Saturday, January 18, 2014

Drop and Give Me Twenty - Challenge

Let me start by saying HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!   May 2014 be a year of happiness, health, success, and lots and lots of quilting.

Secondly, check out my new mascot.  


Isn't she just adorable?  Thank you to Alexandra of Blue Chair Diary Illustrations for reading my mind and creating exactly the design I wanted.  She's a wonderful artist with a huge heart!

And Now...Raise your hand of you have a project or two (or ten) just sitting in a drawer or bin just waiting to be finished *waving hand wildly*.  That's kind of what we quilters are all about anyway, isn't it?


Beth at Quilting Hottie Haven the blog of EvaPaige Quilt Designs is having her 3rd annual "Drop and Give Me Twenty" in the month of February.  No, this doesn't mean you have to drop and do 20 pushups (although you can if you want)  it means you will commit to 20 minutes a day of sewing, every day in the month of February.  Why?  So you can finish up a few of your UFOs, WIPs, or whatever you call the unfinished projects you have piling up.  From what I understand, there were a lot of quilts finished up during the month of February last year and the year before with the DaGMT challenge.  I, for one, plan to add to that list for 2014.

It's going to be fun and you won't want to miss out.  Head on over to Quilting Hottie Haven for the official rules.  Here's the gist of it though...commit to sewing 20 minutes a day in February (easy peasy), tell the world that you're committing to DaGMT2014 either on your blog or Facebook page and link back to Quilting Hottie Haven so we can follow you and cheer you on, and get to work.  Seriously, how much easier can it be?

PRIZES...yes, of course there are prizes and several ways to get your name entered to win.  Head on over to Beth's page to see the official details of how to get your name entered and what wonderful prizes are up for grabs  (And thank you Beth for allowing me to be one of the sponsors of this event!!  I've got some fabric waiting for one lucky winner)

HERE'S MY COMMITMENT 

I vow to sew a minimum of 20 minutes every day in the month of February, although I'm going to shoot for more than that, so that I can get a few things finished up...

1.  Finish Ally's Birthday Llama Quilt (but hopefully it will be done before Feb even gets here).

Gotta love her fabric choices
2.  Remember the quilt pattern I tested several months ago for Beth at EvaPaige Designs (who just happens to be the very same Beth of Quilting Hottie Haven)?  If not, you can read all about it here.
Well, that quilt needs to be basted, quilted and bound.  I'm gonna get that done and get it listed in my Etsy store.

Ka-Bloom 

3.  I have a baby quilt that's been done forever that needs a binding so it can also be listed on my Etsy store.

4.  There are 4-1/2 quilts for charity that are patiently awaited their turn under the HandiQuilter to be quilted.  I would be thrilled to get these finished and back to the shop so they can find their way to the loving arms of a child battling cancer.

I promise to post my progress, which also means I'm committing to blogging a little bit more too.  Please follow me, join in on the fun, and share what you are working on.  Quilting is so much more fun in a group, and this will be a great group to be a part of.

Let's get 'er done in February!

PS.  If you didn't know, my shop has moved to Etsy and I have lots and lots of fabric just waiting to be shipped.  Follow me on Etsy if you'd like to know when new fabric lines are posted (which is fairly often)




12 comments:

  1. Awwww....she looks FAB on your page! I love it. Thank you for the sweet shout out. I appreciate you. :) xo

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    1. I think she looks adorable on my page too. You're welcome for the shout out...you deserve it!

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  2. Can you get me more hours in a day? I, too, have some WIPs that need finishing and not all just sewing. I have 2 tops that need to be basted, quilted, and bound, and all the fabric for a king size quilt that needs cutting and laid out before I start sewing. Good intentions, but too many distractions. Happy quilting, Carrie!

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    1. Oh boy, if I could give you more hours in a day, I'd be a true hero (and a millionaire). Why don't you give this a try...20 minutes a day toward one part of a project...whether sewing, pinning, cutting, or whatever needs to be done to help you move in the direction of done. Distractions? I hear ya! Give it a try and report back :).

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  3. YAY! So many awesome and DO-able goals. That is the key. You'll finish them all, I am betting.

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    1. I am planning on finishing them all! And as I was working on the Llama quilt this morning, I came up with about 10 more projects that are needing to be done. Ha! Believe it or not, I used to one of "those" people who didn't start a new project until the current one was done. I grew up into a real quilter, so now the WIPs are all over the place. Thanks for hosting this challenge. Anything you're doing is always fun :).

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  4. I love your new mascot. It is so cute.
    good luck on your projects.

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    1. Thank you so much Kate! The mascot looks remarkably similar to my Sofie, who wouldn't know what to do if I put a quilt over her..ha! What about you? Are you going to challenge yourself to finishing up some projects?

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  5. Love your Ka Bloom quilt! That will look amazing quilted. I do need to tackle some UFO's and WIP's for sure:)

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    1. Thank you Paula. I love that quilt as well. I'm still mulling over how I want to quilt it. So, are you going to join in on the challenge? I think you should :)

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  6. I love your doggie mascot! So cute. I'm in on the DaGMT also. I think you will finish up your goals - sounds like you are determined. I'm working on a baby quilt for my daughter right now - sure hope to finish it up soon since the baby is due 2/6/14.

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    1. Hi Linda,

      So glad to know you're doing the challenge as well. It will be fun to keep up with one another. And congratulations on the baby...I'm not sure if it's your daughter who is having the baby or if it's your baby daughter. Either way, lots of love your way :).

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