50 Days

Posted on November 12, 2017 by prairiemoonquilts in Lists

That’s all that’s left of this year!

Can you believe it?

What are you going to accomplish yet in these 50 days?

I have a long to-do list, and there’s a lot I’d still like to finish so that it’s not hanging over my head going into 2018.

All throughout each year, I make quilting-related lists of “100 Things To Do in the Next 100 Days”, and I keep trying to beat my record of how many things I get done on the list each time. I have never yet made it to 100, but that gives me something to keep shooting for. Here’s the book I keep my lists in:

So with these last 50 days of 2017, I’m going to make a list of 50 things I’d like to get done in the next 50 days. Here’s a sampling of some of the things on my list:

  • • Catch up on Bee blocks (I have 2 left to make)
  • • Catch up on guild exchange blocks (I have 3 to make)
  • • Make sure all my un-quilted tops have backings to go with them, so they’re ready when I am.
  • • Reorganize my fabric stash . . . again!
  • • Get my scraps into a useable storage system of some sort.

So what are your quilting plans for the final 50 days of 2017?

Are you a list maker like me?

I’d love to hear some of what you’re planning to work on to finish out the year.

And don’t forget: I’m planning to once again host The Final Countdown at the end of this year — it’ll be our 9th annual Final Countdown — with prizes, as usual — so I hope you’ll join me. Get ready!

7 responses to “50 Days”

  1. Deanna says:

    Ah, scraps…as long as you quilt, you will have them. And I am looking forward to the Final Countdown. It is a lovely way to blend one year into the next.

  2. Sherry V. says:

    Well, I have hopes of getting a long, long, long term hand quilting project done. I think I should be able to have it finished by the end of the year if I really buckle down and just work on it.

    My problem is that it is a king sized quilt and I don’t have any place to really lay it out except while sitting on my bed. And getting support for my back is always a juggling act.

    But I will keep plugging away in the hopes of getting it finished and out of the house.

  3. randy says:

    wow I was away at a quilt camp when you posted this. I just sent to snap fish and got photos of the last 4 years of quilting to put in my book. Even wasting a lot of time some days they are piling up

  4. Marlene says:

    I actually did that 2 weeks ago and then, I looked at the list and thought “I will NEVER get all that done!” Had better get a good chunk of it as there are three Christmas gifts on it!!

  5. Sue H says:

    Hmm… That’s a thought! There are several things I would like to get done. Maybe I will try that!

  6. Rose Marie says:

    I have already finished my gifts for daughters……….actually birthdays but winter/Christmasy. I am now excitedly working on the Livestock Symposium program. How do you manage to do anything when you have all those programs and trunk shows to do? I want to get at least one more UFO quilted before the end of the year. And I am making dramatic headway on the “Simple Life” quilt. Should have it all pieced by Dec 31.

  7. katie z. says:

    I am a list maker! Lately, my almost one year old has been stripping out my post it notes from my journal. Hey, I need all those lists! He grins and runs away. Story of my life.

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