Thursday, 5 September 2013

September goals

Never Too Hot To Stitch!

Here we are at the start of September and the girls in my Rainbow, Brownie and Guide units are starting back at school. My teaching year at the University begins on the 16th September when we have new students in for induction. It's always a fun but tiring time as you get to know the new students and learn to spot the ones who are stressed by the whole experience. It's a stressful time of the year as the change from school to university is a big step in itself but often involves leaving home for the first time. There is also a lot of study materials to be organised especially as I am teaching some new subjects, so with that in mind I'm being careful not to overstretch myself with goals this month.

Last month I finished my Happy Anniversary quilt top and I have bought the batting and backing fabric. I went for a white tone on tone fabric for the backing and will use the left over red, grey and purple fabric for the binding.

Goal 1 is to quilt this top and give it to its new owner by the end of the month.

I am taking part in the Pin it hop next week. My day is the 13th. Therefore goal 2 is to complete my project. No pictures at this point.

I also take part in the NewFO challenge over at Cat Patches. I have a couple of possibilities for this. I want to start my own anniversary quilt and I have all the fabric ready to go. I have also been asked to make a baby quilt. The baby quilt will definitely be a NewFO this month and if I'm really lucky I'll have time to make a start on my anniversary quilt. I have been searching the baby quilt patterns and there are just so many lovely designs out there I can't make up my mind which to do. I'm visiting my local quilt shop this afternoon so the fabric choices will probably help decide the design. Baby quilt as my NewFO challenge is goal 3.

Goal 4 is to complete all the blocks for my votes for women quilt. I have got a little behind so need to get back on track. All the blocks have now been published so this is just a case of getting on with it. Kathryn, my older daughter, who I'm making the quilt for has recently moved and it would be nice to be able to complete her quilt this year. Here are some of my completed blocks.

My final goal is to complete my first block for my 'It's a dogs life' quilt. I made a start but haven't got very far as I was away for a lot of last month.

So 5 goals this month. Here's hoping I'm not being too over optimistic.

I'm linking this post with Melissa at Sew Bittersweet Designs for this months goal setting party and with Lynne Never too hot to Stitch for her monthly round up of 2013 The Year of the Finished Project.

The weather here in London UK is hot and sunny so I'm off to enjoy a little time in the garden as rain is forecast for this weekend. I hope the weather is good where you are and that you have some 'you' time for stitching or to just 'be'.



  1. Looks like you've been busy with all those projects...they look so beautiful!

  2. Congrats on the finish. You have some lovely projects going. Good luck with your September goals.

  3. That top quilt is so effective – I really like your colour choices.
    Good luck with the finish!

  4. Like the fabrics you have picked for your votes for women blocks it will be a lovely quilt when you are finished.

    Good luck with your goals for September.

  5. Seems like an ambitious list with everything else that's going on but I'm sure you can do it!

  6. Love the finished quilt, the person getting this gift is very lucky indeed. And you are going to be very busy this upcoming month...aren't you?