Monday, July 2, 2018

One Monthly Goal for July

It's a nice Monday, I'm not heading into the office this morning.  Though the car does have to go in for service and I will have to log in the work computer to take care of a few weekly reports.  But the plan is to spend the afternoon stitching on July's One Monthly Goal.  


Sticking with the quilt plan for 2018, July's project is Inverted Star.  I found the project box and put the blocks back up on the design wall yesterday.  Very bright and very colorful, my favorite kind of project. 

 Inverted Star
by Jessica Boschem of Common Threads
available from Craftsy as a free download

Inverted Star is my Rainbow Scrap Challenge project from 2014.  The final quilt is supposed to look like this. 


That setting needs 64 sawtooth star blocks.  When I decided on this setting last year, I started making 5 blocks as part of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge stitching each month.  


As of yesterday, there are 33 stars completed.  About half of what I need to finish the quilt.  I'm almost three months behind on the star blocks.  The last two pink blocks are over at the sewing machine, I've just started cutting the teal blocks.  This month's color RSC color is red, I've not even pulled the fabric for those yet.  

Now to decide what the actual goal is for the month.  I've not done very well with my OMG's this year, I've only finished 3 of the 6 for 2018.  It's been hard to gauge what's achievable in the time I have to stitch.  Assembling the 31 stars needed to finish the quilt isn't likely to happen this month, but maybe I can get the blocks ready to set.  The goal for this month is to get the narrow white frame and the colored frame around each block. So then the blocks will be ready to set together the next time this project comes around.  

Linking up with:

The July One Monthly Goal
Monday Making
Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday

18 comments:

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

It's going to be stunning when it's finished Kate. All those little stars would be a pain (IMO) :) BUT, they look gorgeous in the setting you're using. Have fun sewing today! Sounds like a fun afternoon.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Hooray for some vacation time from work! I love your Inverted Star blocks and was so glad to see them come out to play again. Enjoy some stitching time on them today!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh that is a great one!!! Glad you will have a moment to work on it!! Enjoy!!

Barbara said...

It’s going to be a fabulous quilt, and I love the mock-up you’ve done. I know what you mean about knowing what’s realistically achievable. I’ve been keeping up with my “monthlies” but I haven’t moved my other projects along at all, which is frustrating. Maybe in July...

Patty said...

What a fabulous quilt this will be! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Judy D in WA said...

This is going to be a stunner! I like that you are realistic with your goals. It will happen.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Kate,
What a beautiful quilt this will be when it's complete! I just LOVE stars and this quilt is loaded with them. I'm here to encourage you to finish it this month!! Good luck. Happy Monday! ~smile~ Roseanne

Quilter Kathy said...

Such a great quilt layout! I find the same challenge... to pick a goal that is actually achievable given my schedule.

Cherie Burton said...

That quilt will be gorgeous.

Bonnie said...

Very pretty blocks. Hope you have a few extra sewing days amongst your work and family. Enjoy your pretty stars.

Sherry said...

I too have a problem with planning goals. Since it is camping season we are gone quite a bit of the month. I have carried my sewing machine with me, but then we get busy and nothing gets sewn so it is not worth carrying the extra weight.

I think your quilt will be wonderful when completed.

Shasta Matova said...

That is going to be a fabulous quilt! Love all the bright colors, the inverted stars, and the pretty setting. I wish you well with your goal, but any progress - whether you are short or exceed your goal, is good progress.

AnnieO said...

Great colors and a nice plan to combine the different star blocks. You are glutton for punishment with another project including narrow border strips!

MissPat said...

Ooh, another rainbow quilt that would be fun to do, but I've got so many others WIPs that I don't dare start something else. But I may put it on the list for future RSCs. Enjoy your few days off. We don't have AC, so I'm sitting in front of a fan, not doing much but reading blog posts.
Pat

dq said...

This quilt is a beautiful beautiful rainbow of colors! I hope you reach your goal!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a good goal! I need to pull out my UFO for this month and figure out if I can make some progress too! Hope you’ve had a good week so far and happy 4th!

Preeti said...

These stars are too hot to handle. I hope you will wrap them up quickly :-) Love all the bright colors!!!

Rhonda said...

Your blocks are just lovely and the finished quilt will be gorgeous. Hope you're able to meet your goal this month!