Welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the book, "Blogging for Bliss" by Tara Frey.

Welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the book, "Blogging for Bliss" by Tara Frey. My goal is to share a little about my life, and a lot about my longarm quilting business, Lone Tree Designs.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Keeping up with new Projects

  Well, it is the start of a new year, and in my facebook group, someone came up with a great way to keep everyone motivated to work on our projects.  We each posted a list of 12 projects for the year, including everything from quilting and binding finished tops to making progress on projects that are partially done to starting on quilts that we want to make.  At the beginning of each month, the person in charge draws a number and that is the project that we work on for that month.  There is no pressure to "finish" the project, only encouragement to focus on and find some time to make progress on that particular project.  It is great!  I have worked on a kit that I purchased in 2011 at Quilt Nebraska in Kearney.  This Saturday, I have a quilt retreat with my guild from Grand Island, and I do believe I may actually finish the top.  It has been just a matter of focusing any small bit of time that I have for sewing on that one project.  Below: I am posting close ups of two of my finished projects from 2013.  One is a Twister made from a bright layer cake from Timeless Treasures, and the other is Amish Buggy Wheels from Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine.  I took the class with Jean Nolte, editor of Fons and Porter magazines, and finally quilted and bound it in December.