Monday, December 4, 2017

December One Monthly Goal: Working on the UFO List

December almost seems late this year since Thanksgiving was so early.  Of course even if it seems a bit late, I'm still behind on the holiday stuff.  Sewing time will be at a premium till after Christmas.  Too many other things to do on the weekends and in the evenings after work.  As I contemplate what to focus on for my December One Monthly Goal that needs to be kept in mind.

There's been a lot of progress on En Provence.  

En Provence, A Bonnie Hunter Mystery (2016)

The second vertical border strip has been added since this picture was taken.  Getting the last two border strips on would be a reasonable choice, but En Provence has been the OMG project for the last two months.  I'm ready to move on to something different. 

I do have a project that needs to be done either by Christmas or by the first week in January. That's the Scientist in Training's Geek Chic quilt.  Looking at where I'm at now, that project is probably best reserved for the January OMG.  

There are two items left on my 2017 Quilt Plan that haven't seen any progress.  One of those is to start making Bonnie Hunter's Wild and Goosey pattern out of scraps.  Since the 2017 Bonnie Hunter mystery just kicked off and I'm working on Magnolia Mystery at the same time, adding a new project right now just doesn't seem like the right thing to do.

So that leaves UFO #10 on my list as untouched so far this year.  Twinkle Stars was my 2015 Rainbow Scrap Challenge project.  Looking back at my Electric Quilt files, this was the rough plan for the finish.

Twinkle Stars
Tutorial by Andrea Feldbush of Soscrappy

This setting needs 72 blocks.  What was in the project box was moved to the design wall over the weekend. 

I'm 4 blocks short.  That's a relatively easy goal for December.  So the plan is to make one more green, teal, orange and magenta block.  That will move this quilt one step closer to being a finish.  

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


Libby in TN said...

Twinkle Star is one of my favorite blocks. I'm putting it on my RSC2018 list, along with little monkeys, and ... Too many options!

Marti said...

After watching your quilt progress this year, I would like to make a Twinkle Stars also. Heck, I'd just like to be sewing again! I think making a temporary sewing room should probably be moved to the top of my to do list.

AnnieO said...

Very pretty choice for your goal! It seems I’m never quite ready for it to be Christmas again!


Looks like a good choice for December--certainly very colorful and reminds of Christmas lights and talking about Christmas lights--someone asked me this morning what I enjoyed the most about Christmas and my answer was all the twinkling lights--
enjoy the moments, di

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You have some great project!

Angie in SoCal said...

Both projects are gorgeous. I never thought to set the RSC blocks in random order. I love it!

Louise said...

I haven't been reading your blog long enough to know about Twinkle Stars. Very cool block! And your version is looking really good. Are you still thinking you'll add sashing?

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on your progress, Kate. Happy finishing!!!

Sandy Panagos said...

Only 4 blocks left -- soooooo close! You'll be done before you know it.

Patty said...

I think is just an amazing quilt. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Barbara said...

En Provence is stunning, and your Twinkle Stars are looking great. You should be able to knock off those four blocks in no time. You're making good progress on your UFO's.

Anonymous said...

That seems like a reasonable goal. Very happy quilt.