2016 APQ UFO Challenge List

Monday, July 4, 2011

Another month bites the dust

Boy, did June fly by! I have a feeling July will do the same as I have two trips planned, the first beginning this Wednesday. I am packing up the kids and taking them to experience Houston in the summer. I think I am a little crazy for going when Houston is at its hottest, but the fares were good and I am looking forward to seeing lots of good friends and family. 

I got a lot finished this month, which really feels good! I had a good month from start to finish and spent 19 1/2 hours sewing (not counting hand sewing binding in front of the tv, or in the car!). Here are my accomplishments: 
- Finished the top and backing and loaded my Judy L. quilt on the frame. I made good progress but fell just shy of finishing the quilting in June. 
- Pieced the last set of hexagon blocks for a "work on it when I am out and about" quilt. I haven't taken any pictures of them yet, but plan to when they are on my design wall.
- Quilted and bound my snap sack quilt, and gifted it to my good friend Jen to hang in her ultra modern Philly home. 
- Finished the back for Lois' Oriental Stars and outsourced the quilting of it. 
- Quilted my friend Kathy's Girl Scout quilt
- Put binding on a small wallhanging UFO of Lois'

I also took a few minutes this weekend to update a couple of my sidebars. My UFO gadget shows my progress to date and adds the three projects I've started on this year but not yet finished. My 2011 goals is also updated and I think I am making good progress on them. I have a drop in project (one that I didn't plan or expect to make -- a comfort quilt) that I want to get done quickly in July, then I plan to start working on the QOV. I've picked out fabrics and a pattern so hope that I can get started on it later this month or early next month. I am also hoping to get one quilt quilted this month so I can stay on top of the "to be quilted" stack. 

Judy L. picked #2 for this month's UFO -- which is getting a top together for me. Not sure how much progress I will make on it, but if I don't work on it, I plan to work on one of the others on my list. Our bee UFO for the quarter is #4 which is my market bags that need to be quilted and assembled. I may not work on them this month, but sure do plan to get going on them before the end of the quarter like I've done with the previous two! 

Hope you all had a great June, happy and productive July to you all! 

1 comment:

jillquilts said...

Great month! You are doing really well with keeping up with the UFO challenges. I hope that I can catch up soon! :)

Hope you made it to Houston OK with the 2 kids and the plane!