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Friday, April 1, 2016

Checking It Off My List


I'm a lister.
And as my time to return to Cape Breton draws closer and closer,
my list of things to do gets longer and longer.
One of the things I like to do
is to be able to check things off my lists.
I've even been known to add something I've done
that isn't on the list,
just so I can check it off!

Check!





This wonky churn dash flimsy is finished and ready to pack!
It's a stormy day, so a picture on the wall will have to suffice.
Can't wait to get it on my Janome 
and try my hand at all that negative space.
It measures 54x60.
Not too daunting!

If I'd had a nice big design wall,
I might have played a little with the block placement.

But it is what it is 
and I'm happy with it.


It was very helpful to have finally broken down
 and made a few of these






~

On one of my most recent walks,
I came across this pretty little skipper.





Just another of Mother Nature's little gifts!

Thanks for popping in!

Keep it simple
and
make it fun!

XO,
karen




28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

like the check mark. :) happy 1st spring to you! :)

Lesley said...

Love your wonky churn dash! Brilliant design and can't wait to see it quilted. You will love your design board! I made a bunch and use them all the time!

Roy Norris said...

Thats Cheating Karen.
Looking forward to some of your Summer images.

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

I'm a lister as well - I've been known to have 5 different list going at the same time especially when we are getting ready to leave with the camper for a month or more - list of what to do in the house, what to put in the camper, food prep for a couple quick meals when we first get going, quilting stuff to bring LOL - it can go on and on LOL

Sandra Walker said...

You're so like me, snapping photos on walks, marvelling at Mother Nature. And also like me in the checking off items on a list department! Love that. :-) Wow I LIKE your wonky churn dash. Will be checking that out!

Lesley said...

Love your wonky churn dash! Brilliant design and can't wait to see it quilted. You will love your design board! I made a bunch and use them all the time!

Allie-oops Designs said...

I'm a lister too - and I too add things I've done so I can check them off, lol!!!! Too funny! Your quilt is just perfect, I love it!!!

Sondra said...

I love your check-mark! I too am a lister and love to check things off it makes one feel "ready and accomplished" I make shopping, packing, routing, sightseeing, camping, and bird lists when Im planning a trip!

Fiona said...

oh my gosh, oh my gosh it is amazing... I love it... I always only think of squares and boring things so that is just sensational..... I love those design boards - forevermore they are an essential for sewing blocks...
Hugz

Cheryl Coville said...

Looks like we're interested in a lot of the same things, KaHolly! I like your wonky churn dash, and I searched to find some of your cookies. Very nice! I like to make lists, too.
Cheryl (Grandma Coco)

Julie Cefalu said...

That certainly is a beautiful check! I do the same thing - add something to my list that I've already done so that I can check it off! I'm sure it's good for us mentally if nothing else. Julie@TheCraftyQuilter.com

canuckquilter said...

I didn't see that layout coming at all! I love it. I confess I'm also a list maker, and glad to know I'm not alone in adding things I've done so I can have the satisfaction of checking them off! Actually,I cross it off, as in draw a line through it. That's doesn't make for as fun a layout as your checkmark though!

Linda Reeder said...

Yup, I make lists too. and I have been known to write things down thaty I have already done do i can check it off. Today, I almost finished a gardening list, so i made a new one because as I got that one almost done lots more things presented themselves.
Check, check!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the check mark is cool. You do such lovely work on the quilts. The skipper shot is pretty. Happy weekend to you!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

They are totally awesome xxx

Karen said...

LOVE the setting you chose for those wonky churn dashes - it's going to be spectacular when you get it quilted!

Lists, you say? :) It's how I roll, too - my pockets are full of them. Last week for the first time it dawned on me that I could do the list on my phone... but somehow it just didn't have the same sense of satisfaction one gets crossing things off!

We'll try to get the sun shining over Cape Breton for your return!

Linda said...

I am the friend of a "lister" and it seems to be rubbing off on me lately! wink wink You know I adore your newest creation. It will be the most awesome quilt ever. No sun today, it is waiting for your return.

Maria said...

Loving those wonky churn dashes....

Needled Mom said...

I've never been a lister, but my husband is. Love the placement of the churn dash blocks. It will be beautiful when quilted.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Love the little Skipper. I am not well versed in needlecraft, but enjoyed your whimsy anyway.

desertskyquilts said...

Fabulous quilt! Love that version of churn dash. I might have to try my hand at a few of those. The design boards need to come on line here, too. I usually use a half-size cutting mat, but it isn't always the best idea.

I can hardly wait to see what you quilt in all that beautiful space. I have that list vice, or virtue, too.

Carrie P. said...

Very cool how you set those blocks. I made one of those mini boards a couple years ago and I use it all the time.

Vicki in MN said...

Great quilt Checked off your list!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I love it! Great layout. Can't wait to see it quilted. Safe journey home.

Ivory Spring said...

VERY cool!!!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Great check!

Valerie Levy said...

You know I love wonky blocks...and I just love the setting you chose for these. Looking forward to seeing it all quilted up!

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

The Checkmark quilt is great! Can't wait to see how you quilt it :)