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March 2021 One Monthly Goal

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 This months goals are going to be similar to last months goals.  I have three blocks to complete for the Long Time Gone quilt.  That class is March 18th so I need to get going.  There are two churn dash block collections and the large plus block with start block.  Hoping that more blue and white scraps will get used up although I do have some fat quarters and yardage to use if I need more than what is in the boxes. I also want to finish the last block for the guild block of the month and start the assemble of the top.  Ideally I'll complete the top this month.  I believe that I'll go with the smaller size.   And finally I want to prepare some additional pieces for the Love Entwined top.  I think I'll work on blossoms for one of the completed vases.  I'd like to prepare all the pieces for one vase.  If I could stitch half of them down that would be really good.   I'm looking forward to having the guild BOM made into a top.   Linking up with Pattys One Monthly Goal

February Quilting Goals Almost done

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 2 out 3 got completed and I'm close to being finished the 3rd one. The Long time gone blocks were finished about a week before the class.  I also took the time to put all the completed blocks up on the design wall.  I'm loving how its coming together.  Someone from the class contacted me to let me know one of the blocks in the Jacobs ladder block is rotated the wrong way.  It wasn't deliberate.  My initial reaction was to get out the ripper and repair it.  The consensus in the class was I should leave it alone.  At this point, I'm reserving judgement.  I think the quilt will be busy enough that it won't bother me but I'll see what happens when we get to the layout. Love Entwined makes a really good project for working on during zoom calls.  Two vases are now ready for flowers. I got all of the satin stitching and applique done on the blocks for the guild BOM.  I still need to finish piecing the house blocks.  A bit of blue for the sky and some green underneath

February 2021 Quilting Goals

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I'm still working on three projects this month.   The first is the guilds 2015/6 BOM.  I have 4 blocks here to stitch.  The lighthouse needs to be appliqued.  The coyote (or wolf) and the bear need stitching and the end blocks will make three houses for a Newfoundland colourful row house.  Once these are done, I need to figure out how to layout the quilt and if I need any additional blocks.  I think I'll need a tree or something to go with this row but I'm waiting until I do the layout to before making anything else.  There are a few additional options from our handouts that I haven't done yet. Longtime Gone is a monthly project.  Elaine assigned the Jacobs ladder block and the 9 courthouse steps for this months work.  Jacobs ladder is cut out here and ready to stitch together.  This is the most important one to get finished as I don't want to get to the summer and find this has become a UFO. I started Love Entwined the year that Esther released the pattern as a fre

January Goals Success

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January has been a very productive month quilting wise.  My goals were to finish the blocks for my Long Time Gone class, finish the components of Abstraction and as a bonus complete the top and to finish my Poinsettia block. These were my Longtime Gone blocks.  We needed to make the two bow tie blocks and the three blocks with flying geese.  All were completed well before the class so I was pleased.  I haven't cut out the pieces we were assigned for next month but that will come soon. The components for Abstraction went together very quickly and I was thrilled to finish the top.  The binding is also made.  A lady from my guild gave me a quilting suggestion which I rather liked.  I'm still considering the quilting.  I think this may end up waiting until I can get out to the long arm studio.  We are currently under lock down so it will be another month at least. Finally, the December block from Kathy K Wylie's workshop is now finished.  I almost had a disaster with it.  I'

January 2021 Quilting Goal

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Happy New Year! I'm so pleased that Patty is hosting One Monthly Goals again this year.  It helps to think about what I want to get done.  This month I'm working on three things.   1. Keeping up with the Long Time Gone Class. These are the blocks so far (one repeats because I corrected a mistake).  I need to make a bunch of flying geese before this month class on the 16th and assemble them into a couple of blocks.  They are cut out and I did get one wing sewn on a few of them. 2.  I want to get the  components for the Abstraction top made this month. Getting it assembled into a top would be a bonus. The large squares are all made and I've cut the pieces for the setting rectangles -- then realized the seams were all pressed the wrong way.  Hence the large note with the stack of pieces.  As I get ready to stitch them together, I'll fix the seams.  To assemble the top, I'll need to cut the setting triangles.   3.  Just before the New Year, I finally prepped the final

December goal

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I did get my homework done for the long time gone class. I even got a start on the assignment for the January class. The first picture was December's work. Afterwards we discovered the layout diagram for the top left block had two mistakes.  Those corners got taken apart and the half square turned. January's class needs the bow tie blocks and a whole bunch of flying geese. The bow ties are finished and the components are all cut for the flying geese.    The guild offer a two evening workshop via zoom with Lisa Walton and this is my top so far. I wrote more about the workshop here and you can find Lisa's website here The cherrywood challenge did get finished and the pictures submitted dec 11th so now I'm in waiting mode. Sometime in January they will announce the selections I was pleased with how it turned out and looking forward to showing it off.  I’m not sure if it can be shared so I will wait until after the announcement of their choices  Linking up with Pa

2020 Goal Review and 2021 Goals

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Once again Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl is a hosting a Planning Party for the coming year.  So its time to look at what happened this year and what I'd like to accomplish next year.  Use the link above to join the party or see what others are planning. Review: Quilting: 1.  Clean and organize quilt room (and office since they are in the same area).         The office got moved upstairs into the den this fall and I'm enjoying that setup.  Bits of organizing have happened but there is still a lot that needs to be stored, given away and organized.  I also realized that with the office area moving, I don't need to keep the current layout.  I borrowed a book from the library called  Love Your Creative Spaces by Lilo Bowman that Mel recommended in a comment in July.  Its a really good book, I need to go back through it again for ideas as I progress and consider the layout of the room.  I also found the notes from a Quilt University class that I took on designing your studio. 2.  I