April Short List And OMG

March was a busy month. I finished the dresser set and the Scrappy Birds quilt, which made room for new things on the list.
I’ve delayed writing this post because I struggled with choosing something for the new category. I realized in March that if I want to move original ideas into form, I’m going to have to add a design category. Some people work by just cutting up fabric and sewing it together, but I’m not one of them. I need to think and sketch and think some more.
A category for design feels like a push towards a place I’ve been far too hesitant to go. I know that’s a good thing. I also know it will set things in motion that I can’t begin to imagine. That thought can be a bit intimidating.
Yet forward I go.
The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project, a scrap project and a project in the design phase. 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. The top is basted and ready to quilt. Finishing this quilt is my OMG for March.
Random topSomething New – My current Safehouse quilt. I don’t usually work on these except at small group, but I need something to piece.
charity tripHandwork – I’m stitching the Christmas bags, both with floss and crewel yarn. My crewel started a little shaky but has improved as I go.
wreath bag 1Scrap Project – I am making a name tag for Needle Arts Guild.
Design – An idea I call “pieced shapes”. This has been on the list for months. I was browsing the web and came across something totally unrelated that set me on a new path. I think I can make the new idea work.
I am still working on the leader and ender project.
It feels like a long list, but I think I can manage a few finishes.
I’m linking to Elm Street Quilts for my One Monthly Goal.

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3 Responses to April Short List And OMG

  1. chrisknits says:

    I need to start identifying goals to work on UFOs. I just keep adding new things and never get back to the old things. Looks like you have a great system in place. Good luck.

  2. Kate says:

    The design phase is always the biggest struggle for me. I can decide on a block, but then stall when it comes to setting the whole thing together. Good luck with your OMG for April and with the rest of your list.

  3. Patty says:

    Very nice. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

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