Isabella's Whimsy

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30/30 Challenge, March 8, 2014, End of Week 1

on March 8, 2014

Well. Well. Well….

OK, I’m not sure we can even say I’m off to a ____ start.  Good, rough, fast, slow, none of these words seems adequate.

Here is what I did this week toward my goal of working 30 minutes per day on my Penny Sampler Quilt.

  • I took a picture of the blocks I have finished at the beginning of the challenge, including the Dala Horse and Sunflower that are almost finished.
Penny Sampler blocks completed and almost completed at the beginning of the 30/30 Challenge

Penny Sampler blocks completed and almost completed at the beginning of the 30/30 Challenge

  • I printed out the directions for the Hanging Diamonds block.  I also read them, and reread them about a dozen times…had a little trouble focusing.
  • I pressed all the fabrics I need for this (approx.) 12″ X 52″ border  block and carefully hung them on a hanger on the closet door knob.
Week 1, fabrics ironed for Hanging Diamonds Border Block

Week 1, fabrics ironed for Hanging Diamonds Border Block

  • I thought about it a lot! and that made me happy.

I’m sure next week will be better, more productive.

~ Janie @ Isabella’s Whimsy

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19 responses to “30/30 Challenge, March 8, 2014, End of Week 1

  1. CeLynn says:

    Next week is sure to be better! I always have a hard time when reading pattern instructions,there has to be lots of photos for me…

  2. billiemick says:

    So many lovely blocks….that horse is so cute.

  3. kathysnest32 says:

    Some days all I could do is pull fabrics for a couple of blocks. I was happy with that. I was doing something for me.
    Kathleen Mary
    http://kathysnest32.wordpress.com/

  4. You can’t rush a project and expect it to turn out the way you want. I have to keep telling myself this very thing. Your penny sampler blocks are wonderful! What a nice display!

  5. Mara says:

    Fantastic idea to drape the fabric over a hanger, I normally just drape it on the arm of the sofa and then the kids knock it down I will start hanging it, thanks for the idea, and good luck with your goals next week.

  6. Ironing and reading directions is a good start! Now you’re all ready to whip out that rotary cutter and get to work : ) Hope you have a “wonderful” adjective for next week, Janie!

  7. Lori says:

    You made a start on what you what to do, and I like that you ironed and hung up your pieces. I use the rack from a old hang dryer, hooked to inside of bedroom door. You read you patterns directions, and that is a great goal. See you next week, horse is so cute…..

  8. maryarussell says:

    You can’t create beautiful things without thinking about them first, so I think that counts as progress. Good luck with week 2!

  9. Don’t give up! Sometimes I have to look at things too before I get motivated!

  10. wombatquilts says:

    A really lovely start… and all that planning will make it easier as you go forward.

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