I missed getting a goal post up in time for this month's A Lovely Year of Finishes goal setting party. This is my first miss since I started participated. :-(
Ironically, my youngest started school last week. I'm not really feeling all this "new free time" I have. The week was a whirlwind of errands mostly. I did manage a few hours home alone which was nice (not that I got much done around here). I feel like it'll take a couple weeks for me to settle into a new routine. I have done some sewing... Some. Not enough.
My sewing time in the past week has been dedicated to helping my son finish his first quilt (I'll be posting next week about his finish!) and prepping his and my own quilts for the quilt show by making and attaching hanging sleeves on the back. I tried this excellent system of attaching a quilt sleeve by machine! And I got our quilts turned in yesterday afternoon. Local friends, I hope you'll come check out the quilt show next weekend to see our quilts and over 350 other traditional, contemporary and art quilts. There will be vendors as well! The show is March 14th 10am to 5pm and March 15th 10am to 4pm at the Santa Clara Convention Center. $12 adults, children 12 and under are free. For more information: www.scvqaquiltshow.org. I think we'll be there Saturday around noon and Sunday morning. My son will be in his "Quilter in Training" shirt from Patchwork Threads. We're both so excited!
Okay... so quilting and sewing goals for March. I think getting them all in a list will help me focus, which will hopefully make this week way more sewy than last week.
Charm Dash Quilt
I'm so excited to be participating in the Charm Dash Blog Hop (my first!) with Ms. Midge. I'm using some of my many purple charms left from the long ago fabric swap that I also used to make The Purple Quilt. After spending February working on an all purple quilt I can assure you my next project won't be purple. Even I will be ready for a change. ;-)
I showed you a glimpse of my fabrics in January. All my pieces are cut out and I've started some of the piecing. Here are my piles of trimmed up HSTs.
You can follow my progress this week on IG and see the work of others at these hashtags: #charmdash #charmdashbloghop -- My finished quilt will be up on the blog at the end of the week.
Ms. Midge has her Charm Dash pattern on sale right now at Etsy and Craftsy.
- Stash Bee
- Do. Good Stitches
- The Bee Hive
I haven't even pulled fabric for these. I hope to at least do that part this week.
Patchwork City Metro BOM
- Finish February Blocks
- Prewash March fabrics
- Make March Blocks
I'd really like to get caught up. The only way to stay caught up is to be caught up, right?
IG Swaps (with mailing deadlines)
- #rainbowminiswap (April 6)
- #openwidepouchswap (April 25)
- #igpincushionswap (May 15)
- #alisonglassminiquiltswap (June 15)
- #cottonandsteelminiquiltswap (June 19)
I shared my finished Rainbow Mini quilt top a few weeks ago. The rest of these are in the "needing to make a plan" phase. I'm also excited to be a group leader for the first time for the Open Wide Pouch Swap.
- Make an apron and chef's hat for my daughter
- Interview my son about his quilt so I can include it in next Monday's post about his finished project
- Send out my Ninja Quilt for quilting
Yeah, I'm aware that this isn't all gonna get done in March, but it's so nice to have it listed all in one place here instead of just swimming around in my head. ;-)
I cannot wait to see your son in his Quilter in Training shirt! And I can't wait to see the finished Ninja quilt; that fabric is fantastic!
Squeezing in too many errands during those precious moments you have to yourself is totally normal. I still have that problem, even with kids aged 20 and 22!
You seem to be glued to your sewing machine; you might want to get up once in a while and decorate some cookies so your legs will still function! (Or at least get out and get a Shamrock shake!)
Will we see you at the show this weekend? Let me assure you, there have been many snack breaks. :-) And I walked a mile this morning with the little one since she's home sick today with a cold.