Judy L's UFO Challenge

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Texas Row by Row Experience

I collected rows from many different shops and continue to collect them for the Row by Row Experience.  This challenge started June 21st and I started a new job June 22nd.  The combination of me being at the office 10 hours a day and then rushing to my sewing room to get my rows complete so that I could be one of the first to turn in a completed quilt kept me from blogging.

I finished and turned in my quilt 2 weeks ago at Thomas' Sewing Center in Mesquite.  The prize was 25 FQs and a $25 gift certificate for using their row.  Because they do not  have FQs pre-cut I got a few yard cuts and the rest in half yard cuts.  All batiks.  They are shown below.

I put this together as minimally as possible because I plan to take it apart and finish the rows into wall hangings for my office.  I will get more enjoyment out of them this way.  For now I will enjoy it as it is.  I have to locate the fabric I want to use as borders for each wall hanging so I am in no rush.









In other quilty news.  I have hired a college girl to come over and help me with my organizing.  I needed someone that could help me move furniture around and help tidy as we went without commentary and complaining.  She has been over for 2 - 2 hour sessions so far and we have made a big impact.  I continue to to tidy on my own and can't help but smile when I want to put something away and know where it belongs.  By trying to work away at the mess in small bites of time I actually accomplish more because I do not get overwhelmed.  I make lists and then we work on that list until time is up or the list is complete.  Progress!

More to talk about but I will save it for another post.

9 comments:

Krista said...

Congrats on your Row by Row! I picked up a bunch on a trip through Michigan/Ohio last month, but haven't completed my quilt yet. Good job on the organizing. A bit at a time is the best way to go.

Mary said...
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Mary said...

You got some fun rows! Our State had a lot of Fish.

QuiltSwissy said...

LOL! Is that a pair of fish with guns?? Hysterical

cityquilter grace said...

very nice win...enjoy the loot!

Rhonda said...

What a great win. All those wonderful fabrics to fondle!!!!

PeggyB said...

you are accomplishing a lot even with the new job. congratulations! love your rows.

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

nice quilt! sounds like a great idea to have someone help you with organizing if you can not do it yourself.

ShinyNewThing said...

Well done! Nothing like that happens here in the UK, we don't even have shop hops :( You've been busy!