I've been participating in the One Monthly Goal over at Red Letter Quilts since January of this year.
Committing to just one goal each month has helped me make progress in some key areas, mainly in getting quilts done. But this month my goal was to actually start a project. Usually that's not a problem, but Drama Teen asked for 4 graduation quilts to be done by next May. These are for her best buds and one teacher. Which means I'm sewing for someone specifically. I always struggle with projects that are for a specific person. It's two fold, I want the right pattern and the right fabrics. It often takes me a while to come up with both. This month's goal was to actually start on the blocks for the Zombies in Paris quilt. That meant getting all the fabrics washed and prepped, finalizing the design and actually getting some blocks made.
Here's the final pattern:
|Zombies in Paris by Kate|
And here's the first 6 blocks:
The solid hearts are a really deep purple. For some reason that color is just hard to photograph in my sewing room. So I've met my goal of getting a good start on this project. This one should go pretty fast as the blocks are 12" finished. The letters will take some time, but I've already got a start on those.
I'm 5 for 5 on meeting my One Monthly Goals. Many thanks to Heidi for hosting this challenge. It's been a great motivator for me.
Linking up with
May OMG at Red Letter Quilts
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Main Crush Monday at Cooking up Quilts
Monday Design Wall at Patchwork Times