Posts Tagged ‘One Monthly Goal’

One Monthly Goal – May 2019

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Reorganizing. That will be my goal for May. I hope that counts!

When looking for a quilt project to take along to my sewing group, I thought of a long abandoned basket quilt.

Baskets & Blooms by Joined at the Hip

When I located it stuffed into a box, I discovered I only had 3 baskets of the 12 blocks to finish.

Under the basket blocks was another long forgotten partially made quilt. It appears I have only 5 more blocks of 20 total to complete.

Craftsy 2012 Block of the Month with Amy Gibson

It seems I have a plethora of unfinished projects. I did not meet my March One Monthly Goal, and in frustration, I didn’t set a goal for April.

And now, here we are in May!  I hope to organize the old stuff, the unfinished quilts, and make a plan to get them done!

Finish! should be my word for the remainder of the year!

In May I’ll make a list of those projects. And will make progress on at least one of them, maybe more than one! Some of the projects are easy to carry to group sewing days. Some need brain power and are not suited for travel since group sewing days are filled with talking & visiting, not deep thinking while sewing! Do you know what I mean?

Okay! Here goes to a month of organizing my messed up studio, making a workable to-do list, and completing projects on the list!

Linking to Patty’s One Monthly Goal hosted at Elm Street Quilts.

 

One Monthly Goal – March

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

This month I plan on sewing up a mystery quilt offered by Jodi Barrows through her Square in a Square website. My husband gave me a membership to Jodi’s Premium Club as a Christmas gift. Jodi offered a mystery quilt to members that I think started in January and ends the first week of March. I’m hoping to stitch up the mystery quilt this month.

I bought fabrics today for the mystery – Grunge, Grunge Dots, & Grunge Stars. Plus one Marble which is the top black. I’m hoping these all work well together to make a nice quilt top.

February Finish!

I missed the cut off day to post my February finish. My 2018 Temperature quilt top is all pieced together. Details here.

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One Monthly Goal – February Finish

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Done! All the hexies are sewn together from my 2018 Temperature quilt.

Top measures 46 1/2″ x 54 1/2″

I put the hexies with the embroidered temperatures down the right and left side of the top.

This is what the back looks like, some of the papers fell out while sewing the hexies together.

After hand stitching the individual hexie pieces together, I decide to switch to using a monofilament thread and zigzag stitch to attach the finished hexies together. The center of each hexie is the high temperature of the day and the two side pieces are the low of the day.

I embroidery the name of the month on the fabric representing the low of the first day of each month. Placing that hexie in the row then followed by day one. For example, here is October (I need to erase my Frixion pen marks.) The high for October first was a warm 83 degrees and the low was 56 degrees.

This rust fabric represents 81-84 degrees range.

And here you can see the yellow print representing the 53-56 degrees used in the October 1st hexie.

Back of the October 1st hexie.

To piece the daily hexies, I used Presencia Finca Perle Cotton embroidery thread in blue, green yellow, orange, or red to coordinate with the low of the day.

Top is complete. Now to figure out how to sandwich and quilt it.

 

One Monthly Goal – February 2019

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

I didn’t get very far on my goal for January which was to work on completing my 2018 temperature quilt.

I did pull fabric for embroidering the name of each month. I used the fabric from the low temp of the first day of the month as the background for embroidering the name of the month. The embroidery is all completed.

I also decided to embroider the temperature range on each fabric used in the quilt.

Small progress for January, but here’s hoping I complete this project this month.

I used a Frixion pen to mark lines. Next step, iron the pen marks off. Then it’s time to piece all the hexies together. That will be my goal for February.

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One Monthly Goal – December Finish

Monday, December 31st, 2018

December Recap

My goal was to make several gifts for Christmas gift exchanges with my quilty friends.

I found several fabric ornament tutorials and made these:

and these

and these which I started after Christmas. I’m jumping ahead for 2019 Christmas!

They need button centers and ribbon for hanging.

Plus I started and completed 2 Christmas stockings for my 2 grand children.

And finally! I bound Chic Country for my grand daughter’s birthday! Which we will celebrating tomorrow. Sew Kind of Wonderful pattern.

With just these bits of sewing completed, along with Christmas gatherings, Church, time with family & friends, I’m pleased with how the month of December has played out. I hope you also had happy celebrations with family and friends and are looking forward to a Happy New Year!

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One Monthly Goal – December

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

What to do!?  With the Holidays upon us, I want to be realistic in what I’ll try to accomplish this month.

I have a few little quilt related gifts to make for an upcoming gift exchange. But I have not settled on what to make. My ideas include -

  1. a few tea towels decorated with snowmen
  2. Christmas Star Fabric Ornaments
  3. Vinyl Project Pouches
  4. Be Merry decoration
  5. machine stitch out on Christmas Tree ornaments
I made these 2 tea towels for my SIL when she had hip surgery. #1 in the above list, so I think I’m leaning towards doing something else on the list for this upcoming exchange.

Hmmm. That means my goal will be to pick something off the list and make three for the gift exchange.

And, there is the Chic Country quilt to finish. I need to practice my quilting idea for it before actually attempting the design on the quilt. I sure hope December is the month I complete it! One more post on it, and you won’t have to hear about that one ever again.

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One Monthly Goal – November Finish

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

My goal for November was to complete stage two of quilting on the Chic Country quilt I’m making for my grand daughter.

Happily, I did accomplish that!

Quilting is showing up nicely on the back (which is actually a blue fabric you can see in above photo.)

Quilting on the pieced front.

Next I need to figure out one more quilting design for the final pass of quilting. Or, I’m wondering if it is already quilted enough.

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One Monthly Goal – November

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Oh my goodness! Where did October go!?

And where did my brain go?

I found a few days to work on my project, but when I went to write my OMG finish, I discovered I worked on a different project than I listed as my October goal!

I planned on finishing this quilt

instead I worked on paper piecing stars

I now have 19 pieced stars with 5 more to do.

On October 31st, when I realized my mistake, I pulled out the Chic Country quilt and got busy marking the next section to be quilted.

It’s all marked and ready for quilting.

Guess what my November goal is?

Yep, quilt Chic Country!

Let’s hope I can keep my head on straight this time!

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One Monthly Goal – October

Monday, October 1st, 2018

It’s October first, and time to select another project to work on for this month.

Today I pulled out Country Chic and got back to the free motion quilting.

I know, I know. I’ve been procrastinating. Now with chilly evenings starting, I’ve got to kick into gear and get it done!

I’m changing up how I’m FMQ it just a bit. I’ve got to get this quilt finished for my grand daughter. Her daddy is planning on building a new bed for her. It might be a race to see who finishes first!

My goal is to finish the FMQ. If all goes well maybe even get the binding made and attached!

What will you be working on this month?

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One Monthly Goal – September Finish

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

My fruit and veggie blocks are all stitched up and stirred together into a quilt top!

I’m loving it!

My September goal was to finish the paper pieced blocks for this quilt that I started 3 years ago. I did that plus got the blocks all sewn together for a finished quilt top.

The blocks are 15″ finished, set 4 x 5 for a top that is 60″ x 75″. I’m putting this in my to-be-quilted pile and will wait for a good sale to purchase fabric for the back and binding.

The pattern is by Amy Gibson, Tilt-A-Whirl. Read why I made this quilt using fruits and veggies here.

I’m calling it Whirled Peas!

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