The plan for this month was to get the backing made for En Provence, de-thread and press the flimsy, then package for shipping to Trudy for quilting. The backing came together easily enough.
The back used up all of the Geisha print, all of the pink floral and most of the magenta fabrics. It feels good to get all of those out of the stash.
It took me a full weekend to remove all the loose threads from the back and then press both the flimsy and the back. Bonnie's quilts have so many seams, it's quite a challenge to be sure there are no threads that can show through the neutral squares. But after many hours of prep time, both were pressed, folded and packaged for shipment.
Trudy is usually pretty quick with the quilting, we've already discussed thread colors and quilting motif. So sometime in early May, En Provence should be back here ready for binding. It will feel nice to finally get a quilt off the UFO list.
The One Monthly Goal for March was to get all the Vintage Dress blocks sashed. Still working on meeting that goal.
|Vintage Dresses by Charise Randell|
The second row is all sashed and the first row is getting there. Hopefully Vintage Dresses will make it to the finished flimsy stage by the end of May.
While En Provence was the number one priority for April, there were a few other priorities on my quilty to do list. Here's how I fared with those.
3. Magnolia Mystery - prep for quilting
4. Vintage Dresses - finish sashing
5. Squared Away -
finish yellow blocks
6. Inverted Star -
finish yellow stars
7. On Ringo Lake - leaders and enders project.
So there was good progress this month. I'm hoping to get Magnolia Mystery prepped for quilting next weekend. It's not a UFO yet as it's not a year old, but I want to get it off the list before Meadow Mist Designs starts her 2018 quilt along.
That's it for the week and for the month of April. Now it's time to decide whats on the quilty to do list for May. Linking up with:
April's One Monthly Goal
Monday Design Wall