Friday, May 31, 2013

Getting It Done

Another month has flown by!  I did pretty well with my goals this month.  Here is a summary:

1.  I finished all 16 of the blocks for the Block of the Month program for our day guild.  I did them all in batiks and "only" had to buy a few okay more than a few pieces so that I could finish them.  I love batiks so they are more than welcome to live in my stash.

2.  The birthday presents are just about finished.  The small ones are here:

I actually made two of the firecrackers. The quilt is next in line after Jen finishes a donation quilt she is making for the ALS society.  I hope to have it finished by the middle to end of June.

3.  I made the back for the graduation quilt and it is hanging by the front door waiting for Jen to quilt it.  She has been pretty busy at work and with the kids and, for some reasons, wants to work on her projects too so I don't mind waiting.

4.  I started a new project that will be ongoing for a while. Three of my bee mates and I have EQ and don't really know how to use it.  We decided to get together and work through it.  We have all made the centers of our quilts and are now working on the borders.  It is fun to work in a group as one of us can usually figure out the answer to a question.

I also stitched and knitted this month.  I am working on a pair of socks that I probably won't wear until the fall.  I am also beading my Christmas sampler - it is slow going but will definitely be stunning when it is finished.

I have completed all of my Pay It Forward projects and will get them in the mail in the next week or so and will post pictures then.  

Here is my premie quilt for May (made out of scraps):

I also finished the quilt I made for my great-nephew and he seems to like it:

My goals for June are:

1.  Finish Christmas quilt.

2.  Make a premie quilt (I am planning to do one a month this year).

3.  Work on another Christmas quilt that I started.

4.  Finish the socks.

Hope you have had a productive month too.  Go on over to Judy's blog to see how others have done this month.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Getting It Done - April

I'm a few days late posting my April accomplishments.  I got a good bit accomplished this month but not much was on my list of goals.

My April goals:
1.  Complete remaining Blocks of the Month - I did a couple but still have some to do.  I did find some great light batiks when I was in Maryland at Capital Quilts and I will be able to incorporate them in the blocks.
2.  Have baby quilt quilted and complete binding - Jen has it to quilt so I'm just waiting to finish it
3.  Finish March birthday presents - I completed one of two
4.  Make back, quilt and bind spring table runner - I actually completed this one!!

Here is the table runner and a closeup of the quilting (not a great picture) that Jen did for me:

Here is the birthday present that I finished:

Here are the "non-goal" projects that I finished:

I have had these banners on my design wall forever and when I finally got back upstairs I decided to get them done.  I have a weakness for seasonal projects whether it be quilting or cross stitch.  I have to keep reminding myself not to buy any more.

I made this Girl Scout doll quilt for my granddaughter.  I had already made her a large one but she loves her American Girl doll so this is perfect.  I still have enough fabric left over to try to make a doll Girl Scout uniform too. 

This is a premie quilt that I made with leftover blocks from the baby quilt that was on my list.  We have a neat young lady in our guild who is collecting premie quilts so I will be making more - maybe one a month.

My goals for May are:

1.  Finish blocks for Block of the Month (sound familiar?)
2.  Finish birthday presents (sound familiar again?)
3.  Prepare back for quilting for graduation present and have it quilted (I'm trying to help Jen reach her goal of quilting 20 items this year - I'm such a helpful mom aren't I?)
4.  Start a new project since I have nothing else to work on (I haven't had anything stronger than Diet Coke tonight!!)

Hope you had a good month too.  Go on over to Judy's blog to see how others did this month.