Friday, October 5, 2018

October One Monthly Goal - Missing the Mark

We are almost a week into the month, so it's time to pick a One Monthly Goal. But deciding on October's One Monthly Goal has been a challenge.  

This is my third year to participate in the OMG and it's been my worst in terms of actually completing the selected goal each month.  I've been trying to figure out why the previous two years I only missed one or two monthly goals, but this year I've missed completing my goal five out of the nine months.  What's even crazier, I've had more sewing time this year.  Maybe I've just been too ambitious on my goal for each month?  Am I working on too many projects at a time, so there's not enough focus on the OMG project?  Probably a bit of  both. 

So this month, I should pick something more limited in scope than I have in previous months.  There are two that come to mind.  The first is to finish all the blocks for this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge Squared Away Sampler.  Two of Septembers blocks are finished. 

 Squared Away Sampler
designed by Mari (The Academic Quilter) and Angela (Soscrappy)
The 2018 Rainbow Scrap Challenge Project

The third has been started.  I'll need to make three of October's block, which hasn't been posted yet.  That should be doable.  

The other project that's doable is to finish off all the blocks for the Halloween Mystery Quilt.  This is what's finished so far. 

 Halloween Mystery designed by Carrie Randall (Quilter's Hideaway)

I still need to complete one more spiderweb and finish off the two bats, plus start on the final block that I wasn't able to pick up till Wednesday this week.  But that's definitely doable.

Of the two, I'm having a lot of fun with the Halloween blocks, so I think that will be the goal this month, to get all those spooky blocks made.  It will be a bonus if I get them all set together (but I'm not counting on that).  Maybe I can focus long enough to actually make my OMG for this month and raise my success rate to 50%? 

Linking up with Elm Street Quilts for the October One Monthly Goal.  


Barbara said...

That’s a good choice. I like to work on “holiday” quilts during the season they represent. And it’s supposed to be fun, so if you’re having fun with it, then all the better. The blocks you have so far are very cute.

piecefulwendy said...

I think setting the goal of working on the spooky blocks for this month is a good one. Sometimes I find working on a quilt during its season helps me stay on task. Plus, I'm in the mood to work on it then. Enjoy!

Patty said...

Love those Halloween blocks! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Susan said...

That's a great Halloween project that I missed! I look forward to seeing yours come to be.

maggie fellow said...

I really like the colors for the squared away blocks - they were tricky for me. cute halloween quilt so far.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Love that Halloween quilt!! and I don't know what the problem is - but I have missed it more this part of the year than the first part - maybe its because we are more ambitious in our minds than our time will allow??