June Wrap Up and July Goals

The summer is passing too quickly by! Here is a look at my goals for June:

1. I have one more QOV top that needs to be quilted. Done!


2. I want to finish my 16 patch top. The biggest hindrance here is deciding how big I want this to be and what to do about borders. Not done! However, I did decide on size and have purchased the border fabric so that is a win in my mind!

3. I have an idea for a flag quilt made from hourglass blocks that I want to make for my entry way. I have the pieces all cut. I would love to have this complete so I can hang it for the Fourth. Done! Well, sort of. It didn’t turn out to be  flag quilt but it is done nonetheless. I will show this finish on Friday as it seemed appropriate for Independence Day weekend.


4. I am going to make a quilt for each of my sisters this summer. I have fabric for both but need to make some decisions on designs. I want to have at least one of them to the piecing stage this month. The top for the first one is now done! Here is a picture taken before the borders were added.


5. I want that darn log cabin done this month! DONE! DONE! DONE!


6. I also want to start putting these blocks together.  Not done. Not even close!IMG_1722

And what else did I finish this month?

My itty bitty flag quilt.


And my super secret gift  for my daughter.



And I started and finished this baby quilt.


I also quilted my friend Donna’s quilt.



Now how about some goals for July?

1. Top of the list is to quilt and bind the first sister quilt. The backing is already in the frame so it will definitely be the first thing quilted.

2. Since little Lincoln is here, I am going to make a label for his baby quilt. I made this last fall out of shirts worn by my son, my hubby, and my dad.


3. I would also like to get the 16 patch quilt finished for the guest room.


4. I would like to decide on a pattern for the second sister quilt.

5. I would like to make a small quilt out of my leader ender HSTs.


6. I want to decide on my next leader/ender project.

I’m not going to add any more than this since I will be traveling to Arizona to see my newest little guy for 9 days.

And this is my timesaving tip for this week! Setting goals, making lists, and reviewing them is one of my greatest time saving tools. I don’t waste a lot of time wondering what to do next because I always have a list of projects that I want to focus on handy.

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation for NTT.



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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8 Responses to June Wrap Up and July Goals

  1. Linda Dutch says:

    Lots of lovely projects in various stages, & great inspiration! I just love your 16 patch, and the ‘shirts’ baby quilt!

  2. Mary says:

    I love seeing all your projects. So inspiring! Would love to see how you label your quilts.

  3. Patti P says:

    Nice job on everything. I love Lincoln’s quilt!

  4. Cécile says:

    You’ve done beautiful quilts as usual ! You log is awesome and I love your flag too !
    Great work Katy !

  5. Quiltmouse says:

    Yes, I would say you were very productive during June – All lovely!! Enjoy your visit with Lincoln.

  6. WOW!! Love all your finishes for June…and your July quilts look wonderful too! I couldn’t agree more with your goal setting being a time saver…it also focuses you and keeps you on track to get ‘er done!

  7. Gina says:

    Well done on getting so much done last month.
    I love Lincoln’s quilt. Such a great idea using shirts from the men in your family. Good luck on this month’s list. Safe travels and enjoy your time with Lincoln

  8. Kudos on your accomplishments and good luck with July goals. The quilt for Lincoln is great. I’ve been seeing a lot of HRT, and I think I’m going to give them a try.

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