Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Goals


I love how this is working for me.  As much as we all love starting something new, there is that hidden project that needs it's time to shine, also.


'Countdown to Christmas' done in Midwinter Reds line was my March 'Something Old' and pleased that it is now ready for quilting.  It is bagged with backing and batt for the longarmer (someone new).  I hope to have it delivered to her in the next few days.


I felt horrible when I found these blocks.  My 'Something Old' for April project.  These were for Bea's Scrappy Chain QAL.  I need to check the pattern, layout, and count blocks (may need a couple more made) and get busy putting this into a quilt top.


I actually had listed my Book It project as also my 'Something New' project, but that seems cheeky with all the NEW things I started in March.  So I am using my lozanges blocks for the new leader/ender project with Bonnie Hunter - you can find them under her 'free pattern' file.


For April's 'Something New' I will be using the new Triangle QAL (see button on side bar).  I've had this FQ bundle of 'London' by Free Spirit that I won almost a year ago.  The first assignment was cutting all the triangles.

  
See, another new start - love it!!  I will be using my Monthly Doll Quilt Swap Group project for this one.  This month's theme is 'Diamonds are Forever' and my partner and I agreed to stay on theme.


I've been very pleased with the growth each month - thank you ladies for participating.  You can see the March link up HERE.  


Yep - I'm going large for a change.  We do have to challenge ourselves.  I love working with small pieces, so doing a large block will be my challenge.  I have some bright and fun left over FQs (I have some more fun polka dots to pull).  This book caught my eye as an 'I have to have this one' and it sat.  It was the cover quilt and that is the project I am using for April.

A few other projects in the mix:

Relaxing Round Robin
Rainbow Challenge Blocks
Monthly Christmas Project
Simply Small monthly project
Get at least one of my three charity quilts quilted for Hands2Help
once Marcia returns from her visit abroad (loving on that grand babe), we start plotting out this year's May For Me

AND if the weather improves - get lots of walking in - I was released by my surgeon at Tuesday's visit!! 

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

25 comments:

  1. Great projects, but I'm most excited to hear the news about getting released from your surgeon! Yeah!

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  2. If your weather is as nice as ours is right now you will love your walks. Hope it is. Countdown to Christmas looks great.

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  3. Your Christmas quilt is gorgeous Sharon. Lots of lovely work going on at your place!

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  4. Yay for walks... Good for you! Those lozenges look so fun. You have a great mix of projects going on.

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  5. Wow. You go girl!
    Love all these projects : )
    Great news from the surgeon today! I'm so happy for you.

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  6. Yay! Get out there and get walking, get the blood pumping and stay healthy so you can do a lot more quilting :*) Our weather has finally warmed up, so I'll be walking now too - my favorite form of exercise.

    Great job finishing up your UFO! Your triangles are darling, just calling out to be made into something marvelous! Those lozenge blocks look interesting too - I may have to go check them out on Bonnie's blog :)

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  7. There will be no stopping you now!!!

    I love those Something Old blocks. Have fun with your projects.

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  8. It must feel great to have been set free... Don't overdo it though. Great project choice too! :)

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  9. Looks like a good book. Does it have projects for large scale prints?

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  10. you are doing so well sharon.xx

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  11. You always have a full plate - my oh my! Love that Countdown to Christmas quilt! Beautiful!

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  12. The best of the best of the best in the post was the news of being released by the surgeon. I am thrilled. Wow ~ how wonderful. Great news. I need some great news. It seems this weeks has been filled with downers. Congrats. I am participating in the Triangle QAL and need to get in gear with cutting my triangles. I was diagnosed with diverticular disease this week. The doctor put me on two antibiotics and I already am feeling better. I love seeing all your projects. You are very, very prolific. Again, congrats on the release from the doctor.

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  13. Congratulations on being released just in time for a change in the weather hopefully. Big Blocks? interesting choice knowing how much you enjoy little to tiny, LOL.

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  14. Great news on the surgeon, enjoy the walks . Lots of interesting projects to tackle for April, I am sure you will wow us :-)

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  15. Sharon, I love your Christmas quilt -- great combo of colors/prints and pattern!! Those are nifty little blocks you're using for L/E stitching, too!! I need to find that large blocks book and do some creating with it! Sounds like fun! :)

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  16. Lots of great eye candy too drool over. I can't wait to see what you accomplish this month.

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  17. Google luck with your April goals! You are so good to make a list :-)

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  18. Great projects as always. How do you get it all done. I just took the dog out and there were snow flakes. How much longer??? We need Spring so you can get your walking in! So glad to hear you have the all clear from the surgeon :)

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  19. Goals are great for getting those WIPs finished. It's working for me too. Good news on your clearance too :)

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  20. You are having way toooo much fun there! Love your Christmas countdown! I'm working on mine this month too. Won't it be great to have something ready for CHristmas EARLY!?!?

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  21. So many fun projects! You certainly won't be bored! That scrappy chain project looks great.

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  22. Good Job on being SEW productive! Love the Christmas quilt. Looks like the quilt from Temecula Quilt Co. Whoop Whoop! janita

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  23. Looks like a busy month with lots of fun projects.

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  24. The Christmas quilt is great. I love all of the little stars twinkling across it.

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  25. You seem to be very busy. I love that Christmas quilt. It is strange pulling out old projects because they bring out a whole range of feelings depending on the circumstances in which they were started. The scrappy chain look interesting. The fabrics for your large blocks look so bright and happy. The quilt will be lovely.
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