It's the end of the first month of the 6 & 6 in 2018 Challenge. This year I'll set a goal in odd numbered months to work on a new project, and in even numbered months to I'll set a goal to work on an old project or UFO. In this post I shared my January goal - to make a baby quilt from a Zen Chic jelly roll. It took less than two weeks to sew, baste, and have it ready to quilt.
I'm hand-quilting this one so I've been working on it in the evenings while Hubby and I watch "Victoria" or "The Crown". The problem is I've had a relaxed attitude about it because I forgot it was my January goal. Too many goals for too many challenges will do that to a gal.
At this point it's about 75% quilted and needs binding, so I'm considering it a successful 6 & 6 month. I came "this close" to finishing so I get to do that. Besides, I'm the boss of my goals.
I'll continue to work on Zen Chic (I should be able to finish it in about a week now that I'm more motivated!) while I get busy on my February goal. That goal is to work on the T-shirt quilt I started last September. You can see more details here. I'll show you a sneak peek .....
At this point all the shirts are cut and have stabilizer on them. Now the fun begins! I'll start laying it out on the design wall and then get busy sewing. I'm determined to have the top put together by the end of the month.
As a side note, usually a completed top is called a "flimsy", but that doesn't seem like the right word for something as heavy as a T-shirt quilt does it?
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