Friday, January 4, 2019

One Monthly Goal January 2019

It's taken me a bit of time to figure out what I wanted to work on for my January goal.  After much thought and knowing I should get UFOs knocked off my list here's what I'm aiming to finish this month: 
Make all the blocks for my rebuilt log cabin twin size quilt. 
I currently have 32 blocks finished. 

Maximum blocks would be 63; minimum would be 54. I haven't decided how big this quilt needs to be to fit on one of the twin beds in the guest bedroom. Currently there's a quilt on the bed that is 72 x 90 1/2 that is an ok size although slightly big in both directions.  My blocks are going to be about 10" finished so I need to make some decisions. Or, maybe I'll trim the blocks a a bit smaller to make them fit better. Time will tell. PS These blocks haven't been rebuilt yet.  Stay tuned!

Personally, I'd love to get the blocks sewn together but I don't really see that happening this month.   

Christmas was a quilter's delight as both of my kids got me quilt related presents.  One gave me Stash Statement by Kelly Young.  I've been wanting that book since it was first published.  The other got me a bounty of fabrics.  Here's the first group of fat quarters.  Yummy colors and I've already picked a pattern and have started cutting at least for a sample block. First up the colors that have been selected for this project. 
And here's a picture of the pattern: 
It comes from the book Simply Fat Quarters by It's Sew Emma Patterns.  There are several additional patterns I'm considering for later.  But, first I need to get this one made and a couple of UFOs moved on to finished top stage. 

Back up and look at those gorgeous fabrics again.  The beige background is what I plan to use for my background in the block.  Notice the darker beige in the center --- I was thinking I might use that for the center square of each block.... but I'm not sure. Its a different color beige with a black stripe.  I have two other fabrics to try out. Heck, I have a big stash I can ponder to find the right color! I won't make my decision until after I get several of the block sections made. Hum, would it work to vary the center square in each block?  What do you think? 

Here's the small number of fat quarters that did not make the cut.  Still beautiful but I liked the way the top group played together. 

Time to get sewing or maybe cutting first and then sewing. 

I'm linking up with Elm Creek Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursday, Can I Have a Whoop, Whoop! and Finished or Not Friday. I'll check back with Sarah later to see if Can I Have a Whoop, Whoop! is posted.  Take some time to see what's going on in the Internet quilting world.  

Happy Quilting All!  Bonnie 


8 comments:

  1. Good luck with your goal! Looking good!

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  2. You've chosen great colors for your new project. I think you'll be happier with a consistent fabric for the centers.

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  3. Very nice! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

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  4. Those are scrumptious FQs! I would have had a hard time narrowing down the selection, but I think you have picked the perfect project for them.

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  5. What fun gifts! I would go with a consistent color in the center. Maybe one of those loser fabrics? Not that they are losers!!!

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  6. Obviously you've got great kids! Love the colors you've chooses for your newest project. Looking forward to seeing that one come together. Good luck with your January OMG.

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  7. Oo, fabric for Christmas! I wish my family understood that concept, ha ha! Your pull for Carousel looks great, and I like the leftovers, too. They would make a very sweet baby quilt :)

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  8. The B/W log cabins look promising. Your Carousel fabrics are light and soft...springtime!

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