May is almost done and it’s time for me to recap how I did at meeting my May goals.
Make progress on a quilt for my daughter. The Star Trek quilt I’m making for my daughter is moving right along. This month’s goal was to make some of the larger blocks. I sewed them up while helping her pack for the move home after college so every time I look at them I get a bit nostalgic. <grin>
Make a Modern quilt for the May Island Batik challenge. I struggled with coming up with a modern design, but I think it was worth all the difficulty. I call the quilt “After the Rain.” Click here to read more about it.
Make progress on the January Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop challenge I made the modest goal of trying to finish appliqueing all the birds and leaves but didn’t get to it. Ugh.
Write two new patterns for Island Batik. I’ve got three quilts in the Island Batik Spring Market booth, so I needed to finalize the three patterns and get them ready to sell. I’ve got one done, one underway, and one more to write.
I made progress on one of the two quilt patterns but not enough to send it to testing. Market has taken up more time than I thought it would! Oh well.
Finish a quilt for Spring Market. Timeless Treasures selected one of my designs for a free download pattern for Quilt Market. My goal was to finish the pattern and to also make a sample for their Market booth. Although I had to finish the binding in the car, I got it done!
Here it is, hanging off the front porch of the Air BnB we rented. If you’d like to see how it looked in the Timeless Treasures booth, come back tomorrow for my Quilt Market report Day Two.
The pattern is called Facets by the way. Look for it soon on the Timeless Treasures website. If you’d like a kit, Keepsake Quilting will be offering one. Also, I believe Quilts by the Bay will be making up kits as well. Right now my quilt is at Keepsake for photography, then it’ll go on to Quilts by the Bay and several other quilt stores before eventually coming home to rest.
The fabric collection is called Timeless Treasures Tonga Batik Passport. Look for it in your lqs in the fall.
Finish a quilt for Fall Market Island Batik selected one of my designs for the Fall Market Collections and I need to piece that quilt and get it quilted by early June. With Market though I’ve just gotten the piecing done, so I’ll be quilting this down to the wire!
Host two blocks for the Sew Let’s QAL. The first of these two blocks was called “Sew Let’s Quilt Shop,” and it was adorable! Click here to learn where to download the free pattern.
The second block was designed by moi, and it’s called Binding Clips. Click here to learn where to download my free pattern.
It’s not too late to join in on the fun! You only need to make the blocks in Segment 2 to enter for a prize. My block was the first one in Segment 2. If you want to enter for the Grand Prize at the end of the quilt along though you’ll need to make the blocks in Segment 1 as well. You don’t need to make a quilt though—all you need to do for the Grand Prize is to use each of the 12 blocks in some kind of project—-you make as many projects as you want. Or you make a quilt. The choice is yours! Click here to learn more about the quilt along. Click here to see my project idea for Segment 1.
Complete the sign up process for Checkers. I’m all set up and I’ve received my first order from them so my patterns will soon be shipping to quilt stores around the country!
Finish a pattern for RJR. Sometimes I write patterns for other pattern designers, and this is the case with this one. Got the pattern done and it’s in testing, so I can basically check this one off.
It was a busy month and I didn’t get as much done as I would have. Getting sick right after Market sure didn’t help. But let’s see—there were 13 things to do, and I did 7 of them. That’s 54%. Not terribly great but it is what it is!