Now that the unofficial start of summer has arrived, I’m thinking about my summer quilting goals. At the beginning of 2018 I decided to organize quarterly with mid-quarter checks on progress to help keep me on track. My second quarter mid-check up is a little late, but at least I’m getting it done! And I really do think it helps to go over and change quilting goals as needed as frequently as needed! I’ve completed several projects lately I can’t share for a while, but I’m getting close to finishing those up. It will be nice to be able to devote more of my sewing time to some of my current works in progress!
I set my second quarter quilting goals back in April (see this post), and as I went to review them I realized I have accomplished a couple and need to change a couple! Nearly all of the small projects with Clover Hollow that I planned to make for our Quilt Market booth got done in time. I’ve stayed caught up with block-of-the-month projects, and I’ve done pretty well at accomplishing some organizing projects. But after this weekend’s decorating, I really want to make some red, cream and blue pillows and pillow shams! So that’s what I’ll be working on next! My Village house quilt will just have to wait just a little bit!
Another of my quilting goals for this year was to start on some Christmas pillows for gifts. I just finished a Christmas project using these Christmas Figs fabrics and have some scraps that are perfect for pillows. So the plan is to cut out my red, cream and blue pillow shams and some Christmas pillows soon! And…I have something fun to share with you next Wednesday that I’ll be needing to stay caught up with! Be sure to stay tuned for that!
Also, I might try to squeeze in one more of the larger Contain Yourself bins pictured above. I realized the other day that these large rectangular bins are really great for fabric storage. They are the perfect depth for my shelves and fit folded fat quarters perfectly!
So, those are my quilting goals through the end of June. What are your sewing and quilting goals right now? I’d love to hear! If you need a little inspiration to help decide on projects, I’ve listed some of my organizational/goal setting posts below.
Three Posts to Help You Get Ready for Summer Sewing
- 5 Tips for Setting Quilting Goals
- Tips for Organizing Quilting and Sewing Projects
- Tips for Quilt Project Planning
Have a wonderful Wednesday, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Judy H says
As we moved this month across country, as I am unpacking I am making an updated list of my projects. Especially since we finally unloaded a storage shed I’ve had for 5 years. I know my June project is to finish up the top of a quilt I started in 2013. It’s down to the last little bit and the top will be finished. I’ve also picked out a knitting project and a needlework project for June.
I am reorganizing my sewing room. And while I could stop where I am, I would really love to completely clean and organize this room. I’m currently working on ribbon organization. I guess my daughter is right, I do have a lot of ribbon! And it’s going to take some more time and more supplies!
I definitely DO NOT like your “can’t share just yet posts!! LOL. My “Arcade” is back from my quilter and is just gorgeous and I’m keeping my eyes open for a good sale on layer cakes so I can make a second one as a donation quilt. As for what I’m working on now, I bought a By Annie craftsy class to make a travel bag and it’s a lot of work, but it’s going very well. I’d love to see this bag in Clover Hollow or Front Porch fabrics, for sure!! Have a great day.
Right now I’m working on my minisandmoreparade project hope to finish it today or tomorrow (it’s a holiday here all ay long sewing yeah!). And I really need to mkae myself a little bin/thread catcher but I always tend to give them away.
Mary B says
I’ve devised a new plan for clearing out UFOs that seems to be working for me. I alternate between “new” and “UFO”. I make and finish a new quilt, then finish a UFO. So far, it seems to be working. I only have 3 UFO’s to go.
I love this idea!
Working on more Log Cabin blocks and hope to get these finished soon. Also would like to make some summer table runners with scraps from a few projects I have finished lately, and need to get a way to keep my to-do project organized as I keep adding others and now quite large …
Diane W says
My goals for the summer are…Im buying an Innova and will be learning all about it and am starting a quilting business! Getting my room(s) all ready right now. ?