Q1 goals weigh-in

Or perhaps we should call it a meeting of Startitus-Anonymous. Like many of you, I have been guilty of starting too many projects, lured by the pretty fabric and fun Linky parties. So on my to-do list for this year is finishing up some current projects.

Let me start by stating I have fallen slightly off track (of my no quilt-along pledge) by signing up for the next fabric challenge with the Modern Quilt Guild. I have a good stash of Violet Craft prints from Michael Miller, so I think I will add some of those. I am currently thinking of making a baby quilt with lots of negative space to practice free-motion quilting. I like the idea of using these challenges to expand my skill set as a sewist and quilter. I have started a Pinterest board–Do you have any suggestions for easy piecing patterns?

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Secondly I did manage to finish my Massive tote on time for the previous MQG challenge, which I have realized is one of my finish-a-long for Q1 of 2014. Just for fun, I persuaded my daughter to climb in.
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Thirdly, and on my to-do list for this week, is the Easy Street quilt top (go here to see some finished examples). I have finished the B blocks (6), and need to make 7 more A blocks (of 12), and 6 more setting triangles (of 10). I would like to get these blocks done this week, unfortunately I realized I need another 50 four-patches first, although I have most of the other units done.
Easy Street as of February 15

I started following another MQG individual member this week, and Christine at Red’s Needles and Thread is starting a fun Linky called To-do Tuesday, so I am linking to that as well as Fabric Tuesday with Quilt Story.
See you at the linky parties!
To do Thursday

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6 comments

  1. We all certainly have UFO’s to finish. It does feel good when you get one done. Enjoy your blog

  2. I loved seeing your super tote on the MQG site, but didn’t realize how SUPER big it was!! What a cute picture too!

    Looking at the time between now and summer, I realized I wouldn’t be able to get the Michael Miller challenge completed. So I’m skipping that one this time around. Boo! I’ll catch the next one though!

    What a great To-Do list for the week! I am so happy you linked up! Thank you!! Happy sewing… 🙂

    1. We loaded it up with books and toys on the weekend, and it worked fantastic! Of course, now I may need to make another for my stuff…

  3. Oh please please please finish your wonderful vintage feeling Easy Street. I am dying to see it all done. It looks so charming.

    1. I love how the colours worked out (considering it was a mystery) and I already have the backing and batting, so I intend to stick with this until it’s done! On 2014-02-19 4:53 PM, “Lisa in Port Hope” wrote:

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  4. […] made a resolution last week to focus on only one project, my Easy Street Quilt, which is mostly going well in that I […]

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