This goal setting thing really works. It was a great help to prioritize my projects. My June Goals post gave me somewhere to look back to when I was overwhelmed by the many options in and around my sewing room.
The Primary (and ALYoF) Goal
I finished ten lined drawstring bags, 7 were given as gifts, The Girl got one for toys (above), and two are in the "gifts to be given" pile.
The Bonus Goals
- Decide on my plan for party outfits for the kids to wear at The Boy's birthday party next month. Check. Here's a glimpse of my fabrics (but not that green one, cause it doesn't really work)... more coordinating fabrics needed.
- Complete the step 12 of my mystery quilt. Check. I made these 99 units from 297 pieces. I even started step 13 to piece the small pieces together to make 9-patch blocks.
- Quilt blocks 3 and 4 from the Building Blocks Quilt Along.
Um... I'm loving to see all the completed blocks from others on Facebook as I fall farther and farther behind!
- Do something with my patriotic orphan block. Check. (Don't you love the metric of "do something"?) At the start of the month I had two blocks. Now I have four. Marji says I should have an odd number... so I guess I have to make one more! Hm... the 4th of July is SOON.
- Dust off my WIP quilt for The Girl... and figure out what I'm doing next. Check.
What I'm doing next on this project is to learn how to do machine applique with a turned edge. I intend to do a small project (or four!) to practice before I dive in on creating some fish and seaweed for the quilt. I've pulled fabric to make a few mug rugs with some small fish and seaweed.