Friday, September 04, 2020

Goals for September, August Progress

 It's time to look ahead and set goals for the next month and look back to see what I accomplished in August!  Just so you know it's a long blog post, but there is a reward in here if you read through!

This is Lavendula - my One Monthly Goal and UFO challenge for August.  It came out even better than I imagined and I had fun trying out a new quilting design on this one.

I dug this out of my drawer of UFO's and quilted it and got it listed in my Etsy destash shop!  Yahoo, this has been sitting for a few years because it's never the right timing to get it done.  This year I did it!

I made this mini for my August Island Batik Ambassador Challenge and found out that I love Deb Tucker's Studio 189 Design rulers!  I now have a couple more ordered for future projects.
And I got this shop sample quilted (sorry no after picture for some reason, I'll have to get one later!

I didn't set a lot of goals for myself in August because I wanted to take some time to play, and so I was quite productive...maybe that should be my new method!  I completed a lot of blocks for my Crazy Jane project, which was very fun - and I got past my block of doing the applique!  So I want to plan to get the final row and at least one of the remaining borders completed in September.

My UFO Challenge and One Monthly Goal for this mont is to make a quilt out of these lovely fabrics.

I've been shuffling them around my sewing room for years, so now it's their time to become something beautiful.   Here's my mockup in EQ8.  I'm Calling it Seashell Beach for the fun Seashell fabric I am using for the border.

I got distracted by another former UFO and hope to finish that this month as well!  This is Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery:

Talk about colorful!  The blocks need to be sewn together, then I just have to add the borders and quilt it.  I have a feeling that will happen rather soon as I am quite taken with it at the moment.  I guess it is because it's such an opposite to the calm blues of the Dear Jane quilt that I've been working with, I needed to come out into the sunshine and warmth of these oranges and yellows!

I also have a shop sample for halloween as well as a kids quilt to finish for the shop, and then there is the usual Island Batik Ambassador challenge, which is not a quilt this month! 

 This month all of the Island Batik Ambassadors are making bags from By Annnie's patterns out of the new spring fabric lines by Island Batik that are starting to arrive in your local shops.  Check out their blog post and use the rafflecopter widget below to win a a quarter bundle of Island Batik beauty!  Plus many of the Island Batik Ambassadors will be hosting giveaways of their own, so you will want to follow along, starting on Tuesday!

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Now to check in for my.....

Here's my status as of today for Gail's PHD in 2020:

I've officially finished 12 UFO's but I'm still working on the original list, so there will be more!  I also have close to 30 other finishes, but I need to watch those projects I started over the new UFO's are allowed to be created in this process!  I feel like I am doing well getting those UFO's done, and I'm sure I still have enough to play for another year or two - but that's ok.  

Have a happy labor day weekend, hope you are planning some sewing, too!  Make sure you check out the link-ups to see what the other quilters are working on and have accomplished!

PHD in 2020 August Report

Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal September Link-up


Dwbuckie said...

Love your newest quilt. Lady Jane is beautiful!

Linda H. said...

Your quilts are beautiful! This quarantine has been very productive for me as I have gotten much more sewing and quilting done than I might have otherwise. And I've enjoyed every minute of it!

Susan said...

The global pandemic quarantine has not made me more productive. Partly because in the Spring, Summer & Fall I want to be outside working in the yard. Also, the local quilt stores have only recently re-opened, but with limited hours and number of people in the store. No classes. I am not good with shopping online for fabric and thread. The colors I see on screen do not match up with what I actually receive. Plus, I need to be able to feel the fabric and sometimes open it up to see what it looks like as a large piece. Plus, with being unemployed, I have less available to spend.

Quilting Gail said...

Doing a HAPPY DANCE for you - finishing all those UFOS!!! As long as you get your New Starts finished - you will soon have your PHD!!! :-)

Thank you for linking up to PHD in 2020! :-)

Patty said...

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