I am not sure how I feel about setting monthly goals. Maybe I am a "just let it happen" kind of girl. However, I have 3 exciting projects ahead of me after I finish stonefields. So while I don't want to rush my current project-i want to savor it as I do with all my quilts-I am just drooling over the fabric and ideas to come. Here is where we are with Stonefields so far:
I have 59 squares remaining on the top. If I do 25 in June, 25 in July, and finish up in August, that would be very satisfactory. My border will be very much simpler than the one in the original pattern so probably I can finish that in August also and begin in September with my Kate Spain fabric (yeah!) and the Sweet Surrender pattern (I hate that name for a pattern-they should have thought a bit longer on that topic).
So instead of one monthly goal, I have a three month goal. As I say, I am not much on setting goals because a written goal can hinder creativity. One gets so focused on the goal that the goal becomes the end and not the process. But I am going to see how this goes.
Another aspect to goal setting is its importance when quilting activity has to compete with motherhood, work, and the multitude of other activities that modern women deal with everyday. Me-i'm retired and free as a bird and so don't have to eke out a corner of time to do something creative. Just a thought!
I found backing fabric for my Caswell quilt. it is Georgetown by Judie Rothermel. this fabric captures the movement and the colors of my quilt plus the insects. it is so pretty.
Here is my Caswell against the background. The lighting is so poor in this dark corner but it was the best I could do.
I usually just buy something plain and on sale as a backing but I love this quilt so much that I wanted something special for the backing. I may work up the nerve to actually quilt it in December (goals!)
Here is the animal life out our cat TV:
You can see why Glossie Blossie is so entertained every day with the squirrels and the purple finches.