April 2012 Quilting/Sewing Goals

geezerfolks_SharonG_FLApril 1, 2012

No fooling! This is what I want to get done this month!

Finish Uncle J's Ties

Finish Brown's Chocolate Stars

In between working on those:

Make 5 Blue in the Mist BOM blocks

Finish Signs of Summer lattice blocks

Decide on border for the 800" Citrus top

Binding on Tie a Yellow Ribbon

Hope this month is full of smiles for you.

SharonG/FL

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ritaweeda

Finish the strip quilt. Then start back on the bordered diamonds pain-in-the-@*$ that I put aside not long ago. (I hate UFO's)

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 7:27AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
day2day

Mostly, I want to work on goals that are leftovers from last month.

April Goals:

Old Goals...
1. Bind the Summer Flowers quilt.
2. Sandwich and start quilting the Violets quilt top and get it completely finished.

New Goals....
3. Sandwich and quilt Floral Gardens.

Good Luck to everyone.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 8:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
msmeow

Keep working on projects for the guild and maybe load and quilt the next top in the pile (a large wall hanging).

Donna

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 8:29AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
luvtosharedivs

1. Finish Buzzsaw (paper pieced) lap quilt.

2. Make two Craftsy BOM blocks.

3. Make three May Lotto blocks

4. Start Super Zig lap quilt.

Julie

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 12:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
K8Orlando

April... 2 mini quilts for the guild 1 small quilt to go with the black teddy bear Finish the 'Fun & Done' picnic quilt by 14th! Finish and post the Aug & Sept lotto blocks (Maybe) Finish the blue stars lap quilt

Oops, I think my list is too long. :~((

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 4:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mcpeg

Just to keep sewing and brush up on things. To make time to be quiet, relax - which I get from working on quilts.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 4:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
quiltingfox

My April quilting goals are:
1. Sew together my Grandma's queensize quilt top
2. Sandwhich the layers together for Grandma's quilt top so it will be ready for me to start hand quilting in May
3. Make some Lotto blocks

I figure less is more this month so I don't get burned out.

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 8:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

I thought I was way far behind on the BOM I started last June, but when I consider there are a total of 38 - 9 1/2" blocks and I have 7 to do, that's not so bad! I cut fabric for 5 blocks and made kits so they'll go pretty fast once I start sewing. Have also completed sewing Signs of Summer lattice blocks. DGS ended up having dental surgery this morning and has been here all day - which means I didn't get anything else done.

Keep up the good work everyone.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 5:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindaoh_gw

I took my favorite machine to be cleaned today. No piecing for me for a week.
My April goals are:
1. Load Relay for Life quilt on frame.
2. Make Craftsy BOMs (English paper piecing)
3.Start machine embroidery for baby quilt.
4. Make a baby quilt for nephew due this month.

We'll see how much I get done with the machine in the shop.

Linda OH

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 7:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
polardreams

WOW - hard to decide everything that really needs to get done! First was to find my sewing machine & get my sewing room back in order after being gone for almost 4 months!

1. April block lotto - 3 blocks done
2. Host a sew-day for my quilt group (April 21) - make a quilt of valor
3. Double-Irish Chain retirement quilt - finish blocks & start assembly
4. Start looking for airline tickets to the quilt retreat in October!

Sue/polardream

    Bookmark   April 9, 2012 at 10:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Sue, I know how it is to be gone over 3 months, so I have an inkling of how you must be feeling. It will be ok...

10 day update:

Finish Uncle J's Ties-It's sandwiched and ready to quilt the tie tips down.....at this time, everything else is on hold until this is completed.

Finish Brown's Chocolate Stars - haven't worked on it.

Make 5 Blue in the Mist BOM blocks - Made one and 7 kitted.
Finish Signs of Summer lattice blocks - done
Decide on border for the 800" Citrus top - still thinking
Binding on Tie a Yellow Ribbon - thinking about what color to use for binding.

KOKO everyone!

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   April 9, 2012 at 11:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
msmeow

I made four more minis for the guild. Next I'm going to quilt at least one of the tops in the closet.

Donna

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 9:31AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
calliope

Finish off hand quilting the Sun and Stars quilt I started over a year ago. It's time to do it if my arthritic thumb allows.

Do a couple more of the Lotto blocks.

That's all I plan. I'll be taking a week off to head for Texas and I have a garden to put in when I get back.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 11:56AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tinyteena

My goals for April:

To get back into sewing again - my husband has had me doing his secretarial work for him over the past 3 months. So now my daughter & I have set him up with his own computer & email account & hopefully I'll be free to sew.

I have begun making the Lotto blocks - finished April blocks and will start on May

I want to work on my Birthday Blocks from last year and start getting them together.

Start out with small goals so I'm not overwhelmed

Kristene

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 5:54AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
day2day

April Goals:

Old Goals...
1. Bind the Summer Flowers quilt.....DONE
2. Sandwich and start quilting the Violets quilt top and get it completely finished.

New Goals....
3. Sandwich and quilt Floral Gardens...... DONE

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 8:12AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindaoh_gw

My sewing machine is ready!
While my machine has been in the shop, I quilted the Relay for Life quilt, embroidered several blocks for a baby quilt, and English paper pieced some hexagons for a BOM.
Linda OH

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 8:24AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
day2day

April Goals:

Old Goals...
1. Bind the Summer Flowers quilt..... DONE
2. Sandwich and start quilting the Violets quilt top and get it completely finished.

New Goals....
3. Sandwich and quilt Floral Gardens...... DONE
..................................................

Looks like that is it for April.
I've had that much done since April 12th.
I decided to hand-quilt the 'Violets' one, so I have been working on that. It will be on-going for a while.

We are going on a trip so no quilting for the rest of this month. I will take along the 'Violets' one and work on it whenever I get time.

Hope you are making progress on your goals.
Remember.... take time to enjoy the process!.
Will post again in May.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 7:38AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Geraldine, Safe travels and I hope you have an enjoyable time.

Update:

Finish Uncle J's Ties - so close to being done
Finish Brown's Chocolate Stars - guess this will be carried over into May
In between working on those:
Make 5 Blue in the Mist BOM blocks
Finish Signs of Summer lattice blocks - DONE
Decide on border for the 800" Citrus top
Binding on Tie a Yellow Ribbon - DONE

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 8:15AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
msmeow

I finished quilting the wall hanging, now it just needs binding which should go on today, so it will be finished this month.

I also cut out most of the pieces for a new top, so finishing that will become a May goal. :)

Donna

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 9:12AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
msmeow

I finished my wall hanging! The pattern is Baltimore Blues from Fat Cat Patterns. It was a BOM several years ago...I finished the hand appliqued blocks then they sat in the closet for a couple of years; last year I finally got them out and assembled the top then it went back in the closet. A week or so ago I got it out and quilted it.

I stippled the background of the applique blocks and did a leaf design in the border.

Donna

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 8:30AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nannykins

That is a stunner!!!!
I have not done any hand applique and when I see the beautiful work everyone here does, I think I never shall.
Well, maybe once! But something a lot simpler than this.
Beautiful!!!!
Theresa

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 8:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
msmeow

Theresa, this was my first hand applique project, other than taking a Hawaiian quilt class at QU (a one-block quilt). I find it relaxing and very easy to do.

If you think you want to try it, I recommend one of Nancy Chong's Quilt University classes - either the Hawaiian applique or the 2 fabric applique. She's a great teacher!

Donna

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 9:40AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Donna, You did a great job on this! Good for you for staying with it!!

Another update:
Finish Uncle J's Ties - at the squaring up stage
Finish Brown's Chocolate Stars - guess this will be carried over into May
In between working on those:
Make 5 Blue in the Mist BOM blocks - made 2
Finish Signs of Summer lattice blocks - DONE
Decide on border for the 800" Citrus top - Have decided
Binding on Tie a Yellow Ribbon - DONE

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 10:16AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Donna, You should post that on FatCat Patterns Facebook page! I didn't know she was revamping and going to go more retail.

SharonG/FL

Here is a link that might be useful: FatCat Patterns FB

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 1:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
K8Orlando

Donna, your quilt is beautiful! It gives me hope that someday I'll work on my applique quilt again.

This was my April list:
2 mini quilts for the guild done
1 small quilt to go with the black teddy bear done
Finish the 'Fun & Done' picnic quilt by 14th! - about 1/2 done
Finish and post the Aug & Sept lotto blocks - not at all done
(Maybe) Finish the blue stars lap quilt - maybe not

I did a lot of quilting this month but most of it involved the mini quilts. I think it's time for me to move back to my other projects for a while. Let's see what happens in May!

Kate

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 2:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Would you believe I finished getting the binding on Uncle J's Ties today.....yahoooooo Still need to put the label on and iron the places without the ties. And, I have 2 borders on Citrus Cooler!!!! I think April was a bit productive for me and that gives me a sunny feeling. @:)

Now to post for May......

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 8:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
msmeow

Woohoo, Sharon! Can't wait to see the tie quilt!

Donna

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 8:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

I'll try and get one up tomorrow. @:)

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 9:03PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
polardreams

1. April block lotto - 3 blocks done
2. Host a sew-day for my quilt group (April 21) - make a quilt of valor - DONE - we finished & it's being quilted.
3. Double-Irish Chain retirement quilt - Blocks done, sandwiching still needed

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 11:12PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How about a QOTD ????
What is your bestest, most favorite, the "I never...
beth7happy
January, 2015 Quilting/Sewing Goals
Here we are in 2015......Black-eyes, collards and cornbread...
geezerfolks_SharonG_FL
March 2015 Quilting/Sewing Goals
Our March came in like a lamb. How about where you...
geezerfolks_SharonG_FL
Trying to locate quilt pattern
I know it's been awhile since posting and I'm not sure...
Vanislegirl88
2015 February Block Lotto
(posting this a bit early so you can get a head start...
toolgranny
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™