Here was my list of projects and what I hoped to accomplish:
- I'll be finishing my Quilt-Along project using Dot-to-dot FMQ (free motion quilting);
- I will also be working on my frog quilt. My objective is to get the quilt top finished.
- I will be working on my Grandmother's Choice quilt. My objective is to get 10 more blocks finished and blog about them (that takes the longest time since I usually research the Canadian facts about each issue.)
What was I thinking? I think I thought I was going to take the month off work and quilt!
|Quilt-Along almost finished|
- The Quilt-Along project is almost finished. I used only Dot-to-Dot FMQ on it. All of the blocks and the sashing have been quilted. I just need to quilt the border with the Cathedral curves.
- I completed two blocks of the frog quilt in the first week of the challenge. That's as far as it went.
- The Grandmother's Choice quilt is coming along. Before the challenge, I had chosen and cut the fabric for 5 more blocks. This weekend, I completed them, plus one more; and then chose the fabric for another 6 blocks. I haven't blogged about them yet but I will in the near future.
|Grandmother's Choice blocks|
- I completed a DIY kimono for my daughter;
- I completed the batik quilt top that I started during week 2, when I was too tired to piece my complicated blocks (frog quilt and Grandmother's Choice);
- I have embroidered about half of the leaf for one of the projects from Carol Armstrong's Applique Inside the Lines;
- I have almost finished the Happy Villages project. It's 95% completed. I just have to add boats on the water and FMQ some waves on the water; and
- I attended one quilt guild meeting and three classes in Canadian art appreciation.
|Completed Batik Quilt Top|
It was a great weekend of quilting, sleeping, reading, and eating with friends....not necessarily in that order. It was almost as good as going down south for a holiday (almost but not quite!)
What I learned
|Happy Villages - Almafi Coast|
- Why am I always so ambitious in setting goals? At the time, I actually thought they were pretty realistic. Not sure on which planet or alternate universe!
- I really did get a lot done - frankly an incredible amount. It just wasn't on the projects that I had anticipated doing.
- In hindsight my objectives were made up of projects that demanded a fair amount of concentration and focus. What I did accomplish included easier projects that I could do without too much thought.