Monday, December 31, 2012

New Beginnings... and January 2013 Goals...

Judy, over at Patchwork Times has started a new motivational link up on her blog...  Patchwork Times "Getting It Done"

At the end of each month, we'll link up with a list of 4 quilty things we want to complete in the next month and report on our progress during the month.  This sounds pretty good to me.  So in January, at a minimum I want to complete these quilty things: 

1.)  Get caught up on Sew Much Fun's Block of the month.  It uses Thangles and they provide the red and white fabric strips used in the center; we provide the star points and backgrounds.  Hear is a photo of part of the sample (sorry, not great.)   The store is in Gastonia, NC, about an hour and a half away from me, so I don't get there each month.  At any rate, I have November's block and need to complete it as well as pick up & complete December 2012 & January 2013.  For those who know North Carolina and the infamous Mary Jo's Cloth Store... Sew Much Fun is only 5 minutes from Mary Jo's!

2.) Figure out quilting design for a throw for my son and get it basted.  It is @ 70"x70." I plan to quilt this on my domestic machine... with a 6.5" throat....!?! 

Whoa??? what happened to the color?  The yellowish color is really olive, the blues are really teals.  Hopefully this image will be more true.  The fabric is Sandy Gervais' Tranquility line (an oldie 2008 I finally used up.)  The Pattern is from the book Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam Lintott and Nicky Lintott.

3.) Make the freezer paper templates to assemble my Christmas Tree skirt made using a pattern from the book French Braid Obsession.  (Sorry no photos.)

4.)Complete the final 5 blocks of the star quilt top for my grandson.  (Again, no photos.)

My non-quilty (but blog related) goal is to IMPROVE photos... geez Louise there is MUCH room for improvement!

So, thanks Ms. Judy from Patchwork Times for hosting this motivational tool for us for 2013.  Happy New Year everyone... may your stitches never skip and your needles never break!