January quilting goals: How’d I do

It’s time to come clean on how well I did at accomplishing my quilting goals for the month. I had a pretty long set of goals, and in retrospect it was kind of like when you’ve waited to long in between meals and then go through a buffet line. I put more on my plate then I could reasonable finish.

Chevron quilt
Finish binding my Chevron lap quilt

Done! The quilt is finished and is destined for the hanger in my living room. You can see more photos in this post, and check out a tutorial for how I made a quilt label that is sewn into the binding by clicking here.

Puppy Love applique baby quilt, www.quiltaddictsanonymous.com
Quilt, bind and label the Puppy Love crib quilt

Done, done and done! See more pictures of the quilt in this post. And stay tuned as I design the nursery around the design and fabric line.

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Finish hand quilting my wedding quilt

I had a good start to this goal, spending New Year’s Day working on the hand quilting and watching a marathon of “The Walking Dead” on AMC. But when the marathon ended, so did my work on this quilt. It’s still not done.

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Half square triangles waiting to be pressed open.

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Finish all the February BOMs, except one for class demonstration

I got pretty close on this goal. All but one of the blocks are finished in the pink and purple colorway. I’ll use the remaining block for demonstration when I teach a class on it at my local quilt shop on Saturday. But I still have four more to make in the blue and yellow colorway. But the video is done, the pattern is written and the post is already to go up first thing tomorrow. And keeping you all happy is what really matters right?

Piece the center of one BOM for the March class sample

In retrospect this was not a good goal. I need one center for demonstrating for the YouTube video and one center for the class I teach and my local quilt shop. So even if I had finished all the blocks, I still wouldn’t have been able to put it together, but it’s a good goal for next month.

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Make three blocks for my Christmas New York Beauty

Yeah, I didn’t put a single stitch in this project. That’s gotta change next month.

Bonus projects!

I got a few quilting projects done that weren’t on my January quilting to-do list.

Ombre crib quilt
I got invited to a baby shower of one of my good friends and started an ombre crib quilt for the occasion. It’s super easy, fast and you can check out this tutorial on how to do it yourself.

I finished two books and reviewed both of them for you all.

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, Jennifer Chiaverini
“Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker”
a historical novel following the life of Elizabeth Keckley, a woman who started life as a slave, bought her freedom and rose to prominence as a dressmaker to the wives of politicians during the Civil War.

Celebration Quilts, Cyndi Souder, Schiffer Publishing
You’ll also want to check out “Creating Celebration Quilts,” which walks you through to process of creating memory quilts from loved ones clothing or special quilts to commemorate the happy moments in our lives such as the birth of a child or marriage.

Stitcher's Crossing, Madison, Wis.
Stitcher’s Crossing, Madison, Wis.

You can also check out two new Virtual Shop Hop posts, Quilting Supplies for You in Rock Falls, Ill., and Stitcher’s Crossing in Madison, Wis.

Sock Monkey, crib quilt, Erin Michael, 5 Monkeys, Moda Fabrics,
And last, but certainly not least, the Sock Monkey Crib Quilt pattern is finally available for download. Check out the post to find out where you can get the pattern and the fabric to create this adorable quilt for a special little one of your own.

What projects did you finish this month?

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