After a dismal performance against my first quarter goals I wasn’t sure whether to attempt a Q2 list. But I’ve been through my list of projects and there are quite a few that I would like to finish in the next few months and a little accountability is always a good thing! So here goes…
1. Marsala Quilt for the Pantone Quilt Challenge 2015
The deadline for this is only a few days away (24 April) and I’m still debating what to do next. I’m hoping that inspiration strikes soon so that I can at least enter the quilt top category. Nothing like a little deadline pressure!
2. Private Swap with Aylin
I’m making Aylin a tote bag, I have a bit of a plan and will make a start very soon.
3. Birthday club swap items
A few of my local sewing friends and I have started a birthday swap club. Rachael’s birthday is in May so this really needs to get done this quarter.
4. Umbrella Prints Trimmings challenge 2015
I ordered two trimmings packs from Umbrella Prints so that I could enter their 2015 Trimmings Challenge. The packs arrived last week, I chose Peachey Keen and Australia. I have a plan for them and I need to make the June 5 deadline to be in the competition.
My sister asked for some pillows for her new house. The house hasn’t been built yet, she’s battling Christchurch post-earthquake bureaucracy but they are in lieu of a Christmas present from last Christmas so I don’t want to leave her waiting too long. So far, I have a plan for one pillow, it involves Carolyn Friedlander’s Outhouse pattern.
6. Sew Together Bag
My mum is patiently waiting for the Sew Together Bag that I promised her a while back. Mum requested these colours. I would really like to tick this project off this quarter.
7. Swedish Bloom Quilt
This quilt was on my Q1 list. I’m actually now debating whether to remove a row and keep it as a throw quilt rather than attempt to upsize the pattern to a bed sized quilt. Yes, I’ve been procrastinating on this one for months!
8. Handquilting projects
I have two projects that I started hand quilting in class with Sarah Fielke back in January. I’ve nearly finished the quilting on the one shown here, it would be nice to finish this and make progress on the second quilt.
9. New quilts for my boys
My boys need new quilts, and I’ve chosen two patterns from one of my very favourite quilting books, Denyse Schmidt Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration. The patterns are Basket Weave (chosen by my youngest) and Wagon Wheel (for my oldest). It seems highly unlikely that these will be finished in Q2 but I’m adding them anyway. I’m planning on staying true to the aesthetic in the book and using mostly solids and only a few colours in each. Which means the hardest part will be choosing fabrics!
Phew, that turned out to be a long list, I’m sure hoping that I do better this quarter than last quarter!
Linking up with Adrianne over at On the Windy Side.