Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November Plans - The One Monthly Goal

The One Monthly Goal hasn't gone so well for me this year. I've gone from being wildly successful with OMGs the previous two years, to missing the mark more often then not this year.  Due in part to trying to finish a UFO each month and then not having the stitching time to do it.  Work has been a bit more nuts this year than the previous two.  So the key to being successful is not being over ambitious when setting my November One Monthly Goal

So what's likely to get done?  We'll have a lot of family stuff the week of Thanksgiving, so I won't have as much time to stitch as normal that week.  And we have some commitments this weekend that will impact my stitching time.  So the goal for this month needs to be a pretty small one.  There are two projects in the queue that are closed to being finished.  The first is the Halloween Mystery quilt (BOO!).  

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

It needs a label and the binding pieced then sewn down. That's doable.  

The second and probably higher priority is to get Inverted Star finished.  

Inverted Star block by Jessica Boschem of Common Threads
available from Craftsy as a free download, setting by Kate

It needs a backing pieced and then both have to be prepped so it can go out for quilting.  Piecing the backing is probably doable.  Cleaning off the loose threads from the back of the top and getting it all pressed is going to take some time.  That's going to be a tall order when I've got two weekends with limited sewing room time.  

So looking at the time available, I'm going to go for getting a back pieced for Inverted Star as my one monthly goal.  If I can get it prepped for quilting and out the door even better.  But I honestly do not think I'll get that far.

Linking up at Elm Street Quilts for the November One Monthly Goal.  


Patty said...

Fun quilt tops! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Denise :) said...

The Halloween Mystery is fun! I can't wait to see what you decide to do for the pieced back for Inverted Star! It'll be wonderful, I know that! :)

Kathy S. said...

LOVE your border for your rainbow quilt!

Laura said...

Your inverted star quilt is so colorful and cheerful! Good luck with your goal to piece the backing for it!

Sandra Walker said...

I was like, pick the star, pick the star, and you DID! Although I do love your Halloween quilt which came together so quickly considering all the real life work (job) you have to do as well!

Sandy Panagos said...

I'm so glad you're going to finish the stars!