Since A Lovely Year of Finishes is gone for 2016, Heidi at Red Letter Quilts has graciously decided to host an alternate for those of us who need a little nudge to finish projects. Well, I’m in!
For January, I hope to complete this sampler quilt that I made way back when…I think it is from 1999 or 2000 (or maybe earlier!).
This is a Block of the Month Sampler from Joann’s. I don’t know how they do them now, but at that time the pieces were already cut and you just had to buy the monthly kit and stitch it up. I don’t even know how much these things are now, but I remember waiting each month for the Joann’s flyer in the mail to get my 40% off coupon so I could buy the monthly kit for about $6. I’m sure it’s much more now!
This quilt top had been finished and sitting in a drawer in my sewing room until I pulled it out and put it on the long arm a few months ago. The idea was to get in practice on a quilt that didn’t mean much to me. Well, it has just been sitting there and not getting done. Not anymore! I have some other quilts I would like to put on the long arm, so I want to get this one finished. My goal for January is to finish the quilting, bind it, and label it.
I will be linking up with the inaugural OMG – 2016 Goal Link-Up. Head over to see what everyone has planned for January!
And by the way…Happy Birthday to my big sister today!!