A Lovely Year of Finishes; Mid June Check In

I love ‘checking in’ on my goals I made for ‘A Lovely Year of Finishes’ in the middle of each month.  It really helps me gauge what I need to do and refocuses my efforts.  So…let’s take a look at the goals I made for this month and see where we’re at.

Goal 1.  Scrappy Trip Along


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Well – I still have the 30 Scrappy Trip Along blocks from the beginning of the month finished.

 

Scrappy Trip AlongAnd I have four more blocks done for a total of 34, which means just 38 left to go before I sew it all together.  I also have about 15 blocks ready for the final strips to be sewed together.  I typically sew my ‘tubes’ and then bring them with me to do the ripping as handwork.  I’ve sort of gotten really into a few other quilt along’s this month and I’m trying to keep pacing myself with the #scrappytripalong.  We’ll see how it all turns out.

Goal 2.  Project QUILTING June Off Season Challenge – Texture


NO PROGRESS.  I just posted the June Off Season Challenge and it’s definitely on my ‘to do’ list for this month.  I have so many things that inspire me it may be hard to decide which one to focus on for this quilt.  Feel free to join in the fun – check out the challenge HERE.

Goal 3. Catch up and/or Keep up with the various quilt along’s I’m participating in.


I have fallen behind on so many quilt alongs…I really need to either catch up with them or realize that it just isn’t going to happen.  Here’s the four that I really want to keep up with…

20 Craftsy Blocks!

 

  • 2013 Craftsy BOM – I’m adding these blocks to my 2012 Craftsy BOM blocks so I really need to catch up to this….


New Plan.  I’m going to just put together my 2012 Craftsy BOM blocks together and not do the 2013 Craftsy BOM.  I just feel overwhelmed looking at it and I think I need to finish my red/turquoise/grey fabric quilt up.  Once I made this decision I felt so much less stressed about my to do list.  Since quilting is sort of my job but also something I truly enjoy doing I don’t want to feel stressed about it at all…I want to feel inspired. So – now I just have to figure out how to sash this…

Tula Pink's City Sampler Quilt Along

  • City Sampler Quilt Along – I’m a new Tula Pink addict (I know – where have I been!?) so this quilt along is mandatory.  I actually finished the first fifteen blocks, the whole cross section.  I am officially addicted!


Dancing Star

  • Dancing Stars QAL – I initially was going to make LOTS of these blocks.  As I get into it – it’s a lot of little piecing – and not just piecing…but paper piecing.  Which I don’t mind…just not TONS of it.  So, I think I’m going to finish blocks for the fabrics I have and see what I end up with.  I can always make more if I decide to go bigger… Still no progress on this one other than continuing to put 2.5” square scraps in the bin.  Ideas in my mind are forming for it though…


 

Impromptualong

  • Impromptu Along – So, at the beginning of this month when I put this on my list I hadn’t even gotten the pattern yet.  I’m proud to say that I have the main quilt top all pieced!  I used a mix of hand-dyed fabrics and my beloved African fabrics.  I LOVE this quilt top!  I do think I need to add a border and it may even be slightly pieced….but I’m currently letting the quilt marinate on my design wall as I contemplate what to do next…


Aurifil June Block

  • Aurifil Designer Block of the Month – Since I was only working on a few quilt along’s, I decided I needed to add another to the list.  I pulled some fabrics…and here’s my first block! I think I’m only about 5 months behind…so I have a bit of catching up to do…but I’m ecstatic on how the fabrics are looking together!


How are your June goals coming?  Don’t forget to link up HERE.

 

Oh – and it’s Sunday so we need a Haiku

 

Summer is here now.

The girls got a swimming pool.

Must quilt at nights now.

5 comments:

  1. You always have so much going on! You amaze me :)

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  2. I love seeing your blocks in the Impromptu Along group! They are so unique and striking. I am also finding myself overwhelmed with the things I joined this month. Making the decision of what I can do and what I can't is so hard, isn't it! I joined them all because I really wanted to do them all!

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  3. Thanks so much for following along! It IS so hard to do! And with summer here I find I don't have as much time to sew...kiddo's want to be outside. And now that we have a pool - I do too!

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  4. Just a few QAL, eh? =) You are making wonderful progress. I'm guessing those aren't supposed to be all finished this month!

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  5. I love your name and wild fabrics. a girl after my own heart. happy sewing

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