Wednesday, March 1, 2017

One Monthly Goal for March

Maybe my one monthly goal for March will actually be two goals.

I participated in the Meadow Mystery quilt designed by Cheryl over at Meadow Mist Designs.  I love how mine turned out and yesterday I added a border.  My first and main goal for March is to buy backing material and batting and get it quilted.  I keep looking at it, but have no idea how I'll quilt it.  Usually, early on I'll get a feeling about the quilting I'll do, but no feeling so far.  It best be hitting me pretty soon.

Here is a picture of my top that I will be free motion quilting/walking foot quilting.  Oh, and that's my quilt inspector, Lola, making sure it is ready to quilt:

My second goal will be to complete three of my redwork blocks for a Christmas wall hanging that I hope to have finished by, you guessed it, Christmas.  I just started one of the smaller ones and here it is.  The pattern, "Holiday Redwork" came from The Stitch Connection.  I originally saw it posted on Pinterest and fell in love with it.  I've started using a product called Transfer Eze which I purchased last summer at a quilt shop in Oregon.  It works great.  I just print out the design I want to embroider and press it to my fabric.  It washes out just like it says.  You can buy it through Amazon HERE.   It was only $15.00 for a ten pack when I purchased it.

Sunday is my local quilt guild's spring retreat in Amargosa Valley, NV, which is about 50 miles from where we live.  I had so much fun last year and really got a lot accomplished and hope I do this year to.  I'm packing enough projects to keep me busy for a month or two, not just four days.  But I'm sure you know how that goes.

I'll be linking up with One Monthly Goal over at Elm Street Quilts.  Thank you Patty.

Happy stitching