Sunday, July 10, 2011

Where Am I Going, Again?

Do you ever loose your sense of focus in your sea of sewing projects?   Well, I think I am officially lost and have to pull over for directions.  Thankfully, I joined into Fairy Face Designs Summer Sewing linky and listed my summer sewing goals. You can find the details of Sarah's linky here (or use the button on the side bar) if you are interested in joining in too. It's not too late!  Shall we review where things stand at half way (yikes!) through the summer?

Finish my Quilting Guild of Ireland Mystery Quilt  I did finish piecing the top.  I loved the fabrics, but the final pattern was not to my taste.  I took a gamble by taking the Mystery Class and I lost.  So it goes.  The top was donated to Project Linus in May.  We will call it done, even though someone else is truly finishing it.

Finish my Sampler Quilt It is done and sent to Boston!  My friends received the quilt a few days ago and absolutely love it.  I am so happy its in a good home. It was also recently showcased in a Sew Mama Sew column, which made my day. 

Complete the Top of Lattice Illusions I have now changed this design at least three times, but still the work continues.  I know where I am going and I will have the top finished by the end of July. It may be layered and quilted by August with any luck.

Sign Up For and Finish 5 Birdie Stitches Blocks I am pretty well on track here.  I made all 12 blank blocks and now have I have 4 blocks embroidered.  With any luck I will have 6 finished by August.

Begin Piecing the Batik Irish Chain This is kind of started. I washed and ironed the batiks and cut more 2.5 inch strips of background than I care to count.  I love, love, love the fabric so I am sure there will be a good effort put into piecing this by the end of August.  No worries here.

Start and Finish a Bag I am not close to starting or finishing this project.  Can this be a Christmas gift instead of a birthday gift as originally thought?  I say yes.

Take a Precision Quilting Class I looked high and low for a class, but was not successful in finding one online or in person in Ireland.  So, I bought a DVD. I will absolutely be able to watch it by the end of the summer.  No problem there.

I do not know why I ignored two large projects when making my goal list a few weeks ago.  The Japanese Fabric Swap is well underway and the Community Quilt top is well underway!  They will be rather large accomplishments for me this summer, so I may add them to my goal list too. 
Making a list like this has been a great way to keep me focused.  Thanks for the (very kind, friendly) kick in the bum, Sarah!

In addition to the link on Fairy Face Design's check in post, I am also linking to Sew Happy Geek's Manic Monday and Canoe Ridge Creations Sew Modern Monday. 


Flying Blind... said...

Yay - I say all those finishes are great and the Swap is worth an A* on its own!!!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Definitely an A+! I just love those birdie blocks, they're amazing :-) And I have my charms enveloped ready to post tomorrow! And you're welcome for the kick in the bum ;-) thanks for taking part!

Kristy said...

That rainbow of batiks is absolutely delicious!!!

Ruth said...

I love the birdie blocks! They're awesome and will look so fantastic all finished!

Irina said...

wow! amazing work!I like the lattice illusions top!

Elizabeth D. said...

Oooh, I'm intrigued by the video you got - can't wait to hear what you think of it! And your Birdie Stitches blocks are looking fantastic :)

Ginger@gingersnapcrafts said...

Following you from Someday Crafts. {#100..wahoo! :)} Would love to have you link up at my {wow me} wednesday link up party going on right now. :)


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