Monthly Progress Report – January

When I started this blog at the end of last year, my main goal was to get all the quilting projects I’d like to do out of my head or off of my Pinterest boards. I can say that after one month, I have been sewing every day and accomplishing a lot.  Yay – a resolution that seems to be sticking!

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This is the basket I keep in my sewing closet that holds all my current projects. Tonight, I cleaned it out and here’s what it holds.

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My Scrappy Trip Along blocks. I have 18 completed out of 25. The remaining blocks have the strips sewn together, but need to be finished and pressed. I actually ran out of thread today. Bad quilter!

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Cross Quilt-blocks are completed. I will be making a trip to Joann’s to get more of the chambray fabric so I can get this top pieced and completed, as well as buy thread. I want to get this quilt finished by the end of February.

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Blocks for table runner: no progress here and no rush.

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Cross Stitching progress. So far, I’ve created a headless housewife. 🙂 This is a take along project for when I’m stuck in my car waiting for my kids at school.

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Not shown, but in my project basket is a completely untouched batch of Christmas Block of the Month kits from Fat Quarter Shop. I plan to start working on that in June or July.

My short term plans are to finish my Trip Along blocks by Friday and to complete my 4 patch quilt by Sunday.

That pretty much wraps up January.

To celebrate my first month of quilt blogging, I’m joining my first link party over at Lee’s blog Freshly Pieced. So, if you are visiting from over there, let me warmly welcome you and thank you for stopping by!

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On My To Do List

I’m a list maker, a planner, an organizer. But generally, if I don’t write things down, they just don’t get done.

I’m also a fabric collector. I buy fabrics with a certain project in mind, but by the time I get around to using those fabrics, I’ve forgotten what I wanted them for originally. It doesn’t help I have a massive amount of Pinterest boards to distract me with that problem. Because I want to make this quilt, and that quilt, oh and that one is sooooooooo adorable…haha!

So, tonight, I’ve been doing a bit of planning, with the hope that if I’ve documented a project here on my sewing blog, it will keep me on task. Hopefully. These are quilts I want to make.

Right now, I’m working on this:

Cross Quilt

A Cross Quilt using Architextures fabrics.

Future Projects:

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Kite in the Clouds quilt using Posy fabrics

Scrappy Trip

Scrappy Trip Along quilt with Noteworthy fabric.

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Frozen Knickers Half Square quilt using Polka Dot Stitches fabrics

song bird

Fresh Lemons Ribbon Star quilt using Riley Blake Song Bird fabric

pieces of hope

Puzzle Piece quilt using Riley Blake Pieces of Hope Fabrics.

And just for fun, these are fabrics sets that are on my To Buy list, when they are released.

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Glamping

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Bake Sale

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Happy Go Lucky

This list should keep my busy for a while 🙂

Unless those darn Pinterest boards distract me again….