October Progress Report and Goal Setting

Well, lucky me...no progress to report! But then, I didn't set any goals for September beyond surviving a month of travel. With that as my goal, I can happily report: Complete!

But now it's time to get back down to brass needles and set some goals for October. It's shaping up as a kind of crazy month, and so I'm keeping my goals for the month short and sweet. For one thing, I'm gearing up to start volunteering with the Coffee Creek Quilters by attending a training down in Salem tomorrow. Then, I have overnight guests coming on Monday. Then, I'm actually starting my first stint as a full-fledged volunteer a week from Thursday. AND, it's Erik's birthday that day, so I'm making dinner for the fam on Sunday. So, all-in-all, the beginning of the month is going to be lived in haste. I'm good with excuses, no? Anyhoo...here's what I'd like to accomplish in October.

Quilting and Flimsies

1. Now that I have the Gardener's Journal quilt to the "flimsy" stage, I'd like to piece together a back for it so that it will be ready for quilting when its turn comes. Here's how the finished quilt top looks:

2. This being October, I want to finish and quilt the Cornflowers table runner that I started some time ago. Won't this be cute on my October table?

Monthly Challenges

3. Well, I am sadly behind by three months now on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.


When I last worked on this project, I'd taken it this far.

Now, I'm needing to make a bright green block, an orange block, and whatever color is selected for October. These work well being cut all at once, and so I'm planning to get caught up in October.

4. I want to start a project for the "Let's Book It" Challenge, but I haven't selected anything yet.

5. I haven't participated in the Block Lotto for several months, and so I'd like to get back into that by making October's block.

Join me on the Block Lotto Blog

6. And it would be positively scandalous not to start something to share at the October NewFO linky party, so I'll be starting a new project for that. Don't know yet what it will be. Choosing is half the fun!

2014 NewFO Challenge


7. I'm determined to make this next block for the Doors of Ireland quilt. It's been on my list of goals for months. This month, I'm going to give it top priority (behind everything else).

8. I should probably end there, but I really am feeling a desire to make the next block for the Wind in the Whiskers quilt. I'm adding it to the list with no real expectation of finishing it. I'm shooting for a start before the month is out. My recollection is that this is the next block:

And that's enough for the month. What's on your list of goals for October?


Wilma Lee said...

Love the cornflowers quilt!! But then I love candy corn. I'm going to get back to the block lotto too. Maybe I will see you there, lol!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

For keeping your list short and simple, it looks rather adventurous.

Diane Wild said...

Too ambitious, I think, but that's what I love about you. It's been a bit crazy around here as well so my quilt projects have taken a back seat. Bernie has not been too happy. I read an article about the Coffee Creek Quilters just recently in The Quilter Magazine. You will find that group very rewarding. Hugs.

beaquilter said...

love your sewing machines, where did you get the files?

SJSM said...

Your ambition and planning your projects spurs my mind to be more ambitious and to plan. For me that is to finish the double layered napkins cut to match a tablecloth I made last month. I like how you put into action a plan. For not to plan is a plan to fail. And you never fail. Falling short of goals is still keeping you among the stars when you shoot for the moon.

quiltzyx said...

And away you go! Hope your training goes well, looks like something you will enjoy doing.
Today I got 2 transcribing jobs to do, so that will mean I'll be slaving with my headset on for a while. Of course it's supposed to be blazing hot too, but I did get called in to work on Saturday when it's supposed to be 106f, so I'll only be in the heat for half a day. When it's hot, I can only stand to have the headphones on for about 10-15 minutes at a time, so it goes slowly to be sure.
Looking forward to seeing the cornflowers again!

Dar said...

You are very ambitious for your goals in October. I know you will get many more finished than I. I'd be happy with 1 UFO for the month. lol

Dasha said...

That's a very long list of goals you have set yourself!
And I love the blue you have used in your gardener's quilt. It really appeals to me.

Snoodles said...

You are amazing! I'll be lucky if I can fit one project into my work schedule! LOL Love seeing your Whiskers and sewing machine blocks. Glad you are home safely!

Kate said...

Good luck with this month's goals. It's amazing how fast the time goes.