Monday, August 27, 2012

Number One Goal


Today is the first day of school in our house. My normal "first day" excitement is mixed with some sadness, though, because my youngest is a senior in high school....so this is our last "first day."  At the same time I'm excited for fall, excited to set "beginning of the school year goals," and excited to have some "me" time! It's the first day of school for me, too...in fact I'll be off in just a minute to meet a new group of my English 101 students at the college. My schedule will be nicer this fall as I will just be teaching part-time during the day and won't have an evening class as I have had the last few semesters.

The number one goal this week is to work on my Fig Tree Farmer's Wife quilt. While working on the blocks I've kept them contained in a plastic shoe box...and now it's time to set them together!



It just amazes me that this is a stack of 111 blocks and that this represents a project I've been working on for over a year!



My 7 yards of sashing fabric arrived the other day--I'm using Moda Bella Snow which coordinates perfectly with the Fig Tree lines. This will be the first king-sized quilt I've made in a few years--it will be great to have a new quilt for the master bedroom!

Wish me luck...the plan is to have all the blocks sashed and set together by the end of the week!

Have a wonderful day!


24 comments:

Missy Shay said...

The stack does not look like much, but it is a lot of work, and what a sense of contentment knowing you are almost done!

MM Quilts and Embroidery said...

Congratulations and good luck. I can't wait to see the finished product!

Heartsdesire said...

111 fabulous quilt blocks. Hope you make your goal by weeks end. I'm looking forward to seeing the finish. It's going to be spectacular.

jlgwyn said...

I absolutely can't wait to see how your FT FW quilt looks when you have it sashed. I have held off starting my own for many reasons, but I also wanted to make it in a variety of FT collections, so I know I will be inspired to see yours this week! All the best with class!

Bev said...

I only have about 14 FW blocks made because I tried to resist making them until I got some UFO's finished. I couldn't wait though so started them. They are SO much fun to make! I think I'm going to make them over in other fabrics though because I don't like the fabrics I've been using. Hats off to you for making all the blocks! I can't wait to see how it turns out! Good job!

Cheery wave from Bev

Sinta Renee said...

I admire that box of blocks so much and certainly appreciate the time you have put into them... I think that is what holds me back from making them! But it is going to be amazing once it is completed!
I know what you are saying about the first day of school... hate to mention it... but the last day will be another ruff one!

Wendy said...

Sounds to me like you have a full week planned. Happy first week of school!

Dolores said...

Intriguing. I would love to see this finished.

Janet said...

I can't wait to see it!! I hope it all goes smoothly. I'm a bit sad about school starting this year too - my youngest is starting kindergarden and I will miss having a little one at home with me.

Patty said...

I've been following your progress and can't wait to see your finish. Have a great work year I start back tomorrow too middle school for me.

Stephanie said...

No doubt it'll be a gorgeous finish!

mindingmomma said...

What a stack of work! Looking forward to seeing the end result.

Nita said...

What an accomplishment! Looking forward to a picture of it on your bed. :)

Kylie said...

Wow Sherri cant wait to see it put together. xx

Cathy said...

Huge goal to set those bytheend of the week! Good luck, I can't wait to see it together!

Fignie said...

Can't wait to see this when it's all done. Sure looks pretty so far! :)

Bari Jo said...

You go girl! It will be an amazing quilt! Can't wait to see it! I have some old Fig Tree and I wondered what solid would coordinate - thanks for the info on the Moda Bella Snow! I always get great tips from you! I have been trying to just use up stash and was looking at some old Fig Tree and wondered just that very thing today - because I needed a neutral to use it up in a pattern!

Ульяна Сибилева said...

Good luck! The content of this box is going to be a great quilt:)

Nedra said...

Best of luck as you begin teaching a new school year, and knowing you, that quilt top will be together quickly!

Maresca said...

Ciao, sono Italiana, nella mia regione (nord Italia) le scuole cominiciano a metà Settembre.
Comunque complimenti per i tuoi lavori! Sono bellissimi! :)
Maresca.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Can't wait to see it! And just think, next year you'll have nothing to do but sew!! LOL!!

happydancequilting said...

Oh I just love Fig Tree so much! Your FW quilt is going to be my favorite ever, I don't even have to guess at that. You're amazing to have completed so many wonderful blocks. I can't wait to see them all put together and quilted!

ktquilts said...

It is going to be a fabulous quilt!! Can't wait to see it.

harry @ GoalsonTrack.com said...

Great quilt!

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