Saturday, January 7, 2017

One Monthly Goal: January

What a fun an encouraging place the online quilting world is! I enjoy my interactions with my local guild members, no question, but it has been a surprise to me how much I enjoy the digital interactions too!

I've almost finished a review of my unfinished quilting projects from 2016 and prior years (an accounting for another post!), and part of my plan to move forward on them is to participate in the One Monthly Goal linky hosted by Elm Street Quilts.

My goal for January is to finish up the Rainbow Baby Quilt.

Rainbow Baby Quilt

It is currently in the flimsy (finished top) stage, so I need to choose a backing, sandwich, quilt and bind it.

The making of this top was a great deal of fun. One of my 2016 accomplishments was to make my scraps available for use, so for this quilt, I pulled out my 5" square bin and started pulling bright and happy colors. I only used one square from each fabric, so there are 100 different fabrics in the top!

It is a simple 10 x 10 layout, and right now I plan to do strait line quilting...we'll see whether I stick with that or try a spiral or something organic. I do know there will be lots of it, because it is intended as a baby quilt, so I want it to be able to handle many washings.

Thanks for stopping by!