Saturday, August 2, 2014

Getting back to goals

Amazing how fast quilting can get out of control! Starting new projects is so easy, finishing, not so much :0( The pleasure is in the process and it's all part of the process, right!?! :0) Time for a progress review now that it's August already! Wow.

With a good start followed by a stall and a new book full of distractions, time to get back to setting monthly goals. My goals for August...

1) Make progress on a BOM ~ Amaretto Cottage that I am working on with Janie. The layout of the center made with all of the 6 inch blocks, it's a medallion sampler style quilt... 
Center pieced with mitered border added
and our latest block...
Eight different fabrics just in this 10 inch block. 
I have 3 more to make for a total of 4 of this block then on to the next 10 inch block. It's cut out and an easy one, all HSTs. Yea! There are five different 10 inch blocks with 4 of each one for each of the corner units. Janie is just as far with her version made with the original fabrics from the designer, Marianne Elizabeth ~ Classically Home for RJR fabrics.

 2) To quilt my geometric brights quilt made after a Kim Diehl pattern...
I am waiting for a variegated lime green thread I just ordered. Once quilted there will be machine applique added to the borders, something I've been wanting to try... adding applique to a quilt after it's quilted!

3) Get back to this quilt top, Cactus Flower started in April...  
4) More blocks for Vintage Spin from the new book, Adding Layers... which plays into the goal of stash busting...
Notice that my projects have taken a radical turn from 19th century repros! to quite the opposite, some VERY bright brights! Maybe it's because I needed some cheering up. All work and no play has left me grumpy! And it's summer. These projects should do the trick!

Looking back at my goals made in January, I'm actually in pretty good shape with all three goals that I set. The New Year's Day Mystery is a finish, my Tree of Life top is a flimsy and I've made progress on Amaretto Cottage. It's nice to set goals and keep track of them on a blog, it's been a good way to stay focused. 

Stay cool and enjoy your weekend. With another day of triple digits, my plan is to stay indoors, finish clearing out my little sewing room and sew with the cooler humming.  



  1. I'm really liking Vintage Spin. Good luck with your goals! I've barely sewn all summer.

  2. Beautiful medallion quilt. I love seeing it taking shape and growing. And, I love all the bright colors and scrap busting goodness of your other projects. You're making progress and that's progress.

  3. You are progressing! It must not be as hot as here in Greece, if you are able to sew! Beautiful blocks!

  4. Amaretto Cottage is a very nice piece. Love the colors.


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