Tuesday, January 7, 2020

One Monthly Goal January

I'm linking with Patty at Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal.  I enjoyed setting the goal last year, and making most of them.  I actually made all the goals I set for the months, but forgot to link in time.  So, let's start January 2020 off with a goal!  

I do have 3 goals for this month. 
First is to finish my cousin's quilt.  It's made from Island Batik solids in Cobalt and Orange, plus licensed New York Islanders hockey team fabric.  He's an avid fan.  I was hoping to have it finished by Christmas, but it's almost done.  I need to do 2 more rows of one design, a few more of the second, and lots more of the ruler work.  Here's a "prequilting" photo, and one of some of the designs I'm using.  I was going to do one more of the center rows today, but didn't plan correctly, and will have to unstitch some, and need to get some of the right side done, so I can roll up, so the machine reaches this section correctly.  I am learning so much!  

The very center is actually part of a jersey.  I'm currently working on the sections below that, so it's more than 1/2 done. 

Goal 2:  Island Batik's Ambassador Challenge for January is Scrappy, so I plan to make something with this pile.  I have no idea what, yet, but hope my inspiration strikes soon.  I plan to make a throw pillow, or maybe shams, or a bed runner for my bed.  I have the top ready to quilt, and hope to get it done before the end of the month.   The top is Jewel Box from Quilt in a Day, and uses the Crystal Ball collection.  These are scraps from that.  I started the top last year, for the blog hop.  So, it's going to be something to go with that quilt.

Here you can see the final border attached.  I have an idea for the quilting, and can't wait, but need to locate the batting which is probably buried in a closet, lol.  
Goal 3 is to get the Piano Key pieces cut and pieced so I can finish the Quilter's Planner 2019 Sewalong Block of the month, Hexi Snowflakes.  Here's the scraps for the border, and top, which needs an inner border, then I'm adding the piano key, then a final.  It won't get quilted in January, but I'm hoping the borders will be done.  

Thanks for checking in!  I'll let you know how I did on my goals in a few weeks.  At least #1 and 2 will be done.  
Have you set your goals?  You should link up, and have a chance to win a prize.  Have a great January!



Denise said...

Good luck on your goals.

Patty said...

Happy quilting. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Kathleen said...

Good luck with your goal! I better get moving on mine too!