Saturday, January 4, 2014

January Goals

Once again I am participating in A Lovely Year of Finishes. Of course that is in addition to my 2014 goals. Well or many in conjunction with.

A Lovely Year of Finishes

I am hoping this time around to make my goals a little more manageable. So this year I am going to set one goal each month and it maybe a big as finishing a quilt top, or quilting a quilt. However, most likely this year will be filled with little accomplishments, like cutting out a quilt, or sewing the blocks together.

I have a busy year ahead and don't want to overwhelm myself. However, I don't want to forget to be creative. So little accomplishments will have to do. Little things that I can actually finish. Things that will help me make progress towards my bigger goals.

This month I want to finish the borders for my sister-in-law's yellow and grey wedding quilt.

Wedding quilt progress

They used the blocks as signature blocks for their guest book.

Nicole and Paul's Wedding quilt/guest book table

This quilt has three borders. Yes three. Two normal borders and one saw tooth border.

flying geese for yellow and grey quilt

On the first day of the year I started the flying geese and finished them yesterday. That was 60 -  2 1/2 by 4 1/2 - flying geese my friends. These were not made the magic flying geese method or another fancy way. And I have to say I think I like it better.  So yes, that was 120 little squares sewed on to 60 rectangles. It was quite a project.

Now I just have to make them into 4 string of 15 flying geese each to make the borders. Plus cut out and sew the other two borders. And that will be my goal for this month. If I move on to sewing the blocks together than that will be great, but I really really just want to finish the borders.

How about everyone else? Do you have any goals for this month? Are they ambitious or small? Just wondering how everyone else is feeling about this year. 
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  1. it is so Beautiful...I love the idea

  2. These are awesome! I haven't done hst's for a while, but I think I've tried a couple versions. The straight version seems to work just fine. I applaud you for making manageable goals. I'm trying for that myself!

  3. Pretty fabric for this quilt. Manageable is a great goal, sometimes I need to be reminded! Enjoy!

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