Sunday, November 07, 2010

Just Hop to It...


When my energy is lagging, my mojo feels missing, and my ufo's, wips, whisps, flimsys, and whimsys are piling up in a corner...one thing and one thing only, works to change all of that...

Quilting Therapy.

So...I just "Hop to It"....and that's what I ended up naming the little quilt in the center...the first of 10 to be finished projects for Finn's New Year's Eve Challenge .

My first little finished quilt is in autumnal browns and golds with a touch of blue and some tiny little hopping bunnies in that center square, surrounded by lots of random free piecing strips and strings from the scrap bag, hence, it's name and my new motto..."Just Hop to It"...my version of Nike's "Just Do It".

Small enough to be done in a hurry and lift my spirits. Not too big, not too little...but just right for a mood picker upper and a first project crossed off my list!

Shown above:
Quilt #1, Finnally Finished
My project pieces and parts put into marked bags, or their quilt top and extra fabric wrapped into bundles and tied up with string. Projects in progress yesterday, indicated by cat usage. Projects in progress today...hidden from cats. Click the link to learn about Finn's New Year's Eve Challenge, so you can be 'Finnaly' Finished with some of your projects, too!

Glossary of Terms:
ufo's: unfinished objects
wips: works in progress
wisps
: works in slow progress
flimsys: floppy or flimsy quilt tops
whimsys:
whimsical bits and pieces not yet to the flimsy stage

Quilting Acronyms: my huge compiled list of quilting abbreviations


Finn's New Year's Eve Small Projects Challenge:
Small Project #14: Mulled Wine Mug Mat

Finn's New Year's Eve Quilt Challenge:
Quilt #11: Twilight Dreams
Quilt #10:Far, Far, Away
Quilt #9:Green and Scrappy Love
Quilt #7 and #8: Follow Your Heart 1 and 2
Quilt #6: Stringing Along
Quilt #5: Within the Depths
Quilt #4: Irish Eyes
Quilt #3: Under the Pines
Quilt #2: Hope and Remembrance
Quilt #1 Hop to It!

Finn's New Year's Eve Small Projects Challenge:
Small Project #14: Mulled Wine Mug Mat
Small Project #11-13: Two pillowcases and a senior bib
Small Project #10:Follow Your Heart Potholder
Small Projects #2-9: sr bib, potholders and a bag
Small Project #1: Get Well Postcard

14 comments:

  1. All right then...mood established! Play time!! Love it! Great pics, love the little center quilt..it's perfect and so is its name.
    I'm now a new member of Lib Quilters..so watch out! And do check your mail, you've been re-re-re challenged...LOL
    And all those lucky people who will reap the rewards *VBS* Hugga, hugga, Finn xxxx

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  2. I love it! Is there a term for ideas that haven't moved from your brain to your working fingers...things you need to do, but haven't done? =)

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  3. It seems I have stuff in every catagory! May be time to make some small things for the nursery at the hospital. One thing I will get to work on-I made Roger a quilt a couple of years ago and it juuuuust fit his length. I will begin a new quilt with extra for his toes-maybe it will make me feel more connected to him even though we are so far apart.
    Thanks for encouragement and, always, thanks for your messages.

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  4. I have lots of wisps! This challenge thing you all have been talking about is getting me revved up though. Love your "hop to it."

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  5. Better check Finn's last post dear friend. More challenges!! Love it, more quilts for charities. Hugs

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  6. LOve the colors in your Hop-to-it quilt!

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  7. How are the wrists? Sending over Advil if you need it.

    I think you and I had better invest in a masseuse and a physio. We're going to need them!

    Hugs.

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  8. LOVE your abbreviations and will need your permission to use some of them! Especially that wisps one! God help us, we cannot help ourselves, we just have to create!!!!
    xox

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  9. I made up the WISPs and the Whimsys n a post in 2007...the others have been around...most of them sitting piled up in a corner for a very, very, long time ;)

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  10. Love the vocabulary! Especially the last three!

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  11. Ten!?! You are a Mad Woman, but I know that you can do it. Good luck, and I hope you enjoy the process. Your first of 10 is really beautiful - great colors and a great way to start off the challenge.

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  12. They are all lovely. I always knew quilts were made for cats not people.

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  13. Congratulations on your first finish of the challenge! You have an awful lot of pressure on you now to fulfill your pledge ;- )

    Love the glossary of terms. I especially appreciate "whimsies" - now I know what to call that pile!

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  14. Thank you so much for the glossary of quilting terms! I'm a novice quilter and have been stumbling over these terms in blogs for a few months now.

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.