Monday, 29 March 2021

Monthly goal for March - not reached

unsuccessful fabric trials

My goal for March was to work on a WIP, and I did, and I tried to create a background for my gypsy dancer collage, but have absolutely nothing permanent to show for it.  

Despite working on it I'm no further than I was at the beginning of the month. I failed to create a suitable background.

After about a week of frustration I turned my attention elsewhere in the hope that moving away from the problem would free my mind to find a solution. 

I sewed strings for an Ad Hoc Improv Quilters challenge:

I sewed trees for the Table Scraps challenge:

I practised free motion quilting in Lori Kennedy's QAL:

(definitely more practice needed!)

Together with friends at a distance I sewed some I-spy blocks for a secret baby quilt (secret! 😀):

Practice block

I even knitted the greater part of a sock:

Unfortunately, none of them helped, and the background to my gypsy dancer is still empty!

I shan't be spending any more time on it until the lockdown is lifted and the second part of this workshop (originally scheduled for April last year) can take place. I've come to the conclusion that I can't go it alone, and need some support from an expert.

So my goal for next month will not be the same as this month, although it may be one of these projects above. Whatever it will be, I hope to achieve more towards reaching my goal than this month.

I'm linking, even though I finished nothing, to


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Stay healthy and safe.

Happy sewing



Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you got a lot done!

Kathy S. said...

Even though you didn't complete your March OMG, you still were very productive. Several of my projects come to a stand still for that same reason. Eventually I figure out what to do and they become finishes. It's still beautiful!

Christine B said...

You managed to finish a lot even if you didn't get your main piece finished. Don't fret about it, I am sure the background will come together at some point. Some projects just need more thinking time than others! Have a lovely Easter! Christine xx

Patty said...

Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal - you'll get it done next time!

Mystic Quilter said...

You certainly had set yourself quite a few goals Marly! There's always this month to finish up projects now.