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Challenge Week results

January 23, 2011

So if you didn’t read my last post then you won’t know what this post is about. . . basically, Mrs. Amy issued a Challenge week and here were my goals for the week:

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1. Cut all the white squares for the tokyo quilt. . . that’s right 700+ 2′ square. . oi! –

DONE!!! Took me the whole Friday and listening to Pandora. . but it’s done, good thing I don’t have to cut for awhile. . .

714 Squares

2. Get most of my mystery squares sewn together. . . I know I will need help on a couple of them. –

not done. . . . I went to the store on my lunch hour on Thursday and saw the quilt, it’s just not something I’m interested in finished so I’ll just use the fabric in other projects. The one thing I did appreciated from the mystery quilt was all the neat blocks I learned how to do. Wouldn’t trade that in for anything.

3. Figure out a design for my Bee Blocks.

Done! See last post. . . I got really positive feedback from it so I’ll be chuggin out 5 more of the blocks this week.

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4. Keep out of trouble and not buy more fabric. . . .

Done! But I think I won’t be able to hold out much longer, saw some cupcake fabric on a local store’s blog and you know how I have a weakness for them cupcakes! I think the whole StashPact is great. . but I don’t buy fabric for projects, I kind of just buy them to have them. . . and then when a project does come up then it’s there. But this could be the fabric addict talking and trying to rationalize the fact that I can go shopping. . . .

Made huge progress on tokyo quilt this weekend add another whole row!!

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Here’s the crzy thing. . . I want to finish this one so bad that I’m kind of turning into a hermit. I don’t want to go out. . shopping. . parties. . . hang out with friends. . . I just want to sew. . . then I kind of slap myself in the face and say, “the fabric isn’t going anywhere and you really need some fresh air.”

What’s on the list this week?

Getting the rest of my bee blocks done. . . and keep chugging on the tokyo quilt. . . . oh I will try to get some craftygoodness done too. . . stayed tuned!

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16 Comments

  • Reply Carolyn January 24, 2011 at 3:45 am

    I can’t believe you have done so much on the tokyo quilt! Awesome 🙂

  • Reply Sarah January 24, 2011 at 7:26 am

    love the tokyo! and i’m glad you came out of hiding for a few hours on saturday to do sushi with us!!! Seriously i would go again today if we wouldn’t be poor if we kept this up haha.

  • Reply Cindy Jo January 24, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Looks to me like you got a lot done! Also, what is it about your Tokyo quilt that makes me think of the boardgame Scrabble?

  • Reply KristyLou January 24, 2011 at 9:01 am

    WOW! Look at those squares! So little!!!!! Good job.

  • Reply Tanya January 24, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I’ve seen Elizabeth’s Tokyo subway map, and the thought of cutting out all of those squares! Yikes! Yours looks beautiful! Keep it up! Are you going to do her Japanese characters on the back? I love your block, too!

  • Reply Cassey January 24, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Finishing one row of the Tokyo quilt looks like it is a HUGE accomplishment in itself! It looks so cool. I want to try one too but I am afraid I don’t have the patience for it. Yours looks really good! Good luck with it!

  • Reply Kati January 24, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Wahoo! Way to make it through all those white squares. Your quilt is looking great.

  • Reply Melinda January 24, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Wow, that Tokyo quilt is ambitious! You’re doing amazing!

  • Reply Marci Girl January 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I wouldn’t want to leave the house either, that quilt is GREAT! I have thought about making one too, but I also would become more of a hermit than I already am!

  • Reply Emily January 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    The Tokyo quilt is looking awesome. I’m very impressed you got all those squares cut out.

  • Reply Brenda January 24, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I have never seen a Tokyo quilt before. Quite a job cutting all those blocks.

  • Reply Rachel January 24, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I love how how the Tokyo quilt is coming along. I think I have a thing for 2″ blocks. I can’t wait to see the whole thing.

  • Reply delia January 24, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    The Tokyo Subway Quilt is looking good. It even makes a great wall hanging!

  • Reply Deonn January 24, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Hey, your quilt is growing since I saw it last week… way to go!

  • Reply Suzanne January 26, 2011 at 6:18 am

    Congrats on getting all those squares cut. That’s a major undertaking.

  • Reply Teje January 30, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Hello! I hope you are feeling better! I just love this quilt! It’s simple and still so adorable!
    Sunny wishes! Teje

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