It’s the end of the month and I’ve got a busy day planned. First on the list is DH invoicing. I’ve been working on it but I’m taking a quick break so that I can do a quick post!

On the last day of the month I’m joining Judy at Patchwork Times to make a list of four quilting goals for the next month. And give an update on how well I did with the past month’s goals. Click HERE to see what other people are trying to get done.

For April I hoped to get these things done:

1) Finish the Tiny Triangles wall hanging so it can be in my front entry. DONE

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It is now hanging in the front entry – sorry the picture isn’t the best, the lighting conditions aren’t the greatest there.

2) Finish another donation quilt. DONE

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This was from one of the kits that our quilt group put together. We did two different kinds of kits – one quilt as you go and one that makes the whole top as one piece. This is the second kind of quilt. Since it’s a baby quilt, it was easy to quilt on my home machine.

3) Start cutting strips for quilt that will be a Christmas gift for DGC#5. DONE

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Not only have I cut the strips, but I’ve sewn them all into strip sets!! I wanted to include a picture of this strip:

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The pink plaid fabric is from one of DH’s shirts. (Yes, he wore a pink plaid shirt!!!) I “de-boned” it ala Bonnie Hunter and used one strip of it for this quilt. Someone expressed doubt that I would consider using DH’s clothes as quilting fabric. This is proof that nothing is safe in a quilter’s home!

Besides, he couldn’t wear his shirt anymore because it had a big stain on the front of it! But the back was in great condition, so into the quilt it goes!

4) Finish Bedford Beauty!! Almost done.

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I am sewing the binding on whenever I get a spare moment. I hope to have it done very, very soon!

My goals for May are as follows:

1) Another donation quilt – I have five more kits that need to be finished before October.
2) Finish assembling the blocks for DGC’s quilt, then layer and quilt. I was just going to say “assemble blocks”, but I’m going to be ambitious and try to have them all quilted, too.
3) Finish log cabin flimsy.

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I have one half of it all assembled and a whole lot of partial blocks. I would really like to see this one finished!

4) Layer and pin baste my birthday quilt

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This has been languishing in the WIP pile for two and half years. I have an idea for how I want to quilt it so I want to get it layered and try it out.

Okay, those are my four goals for May. I’ll let you know how it goes in 31 days!

Peace