Hello Everyone! I’m a little late with May’s progress update, but I’ve been busy with some priority quilting and my daughter has been home this week. It’s been nice spending time with her, if only for a few short days.
Here is my May list again, this time with all my check marks! I accomplished almost everything I set out to do in May. That’s always a nice feeling.
We’ll start with number 2 on the list. I finished the Succulent’s Table Topper for Jacquelynne Steves’ The Art of Home Club, but I haven’t even begun to write the patterns except for the notes I took while I was making it.
I did start the Succulent wall hanging and pillow, and finished the tops in June.
You can see my Winterville Quilt here. I was glad I got the sections all sewn together, too.
You just recently saw my Flower Patch Mini made with the lovely Pepper and Flax fabric. I have to say, this was my most liked picture ever on Instagram and Corey Yoder, designer of Pepper and Flax, reposted it as well. Have I told you how much I love this fabric?
Last time, I showed you a peek at my Save the Bees blocks for the free BOM by Jacquelynne. You can still sign up to receive the patterns here. I did get the quarter square triangles made and decided on my final fabric selections for the inner border. The first block will be available the first Monday in August.
I got the backing made on my Moda Blockheads Quilt and have all the layers basted. Did you know they are starting Moda Blockheads II? I decided not to participate because of other commitments, but I am following along, and may save the blocks that I like.
I did not even touch Jacquelynne’s mystery Giving Thanks blocks, available only to The Art of Home members, nor the swoon blocks. I hope by the end of June, I can get back to those.
I did get the T-shirts cut apart and fused, and Alex’s Snowbirds quilt top finished, which leads us into June.
The first four items are a priority this month. I need to have the first two finished before June 20. We are going to Virginia and I want to take Alex’s quilt and the T-shirt quilt with us so I don’t have to ship them.
I have finished the Snowbirds Quilt except to hand sew the binding. That should be done this week.
I’ve also made good progress on the T-shirt quilt.
I have four columns ready to be pieced with vertical sashing between them. My sister was asked by a friend to make her son a T-shirt quilt some time last year and when my sister realized she wouldn’t have time to make it, she asked if I would make it. This was late last summer or early fall. I told her I would, but didn’t get the t-shirts until January. I could have been working on this since then, but no, I decided last month to go ahead and try to get it finished before we go visit. T-shirt quilts take a lot of prep and planning, but do sew together quickly. I still need border and backing fabric before I can begin quilting. I have a week and a half to get it finished. I’ll keep you posted on the progress.
My other priority is to get the succulent projects quilted and the patterns written and sent to Jacquelynne by July 1. I hope some of you are members of The Art of Home Club, because they will only be available there.
Next on the list is the Winterville quilt.
I have the 9 house blocks to cut and sew together. Then I will need to sew the houses, trees and corner snowflake sections together to finish this quilt top. My goal was to finish it by the end of June. After the first four tasks are complete, I will concentrate on this. I would really like to meet my goal on this one.
Number 7 on the list is to continue with Courthouse Step setting blocks for the Quilting Life BOM that I participated in for 2017. I finished the 6″ version earlier this year, but wanted to make setting blocks for the 12″ version.
Early one morning in May, I needed something simple and quick to sew, so I started on these. They were all ready to go, I only needed to start adding the rounds. I only have one more round to go. I work on these when I have just a little bit of time to sew because they can be chained pieced and put together quickly.
The June Minis and More project is still up in the air. This month’s theme is anything Christmas and it’s not due until July 10, so there is some time. I’ve had a few ideas running around my head, but haven’t decided on anything yet.
I would like to get as much as possible done on the Save the Bees quilt. At least the blocks are all finished so I’m ready for the first month of the BOM. The rest we will have to see. I signed up for a workshop with my guild to make the Star Voyage paper pieced wall hanging with David Gilleland. I need to select and cut my fabrics for that this week, the workshop in next Monday. I’m also taking a class with David this afternoon on designing with long arm rulers. He said that it will work for domestic machine quilters, too. I’m really looking forward to it and hope to learn some new things and get some new ideas.
Did you make goals and plans for the year in January? Since we are almost half way through the year, how are you doing on them? I would love to hear how your progress for the year is going. Leave me a comment and let me know.
Thanks for stopping by.