Well, here we are with another month with no finishes! My biggest accomplishment for April was helping Mom move and, while it was a lot of effort and time, it was the smoothest move either of us could have expected.
I also made a big decision in April to vend at the AQS show in Virginia Beach in October. That means twice as much dyeing to do between now and then. I'm getting into a new routine but the first 2 weeks took a little getting used to.
On the project front, I've been making a bit of progress but nothing is done.
I finished the applique borders and I'm ready to attach them to the quilt and applique the 4 corner blocks.
The Stars at Sea top is done and I've started piecing Antelope Canyon
A new Pleiades quilt is underway
Lost my marbles was moving along at a great pace until I had a giant TMJ flare up this past weekend so I haven't worked on it in a week.
I want to get all of the little marbles done and then I'm going to take it off to catch up on veteran's quilts and to quilt Stars at Sea. Then I'll reload Marbles and finish it off later this summer.
I also cut one more project, Indonesian Scraps, that I'll work on as one of my travel sewing projects.
I did finish one project when I got another tunic made. I have fabric for a few more and hope to finish another one in May.
My goals for May are lenient. We have a family vacation at the end of the month. So it's a 3-week month for me. I want to :
- finish the small marbles on Lost my marbles
- quilt Stars at Sea
- quilt some veterans quilts
- cut out the rest of the blocks for Pleiades II
- work on the mosaic beaded wall
These are very achievable goals as long as I don't have any more TMJ pain or some other little surprise.
My starting goals for 2018 were:
Starting UFO 15
Finished YTD Goal 12
Started YTD Planned 6
Ending UFO Goal 9
Veterans YTD Goal 40
Here are my stats as of April 30:
Starting UFO 15
Finished YTD 1 (Goal 12)
Started YTD 4 (Planned 6)
Ending UFO 18 (Goal 9)
Veterans YTD 4 (Goal 40)
Fabric Postcards 54
Pet Beds 2
Placemats - 4
It includes the fish postcards that I made earlier this month.
5/2/2018 12:52:15 pm
I like that top you made - what is the pattern? I really need to look for some easy pullover tops - would rather no buttons or zippers.
5/2/2018 01:01:55 pm
No finishes? I think I disagree just a bit - moving your mom successfully is definitely a finish....that one is huge.
5/2/2018 01:02:56 pm
oh - and you should count your quilt borders being done as a finish too!
5/2/2018 01:51:18 pm
I will first have to find my paper that I keep track of finishes, etc. I still have stuff that is one big mess from moving from the school to the hospital and with stuff both at the home office and the hospital. I think you did just fine with all you had on your plate.
5/3/2018 09:13:17 am
Congrats on finishing the borders to this point.
5/3/2018 09:19:41 am
I had a pretty good month for finishes - because it was my Guild's Quilt Show last week and I had four quilts that I wanted to enter! But now almost everything is boxed and stored in preparation for selling our house, so I expect May and June to have little or no progress.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.