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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mid-Year Goal Check

Seeing as how we're halfway through the year, I thought it would be a good time to update my goal progress. I do it periodically in the sidebar, but I will add a little more commentary here. 

- Report my stash usage and acquisition - I have faithfully reported each week and have made great progress. It really does make me think twice about picking up something cute - not only because I have a small quilt shop worth of fabric in my basement - but also because I know I am going to have to 'fess up come Sunday! 
- Finish at least 4 more UFOs - Three down, two to go - I have finished My Carnival Quilt (started in 2009), 

the Snap Sack table runner (also started in 2009),

 and The July Stars wallhanging (this will be a shocker, also started in 2009). 

I really would like to make the fourth finish something bigger - like a wall or bed quilt, and something that's been hanging around a little longer.
- Locate, divide amongst bee, and help to finish Lois' UFOs -making good progress and will post a separate update on this one.
- Quilt a dozen items on the HQ - 9 quilted so far - am doing well on this goal and have a large stack of Lois' UFOs to work on, so I should make this one before I get into the holiday homestretch! 
- Fall table topper - In progress (Judy L quilt) - need to get back to this one - I am at the pieced border and then have a few more borders to add. I do want to get this one done and hopefully quilted before Thanksgiving. 

- Twin size bed quilt for Jenna - I have been perusing my books for this quilt and also went through Lois' UFO stuff last weekend. She had a french braid quilt in Jenna's favorite colors (pink, purple, and green) that she had barely started, so I may repurpose that and make it Jenna's (I am pretty sure she'd approve)
- Five easy pieces king size bed quilt for us - I've cut a couple more pieces for the setting triangles and only have 10 or less to cut. I will need to buckle down and get working on this soon if I want to get it done this year (and I do!).
- Do something without a pattern - I am signed up for Esterita Austin's class in October when she visits our guild, so that should fulfill that requirement. I am thinking of making a quilt of this picture Mike took in New Mexico last year on our vaca. 

- Start on a bed quilt for Michelle and Steve - haven't even started this one...I've looked at a few patterns and thought about it a bit, but haven't gotten going yet.
- Make more table runners - Made two so far, one more cut out, and I have at least one table runner UFO. I'd like to get at least one more done for us and one for a holiday gift because, yikes, I bought another kit for one in Columbus a few weeks ago! 

Overall, I feel pretty good about the progress. I still have a lot to do in the 2nd half of the year, but do have a retreat coming up in October. My mom and I have earmarked a couple of joint projects to work on at the retreat, but I will still take a few of the ones above to work on as well. 

Did you have plans for the year? How are you coming along? 


jillquilts said...

You are making fantastic progress on all of your goals!!! Way to go!!!

Ohhhh..... Retreat in October!! I can hardly wait!!

orchidlover said...

You've done really well so far. I'm sure that you will reach all your goals come the end of the year

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Laurie said...

You've accomplished a lot this year. I love the colors of your fall quilt.