Wednesday, February 2, 2022

January ReCap--February Goals

Quilt these two baby quilts
My goals for January were:

✔1. Finish Frolic

✔2. Continue keeping up with the Bonnie Hunter 2021 Rhododendron Trail mystery. --Bonnie released the final clue. I've pieced the corners. Next is piecing the blocks into a top.

☀3. Fully finish the small hand stitching project. Last month, I finished the stitching. Now I need to figure out how to frame it. 

✔4. Piece a back for the Lone Star

5. Piece the Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks into a top. My design consultant, the oldest granddaughter, has a good eye for color and composition. She has a plan

Fully Finish this embroidery
✔6. Stitch the 2022 Rainbow Scrap Challenge block. I had fun participating last year. I want to play along with Angela at SuperScrappy constructing blocks again this year! 

☀7. Start stitching the Temperature blocks for 2022. 

✔8. Work on the new baby quilts. Last month, I stitched the blocks for two quilts. I'd like to get the tops pieced this month.

☀9. Finish the December temperature block and figure out the legend/sashing. My design consultant, Miss K helped me with the sashing. I'm still stuck with the legend design.

Finish the borders on this top
✔10. Help Miss J get her churn dash blocks into a top and begin to piece the back. We had snow and ice on the days she had planned to come to stitch so we will have to schedule a sew day or two once the weather returns to wind and rain!

☀11. Begin the BOM Color My World. 

☀12. Continue quilting the string top. I started the ditch quilting last month.

✔13. Write a post about a past Thread Tales quilt.

✔14. Make a house block for a guild president.

Eight goals completed. Progress made on five goals. It was a good month! I trained 41 participants in the American Heart Association Basic Life Support course. I helped train four American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors.

Make lots more of these blocks

I also read four books. I rated them on a scale of 1-5 1. The Golden Thread/Karissa St. Clair (4.75)  2. The Secret History of Home Economics/Danielle Dreilinger (4.5) 3. The Narrow Boat Summer/Anne Youngson (4) 4. When We Were Strangers/Pamela Schoenwaldt (4)

I listened to two books: 1. The Island of Sea Women/Lisa See (4.75) 2. The Beautiful Mystery/Louise Penny (4.5).

I taught a Saturday Workshop class on string piecing. I followed up on a presentation that I originally gave to the Mod Squad group about setting goals in December. I enjoyed both their December and January meetings so much that I decided to join them! I had an overnight with the granddaughters. It was a full month!

Finish prewashing the BOM fabric

My goals for February are:

Finish quilting String of Lightening
1. Quilt the two baby quilts for newest granddaughter who will is expected to arrive mid March. Maybe I'll also get them bound too! Quilting the two quilts will be my One Monthly Goal. (Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal February Link-up )

2. Take photos of the book club quilts that I haven't documented with a post in my blog yet.

3. Finish the embroidery project. Last month, I purchased a frame, a matte and a piece of foam board. Next step is to cut the foam board and mount the embroidery on the foam board.

4. Finish the borders on the 2021 Temperature Quilt. I hope to layer and pin baste it this month too. I think I have a piece of fabric in my stash that will work well for the back. Last month, I figured out the legend and almost stitched the pieced borders to the top. I'm so close to having a finished top!

5. Baste papers and make at least 30 more blocks for the 2022 Temperature Quilt. Last month, I finished purchasing the fabric and prewashed all the fabric. I'm planning to English Paper Piece this project. My order of papers and templates arrived from Paper Pieces last month. I still need to figure out how to organize this project as it will be a project that I take with me on a trip in a couple of months. I'm behind; but, I will catch up!

Begin piecing these blocks into rows

6. Finish prewashing the fabrics in the Color my World BOM kit. Gertie can't hardly contain herself waiting for me to begin this project. 

7. Keep up with the RSC blocks. Teal is the color for February.

8. Finish quilting the String of Lightening project.

9. Piece the 2021 RSC blocks into rows. Last month, my oldest granddaughter and I laid out the blocks and took a photo of the layout she wants to create. She let me know that while she wants to piece the blocks together, she wants me to piece some too especially when it comes to stitching the rows together. I can accommodate that request!

10. Begin pieceing the Rhododendron Trail blocks into a top.

11. Quilt four days on the longarm. I only quilted one day in December and quilted no days in January!

Begin piecing these blocks into a top

12. Work on the heart table runner.

13. Share a photo of the block I made for the virtual Spring retreat which is being held February 24-27.

14. Write posts to document the Saturday Workshops and/or the projects that I've created.

So much for listing ten goals for the month. . .I ALWAYS think that I can accomplish more than I actually do! Gertie tells me that I spend way too much time sleeping! She has determined that I could start more projects if I slept less. 

I noticed that she failed to mention finishishing projects! That Gertie, she keeps me on my toes!


Darlene S said...

Great goals. I'm impressed. I love your temperature quilt, but it doesn't look like you had many warm weather days. Your inspiring me to want to make one.

Rebecca Grace said...

Oh my gosh, you have been busy, Terry! Just reading through all of that makes my head spin! Congrats on the new grand baby on the way. I love your fabric pull for that BOM and all of your in progress projects are looking great, too!

Charlie said...

Impressive list of beautiful projects! Your take on the temperature quilt is so unique and detailed! Very cool! Good luck with the grandbaby quilts and the rest of your list!