Already a month gone of this new year we’ve been given! I spent the entire sewing portion of my month working on cleaning up old projects and running the longarm. This is shaping up to be the Year of Really Intense Custom Quilting in the longarm area of my business. I need some easy sewing projects to give me a break from all that — whew!
As always, I feel like I didn’t get much done, but I managed to make 31 blocks, so I’m actually not off to a bad start! I’m sure I’ll need that extra cushion in some future lean months.
Here’s the rundown:
I made 14 blocks for a commission quilt I’ll show you after it’s been delivered to its owner.
I made 10 Churn Dash blocks for a quilt I’ll be showing you hopefully sooner rather than later.
I made 3 more Wild Nine-Patch blocks.
I made 2 blocks for my friend, Donna, for a guild exchange.
I made this one EPP block I showed you in my last post:
And one improv Log Cabin block got added to my Daewabo table runner:
I’m making 9-patches for a Comfort quilt, but I’m going to wait and count them once I have them all done, so I don’t accidentally count them twice.
I also finished 3 quilt tops, so my to-be-quilted pile is growing larger — eek! I’ve also taken on the full-time job of trying to keep my cutting table clear! Have I mentioned how difficult it is to keep myself from adding more projects to the table?
It’s been my goal to clear the table off every week and process any scraps I make — that’s been going well, and today I will do it again, to have a clean start to February!
So how did you do? It’s our first report of the year, so I hope you’ve gotten some good sewing time in. Please leave a comment or contact me to report in your January totals. We already have 81 people signed up, and if you aren’t in yet, it’s never too late, so let me know — we’d love to have you join the group.
I have the Project page updated. Our February block goal is 28 blocks, which will get us to 44 for the year.
I’m excited to hear what you’ve been working on. I hope to be better about taking pictures of my blocks next month, too. I guess I get so busy sewing, I forget to take photos! Happy Stitching — Have a great February!