It’s been a while since my previous monthly challenge post and because it’s a new month, the timing is perfect for one to appear again. In November, I would love to get my projects moving in the following ways.
I would like to finish the following projects:
- Journal cover – Deadline 30.11.
- Pin cushion – Deadline 30.11. (provided I find the filling I have in mind)
- Placemats – Deadline 30.11.
- Zabuton – Deadline 30.11.
These projects I’d like to make progress on in the following way:
- breathe quilt – Cut top, back, and batting, baste, draw letters, start quilting
- Mug rug for Scandibee swap – Once inspiration mosaic is available, see whether pattern I have in mind is suitable, and pick fabrics, start working on it (since it is a secret project, there won’t be photos but until after the recipient has her hands on it)
- Skill Builder 2013 quilt – Make the Sound Wave and Magnum blocks
- Teapot cover – Finish pattern
- Zafu – Investigate filling options
It’s interesting how projects can get stalled due to yak shaving. In this instance I’m thinking of the journal cover with a foundation paper pieced block on its front. I have extra fine pins for quilting, but lo and behold, the glass tip creates such a wobbly surface to press over that I had to buy pins with flat heads. That took some time due to my budget being restricted and once the pins finally arrived, I had other things going on in my life.
It is November after all and it might also be a good idea to ponder possible holiday gifts. I’ll see what will become of that, but suffice to say they would be on a small scale such as a quickly sewn pillow or a pencil case.
Do you plan your projects like this? Has it been helpful? Have you found a balance regarding the amount of projects that are realistic to hope to get done?