Friday, March 6, 2015

Hexies on the Floor

Thanks so much for all your kind comments (here and on Facebook) about Eye 1. You are all so sweet and I love to hear from you!

For my UFO time yesterday, I removed the basting threads and papers.

This process took so much longer than expected -- more than TWO HOURS! I had some episodes of American Pickers running on the TV while I worked. I had hoped to layer the top with batting and backing, but I'd already spent too much time on this one for the day. So I moved on.

I finished the hexie flowers for the QATV step outs. I've a bit more work to do on this today. And I worked in the evening on the Odyssey quilt from Hexie Love. Do you like the floor photography? One of my favorite things about our house is the floors. They are made from reclaimed lumber from an 1868 grist mill. I love the character and rustic feel they give. 

I'm am often asked how I get so much done. The secret is my lists of three. I have a to-do list every day. I try to put 3 important things on it. Three items is the perfect amount --not too much, not too little.  I feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day because I can cross everything off. 

Today's list:
1. Re-watch Catherine Redfords DVD on Walking Foot Quilting. I need a refresher on the subject before I start quilting Eye 1. (I can mark this one off - watched it while drinking my morning coffee.)

2. Finish prep work for QATV step outs.

3. Work on Odyssey quilt top.

Of course, I might work in something else if there's time. I might layer the eye quilt. I might even start quilting it. But I need to do the critical items first. Off and on during the day I'll do some laundry, run an errand, etc. But I WILL get those three things done!


  1. INSPIRING. NJM is taking notes!!! As for your floors - I'm so jealous - they are gorgeous. And hey, the add so much to your hexie photos too!

    1. Hate my typos. Should read 'they add so much to your hexie photos'!

  2. That is a lot of basting thread. Beautiful hexies on you beautiful floors.

  3. Appreciate the 3 goals ideas -- nothing more than daunting that have too long of a "to-do" list!!


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