Friday, March 3, 2017

March One Monthly Goal: Trudging Along With the Graduation Quilts

It's been a busy week.  I've not managed much stitching time, pretty much just 15 minutes each evening.  I should have some time to sew this weekend and I'm really looking forward to that. Before I get back to the sewing room a new One Monthly Goal needs to be chosen so I can arrange my priorities.  

There are three graduation quilts that still need to be finished.  Bejeweled needs binding, Geometry needs a backing and to be sent out for quilting, The First Amendment quilt needs to be started.  I don't mind doing the bindings, plus those are good projects to work on when I don't have much time to sew.  So I think that one will get done at some point this month.  Since Geometry has such dark fabrics in it, it shouldn't be too bad to prep for quilting, so that should get done too.  That leaves the First Amendment quilt, which at the moment exists only as a file in my Electric Quilt folder.

The First Amendment Quilt - self designed

The fabrics are all purchased, but none of them are washed and pressed for use. The center panel needs to be printed on fabric.  I've done some dry runs on large sheets of paper to work out the process, but haven't done that final transfer to fabric.  This quilt isn't going to get done this month, I just don't work that fast.  But it has to be started before it can be finished.  So that's the OMG for March, to get the First Amendment Quilt (FAQ) started.  The day I start cutting fabric for a quilt is what I consider the start date for a project.  I've got a bit to do before I get to that point.

The FAQ will also be my UFO-2017 Challenge project for the month.  I know it's not really a UFO, but there's just not enough sewing hours in a month for me to split efforts.

Linking up with the March One Monthly Goal over at Elm Street Quilts.  


Patty said...

That is a lot of work to start a quilt. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

Gina said...

Good luck. I think you are going to be busy this month xx

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I have felt like I've been trudging with my sewing lately too...thus, have allowed myself a little break. Your progress is inspiring! Good luck with this month's challenge.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love your plan for the First Amendment Quilt! Looking forward to seeing it in fabric!

Barbara said...

It's going to be a wonderful quilt. Love those friendship stars. One of my favorite quilt blocks.

Katie Z. said...

Good luck! I wish you many happy hours sewing.

I really enjoy watching how different each of these graduation quilts has been.