26 February 2015

So I guess I'm a quilter?

I was talking to my buddy Brent the other day and was inspired to see how many quilt tops I had. At that point I had 5 tops finished and 2 in the works. So I guess I'm a quilter, eh?

That was about when I started putting this quilt up on the frame, which is my goal for the month. I decided then that I wouldn't do any of the "quilting" (tying) but rather let the kids do it all. I helped a little of course, a little less as time went on, so this is the kids' quilt. They can do with it as they please. I want to encourage them to give to someone we know in need but I don't know who yet. I just finished the binding yesterday!

Russ did most of the tying.

I had to help Jo the most. 

So for the month of February: GOAL! I haven't started designing the monkeys yet so hopefully I can get the 30 done next month. Once I get going they go pretty fast. It's just the getting going part that sucks. 

Also, here is my current assignment for the QAL. I finished it the night it was posted but didn't want to do another post just for it. I think I missed the deadline for getting into the drawing for the week but meh, whatever. 

And just for the fun of it, I put another quilt on the frame. Want to get as many WIPs out of that room as I can, and I prefer them to be done when I do! 

There is very little prettier than a quilt stretched on the frame, even if it is surrounded by kids' toys and garbage.

So yeah, 3 quilts just in this one post. Quilter? I think it's official.

09 February 2015

HQ Melissa's Irish Chain QAL! Cutting.

All cut up, ready for the next installment.

06 February 2015

Feb Goal

Finishing this easy quilt will be really easy.

Also, my quarterly goal for the FAL was to get an average of 10 monkeys done a month. I didn't get any done in January so my goal for that for February is 20 monkeys. I want to send some to the Battle ALS with Flowers event in San Antonio. I counted my monkeys the other day, too, and I have exactly 60 that need finishing, including one for Mom and one for G so going for 10/month will be perfect to get them all done before Market starts this year. I'm not going to do the market every week this year but I am going to try to get out there a few Saturdays. I think it's a worthy goal.