Progress on Goals

My last post, two months ago, outlined a few projects in the works and I have made good progress on them.

Secret Santa Sew along from Temecula Quilt Company blog.

My original plan for Nick’s quilt was the Secret Santa, but I saw a picture on pintrest of some flying geese and changed things up.

Flying Geese in assorted blues and grey grunge background.

I sent it off to my Minnesota quilter, Janie Creates. She has already sent a picture back of what she is doing and I love it! Can’t wait to see the finished quilt!

Alternating lines and feathers!

I have the binding strips cut out, so as long as it doesn’t get lost in the mail, I should be able to have it done by the wedding. I need to get caught up on bindings so have top stitched two other quilts. My goal for this month is to get at least one of them completed. Really, how long should a binding take? This is the one I will tackle first!

Laundry Basket Quilts 2020 sew along made in Fig Tree fabrics.
Red binding for ‘Jeanette’s Quilt’, cream for LB quilt, and the blue for Nick’s.

If you go to Elm Street Quilts, you can view other people’s monthly goals as well. Such talented folks out there!

Coming from Minnesota, weather is always discussed. So here is a picture of the winter storm that came through Valentine’s week end. Actually it is the parking/road behind the back door of where I work. Super slick. I had to stay on campus 3 nights. Only packed for one because surely it won’t be that bad…

Snow is one thing, the ice on top is another.

I also completed the December project from Figs and Friends.

Love how it turned out. Jeanette did a kind of orange peel quilting motif that reflected one of the fabrics. I think it will be a Christmas gift…

I signed up for Little Blocks 365 at Sentimental Stitches. It is no longer available, but Gay always has different sew-alongs going. This one is 3 inch blocks that are paper pieced. Every Friday she emails directions for a set of blocks. I am not an expert on paper piecing, and with much of my fabric stash unreachable, I think I may make a blue and grey quilt for myself with this project. I think I am in the mood to try and increase my skills. Since it is every Friday for much of the year, this will be another long term project.

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