Monday, April 30, 2018

April One Monthly Goal: Pressed, Folded and Shipped

As the fourth month of the year comes to a close (way to fast if you ask me) it's time to post about the fate of April's One Monthly Goal

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.

1.  En Provence - Make back, prep, ship  
2.  Geek Chic - Bind   
3.  Magnolia Mystery - prep for quilting
4. Vintage Dresses - finish sashing
5. Squared Away - finish green blocks 
                               finish yellow blocks
6. Inverted Star - finish green stars
                            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 


Patty said...

Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish for April and your progress on your March goal (love that dresses quilt).

Meloney said...

I love the way your vintage dresses are coming together. You have such wonderful projects.

chrisknits said...

Yay for progress! I can't wait to see EnProvence finished. I just love that pattern.

Alison V. said...

Hooray! I am so excited to see En Provence all finished!

Quilter Kathy said...

Great progress this month even though it was busy!

Barbara said...

Nice job. You’ve accomplished quite a lot for the month.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Bet THAT feels great to have it all packed and ready to mail!!! Your dresses are so fun to watch. :) :) It's such a fun quilt!!

gayle said...

I love seeing the progress on your dresses! Seeing that project always makes me smile!
Looking forward to that En Provence finish! (My top is folded up and stuck in the To-Be-Quilted-Eventually box...)

Cheryl said...

How you are adding the cornerstones in the sashing on the dress quilt is awesome! I love how you are adding the matching colors to the corners to give the framing of the blocks a whole new look!

Preeti said...

Threads on the back are so UGH, especially when the dark thread shows up under the white/light background. The color coordinated sashing for the vintage dresses is the bomb!!!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Yay for getting one OMG off !! and good luck on the other!

Sandra Walker said...

I saw Cheryl's QAL for 2018 and I'm in! Didn't do last year's and still haven't put together the one before! I love seeing your dresses every. single. time. The sashing really adds a 'je ne sais quoi', no I DO know, a 'oomph!' 'ta-da!' 'here I am!' I detest that part of getting a quilt ready, examining the back... usually don't fuss too much over it, so far pretty good, just had to fish two out so far, deep purple against white on Dayna's graduation quilt, NOT fun! Congrats on making your goal!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on getting En Provence off to the quilter and making progress on the dresses!

Marti said...

Congratulations on your finish! Looks like you are almost there with the main part of the dresses quilt too.

Kristin said...

Those dresses are looking fabulous. Slow and steady wins the race!