My goals for October were to get back to quilting after the hand surgeries. My projects were Mountmellick, Sweet Stitches, Finish my RSC 2017 quilt top, and quilt my Hearts Quilt.
I have the center Medallion almost completed for Mountmellick. Yesterday I prepared the 1/2″ hexagons for the hexagon flowers for each corner. I had planned on making this quilt in 2014 – just a little delay here and there.
Sweet Stitches by Kathy Schmitz was a BOM that I believe I ordered in 2014 and now finishing Blocks 2, 3 and 4. I will be working on a few more blocks in November.
I made tons of 4 patches when I could during the summer months of recuperating and made a push this month to complete the quilt. There are issues with the top, but it was a way for me to keep my sanity! Hubby likes it so he will have another lap quilt (ok large lap quilt). I am thinking that this top will be loaded and quilted in November.
Last Friday I did a marathon quilting day and finished my Heart Quilt which I had loaded in my long arm in May and could not finish it until now. I started my quilting journey in early 2000 and in 2003 this was my first appliqué quilt. I had to laugh at the stitches and I really thought I was doing so well. It is good to always keep those beginning quilts to watch your progress in quilting. I will bind the quilt in November.
It always feels good to set a goal and be able to complete them. It has been a long 5 months but I am back to my passion of quilting. Have a great day.