Hope everyone had a very happy holiday. We spent the holiday hanging out with my family. We had lots of fun, my family really gets into the gag gifts and we had a couple of spectacular ones this year. So it was a memorable evening.
There's not been a lot of sewing this week with all the holiday prep and other activities going on. But there's been a conscious effort to make some progress on December's One Monthly Goal.
This month's goal was to get started on Geometry, the third graduation quilt that needs to be finished before May 2017. This quilt is for one of Drama Teen's friends who is a math whiz and thinks she wants to teach math. I found the perfect fabric for this project earlier this year.
Then came up with a Drama Teen approved pattern.
That's where I was at the beginning of December. The goal for this month was to pick out the rainbow of brights and then get started on making the quilt. Drama Teen made the final fabric selections during her finals week, it was a nice break from studying physics she said.
Last week squares from both the math fabric and the bright orange tone on tone were cut. I count a quilt started when the fabric is cut. So that means my December One Monthly Goal of getting Geometry started was met. But I did manage one step more and finished the first few HSTs.
There was one unexpected wrinkle in the quilt kick off process. That math fabric is directional. How I missed that I don't know, but thankfully it became apparent before I started cutting the blocks. I'm going to be able to keep the fabric facing the right direction in all the blocks, but I'm going to have to be very conscious of how the blocks are sewn together and the orientation when placed in the quilt. I fully expect there to be some unsewing on this project at some point.
Thank you to both Red Letter Quilts and Elm Street Quilts for hosting the One Monthly Goal this year. It's been a great way to lower the activation energy on stalled projects. I met 11 of my 12 monthly goals this year, so it really was a great motivator. You can check out how December went for everyone else over at Elm Street Quilts.
Also linking up with:
Main Crush Monday
Monday Design Wall