Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time Flies

February has gone quickly!  It think that's partly due to the spring-like temperatures we're experiencing in southeastern Pennsylvania.  The nice weather certainly makes me want to get out and about more.  When I was home, I stuck to my One Monthly Goal of getting the Leaf Chain top pieced.  It won't be quilted until I've taken a class on how to use my embroidering machine for quilting.  That's not until the end of May, but I have lots of time to get this done in time for next fall.
Linking up with OMG at elmstreetquilts.blogspot.com  Go see what everyone else has accomplished this month!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

February OMG

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.