I've been following a few members participating in A Lovely Year of Finishes for over a year now. This year, I thought why not join in and see if I can get more projects finished.
I began the year so well! Made a goal, completed the goal, posted my progress. Awesome! I was starting and finishing things I really wanted to make - and adding a few extra projects along the way.
Then summer started. Schedules changed - more time for sewing - right? Uh, kind of. I tried to sew from when I first wake up until my son demanded breakfast. Some days that was 3 hours of bliss, others more like 5 minutes.
So what's in my sewing space today?
You might look at this goal and say - the table runner? Again? For the second month? Wasn't it almost done last month?
Yeah. I'm recycling this goal. And I know I only have to find 3-4 hours to get it completed.
There's the challenge! Can you believe I spent a whopping total of 3 hours on a sewing machine the Entire Month on October? Nope, I can't either. And not one of those hours was sewing on the runner.
Instead, I made a personalized gift for a birthday boy, and finished a bag for a friend (that I'd promised to her back in April!)
October got really busy - I picked up some extra shifts at work, I started doing some free-lance work, I volunteer at my son's school twice a week - then there's the no-end-in-sight kitchen renovation.
But I did take one small step forward on this goal last month. I found two batting scraps that I cut to the approximate length (they need to be basted together to make the width), and I cut fabric for the back and binding. I also decided no borders are needed on this - the binding will be enough of a frame.
My pledge to myself is to finish this little project. I miss my sewing machines - all three of them!
Wish me luck :)
Sometimes I need a deadline to keep me motivated to complete a quilt. What better motivation than participating in a bloghop?
While the snow and cold temperatures keep you inside, why not work on projects for this year's fair? The full listing is available to download now!
This month's block used paper piecing technique, one that all three of us were familiar with and happy to assemble!
My favourite customer, Ashley asked me to make a quilt from her daughter's baby clothes. I have previously made her quilts for her sisiter-in-law, her boys and she won a school quilt!
August's quilting technique was English Paper Piecing (EPP), a method I was skeptical to try at first.