Wednesday, February 6, 2013

February -2013 Year of the Finished Project

It's the first Thursday in February.  Time to check in with Lynn over at Never Too Hot to Stitch on my progress with making 2013 the Year of the Finished Project.

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For January, I had goals for three of my projects.

1.  Scrappy Stars (my oldest UFO)

  • make 5 more star blocks      Done

2. Evening Star 
  • Add borders             Done
  • Make backing          Done
  • Ship out for quilting  Done

3.  The Sofa Quilt
  • Finish making all the "B" blocks     Done

All of January goals are done.  So not a bad month at all, especially considering how busy we've been.  I like setting monthly goals, it's easier to focus your efforts and prioritize your projects when you limit yourself to working on just a few things during the month.  

So what's on the list for February?

1.  Scrappy Stars
  • make 5 more blocks
2.  Evening Star
  • bind
3.  The Sofa Quilt
  • sew all the blocks together
  • add borders
  • make backing
  • ship off for quilting
4.  Calico Cats
  • Make 18 cat blocks

5.  OSU Quilt (NewFO)
  • decide on pattern
  • cut fabrics
  • make first block  
That's a pretty ambitious list for the shortest month of the year.  We'll have to see how it goes.  To see what got done last month and what's in the works for February, check out all the links over at Never Too Hot To Stitch.


Lynne said...

Oh my! Congratulations on reaching all of your January goals!

Kathleen said...

Oh no, I forgot it was a short month. I agree with you, I like setting goals. Really do get more done that way. Kathleen

thea said...

Well done on your goals. I am looking forward to seeing your cats.

Marg said...

Well that was a great month for achieving goals, congratulations.
Love that sofa quilt.

Debbie said...

Beautiful quilts...and great accomplishments. I like that you break down the finishing into steps like I do. That way I can get it done.

Chris said...

Bravo for reaching all your goals!! You are like me in that I made my list a bit shorter so I can really cross something off LOL

Marti said...

I love that you have your goals written and checked off. I really like the scrappy stars quilt too. Think that needs to be on my to do list.

Lynette said...

Way to go! And good luck on those cats. Can't wait to see them. Sofa quilt is gorgeous.

Shay said...

You're on fire Kate. Way to go with the January goals. Pretty projects.

Unknown said...

i need to follow your blog! Just reading your post gets me inspired!!! I like how you check them off your list! congrats and go February!! ~karen

Carol said...

Lovely finishes. Your goals for February are great.

Quilter Kathy said...

You sure did great to meet all those goals! And another long list for February!