We've been having fun with party foods. :D
Thanks to the folks who host these parties that greatly boost my motivation in my quest to finish up every UFO and NETY in my closets!
I hope you had a good month with your quilting goals. Mine was better than I thought it was. These are the colors I worked with the past 31 days:
✓ Piñata Pizzazz - Became one of the coolest quilts I've made, and will surely be liked by the flood-relief family it goes to.
✓ Kelly's 1930s - I got the rest of the feather motifs quilted. I love hand quilting, but my fingers don't yet love doing it.
• Sea Breeze - Nothing. Poor Koo Koo Puff sat on the table all month. Maybe next time. . .
✓ 25th, Baby! - I barely managed to get up to 55 rings completed and assembled minus the main seams that have to wait. This project's never-endingness honestly made me cry one day. It's gorgeous, and I know I will LOVE it, and I'm still determined to have this completely finished in time to go on our bed by our anniversary next summer, but geez - I am not at all wired to keep working on one main priority project for months at a time. It grates on me and makes me want to vomit its colors. Tell you what, though! I ain't 'fraid of no stinkin' curves no mo'!
• Rainbow Jane - Yes and No. I developed some super cool quilting options for those solid triangles in my border, made the necessary stencils, and got 5 triangles marked. It would be really cool. For another Dear Jane! Because it doesn't go with the overall feel of this one. The fun frothiness jarred on me as I would walk by. So all that marking has been squirted out, and I've got new ideas emerging from the fog that will better match this modern-colored, vibrant rainbow quilt. I'll save the aborted plans for the romantic-themed Jane that'll be made some day for another daughter to inherit eventually. . .
✓ NewFO -
I love Barbara's NewFO parties each month, and they're really helping me get these kits pulled out of stone-cold status and on their way to becoming quilts before my youngest is out of high school. ;D Lots of other fun projects emerging, so take a fun stroll through the other links!
I got the Jovial Spinning Trees kit out, washed, pressed, cut - and I went so far as to get all the trees made.
I even got the 3D pinwheel pieces all folded and pressed. 196 of them.
That part was B O R I N G ! ! ! Even though I did this task as a sort of leader/ender project at the ironing board when I was pressing seams for the wedding rings.
I do love the 3D aspect of this quilt pattern:
|(Going to make for some interesting fmq times!)|
But, man! What a fabric waster. The way you cut the pieces to make the trees with ease gives you first this big pile of large cast-offs: (note the size)
See how big those are? 72 of them. And then you also get these piles of 72 smaller cast-offs:
Definitely enough here to figure out something, eh? :D since I already have enough fun fabric for the back of Jovial, I'm going to get a second quilt out of this kit!
✓ Stayed on schedule with Kelly's and Hello Moon
✓ Ruffled Roses - Finished border 4 and 3 cornerstones since my fingers were too sore to do additional quilting on Kelly's quilt.
✓ Selvages - finished top, and it's now renamed "A Barbeque with the Squadron."
And a bonus BOM week when I was waiting for the next Hello Moon block - Beachwalk was assembled as well. :)
So there it is - I got good clumps done off my directional lists, did a good job of sticking to my priorities and totally killed on Community Sewing for the month. I'm feeling a bit rebellious, though, so I'm interested to see what happens in November. . . My goals will be listed on tomorrow's post.