

Additionally   I am also not going to continue on with Jen’s 2020 and 2021 Monthly Color Challenges.  I was beginning to stray away from my original plan to finish all the UFO’s I had before working on new projects so decision time happened yesterday when Jaydee and I had a great conversation on quilting.

This is Kay’s Quilt which will be hand quilted.

Next is my Radient Feathered Star Block.  This was the first feathered star I had ever made.  It was done in 2013 and then in 2018 I did Star of Chamblee.  It will be hand quilted also.

I am now ready to start work on completing OMIGOSH and move on to more difficult quilts.  I love working with Reproductions and have so many patterns that I want to make I just need to stay focused on getting all of my UFOs out of the way.  I tend to enjoy a challenge and more complex quilts than the simpler ones.  I felt so much relief now that I am down to OMIGOSH, loading a quilt, and my applique projects!

I have plenty of hand work to catch up on so there will be some days set aside to do those projects in between finishing OMIGOSH and long arm quilting.

Today is going to be spent with Face Time with Kathy and cutting out the remaining blocks for OMIGOSH!  It felt so good to make these decisions!

Have a wonderful upcoming week-end.

Hugs, Nanette

Linking To:  My Quilt InfatuationConfessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap BagBOM’s Away;  Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh ScrapScrap Happy SaturdaySlow Sunday Stitching  Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock PartyDesign Wall MondayFor the Love of Geese,Scrap Happy DaysQuilting Patch Linky Party To-Do-Tuesdays;PHD in 2021; 

20 Replies to “Change in Directions”

  1. I absolutely love those pieces Nanette. They will be beautiful once quilted. Amazing how we can get caught up in so many different projects. Yes, we do need to step back and say okay, enough. I am pretty close to saying that myself. Have way too many things that need finishing. So I will be setting myself a goal as well!!! Nice refreshing day here in Round Rock as well! Enjoy your day,


  2. OH Round Rock! This makes 2 Texas Quilters I know now! Yea – I am Southeast of San Antonio – La Vernia. Yes it really made me feel so much better to get back on my goal of getting caught up from the horrible 16 months we have gone through. Have a wonderful day and try T0 Do Tuesdays – it gives me a weekly goal to work towards and keeps the stress down. I also like the PHD in 2021 for my long arm goal. Hugs


  3. Hi,
    I’ve got so many UFO’s…I just make a list and work on that to finish my UFO’s. Sometimes that works, but most of the time I just wing it. Love your Feather Star piece…so pretty. Have a great day!


    1. Thank you Sherrie. I am slowly clearing them out and today is long arm day! Yesterday was very productive and that always makes a quilter feel great. I have had those 2 blocks sitting and they were on my UFO list for 2021. Enjoy the week-end. Gotta meet that PHD 2021 quilting goal. Hugs


  4. It really does feel good and freeing to make a decision. There are so many fun projects to try, but only one of you! I think you have a good plan going now, Nanette! 🙂


    1. I promised myself that I would not go in the direction I was heading!!!! But I did and it really has made a difference to clear out the things I did. Lori is the recipient of the 2020 and 2021 fabric and project! I think I have adopted her!

      Yup, think I have realized and remembered that even to prepare a quilt for hand quilting or long arm quilting, it takes time! But so happy I am back where I was in 3rd quarter 2019! Yea. Hugs – Hey are you on the M-F 8-5 routine yet? Hope so


      1. I am working 6-3 and having my first weekend off today! Woohoo!

        Keep staying on track, Girl! You have a good plan now, and you will see progress. I am looking forward to seeing OMIGOSH …love those blocks! 🙂


  5. It sounds like you made a good decision. I’ve enjoyed watching as your Omigosh quilt has grown. I also love working with reproduction fabrics and always like to see how other people use them. Love work.


  6. Those borders are perfect for your wall hangings. They are both so beautiful! Good for you making decisions about extracurricular activities! I’m going to have to drop out of at least one of mine, and it is going to be a relief. 🙂


    1. I thought that it would be good little breaks away from OMIGOSH, etc, but it wasn’t. I have other quilts that are waiting in the wings and now that I have decided on the 30 blocks only for OMIGOSH I will work toward that goal. 30 OMIGOSH blocks equals 60 of the 2″ 9 patch blocks and 60 of the Shoo Fly blocks! They go together fast once you get the rhythm down (and the exact cutting go the 1″ strips. Hugs


    1. I tend to do better when making a quilt from beginning to end. The on-line blocks tend to go by the wayside. Especially this year when I am really serious about getting caught up on hand work, finishing quilts 75% finished except for their settings, and quilting some of the 30 quilt tops. That is enough to keep me going for at least 5 more months. Would be great to have them done by June so I can start on a couple of new pieced quilts! Hugs


  7. It’s tough trying to stay on top of a quilt that you are getting bored with. For me the alternative is far worse, having ufo’s laying around. I love your star and I am so glad you finished it. Hope you are your husband are staying well, thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.


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