Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Welcome June!

Gosh, it just seems impossible that we turned the calendar to June today. I sure do welcome the warmer temperatures, the open windows (and the A/C, when needed!), the birds and flowers and blue skies. It's a gorgeous time of year.

Taking stock of the accomplishments of May, I find that I started stuff. And have plenty yet to finish. I guess finishing will have to be the work of June.

Early in the month I made the peach and gray baby quilt. It is still waiting to be quilted.


I spent a frazzled day or two fixing the border on All In A Row.


Then I cut out and began stitching Elisa's king-size gray quilt. It is still coming together.

I made a few large hexies for handwork with the Frankfort girls.


I made Chock Full of Charm with some scrumptious French General precuts.


And I quilted. Lots and lots and lots of quilting.

Doesn't seem like much, but I felt busy. And now here we are in June. I must finish the baby quilt. I need to just determine a day that I will focus entirely on it. I could quilt it and bind it in a day, and then deliver it before baby comes in July. That will be my goal.

I will continue to piece Elisa's big quilt, and hope to have the top together by the end of the month; perhaps I could even have some quilting done on it, too. I have decided that I will quilt it myself on the machine. I will explain how I think I will accomplish this as I approach the time to do it.

I will really work hard to have the 6-pointed star quilt off the frame and into its binding by the end of the month. It has been very satisfying work so far, and the finish is closing in - I can feel it!

Besides these plans for finishing in June, I have additional plans for starting more stuff! Starts are the next best thing to finishes, when it comes to quilts and quilting. I think I will organize my thoughts and bring you those in tomorrow's post.

Happy Quilting, Friends!

1 comment:

sewyouquilt2 said...

I feel the same way. busy busy busy. loving all your projects. especially then hand quilting. (swoon)