Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January - Just Three

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A new year; a new month; a new "Just Three." :)

I started "Just Three" because I wanted to fight back in my own head against the notion that I needed to get it all done, and also to give a way to link up with others who might be in the category of (choose the one that applies) -- "I am so scattered and need some direction" ... "Life/work/kids/all of the above keep me busy enough but I want to still quilt when I can" ... "I need an idea for a blog post" ... "I want to show off that I did way more than three" ... "it's just fun to share goals" ... whatever.  I started this when miss Scarlet was only 6 months old, almost sleeping through the night consistently, but I needed a little bit of structure.

I feel like a lot of my reports include more of what I didn't finish, than what I did but like many of the rest of the bloggers out there, I made a mosaic of the quilts I finished, and there were actually quite a few of them!

2012 Finished quilts

Who knew!?!  (click through to flickr to see more specifics/links)

Now without further ado -- here is last month's report:

1) Really finish Treasure Boxes, and donate! ♥

not done.  Moving on to next month's list.  The top is done.

2) A couple custom orders.

I have this one for baby Harrison up first.  They wanted a re-make of a quilt I made for my cousin's baby, with a Red Sox theme.  I was so happy with how the letters turned out (because I draw them by hand based on the Red Sox font).

I got the Red Sox quilt (#2) done!  (which reminds me -- I need to email Harrison's mama and see if he has made his grand entrance yet)

Red Sox for baby Harrison

I still have a couple more custom orders I'll be working on this month -- hoping I have a good chunk of time to sew!

3) And my most important goal this month -- to help give my babies a Merry Christmas...and the big guy too.  ♥ ♥ 

This one was definitely a success.  Christmas with kids = SO MUCH FUN!

(And I finished my Christmas quilt in time too). :)


January's goals:

1) Something old -
I know I need to finish that Treasure Boxes, but my goal is to finish up an old WIP in January.

2) Something new - 

new stack

I've got a new design I'm playing with, that I'm having fun doing... using these fabrics.  When I was pulling them, I didn't realize they were such a rainbow.  The palette was inspired by Pantone's color of the year and some of their Spring 2013 colors.

 I'm so excited about this one.  Thanks to so many of you, I have all the blocks, and I was organizing them the other night, and need to find a lay-out.  But trust me -- they're so cute!

Scrappy Sprouts

Your turn!  

RULES -- Pick three goals for the month, and link up here! (You can do more than three if you prefer... I'm flexible like that... and goodness knows I have more than 3 things I'd like to accomplish this month!) :)

Go comment on other people's posts too!

(P.S. I'm linking to Lee's WIP Wednesday!)


Carrie P. said...

Good luck on reaching your goals. I am actually doing the same thing as you. Picking three UFOs to work on during the month.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh good I'm glad to see you are doing this again. I definitely want to be better about doing this in 2013. Thank you!

Sarah said...

The sprout blocks are going to make a beautiful quilt! Thank you for the Pantone link to spring colours. I can never navigate my way through their page to find it. I love their emerald colour of the year. Much more me than tangerine!

Lisa C said...

The Red Sox (assuming it is really Texas Rangers) quilt is so darling. Great job! I want to finish my son's quilt (quilting it this weekend) and work on my nephew's college graduation quilt (May grad - (1/2 through piecing the A&M blocks). Not too much and manageable.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Hi, I don't see the linky party on the post. I know one person had linked up when I saw it originally but I just wrote and posted mine on my blog and now I don't see it anywhere to link it. Is it closed or did something happen to it? I thought I'd see at least the other links. Help:)

Kirsten said...

Fabulous quilts Tracey! Love those Sprout blocks too!

SarahZ said...

I LOVE your "something new" fabrics...they are gorgeous! Can't wait to see what they turn into!!!

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

Isn't it amazing how much we accomplish without realizing it? : ) All of your finishes for 2012 are amazing. I loved them all. Can't wait to see everything this year.


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