Thursday, January 4, 2018

January 2018 One Monthly Goal

It was back to work on Tuesday.  It wasn't a bad day, just a lot of  "where was I?".  The last day of the holiday vacation was used to sit back and assess all the in progress projects laying around the sewing machine.  There were eight.  That's too many to be effective on any one project.  So after finishing off the blocks that were in progress, it was time to decide on this month's priorities including selecting the One Monthly Goal for January.  

That was actually a pretty easy selection process.  The Scientist in Training's birthday is this month and I promised her a quilt.  The top 4 rows are pinned together to be stitched and the last row for the bottom of the quilt is pinned ready for stitching too. 

I'd like to get this into a finished flimsy so I can wrap that for her birthday. But the OMG for January is to get the flimsy done, a back made and get it shipped out for quilting. That should be doable this month. It won't be a finish till next month, but I think the SIT will be OK with that.  

My overall priority list looks like this for January:

1.  Geek Chic - finish quilt assembly, make back, prep for quilting and shipping.
2.  On Ringo Lake - decide on a path forward (my fabrics didn't work so well in Bonnie's layout, but there are a couple of other assembly options that might work OK)
3.  Vintage Dresses - (old leaders and enders) finish adding coping strips to the blocks - DONE
4.  Magnolia Mystery blocks - new leaders and enders project, finish piecing the blocks. 
5.  Finish the 2017 RSC fan blocks
6.  Make Inverted Star border blocks in light blue for RSC challenge
7. Start 2018 RSC Scrappy Sampler project

Well, at least now I'm down to just 7 active projects. 

Linking up over at Elm Street Quilts for this month's One Monthly Goal.  


Patty said...

Sounds like a great project. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Susan said...

Your goal sounds ambitious........ I will be watching....... Looked like such fun that I joined in.........Thank you for the information.


I am hoping that you do get the quilt top finished for SIT cause I am wanting to see it too!!!
Projects all sound like good goals--
so keep stitching away--

BillieBee (billiemick) said... are definitely braver than me. I have so many UFOS, but have found I can only concentrate on 3 projects at a time and make any headway. Good Luck.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Your secret sewing just cracked me up!! Have fun! SIT will love it I'm sure.

AnnieO said...

I haven’t set any goals yet. Picking one a month randomly this year, maybe! Right now the sewing room is a huge mess, but once all the Christmas items are out of it, some sewing will happen. Good luck for your monthly goal and project list!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

That's quite a January list, but I an glad you prioritised Vintage dresses, well done on getting that one done. Good Luck with your Greek Chic project but I'm betting you will demolish it, and some of the other stuff too. Yay for 15 minutes!

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

Looks like a good list of goals to keep you out of trouble! Happy New Year!

newsurfiegirl said...

Good luck with all your goals!

thea said...

So it wasn't just me -- you were definitely hiding the quilt. Good luck with your goals - they seem quite doable.

Jennifer said...

Ooh, yay, can’t wait to see geek chic!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Wow, that's an ambitious list! But you're so organized I know you'll knock it out. Have fun Kate!