Sunday, December 15, 2013

Captain's Wheel Work-A-Long Week #5

I can't believe we are just a little over a week away from Christmas....I swear yesterday was Thanksgiving!!! As you know by now, I am delinquent on my week #4 blocks, I got a little behind last week between my birthday celebration (thanks Shawn, Kelly and Brooke, and a special shout out to Trish) and a quilty Christmas Party on Saturday evening! We had a great time at a Holiday Bazaar (which happened to have free booze and food) on Friday. It was a great night, even if I paid for it the next morning!!! Saturday was full of errands and laundry, before the Christmas Party, and Sunday disappeared before my very eyes!

This week in the lead up to Christmas, promises to be no kinder on the finding time thing, but we have a saving grace....a much easier block. Bag #2 has fewer pieces and bigger pieces, so hopefully we should get it done lickety split, so that we can spend the rest of the week prepping houses and filling refrigerators for the festivities of next week.

So, here's where we are :

Week 1 - November 18- November 24 - Paper Preparation,  Bags and playtime *complete
Week 2 - November 25 - December 1 - Fabric Selection *complete
Week 3 - December 2 - December 8 - Cutting out your fabrics. *complete
Week 4 - December 9 - December 15 - Bag #1 - Compass Rose Units *delinquent, 76% complete

And here is this week's assignment/plan :

Week 5 - December 16 - December 22 - Sewing Bag #2 - These are the Compass Alternate Blocks

Here's my plan (since I have some catching up to do, I have included those) :

Monday - Finish Section 8 of Compass Rose Blocks
Tuesday - Finish Section 9 and 10 of Compass Rose Blocks
Wednesday - Bag #2 - Glue Section 1
Thursday - Bag #2 - Sections 2 and 3
Friday - Bag #2 - Sections 4 and 5
Saturday - Bag #2 - the rest of the sections

What about you??? Have you managed to get all of your homework done???

How are you doing on your Captain's Wheel? Are you on track?? Ahead??? I know a couple people had asked about working ahead, and whether that was okay, and it absolutely is. Work on it when you can, if you have more hours this week or next week, and less the week of Christmas or New Year's, then map it out to fit your schedule. This is just for my schedule, work at whatever pace works for you. In the same way, if you get behind, don't worry, just keep working on it.....If you get behind but want to stay on the same step, that is fine, just make sure that you put all of each step away into their Ziploc baggies so that you know where you were and can pick it up quickly.

Next up we have....
Week 6 - Dec 23 - Dec 29 - Sewing Bag 3
Week 7 - Dec 30 - Jan 5 - Sewing Bag 4
Week 8 -Jan 6 - Jan 12 - Sewing Bag 5
Week 9 - Jan 13 - Jan 19 - Sewing Bag 6 *complete
Week 10 - Jan 20 - 27 - Putting it all together

Happy Quilting, see you later this week!!!!


P.S. I am putting the finishing touches on a couple of new programs for next year (including a new BOM)...more about those later this week.


  1. I completed bag 1 all of unit A's late last night or should I say early this morning. Taking a little break and will start Tuesday on Bag 2. I found section 9 a little tricky to make sure place right. Catherine, I love your colors and happy belated birthday.

  2. Section 9 is a little tricky -- the thing to remember is that you don't need to cover the last inch of the paper (on the right side), since that is under section 10....I will sometimes draw a line on the first 10 or so, just as a reminder so that I get them right!