Sunday, January 31, 2016

OMG! January

Since it happens to be the last day of the month, I think I'll do a January wrap up.  Here's what I was able to accomplish this month.

First of all, my one monthly goal.  Heidi at Red Letter Quilts started OMG to fill the void from ALYOF not being around in 2016.  I chose a circus-themed Project Linus quilt.  (I was goal setting post #63.) I finished it today!  I had just a little bit of the binding left, and I did it in the car on the way to the zoo!  We didn't get back until late, so my picture isn't great, because I missed the natural light. But it is done and ready for donation at the February meeting.
The smaller squares are I Spys, and I tried to get as many that were circus themed as I could.  Some are a bit of a stretch :)  But others are right on--there are peanuts and circus tents and lions and tigers.  I'll try to get a better picture soon.  The circus quilt was also on my list of Q1 goals for the Finish Along.  My goal setting for that project is here.  I'm also linking up with "Goodbye UFOs" at The Crafty Quilter.

I did my first month of both the stash bee and the rainbow scrap challenge.  Both were successful, and I look forward to finding out tomorrow what February has in store for me.

I'm also kinda sorta doing the UFO Challenge at All People Quilt.  I listed 12 projects that I hope to complete or make progress on during the year.  Their thing is that they draw a number and that's what you work on that month.  I'm not really doing it that way, but it happens that January's number was 2, and 2nd on my list was the Midnight Mystery Quilt.  I had been really behind, and I now basically caught up!  I have my top completed to the point of the pattern.  I plan to add a border, but I needed more fabric to do so; it's been ordered but not arrived.  So I'm stalled for the moment, but I made great strides this month.

I set some general goals for the year, and one was to complete and donate 12 Project Linus quilts.  I took three quilts to the January meeting, so one month in, I'm already at a quarter of my goal!

Hey, if I can keep up this level of productivity, it will be a great year!  I'm ready for February!
2016 FAL


  1. It's adorable! Congratulations to your first OMG finish and for being ahead on your Linus goal too.

  2. What fun! Nice work and good projects!

  3. What fun! Nice work and good projects!

  4. Congratulations on getting your quilt finished! I love eye spy quilts and the circus theme is awesome.

  5. Such a colorful quilt..thank you for sharing it with the FAL community! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts