Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Working on the UFO List: May One Monthly Goal and UFO-2017 projects

The last of the graduation quilts got mailed off for quilting yesterday.  I'll be cutting it close on having it done by graduation, but I think that's doable.  The plan is to get the binding and labels made while Trudy is doing the quilting, so hopefully the finish will go fast once it's back.  Geometry still needs 2 sides of the binding stitched down before it's finished.  That's been one of my evening projects.  Either of those could be May's One Monthly Goal, but since they will get done on matter what, I'm really considering choosing something else to link up for this month's challenge. 

In addition to the two graduation quilts, there are two other quilts on my 2017 Finish Along list (I'm using every incentive possible to get some finishes this year!).  One of those is the Meadow Mist Mystery quilt.  I finished the published mystery, but knew I wanted to add some borders.  

 Meadow Mist Designs Mystery
By Cheryl Brickey of the Meadow Mist Designs Blog

I played around in EQ over the weekend and now have a plan worked out.  So May's One Monthly Goal will be to get the borders added, make a backing and get the Meadow Mist Mystery quilt ready to ship to Trudy for quilting.  

Patchwork Times is hosting UFO-2017 this year and I've been kinda sorta participating.  The graduation quilts were substituted in for the first 4 numbers drawn.  This month Judy picked number 11, which is my Christmas Angels Quilt.  All that's done on that quilt is some of the blocks. 

Looks like October of 2013 was the last time I worked on this project.  It's definitely time to dust off the blocks and see if some progress can be made.  The goal isn't to finish this project, but just to move it along.  

Hopefully the by the end of May there will be two more finishes, one quilt ready for quilting and another UFO moved a bit closer to completion.  I'd really like to get my UFO/WIP list pared down from it's current count of 23 to below 20 by mid year.  

Linking up with Elm Street Quilts for the May One Monthly Goal.  


Libby in TN said...

Ooh, Christmas Angels looks interesting. Hard to go wrong with 4Ps and Tri-Recs.

Patty said...

Looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

Cheryl said...

Your mystery quilt looks great, borders will be a very good addition.

SandraC said...

I like your Meadow quilt...mine is also my goal for May!!!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Sounds like ambitious goals for May. Good luck! I like your mystery quilt - can't wait to see your border design.

AnnieO said...

Goals are good--plans even better! Luck to you in carrying out more stitching time.

Sandra Walker said...

Wow you are really plugging along! I have a few goals but hesitate to sign up (ha, and missed the deadline for the Q2FAL perhaps subconsciously) with all the angst with the move. I haven't even sewn my mystery blocks together, wasn't too happy with how they looked, might have to revisit now I see yours and think wow!

GML said...

I love the colours you used on the Meadow Mist mystery quilt. Good luck

Katie Z. said...

You've done so well!