By now I’m sure you realize I dream big and set out to finish more than I can possibly finish. Fortunately, it doesn’t bother me. Eventually I’ll get tired of seeing something on the list and either get it done or take it off and replace it with something else that may or may not get done. So here is my list of quilting goals for April.
#2 – At a minimum, finish 30 stars of the Star-A-Day quilt. Unless I catch up, I’m going to need to rename this quilt to Star-Every-Other-Day as I only have 111 done and I should be sitting at 212. (This is an old picture)
If I would just stop there, I might get it all done – even if I am working every weekend except Easter weekend this month. But I also want to use this post for the 2nd Quarter Finish Along hosted by Adrianne at On the Windy Side. Then there is my personal challenge of trying to get everything started earlier than 2007 done (by the end of the year), but at the same time hopefully get a couple of newer quilts finished as well. Even though the rest of this post covers three months, it is still unrealistic, but I like options.
These are the projects I’m leaning toward taking to the quilt retreat in June. A couple of PIGs and newer quilts have slipped into the mix. Of course I may change my mind half a dozen times before I get that far.
Sweatshirt jacket, Hardware, String HST wall hanging/doll quilt, August 2013 Quilt A, Sew Scrappy and Candy Sunflower Seeds.
If I’m ‘saving’ these for June, then I need something to work on in May. How about these partially quilted quilts.
Green & Cream Swap, Hancock Stars BOM, Compass Lone Star, Diamond Links (pic from before I started the quilting)
If I decide I simply need to QUILT something, these are tops are waiting in the wings and I have batting and batting for.
Christmas Crazy 8s, Scrappy Hearts, Yellow Thangles, Christmas BOM and Stack-n-Whack (which might not have a backing now that I think about it, but the age is right.)
Then there are the two blocks sets I’d like to get made into quilts.
Sisters Swap from 2005 & Alphabet BOM which was finished earlier this year
Finally, there is the hand quilted whitework piece that is from 2005. I might not have enough handwork to do with just the Stars 😉 (That’s Diet Dr Pepper, not rust stains.)
So there you have it. My completely unrealistic goals for the April – June. I’ll be happy to get 3 projects done, but I always like to have options.