Wednesday, May 1, 2013

April was a Blur!

I hardly touched any of the items on my list for April.  The limited time I had in the studio was spent finishing 2 baby quilts.  I knew when I started my focus on UFOs that there would be months where I didn't accomplish much.  I did accomplish a lot (a high school play, softball, baseball, and 3 dance competitions), it just wasn't in the sewing studio.

April Goals (from the UFO list):
  1. Finish Quilting my twister quilt -
  2. Quilt my twister wall hanging (I managed to get the borders on last month)
  3. Put borders on the second Monkey quilt
  4. Put the borders on the town square quilt - I finished this item
  5. Quilt and bind the pink/yellow floral quilt.
April New projects:
  1. Quilt the baby quilt I pieced last night - Finished and gifted already.
  2. quilt my green/yellow scrappy swoon

Accomplishments for April:

Reporting for April - No finishes from the UFO list.  I have some projects that are close to being finished, so hopefully I can finish these up in May.  Since I finished everything I started this month, my UFO number didn't grow.  

I am very pleased with how the border on my town square quilt looks.  I tried numerous fabrics from my stash for the border and nothing pleased me.  I looked at several quilt stores and I didn't see any fabric that was perfect for the border either.  This led me to plan "B" - USING MORE SCRAPS!

I cut the rectangles 4 1/2" X whatever I felt like.  It seemed logical to use scraps since every fabric in this quilt (with the exception of the sashing and the pink border) were from the scrap bin.

I will put this quilt on the May list to be finished.  

I will ponder through my pile of UFOs and decipher what I want to work on this month.


Julianne said...

My kids are grown and off on their own...but I do understand busy..LOL I love the colors in your cheery.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

LOVE your Town Square quilt! The border is wonderful and a perfect finishing touch. The busy years go by fast... you are doing great to get as much done as you do.

Darling Jill Quilts said...

You did a great job with everything going on in April! Love the border and the entire town square quilt!