April was a slow quilting month for me. I started the Masters of Management program at NAU and getting back into the routine of school work, especially graduate work, kicked my butt. It's definately been a positive change and I already feel like I've learned a lot. With the APA nazi as my instructor, I'm learning the ropes of citation again. Every two weeks I have a major paper or project due in my Leading the Organization I class. Today was a project day, so I finished it and then spent the evening sewing.
My April Goals:
2 Thangles Blocks - Finished 5 & 6
6 Snowball Blocks - Ended up making 17, using all the gray rock candy fabric that was left. This is the initial layout.
Finish Essence Tablerunner - Done! I gave it to my friend Karen as a graduation gift for finishing her masters. She is making a wall hanging to match it.
Pink Cowgirl Quilt - The top is complete and quilted and the binding is sewn on. I have about 1 1/2 sides left of hand sewing the binding before it's done. It's for my nieces June birthday, so it will be done in plenty of time.
Purple Snowball Quilt - Changed to purple and white Jewel box - got 3 blocks of 12 done. Lots of pieces done too, just not in blocks. I thought the blocks were 16" finished and they are 8" finished!
In addition I made a few other things:
"Owl"ivia the owl was made for a store sample.
Made blue Keep On Quilting project bags for quilty friends
Made red Keep On Quilting project bags for quilty friends and a big project bag for me
Tried out the new 2.5" triangle ruler by making 60* triangles for a table topper/runner.
Made a binder cover out of Winding Ways fabric for my school binder.
Made the Grids & Grommets bag for a class sample for my May class.
Started making the Charisma quilt sample. The first border and flange are on the quilt.
I also had some other fun:
Shop Hopping with mom on a Saturday - 286 miles to see 6 shops
An afternoon Shop Hopping with Mom - 7 shops in 150 miles
Watched Dad's play and Paul helped with the barn roof.
Attended virtually the quilt retreat my friends were at in Wisconsin. I can't wait till next year when I can attend!
Virtually quilted with the girls on Saturday & Sunday too!
May will be busy with school work too, but I hope to squeeze in a few sewing projects.
Finish Charisma top
2 Thangles blocks
Jewel box quilt
Lego wedding quilt