A Lovely Year of Finishes–March Goal Setting

I’ve really been enjoying these last few months with having goals set.  I’m definitely accomplishing things I probably wouldn’t have without the goals.  I tend to be a bit scattered so I think this is helping me focus on things I really should finish.  So…here it goes for this month.

Goal 1:  Project QUILTING, Challenge 5

The next challenge goes up on Sunday, March 3rd.

Goal 2: Prepare Quilts for the Prairie Heritage Quilt Show and Competition.

I entered multiple quilts into the Prairie Heritage Quilt Show and Competition in Sun Prairie.  The show is next month and the quilts have to be dropped off on April 5th.  I still have to add hanging sleeves and labels to the quilts.  Not hard but I just can’t forget to do it – and it’s one of those things that will probably have to happen when Pip isn’t around.

What quilts did I enter?

Category D. Bed Size Quilts, pieced, machine quilted

Christmas In July Block-A-Thon

Christmas in July Sampler.

Machine pieced by me, Kim Lapacek.

Machine Quilted by Barb Raisbeck of Quilts by Barb


Category H. Wall Quilts, Applique/Mixed/Other, Machine Quilted

Home Sweet Home Quilt - Finished

Home Sweet Home Sampler

Machine Pieced/appliqued/other by me, Kim Lapcek

Free Motion Machine Quilted by Marcia Wachuta of Marcia’s Crafty Sewing and Quilting


Category I. Wall Quilts, Pieced, Machine Quilted

Amazing Tehcnicolor Dream Scrap Quilt

Amazing Technicolor Dream Quilt

Machine Pieced by me, Kim Lapacek

Machine Quilted by Barb Raisbeck of Quilts by Barb


Challenge Quilt Competition

ENTRY Celebrate Annie created for the 'Annie's Vision Project QUILTING Challenge'

“Celebrate Annie”

Machine Pieced and Quilted by me, Kim Lapacek


Goal 3:  Baby Quilts

This is a project that I also have to finish in March.  I have a baby shower at the end of the month and I need to make the baby quilt that my mom and I will be giving.

I’m going to making up my own design using the panels from this fabric – Critter Community from Suzy Ultman for Robert Kaufmann.  I found it my stash (I honestly can’t remember where I got it from…maybe fabric.com?) and instantly knew I had to fussy cut the panels out to use for the baby quilt.  I cut out enough panels for two quilts.  If it’s cool, I’ll try to keep notes for the pattern as I work through it.  It’s pretty neat looking in my mind right now…but we’ll have to see what happens.

Goal 4:  Bind my 1930’s Repro Sampler Quilt

Remember my quilt from the January Party that I needed to finish piecing?  Well – it arrived at my house beautifully quilted by the lovely Marcia Wachuta of Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & QuiltingQuilts 2013 Feb 28 009 (Medium)

Here’s just a taste of what the final quilt looks like (thanks for the picture’s Marcia!).  I managed to get the binding on while our dinner was cooking and now I just need to finish hand stitching the rest.  I hope to get it done before my local quilt guild meeting on Monday, March 4th so I can show it off before I give it to my friend!  I’ll share more about this quilt in a post next week!

Goal 5: Project QUILTING, Challenge 6

The sixth and final Project QUILTING Challenge will go up on Sunday, March 17th.


I actually have more things I would like to get done but I should probably stop at that for now.  Anything else that I accomplish can just be a bonus then!

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  1. I am always in awe! Your competition quilts are some of my favorites of yours for the last year. Good luck! Can't wait to see everything as it comes together!

  2. Wow, you have so much planned to do this month! I just pulled a ufo from my stash to complete this month, but I am planning on pq 5 and 6, too. Can't wait for Sunday!

  3. I always think I want to do the project quilting and then have a kagillion things that seems to get in the way. Maybe this time around :) Can't wait to see what happens with the Critter quilts.


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