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February finishes – March madness

I accomplished my main goal for February which was the Riley Blake Challenge quilt, so that is the first time (maybe the second) I actually made my “A lovely year of finishes” goal. Now, that is a big deal for me.

Here are how my other month goals feared. I think I had a really great month.

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  • Finish Riley Blake Challenge Quilt!!
    COMPLETE
  • Gypsy Wife QAL blocks
    UNDERWAY (THIS WEEK FINISH)
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  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    NO BLOCKS FOR THIS MONTH, the request was just to make something you enjoy…UNDERWAY
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    COMPLETE (THIS WEEK FINISH)
  • Book Review Tuesday Project
    COMPLETE (THIS WEEK FINISH)
  • Publish Tapa Cloth Stars Paper Piecing Pattern
    PATTERN NEEDS MORE WORK, my initial testing will be completed this weekend.
  • X & + Quilt (at least 20 blocks)
    No progress
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    Did not do this month

For my March goals, my focus will be on the X & + Quilt top. The great news if I complete the majority of my list I will have clean design boards….I can start new projects!!
X+Blocks

OLD PLAN NEW PLAN
  • Four Seasons in One Day
    Baby Quilt (one without buttons)
    (Fabric TBD)
  • SECRET PROJECT 1
    (Fabric Purchased – Grey Kona Solids)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Tutorial
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • X & + Quilt (complete top)
    (Fabric Purchased,
    including backing)
  • Finish Pantone Challenge Quilt
    (Project needs quilting + Binding)
  • Gypsy Wife QAL blocks
    (Fabric Purchased)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Post Tutorial for this months blocks)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • Book Review Tuesday Projects
    (Use Stash)
  • Finish Tapa Cloth Stars Paper Piecing Pattern testing
    (Use Stash)

Linking up with “A Lovely Year of Finishes” (see button on right) and Amanda Jean’s Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts.

I am also joining in the 30/30 Challenge, and hope I can make X & + block per day to meet my March goal. This way I might be able to cut some of the TV, I have been watching and stop “laying like broccoli” (vegg’ing).

Berry Barn Designs
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March Madness – Goal Update

I did not get through all my March goals but I think I did pretty well, and I found out why they call it March Madness around here. My March was just complete madness and went by so fast :-). Here are my finishes and updates. Here are my finishes and updates. Linking up with “A Lovely year of Finishes” and Amanada Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts.
A Lovely Year of Finishes

  1. Bottom, Baste and Quilt, the “Four Seasons in one day” (named after a crowded house song).
    Finished the bottom and basting but still quilting 
  2. Finish 2 sets of chair bags.
    No Progress. 
  3. Finish 1 set of pot holders (custom order)
    Fabric arrived today….hopefully will finish tomorrow.
  4. Finish a E-reader case
    New finish today
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  5. Sew + Finish the Triple zip pouch
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  6. Kiwi Paper Piecing Cushion Cover
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  7. Make 1-2 Blocks for our Madrona Road Challenge
    Checkers Board Block

Continue with my more general goals

  1. Continue with Life Style Challenge with a focus on:
    – No Sugar or Processed Food
    – Exercise 3 times a week
    I did not accomplish this this month
  2. Post 3 times a week min.
    On target
  3. Post a new recipe each week
    On target

March Goal Progress Report

I feel I have made quite a bit of Progress on many of my goals this month. I still may have bitten of more than I can chew. Reminder for April – no more than 3 craft goals !!! Checking in with Lovely Year of Finishes.

A Lovely Year of Finishes

Before I move into where I am at for March, I have planned the new technique to try for June (how’s that for planning). For my birthday (June 8th), I booked a workshop with Lotta Jansdotter who does amazing fabric printing, and to top it all off, I can spend the weekend in NEW YORK!!! You can check out her website here. I am so excited.

Ok, back to the now!!!  I did finish a little hexie coffee cup sleeve for a custom order, in addition to my March goals. Here is where I am at for March:

  1. Bottom, Baste and Quilt, the “Four Seasons in one day” (named after a crowded house song).
    Back finish, Basted, and my first line of quilting done.
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  2. Finish 2 sets of chair bags.
    No Progress.
  3. Finish 1 set of pot holders (custom order)
    Fabric Ordered.
  4. Finish a E-reader case
    No Progress.
  5. Sew + Finish the Triple zip pouch
    Fabric Cut, ready to start sewing.
  6. Kiwi Paper Piecing Cushion Cover
    Completed on Friday. This by far has been my favorite project and I love how it turned out.
  7. Make 1-2 Blocks for our Madrona Road Challenge
    Design decided and first block complete

Continue with my more general goals

  1. Continue with Life Style Challenge with a focus on:
    – No Sugar or Processed Food
    I am doing ok on processed food but awful in avoiding sugar – need to work on that the next two weeks
    – Exercise 3 times a week
    I have executed a plan and suckered in a friend to walk with my twice a week – Thanks Su 🙂
  2. Post 3 times a week min.
    Definitely doing well on this one
  3. Post a new recipe each week
    Yes, at least one recipe a week