|1. Quilt this top|
If a project has been on my list for many quarters, it may become a priority or I may decide to give that project away. I feel rejuvenated when my list is "fresher!" To help me be more accountable for my projects, I'm adding a post about what happened to each one that I listed last quarter. Perhaps, this documentation will help me become more mindful and more successful with finishes.
#1. Quilt number one is one of the last tops my friend Martha finished before she died. I know of a high school graduate that would like it as a finished quilt. Last August, I pieced a back and pin basted it together. It is ready to be quilted. I'm planning a lot of in the ditch quilting with something fun stitched in the sashing. It was my OMG (One Monthly Goal) for January.
Follow up: I did quilt it. I called it "Little Bits" and my husband mailed it to the recipient at the beginning of February. At the beginning of March, I received a heartfelt thank you note from the recipient! I know that this quilt lives on the back of her couch when she isn't using it!
#2. Quilt number two is the first flannel top that I made from Martha's flannel scraps. It is pin basted and ready for quilting.
The two other flannel tops are ready to be layered. These projects will be goals one through four. I plan to develop my walking foot quilting skills when quilting the flannel tops. Although, in the larger areas, I may slip in a little quilting with rulers! If I can quilt one top a month, I'd be happy!
Follow up: Quilting Quilt #2 was my OMG for March. I finished it! On March 25, I dropped it off at the scheduled Mt. Hood Quilt Guild Quilter's Exchange for charity.
#3. Quilt number three is the second flannel top that I made from Martha's flannel scraps. Follow up: I completed quilting it the last week of March! I posted about here. I also quilted one top a month and meeting that goal did make me happy!!
#4. Quilt number four is the third flannel top that I made from Martha's flannel scraps. Martha had a lot of scraps!! I have made pieced backs for each of the tops and when the basting pins are free from quilt number one, I'll quilt one of these tops. Follow up: I layered and basted it.
|5. Supplies for a small wallhanging|
#6. Project number six is cross stitching six Santa ornaments. I thought it would take me a couple weeks in the evening to complete these. I did complete the stitching. What is left is to cut the ornaments apart and add the hangers. Perhaps, this will be one of my first finishes this quarter! Follow up: I finished this project. It is ready to be gifted.
#7. Project number seven is cross stitching another small project. I've a bunch of small projects like this. Most of these came from Martha's sewing room. It is nice to have another medium to play with from time to time! I also completed one of these last year. Follow up: I didn't work on the project.
#8. Project number eight is to stitch three camel back carry all bags. Nothing happened with this project last quarter. Perhaps, because I don't have a purpose for them is why I haven't progressed. Follow up: I finished these. I plan to use them as the container for birthday gifts.
#9. Project number nine is a piece of machine embroidery that I think would make a Spring wall hanging. Follow up: I finished it. I shared it at my book club meeting at the end of March.
#11. Project number eleven is six curved pieced waste blocks from Martha's scrap bin. I played around with an arrangement of the blocks and came up with a fun design.
Follow up: I finished this project! I called it "Joyful" as that is how I feel when I get to work on quilting projects and when I get to quilt with other quilters. For now, I appreciate each virtual get together!
|12. Make more Frolic blocks|
#13. Project number thirteen is the butterfly. I'd like to finish gluing the edges of the pieces I used to collage it.
|13. Glue the edges of the fabrics|
Out of the 13 projects I listed, I finished nine! I made progress on two projects. I didn't work on two projects. This is the best quarter of progress I have had since I started making a quarter list of goals!
Next quarter, I look forward to continuing my successes. I've posted my intentions here.