Sunday, June 29, 2014

ALYoFJune 2014...not so much!

Apparently setting goals is so much easier than actually accomplishing them! 
I was supposed to have my Michael Miller Challenge project done for this month, but it just didn't happen. The same pieced strips are sitting in a pile somewhere waiting to be magically transformed into something beautiful...
I just wasn't all that inspired, so it still sits. 
My time hasn't been completely wasteful though. 
I did put a quilt together! It is a baby quilt, and I was pattern testing! So much fun!
Photos at a later date. 
I also managed to add a few more items to The Tutorial & Fabric Busting Project. 

Two zipper storage trays. Top tray is from a tutorial by Ayumi @ Pink Penguin
Bottom tray a tutorial from Sherri @ Threadridinghood

I hadn't made any open wide zippered pouches for a while, so I made 2!
Tutorial by Anna@ Noodlehead

I'm just a tad disappointed in my ongoing Economy Blocks quilt.
I seriously thought I had done so many, but it turns out to be only 46!
Good thing I'm not on a deadline with this.
They are fun to do though, so I'll keep at it...
So, I'll be back in a couple of days to post July's goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes!
I'm sure I'll get this one done, as I love it so!

A Lovely Year of Finishes
A Lovely Year of Finishes

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes June goal setting

A Lovely Year of Finishes
Luckily, this goal decision is an easy one for me...sort of...
The Saskatoon MQG is participating in the Michael Miller fabric challenge with the MQG.
We were given fabric from the collection Petal Pinwheels, which is really a gorgeous line..
I decided to make a new table runner, and try some improv piecing.....
Oh, oh!
What was I thinking???
Why can't I be more like Carly, who does amazing improv!
Or Marianne who says "just slice it. It's only fabric"
Apparently I need direction and some sort of rules!
I took my fabric, and sewed a few panels together, but now I am stuck.
See, I had no plan! I thought an idea would just magically appear.
uh...nope...didn't happen!
So here they have sat for 2 weeks now, giving me the stink eye!
I have until the end of the month to make some magic :-)
Well, I guess I'll just start slicing...
Wish me luck!