Friday, March 2, 2018

March One Monthly Goal - Hoping for a Fashionable Finish

Hard to believe we are already on the second day of March.  Which means it's time to decide on a new One Monthly Goal and link up over at Elm Street Quilts.


Picking the focus project for this month isn't hard as I lined that out back in December.  March's OMG will be for the Vintage Dresses blocks. 

 Vintage Dresses by Charise Randell

Last time this project was up in the rotation, I added coping strips to make the blocks all the same size.  Next each block needs a colored frame, but that will get added with the sashing.  So I need to decide on the final layout and start making those sashing strips.  I've got a lot of commitments this month.  There are two business trips, a 2 day volunteer stint for a science demonstration program, spring break and Easter.  All of those will cut into my weekends, so sewing time is going to be at a premium this month.  As much as I'd like this to be a finished flimsy by the end of the month,  I'll be doing good to get the blocks all sewn together.  So that will be this month's goal, get all the sashing strips made and the center of the quilt sewn together.  Hopefully that's doable based on this month's calendar. 

So the sewing room focus list looks like this for March:

1.  Sew the Vintage Dress blocks together. 
2.  Bind Geek Chic
3.  Send Magnolia Mystery out for quilting
4.  Make 3 Squared Away blocks in bright and light greens
5.  Make 5 Sawtooth Star blocks in green
6   On Ringo Lake - Leaders and Enders project

March is going to be a busy month! 

15 comments:

chrisknits said...

Must be that way for a lot. I have a trip and 2 weddings to attend! But without a real job I am free during the week to play in the sewing room.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh my favorite one--will have watching this one come together--and I should get mine out and finish it too--think I have a couple dresses yet to do too!!
enjoy, di

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So love these little dresses. Wished I still had that figure...giggle.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to seeing this one move forward. I think March is a busy month all around.

Sandra Walker said...

There's my dresses!! I think that's a most manageable goal for a busy month!

Sandy said...

You make it sound a lot worse than it is. Easter is NEXT month! LOL I cannot wait to see this quilt finished. It has been so fun watching it come together.

Janice said...

Good luck with your OMG. When life is busy it is best to make your goal achievable. The dresses are gorgeous.

Carrie Bee said...

Love these dresses! Good luck meeting your March goal!

MartiDIY said...

Those are such pretty blocks. I can't wait to see what you do with the sashing. What will you do with the quilt when it is finished?

Jill said...

Love the vintage dresses. As the blocks are now all the same size, hopefully it will be doable during your busy month.

Jennifer said...

It sure sounds like March will be busy for you! I will enjoy seeing what the next steps are for this quilt!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh Go GO GO - I want to see this one put together ( and we all know your quilting life is all about me!!) Its going to be great!

Quilter Kathy said...

It will be a great quilt! I like how thoughtful you are about your schedule and figuring out what is humanly doable! I'm not good at that and always overestimate what I can do and underestimate how much time it will take!

dq said...

Those aprin blocks are so darn cute! I love this quilt.

Patty said...

This is a darling quilt. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.