Posts Tagged ‘One Monthly Goal’

One Monthly Goal – September 2019

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

This past Thursday was my Curvy Quilters sewing day. Our little group meets in our members homes. We gathered and sewed at Pat’s house. Pat has a lovely large design wall in her studio. I got to play with my hexies and panel quilt laying it out on her design wall.

After fiddling with placement of the hexies, I sewed together 7 diagonal rows starting at the bottom right corner. The picture was taken before any rows were sewn together. I’m liking how this is looking!

Pat suggested I leave the quilt on her design wall and return soon to continue sewing the rows together. I took her up on the offer as picking up and labeling the rows would have been overwhelming at this point.

My goal for September will be to complete this quilt top.

I plan to get to Pat’s this week and get more sewing in, and hopefully to a point where it will be easier to label and transport it home.

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One Monthly Goal – August 2019 Finish!

Monday, August 26th, 2019

My goal for August was to quilt and bind a top I pieced back in 2017. This passed January, I added another border to enlarge the quilt.

Goal met!

Outer border and back are the same print.  The quilt is 79″ x 94″, Warm n Natural batting, Aurifil Sugar Paper 5008 thread for quilting. The quilt will be gifted to my nephew for his 21st birthday.

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One Monthly Goal, August 2019

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

This is an oldie, pieced in 2017. My goal is to quilt and bind it this month. Then I can gift it for a 21st birthday in September.

Back in January I added another border to it, and backing was purchased. Time to get it sandwiched and quilted!

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One Monthly Goal – July 2019 Finish!

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Finished! Such a nice word!

The quilt my 4 year old grand daughter designed is completed and ready for some picnic activity!

Most of the blocks are quilted with a motif my grand daughter selected from these two books: 250 More Continuous-Line Quilting Designs by Laura Lee Fritz and Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 by Lori Kennedy.

This was a fun one to quilt, here are some of my fav blocks.

Lollipop Flower page 91, Lori’s book.

Claire’s Peony page 98, Lori’s book.

Trees & clouds page 54, Laura’s book.

Stars and loops, I cut out freezer paper stars and traced around them.

Butterflies and loops, using Little Butterflies Stencil by Laundry Basket Quilts.

We used a striped fabric cut on the bias for this fun binding. And in the white border I stitched ‘Let’s have a picnic!’ ‘Time for a picnic!’ etc.

The back is a bright kitty print.

The quilt is 59″ square. Warm & Natural batting.

Next up is planning a picnic with my grand children!

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One Monthly Goal – July 2019

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Picnic time!

Which means time to finish the picnic quilt my grand daughter and I are making together.

Four year old grand daughter selected fabrics from my stash, and showed me where to place them in the 4 x 4 quilt design. Then we looked through free-motion quilting books where she selected way too many designs for each square. Her mother joined in the fun drawing out the designs and even coloring in the paper plan to match the quilt.

Grand daughter selected the kitty print for the back of the quilt, and we are going with the strip for the binding.

My July Goal is to get this quilt sandwiched and quilted! Have to make that back first tho. Then we will have ourselves a nice little picnic!

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One Monthly Goal – June 2019 Finish!

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Celebrating with Winnie the Pooh!

My goal for June was to salvage fabrics from an old nursery set, turning them into a usable quilt.

I used three parts of the set. The border print was taken from the bumper pad, the solid green fabric was crib skirting, and the appliqué pieces: Pooh, bee & butterflies are from the curtains. The green and white strip for the back and binding are an old sheet.

Pooh and the other appliqué pieces are placed to cover holes in the green fabric.

Isn’t the label the cutest?!

This was made for a family friend who was given the old set. A friend of hers found it at a yard sale. She asked if the pieces could be made into a quilt. Mission accomplished!

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One Monthly Goal – June 2019

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

After a bit of traveling the beginning of this month, I plan on repurposing a Winnie the Pooh crib/nursery set into a floor/picnic quilt.

I’ve got the set ripped apart. I didn’t think to take a “before” photo.

Fingers crossed I can come up with something useful for this friend of the family.

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One Monthly Goal – May 2019 Finish!

Sunday, May 26th, 2019


My Goal was to organize my sewing room and get going on found projects. I have now organized my projects into the following categories:

  1. UFO piecing list - 5  listed,  finished 1, down to 4
  2. Tops to quilt – 5 quilts listed
  3. New projects – 7 projects listed
  4. Appliqué projects – 3 listed
  5. Handwork – 2 listed
  6. Customer quilts – 6 quilts listed
  7. Charity quilts – 4 in the making

Maybe I’m crazy as that is a total of 32 projects! It is crazy what I found while organizing. For example, I was looking for the Basket BOM quilt I started ages ago, wondering where I was in the piecing when I walked away from it.

I found it, only 2 blocks needed to be pieced. BUT under those 10 blocks was another BOM that needed only 5 more of 20 blocks to be completed!

I neatly placed projects in clear plastic project boxes, and stacked them together by like kind. My sewing room looks much better. Re: tops to be pieced in boxes stacked together, handwork in boxes stacked together, quilt tops ready to quilted on hangers with fabric for backs, etc.

Once my sewing area was considerably neater, I got busy sewing. First up – I finished the Basket and Blooms quilt top pattern by Joined at the Hip from my UFO list.

As I was piecing the last 2 blocks and sashing, I noticed I had 2 blocks missing their stars. I added the blue star to the top left basket, and the yellow star to the left of the bottom center basket block. Once the back is pieced, I’ll add this to the Tops to Quilt list.

Next, I got going on a machine appliqué table runner from my New Projects list. This was supposed to be a monthly block or runner that my Sassy Quilters Group choice to make this year.

Yikes! I’ve only started the January block as a pieced & appliqué table runner. I don’t know if I’ll ever get caught up. Maybe I’ll just pick my favorites to work on the rest of the year.

Plus I finished a customer quilt, but then picked up another order. Which is fine as a little cash flow is nice!

So yea! I’m better organized, and I’m marking things off my lists! And I’m determined to not buy any more new projects for the rest of the year! Let’s hope I don’t run into any ‘squirrels’ that grab my attention!

Speaking of squirrels, look at this cutie I created for the baby quilt I just checked off my customer quilt list.

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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!

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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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