Here we are, the beginning of June and time to set One Monthly Goal. Last month I did not meet my goal so hesitated to set a new one. It’s too easy to do nothing without a plan, though. This has been an unproductive year for me as far as sewing. With travel, family events and other commitments, quilting has really taken a back seat. It’s time to get back into though. So many quilts, too little time!
In May I spent quite a bit of time going through UFO’s, destashing and organizing fabric, books and notions. It’s been a huge undertaking and I’m nowhere close to finishing. Thirty years of quilting has produced a stash the size of Texas. There is no way I’ll ever be able to use it all in my lifetime. Unfortunately, I still LOVE fabric and my heart skips a beat when I see a beautiful new print. I’m trying to be more conscientious about using more than I purchase each month. The past few months have been the opposite. We’ve traveled a bit, which means new quilt shops and new fabric but less time to sew.
Though not actually sewing, I HAVE been reading a lot about quilting–books, magazines and patterns and am finally excited about getting back in my sewing room. I’ve spent a lot of time on EQ8, designing new scrap quilts and pulling fabric to make them. It’s time to put plans into action!
During the UFO excavation I found a number of patriotic and summer projects that would be nice to display this summer. I’ve selected two of them to finish for June’s One Monthly Goal. The first one was a block of the month from many years ago. When we hosted blocks of the month at the shop, typically I completed the blocks each month for display but rarely finished the quilts. Once one BOM was finished, another would start before the first was completed. I still like this one and think it would look nice on the wall in my family room during the summer. I just have to quilt and bind it to finish so it should be a fairly quick finish.
This second quilt needs to have the applique machine stitched and then quilting and binding. I think this was a Pat Sloan pattern but I’ll to do a little more research to find out for sure.
One Monthly Goal (OMG) is hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts. It is always inspirational to take a look at the lovely projects other bloggers are hoping to accomplish during the month. Be sure to click on the link here to take a look!
Your projects are beautiful…….a plan is always good! Hope things are going well.
Both of these are beautiful. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.