Well January was the first time in a long time if ever that I published my list of goals for the month. And I have to say it was a great motivator to keep me focused and on track. However it was very revealing to me how much I can get distracted and want to stray from my first of the month to do/wish list. *grin*
So how did I do you ask? Pretty good I think!
#1. Baby Quilt for my Great Grandson Benji... "Monsters" I free motion quilted all the blocks, which I'm just beginning on that so I am really pleased that I got it ......DONE!!!
#2. The BOM from Peggy Anne's.... No Progress.
#3. Twas the Night Before Christmas, Santa Block...... there was progress but it is not done - so that will carry over to February.
#4. Jacquelynne Steves "Sweet Simplicity" BOM blocks 1,2 and 3 .... Done!!!
#5. "Vintage Kitchen" BOM by Jenny of Elefantz Block 1.... Done!!! As I mentioned before, I am doing this in a salmon color.
6. ABCD Quilt. I was not sure what to expect on this and so in my goals setting for January, I left it as a question of what would be accomplished. I went to the class and I made all the blocks at the class. So I'm going to count this as a goal met.
The process that the teacher uses is that you make a bunch of these blocks and then you have unlimited amount of quilts that you can make from them depending on how you arrange them. Here is a sampling of the blocks we made in the class.This was a quick lay out and may not be the finished lay out.
7. Bears Block for my Sister's "Woodsy" quilt that I am designing.
Well - I made progress but it's not complete with top stitching that was my goal. It won't look so choppy once I do some thread painting on it. *smile*
8. Doll Quilt for "Doll Quilters Monthly" Swap.... Done!!! I've been doing this swap for a couple of years now, but have decided to take a break for a while, so this is my last swap. My partner has not received her quilt yet so I can only show a peek for now.
Extra Credit For January - To finish the binding on a quilt from too long ago.... I didn't get that far - so of course that will carry forward. :)
I have to say I am very pleased with all that I got done and the progress I made. The list really did help me to stay focused.
So what's on the agenda for February - This list is going to be a long one, however I have a 3 day sewing retreat to work on whatever I want to so I am planning to be able to accomplish a little more than normal. We'll see. *wink*
#1. Carry over from January - the Peggy Anne's BOM Quilt. I still need to do the last block and it has 96 piano keys for one of the borders. I want to finish the top.
#2. I have been going to a class at the local quilt shop called "Mystery Monday" in January the project was this 35x35 quilt that could be a lap quilt or table topper and so I picked colors I wanted for a table topper. We worked that day and the next to get it done but we didn't. I want to finish the whole thing quilting and all.
Here are the 2 of 9 blocks needed. There will be 5 of the one on the left and 4 of the one on the right.
#3. Mystery Monday for February will be happening again this Monday the 2nd. All I know is it is going to be applique, with our choice of machine or hand. I've been doing so much fusible applique lately that I want to do this one by hand. So I will take a gamble and say I'll finish it. ha ha
#4. ABCD Quilt - I want to get the blocks trimmed and decide on a lay out and finish the top. See blocks above.
#5. Vintage Kitchen by Jenny of Elefantz - finish the 2nd Block. I'm not sure which one it will be, January's block was the top left one. You can still join in click here.
#6. Sweet Simplicity by Jacquelynne Steves BOM. I want to do the final 3 blocks. This was a 4 block BOM, however she has given us 2 bonus blocks in case we wanted to make this a 6 block quilt. I want to use this a table topper, so I will be doing all 6 blocks. The remaining 3 that I will be doing is the top left block and the bottom 2 on the 6 block quilt. The there I've already completed are above.
#7 Birdhouse BOM - This is a project for the Stitch N Rippit guild. I need to do the block for January which is the snowman in the top left corner, and I will get the February one at the next meeting so I want to complete both blocks.
#8 Carry over from January and continuing on with the Woodsy Quilt, I want to finish the bear(s) block top stitching and thread painting. Pictured Above.
#9. Tea Leaf Table Runner. This is a workshop that we had at the Colorado Quilters Guild a few months back. It is a Judy Niemeyer paper pieced pattern. I just need to applique the leaf on the background and then quilt and bind. I want to complete that.
10. There is a workshop in February at the Stitch N Rippit guild for a St Paddy Day Table runner. I don't know how detailed it is so I want to at least finish the top.
Before I get to the extra credit - I also need to make myself a name tag for the Stitch N Rippits guild meetings, and I also have a block that I need to make for a surprise gift for one of our members of one of the guilds - can't say more than that. And I am hosting a give away on my blog post "Grow your Blog" which is open until February 14th. (Quick - go leave a comment) And I will be making a set of mug rugs or a pincushion depending on who wins.... so there's 3 more things. :)
EX1. Quilt and bind ABCD Quilt
EX3. Start top stitching my Sea Turtles quilt.
EX4. Make another block for the Woodsy Quilt. I don't know if it will be a fox, a rabbit or a bird.... But make another block towards it.
Well if you made it this far - Thank you and have a blessed day! Lynn