My April Goals

I've been posting my monthly goals this year in order to hold myself more accountable for my unfinished projects, and it's been going fairly well. This month's list is incredibly long, so I''m hoping the trend continues. You can see my March goals here, and the recap of March here. Jump over there to see how I did with my March goals.

Here are my goals for April. Because Market is in May, I'm super busy! Like usual, any encouragement you can give would be most welcome! (Lie if necessary---I'll believe you! <grin>)

  • Make a set of pillows as a sample for the shop. If I don't finish this one soon I'll probably lose my job. <wink> OK, not really, but how embarrassing!
  • Make shamrock blocks to add as a border to my Irish Eyes quilt top. Mostly, I've been sitting back and watching these roll in from my bee mates in Bee Inspired. This is not high-priority, but I had thought I should be able to crank one or two out every once in a while. So this will remain on my list You can read all about the quilt here.
  • Make the April block for Bee Inspired. The Queen this month in my online bee, Bee Inspired, is Emily @ The Darling Dogwood. Her block is paper-pieced and the colors are red, white and blue. The pattern is by Cath @ Wombat Quilts if you want to try it yourself. I can't wait to make this adorable block.
  • My samples are done, but now I need to quilt them. I'm teaching a workshop on partial piecing at my Guild in the summer and I needed samples of my Peppermint Twist and Water Vortex patterns for that. My besties, Susie and Alice, stepped up for me and got them done. Now I want to quilt them, using the same quilting pattern of the original quilts. You'll find the Peppermint Twist pattern in my book which is for sale in my shop. A similar pattern, with pieced setting triangles is called Water Vortex and you'll find that pattern in my shop.

Peppermint Twist quilt

Water Vortex quilt

Peppermint Twist and Water Vortex table runners, courtesy of friends!

  • Make a quilt inspired by a vintage quilt is the Island Batik challenge for April. I really love this idea! Unfortunately, it's inspired about five or six great ideas, and now it's time to need to settle on one and make it.
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  • Write several patterns for RJR. I don't know if I've ever mentioned it, but besides designing and writing my own patterns, I also ghost-write patterns for other designers when they get too busy. Well, I've got four of those to finish up and two more patterns for RJR that are recovers of previous patterns featuring new fabric collections.
  • Write several patterns for Timeless Treasures. I have three patterns to make for TT, and one sample for Market. Luckily, it's a very simple panel quilt so hopefully it'll be easy to put together.

The list doesn't seem long, but the time I need to finish everything is so wish me luck!

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