I thought today might be a good day to review my summer goals and progress (or lack thereof). After all, yesterday was the first official day of Autumn. (Note to self: stop complaining about the heat publicly and privately for at least the next 7 months--should be easy since the weather is beautiful now)!
Back in early July I posted ten goals I thought I might reasonably accomplish over the summer, and although I haven't finished them all I'm pretty pleased with how things turned out. Goal number one was to start on the Minick & Simpson quilt, Coastal Lily. I did make a start and have fabrics chosen and some of the cutting started (see photo above). I'm making a 30's version using the recent Moda collection, 30's Playtime, some Happy Go Lucky green dots, and some extra 30's fabrics from my stash. I actually have this ready to start sewing the flying geese! Goal number 2 didn't even get a start...my Steam Punk pattern still sits on the shelf.
But goal number 3 is finished! I got my Hopscotch quilt quilted (thanks Abby) and have it bound and washed. I've been using it like crazy...I heart this quilt!
Goal number 4 was to really clean my sewing room. Well, I did it, but it's a total disaster now due to a project I finished up just in time for a deadline last week. You'll have to trust me on that one...cleaning and organizing the sewing room is just one of those never-ending things, I guess. But I'll clean it again soon, promise!
Goal number 5 was to make more hexies...and to try a paper-pieced diamond star. Check...I made lots of hexies while on a short trip to a mountain cabin, and I also made one diamond star block.
Goal number 6 was to make a list of all of my finished quilts...another no...but something I'm keeping in mind for fall.
Goal number 7 was to finally cut into my Moda American Jane Potluck bundle. I guess you'll have to trust me on this one. I did...but it's for a project I can't share just yet!
And goal number 8 was to make more string blocks. I actually tried to make a block a day for a short time (clearly, that didn't go so well), but I did make a few, and I finally organized my string scraps so it will be easy to get to work on these soon!
Goal number 9 was to finish my Christmas Scrappy Trip. Well, I do have 19 blocks which is a pretty good start...thanks to my Bee friends!
And goal number 10 was to find a quilt ladder...another "not yet...but hopefully soon." So even though I didn't complete all of my goals--I completed several and made good progress on most. There were only three goals that I didn't get to at all...and so I'm going to count the summer as a quilting success. After all, I did a few things that weren't even on the list including....
finishing up my Tula Pink quilt which has been in a box for a couple of years...years! Just need to finish up hand stitching the binding on this one!
And I started a new quilt, Camille's On a Whim, on a whim (thank you Instagram friends)! I'm super happy with this project as it gave me a terrific use for the Anna Maria Horner fabrics I've been collecting for a few years!
And now it's fall...and I'll have new goals and a renewed sense of motivation to work on them. I guess it's time for a new list! How did you do on your summer goals?
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