Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Work In Progress Wednesday #26

Today's post by Richard

The first thing I want to talk about is Link A Finish Friday here at Richard and Tanya Quilts.  We have for the past 30 week given you a place to share what you have accomplished in the last week.  It could be a completed quilt.  Or simply progress on a long term project.  2 months ago I started giving prizes once a month to those who linked up.  Those consisted of 2 FQ from my stash.  I am happy to announce that thanks to a new Sponsor this month for September we will be able to up the offer some.

I am excited to share that this month has offered to sponsor our giveaway.  They are offering one yard of the Winner's Choice of fabric this month.  If you have not visited the Fat Quarter Shop in the past you should.  I have for the last few months participated in their block of the month program.  The program I enrolled in is the 2012 Designer Mystery Block of the month it started in June and runs tell may of next year.  I was worried at first that I would mess up my blocks but am happy to say that I am so pleased with the amount of fabric sent each month with great cutting skills you might even be able to make 2.  Check this post out for details on what I got the first month.


This last week has been a busy week not only for quilting but for emails.  I ran 2 contests with 4 prizes  all of which ended this week between the 2 contests I received 350+ emails of which I responded to each and every one.  I am pleased to say that I have sent out all the prizes but one (waiting on a snail mail address) and this last weekend I wanted to see what I could amaze my self with quilt wise and what I have managed to do was complete 8 baby quilt tops this week (one of them is quilted and was sent to the wash, sadly I am not sure where the kids "Put it away" so I have not yet got a chance to post my finish on it) but here they are.

I am pretty sure I will not any time soon try to do 8 tops in one week.  But I had fun.  I have to admit I did not do this alone.  My wife Tanya helps a lot in our quilting progress.  My wife for example has basted all but 2 of theses quilts (they are all waiting for me to quilt them) the last 2 are waiting only for me to free up some pins so that she can baste them too.  I have mentioned in the past that I plan to make 52 quilts in 52 weeks.  I am way ahead in my goal.  Which of course means I have to up the goal.  As such I have been stretching my self and setting more lofty goals.  Now if I just set the goal to sleep some that might help my sanity?  Can you say I am addicted?

Today is a Work In Progress Wednesday.   I will be linking up with Freshly Pieced.  

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


JLVerde said...

You have been super productive!

And having Fat Quarter Shop as a sponsor is awesome! I've bought from them a few times and they have great stuff.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

congrats on the sponsor....sorry that I haven't been linking up lately. I will keep you in mind. I am just super busy right now...but you guys are doing some great work there.

KaHolly said...

You blow me away!!

Gene Black said...

WOW.. I usually put a disclaimer that I may not answer all of the comments on a giveaway like that. I think you are my new hero!

Rachell said...

Wow. Congrats on the sponsor! How did you go about getting that honor?
And congrats on getting so much done! Lotta happy moms and babies soon!
Nice to meet you and thank you for your own kind words on my challenge quilt!

Anonymous said...

You are addicted. =) That's not a bad thing, though. The tops are great! What a lovely lot of sewing. I need you to send some of that energy out here!

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