My participation in Judy Laquidara’s “Get It Done” challenge in January was a good first month. After I looked my list over last month, I knew I had too much handwork and not enough machine sewing, and I was right. Also, I shoudn’t have planned on any longarm quilting for a while.
1. Quilt Niece Summer’s 1910 Reproduction quilt. Nope. Pushed out to about March.
2. Quilt Grand-Nephew Colton’s Minkee quilt. Nope. Also pushed out to about March.
3. Complete four more appliqued blocks on my Branching Out quilt. This is a partial completion with more leaves made and some blocks glue-basted.
4. Work on my felt pin cushions. Yes! Finished three and cut out 10 or so more. I also prepared some of the inner pouches and filled them with ground walnut shells.
5. I have five pillowcases to finish up and mail for nieces and nephews. Done. Done. Done. Done. Done.
Extra stuff, since I couldn’t quite stay with the program:
6. Finished 8 more blocks on my Anita’s Arrowhead quilt.
7. Knit several inches onto a purple scarf.
8. Finished my January postcard for our guild’s postcard swap. (Can’t show it to you yet as the recipient may read my blog. In future months, I’ll be able to show the previous month’s postcard.)
1. Finish Anita’s Arrowhead top.
2. Make more black/white/red blocks for my guild challenge quilt.
3. Work on the Branching Out applique blocks.
4. Felted pin cushions — continuing project. Click HERE for information on the pattern.
5. February’s postcard for guild exchange.
I liked working this way, with specific projects in mind for the month. I will be shooting for a better balance of projects in February, although I don’t mind that I strayed from my goals projects a bit.
Four audio books read this month: Nortorious Nineteen (Janet Evanovich), Royal Flush (Rhys Bowen), My Antonia (Willa Cather), In the Woods (Tana French).
Linking to: Judy Laquidara’s Patchwork Times.