Wednesday, February 24, 2016

4 X 7 Sewing Challenge - Week 3

My progress was less than stellar last week. I sewed every day, but most days I only got in my 30 minutes. I am feeling better and so is Sharla, in fact she was feeling well enough to have her second cataracts surgery yesterday. I mainly sewed on my geese and crosses, and the good news is with what I got done, I'm pretty close on both of them to having enough to start putting together the tops.

I started the week with working on my flying geese, I worked both Monday and Tuesday sewing them together, but I didn't take photos both days, because it was boring piles of sewn geese. I did take a picture of the pile at one point on Tuesday.

On Wednesday I finished sewing the geese into actual geese. They still have to be sewn into groups of four, but I love once they are at this stage. I want to do more flying geese quilts in the future, there is just something about them that makes me happy.

On Thursday I sewed the geese into pairs. I had planned on getting them sewn into fours, but by the time the day was over I just didn't have it in me to do more. I try to sew at night before bed, but when I am really tired, sometimes it is a struggle.

Friday was very very very slow for work, and so I carried my phone into the sewing room and went to work on the geese. I got them sewn into fours and ironed.  Woohoo, got my 30 minutes in early and so that meant I could just veg after work.

With the batch of geese done, Saturday I moved on to crosses. I had cut a bunch earlier in the month but needed to cut some backgrounds. I randomly pulled some of my background fabrics and cut them and then started sewing. I love these blocks because there are lots of places to easily stop along the way.

On Sunday I started putting the rows together. I got the all of this batch done, and considered going on and finishing them, but I needed to do some mundane things like clean/laundry. If I were to win the lottery, I would hire someone to do the cleaning so I could sew, sew, sew.

So that wraps up my week last week. Although it wasn't lots and lots of progress, I feel good. I have to do an inventory on my geese and crosses to see how many I need to do to complete each of the quilts. I don't know that I can finish them this month, but I will say I've made some great progress this month.  Today I'm linking up with Sarah @ Berry Barns Designs.


  1. You are doing so great with your goals! Consider this an official pat on the back! :)

  2. Those geese are great. I'm seeing them everywhere this month but I haven't tackled any yet. I like pinwheels, so I think geese will be right up my alley!

  3. 30 minutes a day is a great idea, and I'd say you were quite productive considering other obligations in your life. Your flying geese look so crisp.

  4. You are doing wonderfully with your goals! I am loving the scrappy geese!

  5. Chipping away at a bit each day adds up to a lot of progress, doesn't it?
    I hope Sharla's second cataract was easily fixed and she is on the mend. I was amazed how quickly my gran (and my dog :)) recovered from her catarct surgery.

  6. I love the combination of low volume and bright colors, it just makes me quilty heart sing! :)

  7. I love how consistent you are, Shauna. I didn't realize you work from home - I wouldn't be as focused as you if I was doing that, so I'm impressed at your multitasking Friday! Also, as I read this, I thought, "Shoot! Laundry! Here I am relaxing and reading blogs and I've totally forgotten to switch the really-has-to-get-done-now loads." ; ) So thanks for the reminder! haha


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