Monday, January 9, 2012

January 2012 Goals

I found that having goals for the month has really helped me to stay focused and get some of those projects completed!  I love having goals.  And if I don't finish them - no worries!  There's always another month or another year.  :-) 

Judy of Patchwork Times pick #5  for the UFO Challenge.  That's my Batik Jewels.  I pulled it out of the closet while my granddaughter, Violet was over.  I told her I was going to take some pictures of the quilt - she ran over and started dancing on top of it!  I guess she's right, that no quilt should be photographed without a dancing pixie!
And maybe a dog also?
The quilt is quite large for quilting on my home machine.  
I've never tried to quilt anything this large before. Scary huh?  But I don't have to worry about it just yet.  Because I don't have the batting and it will not be on sale until January 15th.  (That's 6 more days til I have to face this! Yea!)  Any ideas on how I should quilt this?

In the meanwhile, we've finished up the puzzle.  
So now there is room to pull out the sewing machine and get started on some sewing projects.  

I'm going to try to make the following blocks:
January Block for Hello Sun.
One (maybe two) of the Building Houses blocks.
Since I'm starting these two new projects I'll link up with the NewFO Challenge.  
I wasn't even going to work on Barbara's Civil War quilt this year.  I was just going to let it turn into a UFO.  But as I was shopping I found these lovely fabrics.  They were calling my name - telling me to buy them and use them as alternating block.  I hope to make up a couple of blocks and see if I like them. 
That's really more than enough for one month.

I also have Sunny's Stay at Home Round Robin to work on.
I have to figure out what I want to do with it.  I might just think about this one this month and sew on it next month.  

And I'll be helping Hubby with his "birds" or as I like to call them, flying geese. 

Happy Sewing,


  1. Ok, Linda -- how did you find out Judy picked number 5 for your ufo?? Im on the list as well....but I didnt know she was picking.. I just started working on them. ANd I really like your batik up above. Gorgeous !!!! Hugs

  2. Goals are good, it gives you direction but not rules. That quilt is hugh, but beautiful; every quilt looks better with a dancing pixie, especially if she is a granddaughter.

  3. Darn! I've never had a dancing pixie on any of my quilts. Can you hear our TV? DH has it up so loud I'm surprised noe of the neighbors has called to complain. I think you're going to be pretty busy this month. You better get started! Where do you buy your batting?

  4. Oh my - that is one gorgeous quilt!!! I think I need a cute little pixie to dance on my quilts, she's darling. Going to have to look at Sunny's robin project again...cute cute cute block!

  5. Wow that is a beautiful quilt and Wow again it's really big!!! and what a beautiful Granddaughter... Violet is very camera shy isn't she!! LOL. Hugs xxx

  6. Your quilt is gorgeous.. as is your little grand daughter!!
    Your jig saw is incredible... I don't think I would have the patience!!

  7. Oh, wow. I totally love that quilt! And the dancing pixie just adds to it! I know, those big ones scare me, too. I would be too scared to do this one myself. Can't wait to see what you do! Happy new year!

  8. Love your batik jewels! I would quilt it in my usual favorite way... horizontal and vertical stitch in the ditch, and then I would probably do diagonal lines through the square chains. You will be so happy with your finished quilt by the end of January!