Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Goals.........

A month ago I decided to try to quilt 3 quilts a week.  I was trying to reduce the 53 quilt tops needing finishing down to around 20.  I sold 15 tops and quilted 10 in 30 days, but I started 3 new ones.  Let's see, that means I have 31 that still need finishing.  I didn't quite meet my goal of 3 a week but I'm pretty happy with my progress.  I finished the binding on this Kaffe crosses quilt last night. It is 47" square. 
Yesterday I went to church sewing circle in the afternoon and delivered 12 travel pillow size pillowcases for one of our service projects.  On the way home I had a few stops and at one of them I found the limited edition Lindor truffles.  You have to really read the package because they have a blue package they carry year round but it is a different variety, not nearly as good.  I also discovered this peppermint bark on milk chocolate last year on sale after Christmas.  It was priced the same as last year's sale price so I had to get some of it too.  I know it freezes well since I tested that last year.

23 comments:

HollyM said...

I love the border that you put on that quilt. It's satisfying to be making progress anyway. I can't have chocolate in the house, even the freezer!

Annie said...

I love the crosses

Karen H said...

I love the quilt - the border is wonderful! I'll have to look for the limited edition truffles.... :)

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Glady said...

You have certainly been busy working on your goals! I admire your ambition and you do deserve a treat! Thanks for the tip on the Lindor truffles. I am going to look for them in our stores. I love the truffles.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love that quilt. I didn't think about freezing that candy! Now I will have to pick up some next time I am out.
You sure sold a lot of those tops - good way to cut down on the ones that need to be quilted.

Heidi said...

love this quilt and the border. Matches wonderful. But then... I haven't seen one quilt from you, that isn't gorgeous :-)

patty a. said...

Love the border fabric on the quilt! You have a real knack of picking out border fabrics that I know I would never think to use. Thanks for the heads up on the chocolate. I love mint and chocolate!

Sheila said...

You make a big dent in your completed quilt top collection.
Beautiful, colorful cross quilt. Love KF fabrics : )
Can't imagine having candy around long enough to freeze. haha

hetty said...

I've always loved your crosses quilt! Mine is still hanging on my design board. Now that I see how gorgeous yours looks, I might be tempted to finish mine. Chocolate in the freezer? I don't think that would work at my house.

Taos Sunflower said...

Your Kaffe quilt is really stunning. That border is super. Peppermint bark? OMG. Have never heard of it. Thanks for a tip I didn't need. LOL

Chartreuse Moose said...

Yum...both on the colors and the chocolate reviews!!! Love them both! Congrats on all the "finishes"...wow!!!

Elaine said...

I have been collecting Kaffe's fabrics one half yard at a time. waiting for January to use them-yours is gorgeous!

Laura said...

Love the crosses quilt! That pattern is on my "must do" list.

Needled Mom said...

I'd say you did a great job on your goal. I think you deserve that reward!!

JJM said...

YOU did it again....A big WOW... just gorgeous ! So much wonderful "EXUBERANT COLOR" (*._,*)

O.K. so next trip into town I will be on the prowl for your limited edition Lindor truffles !

J~MT

Marie said...

Those Lindor truffles are a favourite - I'll have to keep an eye out for them. The chocolate bark looks pretty good too but I don't think that we can get Ghiradelli chocolate here. Oh well, guess I'll just have to settle for truffles...:). You are making great progress - it's amazing what you can do when you have a goal, isn't it?

suemac said...

I just bought some Kaffe fabric to make a barn raising quilt. I am excited to dig into it sometime in the next month.

Muddling Through said...

I like how your crosses quilt finished, and I also think you've accomplished an amazing amount in a short time! And, oh, how I wish you hadn't told me, because now I know I'm going to be looking for that Lindt. LOVE their truffles! Like I need any help. LOL

Quiltdivajulie said...

Peppermint bark is one of my holiday favorites - I have to be careful not to eat too much!!

Congrats on all those finishes!!

Donna~~ said...

Fabulous border on your crosses quilt--it suits it perfectly! Lindt chocolate? YUM

♥Duff said...

YOu always crack me up--what a hoot! You sold your tops? I didn't know there was a sale! Please invite me to the party next time :O)

I'll keep my eye out for the LE truffles!!

Tisha said...

Love this quilt! Border is very awesome!