Saturday, January 30, 2016
OMG! January's Accomplishment & February's Goal
I'm not exactly sure how it happened but I think I may have stopped time. That's the only explanation I can come up with as to how I managed to exceed my One Monthly Goal for January. Knowing how far behind I was on my Midnight Mystery Quilt, I set an almost reasonable goal of making my 24" square blocks but there were a lot of them to make - 12 in all.
This past month was very challenging for me health-wise, having a flare-up of vertigo and a cold on top of it. I honestly didn't expect to get my blocks finished in time but somehow I even managed to get them pieced together!
This top is already almost too big for me to photograph even with laying it out on the floor and standing on one of our kitchen barstools.
But wait, there's more! I want to add 2 borders - one skinny dark blue one and then a wider outer border (probably cream, but I want to audition the other colors before I decide). So that is going to be February OMG goal - to get those borders put on. Of course, borders are my worst enemy. Some people dislike binding their quilts -- for me, it's borders. I find them so tedious. Maybe that's why I have at least one other UFO that's over a year old just waiting for a border. That's going to have to be a goal for another month though. Right now, I'm determined to get this mystery quilt finished!