Monday, 24 September 2012

The 100 Day Hustle

I need to get organised. I know I have projects that need to be done, but I don’t have any record of them and let’s be honest, my memory’s like a sieve. So I don’t think it’s wise to rely on my mental list of projects that need to be worked on before the end of the year. So ! I am signing up for Kelsey’s fabulous idea – The 100 Day Hustle.
100 Day hustle
 The idea is to list the projects you have to work on before the end of 2012 – which is now less than 100 days away. Does that scare you? Yeah me too.

So here’s my list of things I’d really like done before then:

Iris wallhanging fabrics1. Iris Wallhanging
Madly in love with this and desperate to finish it. Currently it looks like this. Wish I was kidding. I am not a tidy quilter.


Quiet-Play-Diamond-Stars-Quilt-Top2. Diamond Stars
Still a quilt top. Needs borders, backing and the rest of it. Motivation, please return!


Quiet Play LEGO play mat3. LEGO quilt for preschool
It’s my son’s last year at preschool so I thought it’d be nice to make them a quilt. Currently they use an old sheet for the LEGO – clearly they need a quilt!

4. Christmas paper piecing patterns
No picture because I have done nothing on this one yet!!
 5. Glasses case for Mum
Again, no picture, no plan, no idea.

Lots of blocks6. Polaroid Block I-Spy quilt for kidlets for Christmas
The swap is under way – will I get it done in time? Who knows!

And my list of Who am I kidding projects – but it’d be nice to at least have started these before the new year:

Script fabric1. The big family 90th birthday quilt for Nan
I probably should finish ordering fabric for this one,huh.

P1000250 (640x480)2. Seaside Cottage Spanish Tiles Clearly Needs a Better Name Quilt
I have the fabric, waiting on the book. This quilt is for me – no real timeline but I’m just itching to do something with this gorgeous fabric!

So having laid all these out, two things are apparent. One I need a whole lot more batting. Who knew I had so many quilts planned?! And second, I have a very poor concept of time management if I think I’m going to get these done by the end of the year. Hahahaha yeah wish me luck!


  1. Wow, you are brave lsiting your "Who am I kidding" projects. LOL

  2. I knoooooow. I sorted some of my "ideas" into file folders, altho all that does is get a pile of papers hidden away. I'm starting with ONE Craftsy block-of-the-month that I'm 3 months behind on, to build up some momentum.

    One of my thoughts that might help you get started is---you do not need the batting before getting to work on any of your NEW projects. So forget batting for now and dive in?

  3. Good luck! You can do it, you're a powerhouse.

  4. That's a list and a half! Like the sound of your Christmas paper piecing patterns, will look forward to them.

  5. I don't want to hear, I don't want to hear! Only 100? Even less until Christmas then? I'm dying a little. I've not even thought about Christmas presents yet and doubt I can any time soon. *weep* (rather make that a sneeze, the amount of dust in my flat full of moving boxes is killing me and there's not much I can do about it).

    I'm sure you're going to pull it off, though!

  6. Thanks so much for sharing this, I'm going to join in!

  7. I hear you on the batting - I might as well buy a whole roll! Can't wait to see the Christmas paper pieced patterns!! Thanks for joining in :)

  8. It is a great idea, you might manage but it's a lot of work. I'll be watching ... lol.

  9. Good luck! There aren't enough hours in the day to get done what one would like to...

  10. I'm sure you can get them done if you put your mind to it!! =D

  11. Go, Kristy, Go!! You better start searching for those batting sales! Glad you are going to be sharing progress on your Nan's quilt; it will definitely be a family heirloom but after seeing your list today you have a few other things taking priority:)

  12. Okay, here's a suggestion, what about deciding which project is most important to finish first and then start with that one. If it makes it easier, put the whole list in a priority order and work out what each needs first to move to the next step. From there you can set your wheels in motion. For instance with your project for your Grandma your first step is to get a proof of the fabric you want to print. If that is a relatively simple project, get that underway and then while you are waiting for that you can move onto another project in the meantime. With say the diamond quilt, what is it about it that's stopping you moving forward? If you're not sure where to go with it from here, maybe it needs to be put to one side until inspiration strikes you and then you can work on something else while it gets churned over in your subconscious. Have you seen the UFO Sunday Leah Day is hosting on her blog? You can upload your UFO and ask advice/suggestions from others. She also gives tips for moving forward. Perhaps that might be worth having a look at. Sometimes if you work out what is holding you back on a project you can fix that one thing and the rest just falls into place. I'm sure you will achieve a lot between now and the end of the year but remember its not the end of the world if you don't quite get it all done!


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