January 2017 Goal Revisit

75% is still a “C” on most grading scales, thus my grade on my January 2017 goals.

I joined the 2017 Planning Party at the beginning of the month.

Here are the goals I set to get me started:

First goal:

finish quilting the “baby” quilt for my nephew Max….

It was buried under a bunch of stuff on the quilting machine….buried deep.  It took me two afternoons to relocate all of the things I had stacked there.

Max's quilt on the machine...covered with stuff

I started this before he was born about three years ago.   It was on the machine so long that I had forgotten what was on the front of the quilt. Here is the print on the back of the quilt:

backing fabric

I “traced” around the animal faces on the back to quilt the front.  This would have been a great idea, except the animals do not line up neatly.  I had to adjust the rails on the quilt machine after almost every animal head.  I only have a 6 to 8 inch area that can be quilted at one time.

Here is a lion face quilted on the front.  Not perfect, but cute.

lion face

I really don’t know what took me so long to finish this little project.  Drum roll, please!  Goal number one is finished!  I finally remembered what was on the front…a printed panel with red monkey border.

finished quilt

Second goal:

Quilt this sampler quilt for my husband’s colleague as a wedding present.  This is the goal that I did not meet this month.  It is my first goal for February.

Denise and Ed's Wedding quilt

Third goal:

My third goal was to post on my blog at least twice this month.  Ta-da.  This post meets my goal!

Fourth and final goal for this post:

Sew something…anything…at least once a week.  I met this goal more easily than I thought I would.  In December, we were traveling or shopping or going to the movies almost every second of every weekend or free moment.  We were home more in January…a lot more.  I also sewed a lot more, too!

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