March Short List And OMG

February was a fast month. I finished the Surface Design Round Robin and the Bouquet quilt (UFO). My Art Quilt Group decided to stop passing the Round Robin pieces, which eliminates that category.

I’ve learned so much by adding the OMG designation to the list because it forces me to finish old projects. It reminded me how much I love applique and other things I stopped doing because of limited time. Slowly, I’m bringing those things back.

The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project and a scrap project. I started using this system in November 2014 to keep myself focused. I add and delete categories over time as my interests change.

Something Old – I call this quilt Random because it was the challenge word that month in my Art Quilt Group. I designed it myself in EQ back in 2010. I don’t remember how the word “random” led to this pattern as there is nothing random about it. I set it aside because I wasn’t accurate in my paper piecing and the points didn’t match. I unsewed to fix things as I assembled the columns. In March I will get all the columns sewed together and add the first border. The colors are brighter in person.  This quilt is my OMG for March.
random stripsSomething New – An idea I call “pieced shapes”. I pulled fabric and blocks for this. It is a design as you go project, which is definitely out of my comfort zone. I made a rough sketch that may or may not look like the finished project.
pieced shapesHandwork – I will continue working on the dresser scarf set. The embroidery is done and one piece is edged. I am crocheting the edging on the second piece.
dresser2Scrap Project – I didn’t finish the February project and decided to continue it in March rather than start something else.
birds with quiltingAll my One Monthly Goal (OMG) projects in 2018 will relate to UFOs. I am still working on the leader and ender project.

I missed piecing terribly the past few months. I picked Random because it was the smallest piecing project on the UFO list. Two of my other UFOs are queen size and more than I wanted to tackle right now.

I’m linking to Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal.

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3 Responses to March Short List And OMG

  1. chrisknits says:

    Good luck with your goals! That top will be stunning when done.

  2. Patty says:

    Very neat quilt design. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

  3. dezertsuz says:

    Each project is so unique and should give you a break from the others as you work on it. I really, really like “Random”. It reminds me of the kaleidoscope changing shapes, but in a very subtle way. The embroidery project is beautiful, and I think I’d like to try that working with no plan, if it produces things as beautiful as I see coming along in yours. I still like the bird project, too, so I’m glad you are not tucking it away for some future time.

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