Quilty Goals – September, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes

August Goals

  1. Continue working on myBOMs
  2. Quilt Flowers and Baskets*
    • This quilt is basted and just needs to be quilted.  I’m planning on giving it to my mother.
  3. Block # 7 (THE LAST BLOCK) of Raining Cats and Dogs
    • This is the last block
  4. Practice FMQ**
  5. Take out and play with a new project just for kicks**

I actually got a lot finished this month.  For the BOMs, I’m caught up with Tell It To The Stars and Moon Glow.  I was able to get Month 8 finished for Hampton Ridge.  So for September, I should be fine staying caught up with the first two and be in a pretty good position to get a lot done with Hampton Ridge as well.  I’ve got 3 blocks in Month 9 to finish, 4 blocks in Month 10 and then Month 11 is part 1 of the finishing kit. As we head towards the end of the year, the BOMs are finishing up.  Tell It To The Stars is getting close to wrapping up.  The September clue basically has me arranging the blocks together and putting the sashing around each of the blocks.  Moon Glow has 2 more kits arriving and I think Hampton Ridge has only 1 last kit.  I think I’ll take a little break from BOMs once it is all done.  I think by the time the last kits arrive we’ll be heading into November.  If I stay caught up I should be finishing things up around then and Bonnie Hunter’s next mystery quilt will be starting.  I still have old BOMs that are now UFOs that I have to finish up so, right now the plan is to pull those out and start working on those as my current WIPs finish up and sit in the quilting queue.

Flowers and Baskets is being quilted.  I have a method in mind and I’ve got a third of the flowers and baskets quilted.  I do not have a lot of energy to quilt everything at one time and I lose motivation fast.  So even though it takes a lot more effort, I pretty much change out my machine from quilting to piecing on a regular basis.  If I had the space, I would pull out Kayla’s bernette and use that one while my machine is set for quilting.  For September, the plan is to get this all quilted.  If I could get this all quilted and bound, then my Q3 FAL would be finished and I would be ecstatic.  But at my rate, I’ll be happy to get it all quilted.  This would be Finish #5 and only 1 quilt to accomplish my 2014 goal.

I finally got started on Block #7 for Raining Cats and Dogs.  The background has been pieced together and I started appliqueing the first piece down.  The goal is to do a little each week, however much I get done.  So, the goal for September is to work on this weekly.

I was able to get a bit of practice for FMQ.  I worked on 3-4 practice sandwiches and finished up the sandwiches I prepped and started at my machine quilting class at PIQF 2013.  I also started watching Leah Day’s Craftsy Class on FMQ while I was working on Block 33 last night.

September Goals

  1. Tell It to The Stars – September clue
  2. Moon Glow – Block #10
  3. Hampton Ridge – Month 9, 10, 11
  4. Finish Quilting Flowers and Baskets*
  5. Raining Cats and Dogs – continue to work on this a little bit at a time.
  6. Practice FMQ**
  7. Celtic Solstice – Step 5

PRIORITIES –
Quilting Station – Flowers and Baskets
Piecing Station – The BOMs
Hand Station – Raining Cats and Dogs

* One of my Quarterly FAL items

**One of my 2014 Quilty Resolutions

See more quilty goals at  A Lovely Year of Finishes

~Happy Quilting

Melanie

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