It's time to set One Monthly Goal and link up with Elm Street Quilts. This time, I chose a new start as my focus for the month. I joined a group that meets at my local quilt shop the last Thursday of each month. It turns out that nearly everyone in the class is also in my quilt guild so that makes it even more fun. The group has been meeting for about three years and the focus is making small quilts from the book 101 Fabulous Small Quilts (That Patchwork Place). They decide on a quilt and spend two months making it. For January and February, the quilt is Leaf Chain. I love the autumn colors and I was able to find all but one of the fabrics for it in my stash. My goal is to have the quilt top pieced this month. So far, I've completed one block (only need 8 of these)
and half of another (also need 8 of these)
so I'm confident I'll accomplish this goal. I'm still not too sure about that green square, but I think it will be OK with the border fabric. If not, I have more choices on hand.
The quilt for March/April has already been chosen and I didn't have any trouble finding all the fabrics for it in my stash. Although some may have a different interpretation about the multiple bins in my closets, I prefer to think of it as my pre-retirement fabric collecting finally paying off. Yes, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.