My July Goals

July is one week old and it’s time to list my quilty goals for the month.

  • Make progress on a quilt for my daughter. Regular readers know that I’m making a Star Trek quilt for my daughter, a little bit at a time. Each month I complete the next step on my list. By the end of the year, I’ll have a completed quilt.

    Last month I made the first two applique blocks. This month I need to make the other two applique blocks.

  • Make a quilt using three different weights of Aurifil thread for the July Island Batik Artsy Fartsy challenge. The challenge is to create an art quilt that uses at least three different weights of Aurifil thread. Again, this challenge is a stretch for me, but I guess that’s what challenges are for! Stay tuned as I make progress on this one.

  • Begin quilting the January Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop challenge This is the quilt I was working when my sister passed, so completing it is important to me. Finding the time to work on it is hard though, so I’m making another modest goal for this month: to face the quilt. If I have time to begin quilting on it, that’ll be a plus!

  • Make the last Bee Inspired block. I belong to an online bee and I’ve been slowly making the 2018 blocks for each month’s Queen. I’ve got only one left and it’s for Kate @ Smiles From Kate. It’s a simple block so Kate asked for two of them.

  • Write one new pattern for Island Batik. I had three quilts in the Island Batik Spring Market booth, and needed to write the patterns for them. I’ve only got one pattern left to write. Yeah!

  • Write a pattern for My Little Star. The quilt was created for the April Island Batik challenge, and I’ve had a lot of requests for the pattern so I’m setting a goal to write the pattern this month. The baby quilt can be cut using AccuQuilt dies although you don’t have to have an AccuQuilt cutter to make it.

    If you want to read more about the quilt, click here.

  • Host three blocks for the Sew Let’s QAL. Block 9 (I Love to Quilt) was released Tuesday, July 2nd and you can read about it here. Block 10 will be released July 16th, and Block 11 July 30th.

  • Make a shop sample for Always in Stitches I work at a quilt store as you know and the employees are responsible for making shop samples. I don’t often have time to volunteer for that but we have a lot of Christmas quilts to make so I took one home to do. The pattern is called Icebox and it’s by Vaness Goertzen @ Lella Boutique. The quilt will feature her Little Tree fabric collection by Moda. Both are available now at Always in Stitches, the quilt shop where I work.

Well, I’ve got 10 things to make this month. Wish me luck!

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