Thursday, April 14, 2016

First Quarter Finishes/Second Quarter List

Below are the goals that I completed from my annual list in the first quarter of the year:
Finished my stitch book,

Entered five quilts in our guild's show (my goal was four!) I entered Paths, Creating the Blues, Window Boxes, Blueberry/Lime and Ripples. If you want to read the posts behind most of the entries, click on the links.

Completed the 6x60 inch guild challenge

I did purchase an accuquilt die; but, didn't make a project with it.
The grands and I continue to make a little progress each week on our goose project.
I haven't made a dent in sewing 50 yards of fabric from my stash; but, this next quarter, I'll be finishing some projects so I'll be able to make progress on that goal! (At least that is one of my goals!!!)

Below are my second quarter goals:

Stitch the President's blocks into a top. This is a sample of one block at left.
butterfly quilt--get it pin basted, 

TQS BOM--figure out the embroidery for the border that I want to add, 

Three past book club projects:

Finish this little top.

Add the skinny pieces to liven up the background and appliqué the flowers to finish the top.

Figure out how to fit the bridge on this piece and what to do with the open bottom right corner:

Keep putting in a little time each month on appliquéing the pieces that over lap the blocks on this chicken wall hanging. 

Finish the quilting on the hexagon quilt BOM:

Finish the top for the guild mystery BOM quilt:

Piece the back with the leftover fabrics from the front and raid my stash for the remaining part of the back.

Keep up with the online mystery BOM:

Begin a pieced/embroidery project to keep the dust off of my embroidery skills!

Start new projects.

This is the fabric for a pieced, appliqué and embroidered project! 

I also need a new bag to carry my quilt projects. I have this bag of selvages to work with:

Sew another 50 yards from my stash. 

Have FUN!

This is a lot for a list and many of the projects are hold overs from the first quarter. I'm okay with that. As long as I'm making progress, I don't mind having long lists!  Also, if I am a bit more specific about the result of the progress, perhaps, I'll make more progress!


JoJo said...

Wow... You are a braver woman than I for posting all of your ongoing projects. I don't think I wanna know how many I actually have going. ;) However, you do achieve progress so what you are doing is working! said...

JoJo, I appreciate that you think I am brave! Truth be told these are not all of my ongoing projects. . .just the ones that I think I can make progress on!! I too don't want to know how many projects there really are! tee tee! --Terry

Budsmam said...

great list! I love your butterfly quilt that's on my list too! Here is hoping we both get it done!

Diane-crewe said...

you are making wonderful progress .. well done x said...

Time will tell if setting a specific goal will help me make progress! As for that butterfly, I haven't basted it because I thought that I would draw a few designs on the top first. . .now, I'm rethinking that thought!! I also need to finish quilting the hexagon quilt so that I have pins to baste with! Isn't there always something to derail our plans??? Thanks for your comment!!-Terry said...

Diane, I was kicking myself because I didn't have a couple finishes that I thought that I would. It was good to remake this list because it showed me that I am making some progress!--Terry

BJ said...

Terry, You have a wonderful set of second quarter goals. Best wishes on accomplishing them, but don't be too hard on yourself for things not done. :D

She Quilts It said...

Lots to do and you're just the right person to get it done. I love seeing all your works in progress.

Nancy said...

Looks like you've been busy, and will continue to be busy. Love all of your projects and look forward to hearing about your progress!

Monica said...

LOL, Terry, that is a big list for just 3 months! I would really love to see that butterfly quilt quilted, I know you will do a great job on it. That would be top of MY list. :D said...

BJ, I guess time will tell what I get accomplished. . .or not! :) I won't be too surprised if a lot on the list doesn't roll on over to the next quarter! --Terry said...

Nancy, I have the hardest time trying to figure out how long something will take me. . . generally, longer than I think! Busy will keep me out of trouble though! tee tee!!!--Terry said...

Thanks, Joanne. This quarter is a test to see if being more specific will actually help me achieve more of my goals!--Terry said...

Yes, Monica, it is a BIG list. I'd love to see that butterfly quilted too!!!! It isn't on top of my list. . .but, I do look forward to getting it pin basted. I need to get the rest of the pins out of my hexagon quilt first!!!--Terry