Good Riddance January! Hello February!

January was not a great month for me and I am quite happy to bid it adieu!

Here is a review of my goals for the month:

1. Continue with a Log Cabin block a day. – Well, that didn’t happen! Making an unexpected trip out of state followed by the flu means I haven’t made a single one since the middle of the month. Time to rethink this plan.


2. Quilt 3 QOVs. ~ On New Year’s Day, I threw the timing out on my long arm. I finally got it fixed on January 12th. I got two QOVs quilted this month and got a third loaded last night. I hope to start it today.


3. Make 24 sawtooth stars. – I got only 12 done and half of those I did last night!


4. Finish my Metropolitan Fair Churn Dash quilt. Possibly the top only! – Done! I finished the top but it needs to be quilted. I don’t have a picture of it done but here is a partial pic to refresh my own memory!


5. Get entries together for two local quilt shows. – Done! I have to drive up north to retrieve quilts from the first show after church today.

6. Make a list of UFOs and plans for the new year. I started working on this and it is a little bit scary! –Done! The list, I mean! I did actually complete a few items on it as well.

7. Finish my “Envelope” quilt top that I started on my trip to Wisconsin in November. This will probably be a small quilt but perfect in case I need a baby gift. –Done! Ready and waiting for a baby girl to present herself.



I also finished this UFO:


And started and finished my Graffiti Heart quilt.



I finally made a tag blankie for Baby E:


And I made the Small Quilt Talk challenge quilt for January:


And we are on to February! It is a short month and I am heading west to visit my Arizona kids this month so I need to keep things reasonable here.

1. I would like to quilt 3 QOVs. I have 9 tops currently at my house to be quilted. Yikes!

2. I would like to finish the Metropolitan Fair Churn Dash quilt.

3. I want to get my Goose in the Pond swap blocks finished for my local guild.

4. I would like to make 12 more sawtooth star blocks.

5. I would like to complete the February SQT challenge quilt.

Since I leave in 2 and a half weeks, that it probably plenty! Linking up wth Lily’s Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day.









About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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12 Responses to Good Riddance January! Hello February!

  1. Stephanie says:

    I love the prints you’re using for your sawtooth stars … hope February is a better month for you!

  2. Tlb says:

    All I can say is you are an amazing lady! I love all of your quilts 🙂 I wish I had your energy and talents 🙂

  3. Nita says:

    Oh my goodness, you are one busy lady! Beautiful quilts. I especially love the sweet baby quilt. 🙂

  4. I’d say you did great considering some unplanned obstacles. Love that log cabin… I’ve always admired that layout with lights & darks. So striking! Good luck in February.

  5. Quiltmouse says:

    Really love the QOV quilts you finished! What’s the pattern for the “Envelope” quilt? I like it. Thanks for sharing your January projects!

  6. Love to see the progress you make with your quilts. Please don’t abandon the log cabin – it’s one of my favourites! I wasn’t ill in January and finished nothing so definitely give yourself a pat on the back for persevering under adverse conditions!
    Hope lots of blessings come your way in February!

  7. Emmajane says:

    Hello! I’ve found you through Lily’s Quilts. Sorry to hear it’s been a difficult January. You’ve still managed to tick off so many projects. I love that Graffiti Heart!

  8. Lois says:

    You accomplished a LOT considering your illness and the long arm being out of service as long as it was. I have no doubt you will finish your February list with time to spare.

  9. Karen says:

    Lots of lovely quilts. Very pretty QOV quilts. I like your envelope quilt. It is something different.

  10. Cécile says:

    Disappearing blocks ! Grrrr…. My english, I’ m sorry !

  11. Cécile says:

    You realized beautiful quilts in January !! Congrats !
    You gave me an idea when I saw your mini quilt with disappears blocks ! With two others friends, we are going to make one each other ! We will begin in march ! Thank you Katy !! :)))

  12. shecanquilt says:

    Your quilts are beautiful! I especially love the heart.

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