I had a lot of aspiration for March – stuff to get done. LOTS. 12 projects – 3 per week. That may have been a TAD unrealistic.
I did make progress on some things…
- I made the first row of my ombre tessellation quilt. Here is Toby really inspecting my work. His tail is a little, um, missing parts. But he isn’t self-conscious about it at all – I don’t think anyone ever told him.
- I got the batting cut for 2 of my project linus quilts, along with finding space in my studio to store a GIANT roll of batting. And I am pleased as punch that I saved so much money by buying in BULK!
- I got the quilting almost done for another project linus quilt.
- I got the big succulent done on this embroidery. In love with it.
And I got four things on my list done done done…
- My wool Easter eggs. I made 10 instead of 20. But 10 is enough.
- The never-again scarf. I need to mend because one of the tassels has already fallen off. I’ll do that this week so that it still feels like a finish.
- And I bound the 2 giantish quilts I needed to bind. This one feels like a HUGE win – it has been on my to-do list every week for many weeks in a row. I am just so happy to have the quilts in use. One of them – pictured below – is a queen size quilt on our bed. Love sleeping under a quilt I made every night. And I don’t at all obsess about what I would have done differently while making it. Not at all. #sane
There were 3 projects that I didn’t even touch that I had planned to finish. BUT, I did finish one thing that I didn’t even plan to start – this adorable doll house quilt for my aunt who makes the most amazing doll house / tiny stuff. Well jeal of her talent, and happy to add to her little amazing universe. Those little pillows are maybe the most happiest thing I have made all year.
And I did pretty darn good about not starting new projects – that is my biggest issue with making progress on my backlog. I started a little English paper piecing (EPP) project that will be the center of a fourth of July / summer wall hanging I am imagining I want to hang in my dining room. I can’t decide if I love or hate EPP. But I think I can stay committed to it long enough to finish this sort-of lone star.
At the end of March, my backlog went from 26 to 23. Uh, woot!!! That is progress in the right direction. I do need to catch up on my scrap blocks for sure, and I need to set my goals for April… and…