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Liking My New System

I guess I like it, anyway. LOL

I just seem to spin my wheels if the timer isn't ticking, so it's been working very well. My issue is that I troll the Internet way too much. I look up and it's been an hour that I've been staring at the screen. Not good. I plan to change it tomorrow and put myself on a diet.

Today, I actually did make some progress on a few projects:

A Modern Twist is completely in rows, so I just have to sew the rows together. This project has become a leader/ender project, only six more seams!!! I stopped devoting 15 minutes to this project now that it's that close to a flimsy.

The tooth fairy pillow is an owl (Baltimore Ravens) and I spent a half hour sewing on the eyes mouth, wings and the pocket on the back. Just need the football and nose, then sew it and stuff it. It's really cute.

I tried to work on Easy Street today, but I didn't have enough black/white to make the flying geese, but I tried a bunch of practice methods, but was hindered by the fact that both small triangles aren't to be the same  fabric. Tried Bonnie Hunter's method and it wasn't very accurate for me even though I have the same rulers she uses. :(

I worked on the "Project Quilting" small quilt I decided to do. I just did a square in a square and did it in Valentine fabrics. Hopefully, it will be finished by Sunday. I just need to cut and make the binding and sandwich it then quilt it. The binding will be hand sewn, so I need a couple for that. I have a few more days. Since this is the first time joining this project, I wanted something quick and easy. Just started sewing strips on until it was big enough!!  

I printed out the paper piecing patterns for the two Dear Jane blocks that is my goal for another Sunday deadline. I chose two of the easier ones, so I should get those done.

Spent some time choosing fabrics for all these BOMs. Need to go shopping tomorrow so that cuts into my sewing time.

May not get to applique today. :(

How are you doing with your finishes?  Do you have a plan? Is it working for you? The 15 minute per project is working for me, for now...maintaining it may not last. Really wanted to finish sewing the rows together and be done with that quilt top--tomorrow for sure.


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