I’ve been severely unmotivated this past month.
I spent the first whole week in California with my daughters, on vacation for the most part, and it always takes me a while to recover from a vacation — haha!
If it weren’t for my guild’s retreat this month, I’m not sure I’d have gotten any sewing done at all, because I’ve mostly been at the longarm trying to catch up, and I really only seem to get further and further behind.
I have decided that I’m the world’s slowest longarm quilter. Every. Single. Quilt. Takes way longer than I expect it to, which really wreaks havoc on my scheduling. Even after eight years, I don’t have a good handle on it. It gets kind of discouraging. But I’m plugging along, quilting for as many hours a day as I can. Custom quilting takes a lot of time, and frequent interruptions are a major part of my life. I need to come to terms with those two things.
So, let’s see, what blocks did I make this month?
Here’s a couple I forgot to count last month, so that right there is a boost. These were made for a guild exchange. The pattern is by Diane D. Knott of Butterfly Threads Quilting and is available as a free tutorial on the Craftsy blog HERE.
It’s Secret Sewing Season, with Quilt Market coming up in May, so I did some sewing that I can’t show you yet, but I made 70 blocks for those projects.
I made these 25 cute and bright little things for this table topper. I used the Scrappy Log Cabin tutorial by Sherri at A Quilting Life to make these from a honey bun of Oh, Cherry Oh! fabric.
I’m slowly catching up on my Sew Sisters Bee blocks. I think I only have two left to make now, after having made these for Stephanie. Here’s some sets of Flying Geese she asked for, and a siggy block:
And here’s a Pencil Tip block I made her, along with another siggy block I didn’t photograph:
The Pencil Tip block comes from Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, I can’t remember which issue, and now I can’t find my notes on it.
I made a few others, but again, I’m not counting them until I’m done with all of them, so I don’t accidentally count them twice.
So that makes a March total of 103 for me. My best month so far this year!
Now it’s your turn!
How did you do this month?
It’s time to report in your totals for March, so leave a comment or contact me and let me know your new numbers.
I’ve got the Project Page updated with all the totals I currently have, and our new goal for April, which is 29 blocks, for a year-to-date total of 103 by the end of April.
The winner of the February prize package is Kathi, who had 42 blocks by the end of February!
I hope we all have a very productive April for block making. Happy Stitching!