Wednesday, December 1, 2021

November ReCap and December Goals

Finish Frolic
My November goals were to:

✔1. Finish the "Tea" Quilt.

✔2. Piece the borders for the Lone Star

✔3. Make a special gift for my granddaughter's birthday.

4. Figure out the layout for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks.

✔5. Machine embroider the names of the months for my Temperature quilt.

✔6. Work on the fourth flannel quilt.

✔7. Work on the small hand stitching project.

8. Finish Frolic.

✔9. Keep up with the Bonnie Hunter 2021 mystery.

Temperature block and hand stitching project
10. Finish the log cabin project.

11. Piece the string blocks into a top.

12. Work on a new baby quilt.

✔13. Spend time gluing the butterfly.

✔14. Continue the piecing process on the Churn Dash quilt.

Completing nine of 14 goals and making progress on four other goals means I had a great month!

Fourth flannel quilt
I also helped 34 people earn their American Heart Basic Life CPR certificates and six people earn their Red Cross lifeguard instructor certification .

My goals for December are:

1. Finish Frolic. I picked it up from the quilter on November 24. Surely, I can get it trimmed and the binding on before the end of the month! Although, if I hand stitch the binding, I could be at the project for a long time! As for the quilting, I like the lime green thread we chose as well as the quilting pattern.

2. Keep up with the Bonnie Hunter 2021 mystery. I plan to work on clue number one later today.

3. Fully finish the small hand stitching project. I am working on the lettering and framing will be next.

Possible RSC layout
4. Finish the fourth flannel quilt. I need to finish piecing the back.

Heart wall hanging and available lone star back fabrics
I want to quilt this on a longarm as I know from experience, flannel on the front and back of a project is too much for my body to push through my domestic machine! This is going to be my one monthly goal for the month. Check out Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal December Link-up with Patty for lots of inspiration.

5. Piece a back for the lone star and begin
quilting it. I plan to use the leftover fabrics from the front to piece the back. I like piecing backs. Mostly, I like using as much of the leftover fabric as possible; but, I also like the freedom of creating too. 

6. Piece the Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks into a top. My design consultant, the oldest granddaughter, hasn't been here much to audition various designs. She laid out one design; but, wanted to "see" how other layouts she has in her brain translate to the design wall. I sure hope she will be come addicted to quilting. She has a good eye for color and composition.

7. Figure out my next RainBow Scrap Challenge block. I did enjoy playing along with Angela at Super Scrappy constructing the blocks this year!

8. Figure out my next Temperature quilt block.

9. Finish the heart wall hanging.

Kitchen towels and flannel fabrics for a new baby quilt
10. Make four to six decorative hanging kitchen towels.

11. Work on the new baby quilt(s). Last month, I purchased additional flannel. My thought is to make two; let's see how that goes!

12. Layer the string top and begin quilting it. I do need to finish the top first!

Log cabin project
13. Finish the December temperature block and figure out the legend/sashing. My design consultant, Miss K helped me with the sashing.

14. Finish the log cabin block. I did figure out a back and even started the quilting last month. I want to try a different style of binding treatment on this project.

15. Help Miss J get her churn dash blocks into a top and maybe quilted. 

December is a busy month; let's see how much progress I can make in the next 31 days!


Rebecca Grace said...

So many gorgeous quilts coming together for you right now, Terry!

Preeti said...

There is so much going is exhausting. I wish you good luck with all your projects. Look forward to your RSC project. I am wrapping up mine :-)

Helen Anne said...

Congratulations on all your accomplishments last month! Your list for this month sounds like fun times in the sewing room. Good luck with your goals