Sunday, December 25, 2016

December One Monthly Goal - Calculations In Progress

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.  

Elm Street Quilts

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 Making
Monday Design Wall


  1. Congrats on making your goal and getting a start on the quilt. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly goal.

  2. I'm so impressed that you met you OMG goals almost every month! The geometry quilt is going to be spectacular, and I'm sure you will be able to manage the directional fabric.

  3. Wow - congrats on getting so many done!! and glad you saw the directional stuff befire it was too late

  4. What a great design! The math fabric is terrific. Hope you'll manage to keep the print right-side-up.

  5. I hate working with directional fabric, one of the first things I do is sew the directional fabric in wrong :)

  6. That looks like such a fun design. I love the math fabric (math grad)

  7. It's really, really hard to find teenage-girl-approved patterns! I'm familiar with: The struggle is real. lol

  8. That is a great looking quilt. You can keep the fabric the right direction but, yep, even with knowing it is directional it will be a challenge. Tomorrow I plan to work on my OMG -- it's started but is probably bigger than I should have picked for December. Congratulations on 11 out of 12.

  9. love the math fabric and the additional colors are great! This should be a fun quilt. Liz

  10. Ooh, directional fabrics are NOT my friend! I love how this quilt is going to look.

  11. Love the fabrics in your quilt, Great OMG! =)

  12. I am a math teacher so I am fond of this fabric as well. It always amazes me how people seem to think it acceptable to comment that their math skills are poor. I do not think they similarly comment about their reading/language arts skills. Children then think it acceptable to not do well in math. We need our math to make wonderful quilts such as this.


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