Monday, March 02, 2020

February Review and March goals

Whew, February was really a hectic month.  I don't know if it's the fact that it is the shortest month of the year, or the weather, but it always seems like February is a total struggle for me.  I was very productive, with 6 quilts in total being finished over 29 days!

Flirtation - this was my UFO challenge and OMG for February.  Pattern was written and quilt completed.  I am so in love with how this came out!  I'm excited to do a new version in the fall with fabric from Wilmington!

This cowboy baby quilt was made and is ready for baby to make his appearance!  I am going to buy some gift wrap so I can have it ready to give.

The dragon quilt was my shop sample for Threads That Bind for the month.  Both of these quilts use my Baby Nines pattern.

Two quilts were completed for the monthly Island Batik Challenge!  These are both available now in my Etsy shop - I love them, but have to let some of my creations go as they are overwhelming the area I have available to store them.  At 60 inches square, they make great lap quilts!  And make sure you enter to win my leftover strips.  This fabric is so gorgeous!

Oh - and not to forget, two Project Quilting challenges!  Both were small and only took a short time to complete.  You can click on the pictures to go to the blog posts they are featured in.

Last but not least, I did quilt my November 2019 Challenge from Island Batik!

So gorgeous!  I've had it basted and ready to quilt since November, so it's nice to not have to have it nagging me from the pile anymore - haha!

As far as March goes, I do not plan on finishing this many projects!  I will work on the Project Quilting challenges - just two left and they will likely both be small.  I also have an Island Batik Ambassador challenge using the Storm At Sea die!  I am excited for that one and looking forward to playing with it!  I plan on making a sample for Threads That bind, and my UFO challenge for my month, which will be my One Monthly Goal.

This is the Daisy Chain Mystery by Little Bunny Quilts from last year!  I have the blocks together, just need to decide on a border and get it quilted.  Totally do-able!

I'm also planning to buckle down and work some more on Crazy Jane.  The next block will be hand pieced, so I've been procrastinating.  Time to get to it!  Here is my PHD in 2020 progress this month:

Last, but not least - for March I am going to enforce giving myself more rest!  These words of wisdom came from my pastor yesterday:

All the things I want to do and feel like I need to get done will never be finished.  But I do need to take time to rest if I want to even get close to getting them done!  I'll be a few days late in getting the next installment up for the Stepping Stones Sampler.  Thank you for your patience - I felt disappointed that I didn't have it ready, but realized that it's not the end of the world to not meet my own deadline.  It's hard sometimes to admit that I push myself too hard and I just can't do all the things, even though I really want to and love doing it!  I encourage you to make sure you take time to rest, too - you'll be all the better for it!


Linda H. said...

I love the Flirtation quilt - and the Cowboy quilt is adorable. I look forward to your newsletters - thanks for your inspiration!

Danette said...

Wow, you are a quilt-making phenomenon!

Isis said...

Rest well, soo many quilts finished - we all need to take a step back now and then.

Patty said...

Very nice! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.