Ignore that two of them remain on my list for April.
Instead, let's look at what I did accomplish!
- One guild "Sewing Saturday" was spent working on my dill applique, and I worked on it for another half day at my Mom's, but so far only the center bit is stitched. I'll keep picking away at it.
- I did clean instead of quilt, so....no photos of that nonsense. Even though I could cross it off my March list, it is something that is never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever.... truly complete. I'm sure you know exactly what I mean.
- Irish Lass is pieced and on the frame being quilted, so that goal is partially complete.
- AND...I finished piecing my Kool Kaleidoscope quilt on the 31st...just under the wire!
|I took this picture just for fun!|
Here is the finished top:
I considered adding borders and enlarging the top, but decided that simpler is better. I'll quilt it and then mount it on a frame for hanging.
As well, I took another drawing class!
This time we worked on drawing faces, starting with drawing a skull to familiarize ourselves with facial structure.
We then drew the face of a live model. Drawing from life is challenging, but completely absorbing. Faces are tricky, and I was glad of the instructor's tips on "holding" space for the nose and chin using circles.
Oh, hey...I discovered Rooibos Tea!
While not technically an accomplishment, it is a happy circumstance! Kim left some as a hostess gift. And, bonus, I get to enjoy it in my favourite handcrafted mug. (joy is everywhere, people!)
Something new caught my eye while I cruised the blogosphere a few days ago.
Jan-Michael from Quilting Among the Groves posted about a block his bee group is working on, and it looked like fun, so I gave it a shot.
I scrounged these fabrics from my scrap bin:
Following Jan-Michael's instructions, I pieced my block. Other than a bit of trimming along the way to make the squares fit, there is absolutely no wasted fabric when using this technique!
|The scrap in the center is from a fabric I'd made for an art piece.|
Our next guild meeting is coming up, and I plan to share this technique with the group. If you'd like to give it a try, the link I provided to Jan-Michael's blog will take you directly to his tutorial.
What's Up For APRIL?I'm so excited that my class with Judi Madsen (Green Fairy Quilts) is just over a week away!!! I'm hoping some of her jaw-dropping talent will rub off. :-)
- Before I go to class, I hope to complete the quilting on Irish Lass.
That will be my ONE April goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes over at Fiber of All Sorts and Sew Bittersweet Designs.
I really like the premise of ALYoF. Finishing one thing each month guarantees twelve lovely finishes by the end of the year. That makes me smile.
- I hope to receive my business license in the mail sooonnn! The paperwork has been approved, but awaits processing.
- As time permits I will work on my dill piece, stitching around the 400 (or so) remaining tiny bits of applique. Seriously. What was I thinking?!
Enough goals for one month!
Linking up with:
A Lovely Year of Finishes Goal Setting Party, at Fiber of All Sorts and Sew Bittersweet Designs
Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet, at Lily's Quilts
Let's Bee Social, at Sew Fresh Quilts
Anything Goes Mondays, at Stitch by Stitch
Show and Tell Tuesday, at i have to say
WIP Wednesday, at Freshly Pieced
Time to Try, Learn, Grow!
Comments are welcome. Thanks so much for looking around!