Monday, June 26, 2017

Weekend Stitching: June's One Monthly Goal and Other Progress

Not sure I'm ready for the work week yet, but it was nice to get a day in the sewing room.  Even better the new washer showed up on Friday, saving me from another trip to the laundromat.  So it was a very nice and relaxing Sunday.  

Lots going on in the sewing room this weekend.  First off the June One Monthly Goal is finished.  

The goal for June was to get the borders on Blooms and Butterflies, then make a back, prep both for quilting, then package them up to ship out for quilting.  Done, done, done and done.

That plaid fabric in the backing has been in the stash for about 10 years.  It's nice to finally move it out of the stash closet.  So I'm 6 for 6 on this year's One Monthly Goal.  All the prep work was done last weekend, but with the crazy stuff going on at work, it just didn't get posted last week.  You can find more monthly achievements over at Elm Street Quilts

With Blooms off the design wall, there was room to start laying out the blocks for this month's UFO project.  

 It took most of Saturday evening to fussy cut the angels for the center of the blocks.  Block construction didn't get started until Sunday.  Christmas Angels probably won't make it to the finished flimsy stage by the end of the month, but it's definitely further along then when it came out of the project box.  

Linking up with:
Monday Making
Main Crush Monday
Monday Design Wall 


Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Kate,
Well aren't you accomplished finishing your June project way ahead of time! Love the Christmas Angels! I have some finished that look very similar in cross stitch - this will be a beautiful quilt when you get it together. I can hardly wait to see it! ~smile~ Roseanne

Shelia Wood said...

Congrats on getting your Onr Monthly Goal done.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

That is going to be a lovely quilt.

AnnieO said...

Glad you finally got a day to sew again, and the washing machine saving you hours. Love the plaid for the backing of your quilt.

Bonnie said...

YEA! Especially the 6 for 6! The angels look interesting. It'll be fun to see how they come together. Keep plugging away!

Judy Hansen said...

I like the backing for your blooms and butterflies quilt. Good choice - and even better, it was in your stash already. Congratulations on the 6 for 6 on your goals.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

The plaid backing is so perfect for your Blooms and Butterflies quilt! Hooray for an almost finish!


Oh my goodness--good for you with the 6 for 6 projects--and I know you can keep it going--you have 5 weeks to finish that cute angel quilt top and get it boxed up to make it 7 for 7!!!!!
enjoy the moments, di
Ps==am soooo glad to hear that you have a new washing machine!!!

Alison said...

I can't wait to see your Blooms and Butterflies once it is finished! :)

Patty D from NC said...

Always feel good to get a quilt ready for the LAQ. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

Julie in GA said...

Congrats on meeting your monthly goal yet again. Your success rate is very impressive!
So glad that you got to enjoy a day in your sewing room and also that the washer trauma is finally over!

Soma @ said...

It always feels great to be able to finish OMG. You are doing great. Can't wait to see the progress on your new quilt.


MartiDIY said...

Congratulations on your new job! I hope it is a step up since it looks like it is more work. I feel your pain on the laundromat. Since moving here, I have come to despise the local laundry. I guess it's impossible to air condition a place with 20 dryers, but I'm always surprised that it is so hot in there still when there is not one going when I walk in to start my washers. Not to mention it's kind of pricey. Hope you enjoy your new washer and not having to schlep everything to the laundromat.