Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 2017

Wow! September has already gone and October has arrived. 

October is one of my favorite months because pumpkins are finally in season and I love the harvest moons this time of year.

Progress with my September Goals:

My list of September goals may be seen here. 3 of the 8 goals were completed. However, I did finish up a few more crafts that were not on my list.

The crazy quilted under-the-sea block I embellished turned out to be too large to make into a glasses case. So, I finished it off as a wall quilt and added it to my Etsy shop. You may find the blog post here and my Etsy shop here.

Block 7 of the Sun, Sand, and Sea Block of the Month is finished. I just love "Mr. Crabby", designed by Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy. The blog post is here - it includes a link to the pattern for the block. 

(Joan of Moosestash Quilting has shared a photo of the first 9 blocks together. You may see them here.)

I finished my first pencil coloring class through Kit and Clowder and had so much fun! The digital stamp for the class was "A Little Bit Grumpy" from The Paper Shelter. My blog post about it is here.

Other September Accomplishments:

I finished a tutorial: How to Make a Crazy Quilted Artist's Trading Card (ATC). Find out more about the Crazy Quilt Quarterly 2018 ATC Swap here. This was a 3 part tutorial: Piecing the ATC, Embellishing the ATC, and Finishing the ATC. (Links may be found below with the list of top viewed posts in September.)

I know several people living outside of the USA wish they could participate. You might be interested to know that Wilma is organizing a Halloween/Autumn Crazy Quilted Fabric Postcard Swap for members of the Crazy Quilt International Facebook Group. The group may be found here, and the deadline to sign up is October 5th and postcards need to be mailed by October 14th. (I signed up to make an Autumn themed postcard.)

I made my first Etsy sale! I do hope the new owner likes it. :)

This zipper pouch was finished and added to my Hand Stitched Treasure Etsy Shop. The blog post is here. The shop is here.

I also finished off the last two mailbox fabric panels that I colored back in February. They will be shared on the blog soon. (The February post may be found here.)

October Goals:

1. Make a wall quilt with the blocks from a Crazy Quilting International Heart Round Robin. (This was #2 on my list for the APQ 2017 UFO Challenge and was selected as the May project.) You may see all of the blocks here

2. Make progress embroidering this Christmas stocking for my eldest son. (#10 on the APQ 2017 UFO Challenge, selected in June.)

3. Create a purse with this block from the Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP) 2014. (#5 on the APQ 2017 UFO Challenge, selected in August.) You may read more about this block here.

4. Work on embroidering my CQJP 2014 December block. (#7 on the APQ 2017 UFO Challenge, selected in September.)

5. Create "Beach Boy Freddie" - block 8 of the Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM designed by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. You may see it here, and there is a link to the pattern.

6. Create "Bathing Beauty" - block 9 of the Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM designed by Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy. You may see it here and there is a link to the pattern - which is free throughout October.  

7. Create a wall quilt with my CQJP 2017 January block. (You may read more about this block here.)

8. Sew the borders onto "Hearts Askew" quilt top, and stitch around appliqued hearts. The pattern is from the book Hearts Aplenty by Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith. (#3 on my APQ 2017 UFO Challenge, selected in October.)

9. Complete my 2nd coloring class through Kit and Clowder. This month's class features the Pure Prairie Bouquet digitial stamp (found here) from Power Poppy. I have completed the first video tutorial so far.

10. Make a gift to share on the 1 X-mas Item a Month Blog.

I will be sharing photos of my progress on Instagram (here) and on my Hand Stitched Treasure Facebook page (here).

Top 5 Posts Viewed in September:

1. Crazy Quilt ATC Tutorial Part 1 - Piecing - here (Wow! This is already the 3rd most viewed post of all time.)
2. Crazy Quilt ATC Tutorial Part 2 - Embellishing - here
3. Crazy Quilt ATC Tutorial Part 3 - Finishing - here
4. TAST Stitches 64 and 99 - here
5. Pink Zipper Pouch - here

Thank you for stopping by!


Queeniepatch said...

The crab on your Sun, sand and sea block is so charming.
Where do you find the time to do pencil coloring?
You have to finish that Christmas stocking before Christmas, don't you?

Katie said...

Fantastic progress on your Sept goals. I wish you lots of luck with your Oct goals. Can't wait to see your progress.

Catherine said...

It sounds like you had a great September. Congratulations on your Etsy sale, and I look forward to your October goals!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I always love seeing your progress and goal reports - I always think I should do at least the goals for myself, but I'm far too easily sidetracked ....oh.....something shiny............

KimM said...

Lovely projects, Renee! And congratulations on your first Easy sale! I'm sure the new owner of the pouch will love could they not??

Renee said...

Thank you, Catherine!

Anonymous said...

You did a lot in September, even if it wasn't all on your list. Your customer is VERY happy with the pouch, and all your customer's friends are jealous. =) If I had more money right now, your jelly fish would be hanging in my house, too! You have a robust list for October. Best of luck with those goals, even if I'm half a month late in wishing it for you. =)