Sunday, May 02, 2010

April Quilting Accomplishments

     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.
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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!IMG_0008

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 meIMG_0001 (2)
Tried out the new 2.5" triangle ruler by making 60* triangles for a table topper/runner.
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Made a binder cover out of Winding Ways fabric for my school binder.
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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.
May Goals:
Finish Charisma top
2 Thangles blocks
Jewel box quilt
Lego wedding quilt


BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

WOW! You call that a slow month? I don't get that much done in several months. I love your jewel box. That's one of my fav patterns. Love it all!

CatQuilter said...

Got my bag in the mail and I Love, Love, Love it. Thank you so much for thinking of me. I'll be sure to put it to great use in the sewing room.


Jen said...

I love your purple and white jewel box - it is going to be gorgeous. You have inspired me to use that pattern for some fabric I have. You amaze me at how much you accomplish with everything that goes on in your life - I don't know how you find the energy. Keep up the great work.

cowgirl commentaries said...

Good for you for continuing your education. What a great challenge. Glad you are still finding time to sew so I have something to check out for inspiration!!! Love it all!