Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Me VS April Goals & May Goals

Some months meeting my goals are a breeze and then other months (I bet you know where I'm going with this, don't you?) are a Big Fat 0.

Goals met in April  - 0  

Yep - A big fat 0

But don't think for one minute that I'm unhappy about that!  Check this out, as you know my daughter is graduating this month.  Oh you didn't know? didn't care. That's okay.  This month I've been busy working on her quilt.  I have almost finished piecing it, still have the border and stars to complete.

So here's the real cool part about this quilt. I bought this pattern and fabric several years ago.  I've never made Serena a quilt because she really doesn't want one.  So a month ago she comes home with some shoes on the color as the background fabric and says "This is my new favorite color!"  Whoa,  I'm thinking that's the exact same color as the quilt I've been thinking of making for her. 

I get the fabric and instructions and start in.  I had so many problems with this quilt.  Some have been my fault and some have been the instructions. I was sewing up one of the stars and when the block didn't go together I realized they reversed the paper piecing template. Oy Vey!  I spent quite a few hours with the seam ripper.  

This is just my opinion.  I love the white stars with the white of the panel of verses rather than how it's pictured on the pattern.  See?  What do you think?
So now on to May Goals

#1  And the most important.  Finish Serena's Quilt
#2  BOM Terrier Town
#3  Sulky BOM
#4  Work on the Christmas Stockings

So just those four will be more than I can do, but I'll give it my best.

Happy Stitching,
Nicey Linda

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  1. Linda - I love it! And so will Serena. I've never seen this pattern before. Congrats to both of you on making it to graduation!!

  2. A lovely quilt and a great use of the black & white fabrics.

  3. I think the white stars are striking. It's lovely!

  4. It looks terrific! Your are off to a great start!

  5. Your daughter will be delighted with this I bet. The colours are gorgeous.

  6. I love red! Just got my first pair of red shoes and love them. The stars on red are very pretty, I hope your daughter loves it!

  7. I love your version. The white with the white is beautiful against the red background!

  8. I think it's just fine to adjust your goals according to your needs during the month! :-) Congrats to Serena! That is great. I love serendipity like that! And yes, I totally love your version more than the one on the cover of the pattern.