Sunday, June 2, 2019

June One Monthly Goal

Hi.  Quick check in.  There's a lot going on this month. 
I always have more than one goal for the month, and this month is no exception.  I like to link up with Elm Street Quilt's One Monthly Goal.  There are prizes for each month, if you post a before and after of the project, and I LOVE prizes! 

So, for June, I hope to get this quilt quilted and bound.  It's almost on the frame. Well, it was on Vanna's frame, but my son came for a quick visit, and I needed his help to get the frame leveled again (we kind of moved the frame after it was level, and the floor is NOT level, so Vanna was sliding towards the kitchen.  Matt got it all fixed, but the quilt needed to be off the bars so that the machine could easily slide on the tracks.  I use Red Snappers, so I unsnapped the backing from the take up bar so the head could move.  I did get the backing reattached, but need to take off the batting and top again (which were just smoothed, not stitched) and do it right.  I did take the class last Friday, so I THINK I can do the quilting the way I want.  

Here's the top to be done.  It was the Island Batik challenge for March, I think.  I'm using Hobb's Silk Blend batting in this, and the light solid is actually Island Batik, as is the black sashing.  

In the meantime, I'm also finishing up the blocks and designing a setting for the Aurifil Thread's Design of the Month quilt from 2014, which has been sitting too long.  It's blue and white, and should be really pretty when done.  Their suggested setting won't work with the fussy cutting on the blocks I did.  Stay tuned.  But that's actually productive procrastination.  

I have to make a Quilt of Valor, and also another red, white and blue quilt sponsored by Island Batik, and both are due in the beginning of July.  As in done, quilted, bound and delivered.  And I'm learning more about using Vanna and the Handiquilter Prostitcher every time I turn it on.  Too bad I can't piece at the same time, but the machines are on 2 different floors.  And June's Island Batik Challenge is Try It.  I don't think Vanna counts, but maybe I can use something I've learned on her.  I do have a few other small ideas.  I'll let you know which I do. 

Let's hope this is a productive month!  Thanks again for visiting, and please check out the other OMG (One Monthly Goal) projects at the above link.  

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

I love that quilt - purples are always a favorite. You are in great shape to get it all done, but sometimes it does seem to be too much doesn't it! Good luck with your OMG!