Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

Goals, or Where Did Summer Go?


After I wrote my June goals it became clear that I wasn’t going to get anything done on a specific timetable.  The weather heated up, the garden came on, my son came and went and came back again, vacation…  I sort of gave up and went with the flow.  I sewed whatever caught my eye, usually baby quilts, and for weeks at a time I didn’t sew at all.


June Goals:

  1. Add borders to Summer Stars at Fawn LakeYes, finally.
  2. Quilt and bind Summer Stars at Fawn Lake.  Nope.
  3. Make Heart baby quilt.  (low volume)  Yes.  Here.
  4. Make Anchor baby quilt.  (low volume)  Yes.  Here.

And three more baby quilts and a batch of donation blocks.  It was the whole summer.


September starts out much the same, but I’m ready to get some order back in my life so I have written a few modest goals.  We’ll see.


September Goals:

  1. Quilt and bind Summer Stars at Fawn Lake.
  2. Piece top for Christmas quilt from truck and tractor panels.
  3. Quilt and bind Christmas quilt.


I do know I’m more productive when I have plans.  Summer Stars at Fawn Lake is spray basted and ready to begin quilting tomorrow.

Anyone like to join me in a Labor Day Sew-In?  I’m mostly on Twitter, but I’ll pop over to the Twilters facebook group from time to time.

I’ll leave you with a photo of my Fawn Lake backing fabric.

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Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

5 thoughts on “Goals, or Where Did Summer Go?

  1. Yes I am much more productive when I have my list to follow. Plus I thoroughly enjoy checking the boxes as tasks are completed. I love that backing fabric.

  2. I don’t feel like I have done much in the last few weeks. Sigh. I’m even giving up on making Summer Stars on Fawn Lake at this point. I’m hoping to get back on track but life is so unpredictable that I’m making no guarantees.

  3. Lists help me, but right now my lists feel oppressive and I might need to go off list for awhile. When can I stop finishing UFOs and start something new? I really feel like I just need some rote piecing or about two weeks where I can just sew without bothering with things like work or meals, etc.

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