Saturday, October 5, 2019

October Already?

We are already five days into the tenth month of the year, the start of the fourth quarter of 2019.  It's the wind down part of the year.  Except if you quilt. Then it's either "what can I finish by the end of the year" or "what Christmas presents do I have left to finish" time of the year. So keeping that in mind, I've been contemplating what the October One Monthly Goal is going to be. 


I try to avoid Christmas gift sewing as it's just stress and pressure I don't need.  However at the beginning of the year, I did commit to the Scientist in Training that I would finish off quilts for her writing group buddies who are graduating from collage. The first is finished, I'm still working on the second, Twinkle Stars.


Getting this quilt into finished flimsy state was my September OMG.  That didn't happen, though I did make a lot of progress with the assembly.  

On the other hand, Vintage Dresses is back from the quilter. 


Each dress has been quilted in matching colors with some great filler swirls in the rest of the block. It looks even better from the front. This quilt just needs to be trimmed up and bound.  That would be a relatively easy finish for the month. 

Also close to being a finished flimsy is Storm at Sea.  

 Storm at Sea
Paper Piecing Class by Carrie Randell (Quilter's Hideaway)

It just needs two more rounds of borders added to make it a finished flimsy. 

I've not accomplished my OMG for the last two months.  My success rate there is 7 of  9 or 78%.  That's actually really good considering that my success rate last year with the OMG was 42%.  The difference is being realistic about what I can get done. Due to some family issues, I'll be out of pocket for up to 2 weeks this month.  Sewing time will likely be limited, so as much as I'd like to pick finishing off Twinkle Stars, that's not likely to happen this month.  Finishing off Vintage Dresses is much more likely to happen as I can hand stitch when I can't get to the machine.  So that's the OMG for this month, finish Vintage Dresses.

Linking up with Elm Street Quilts.  Good luck with your goals for October stitching.   

11 comments:

Barbara said...

Ooooh, you’re a tease with your dresses quilt. I can’t wait to see it.

dortha said...

Love your storm at sea quilt. Can’t wait to see your vintage dresses quilt.

Michelle Churchman said...

7 of 9 isn’t bad at all! Your Storm at Sea is absolutely gorgeous. I’m eager to see the vintage dresses quilt.

Donna said...

Good luck with your goal! A finish is always a great choice.

Marti said...

Barbara beat me to it. I thought I'd be first to say you are such a tease! I see the little heart on one dress though.

I try not to sew for Christmas either, but it sounds like you will make your goal. I hope everyone is doing well and SIT has adjusted to the college routine now.

chrisknits said...

Learning to judge my projects has been a journey this year. I am learning to focus on the doable more than the want.

Patty said...

Vintage dresses for the win! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Sandy Panagos said...

I don't do Christmas sewing either for the same reason! Making great progress on everything. Soon they'll be finished.

Jennifer said...

You are getting really close on so many projects - hope you are able to fit in your stitching time this month!

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