UFO Attack January 2018

January 2018 monthly goal

OMG! OMG! OMG! My first One Monthly Goal for 2018 and my very exciting OMG moment!

Well, January 2018 has me looking forward to a lot of things.

But everything paled (briefly) in light of some great news I received this morning.

I got up to find an email waiting, saying that I have been accepted as an Island Batik Ambassador for 2018! To say that I’m excited about this is a huge understatement. I admire so many of last year’s ambassadors…. now I get to play along! 

Island Batik Ambassador

Once I have calmed down a little, this is what January’s plans look like for me:

  • I have some secret sewing to do to finish the Blue Bear for the Beary Colourful BOM by February. But I can’t share that, because it is, well….. secret…. It is cute though, tee hee.
  • And I am joining in the Regatta Quilt sew along at Home Sewn by Us. But I can’t nominate that for my  OMG, because it is supposed to be NO pressure. You can join us though. I am going to use a jelly roll that my good friend Romana gave me a loooong time ago. I have never settled on what to do with this jelly roll – it comes out, and goes away again periodically. Bu it will be great for this quilt. And it matches the colours in an old favourite t-shirt of my daughter’s which is now too small to wear and too damaged to pass on. She is sentimental about this shirt after having worn it to death. So I am going to use the pandas and the jelly roll scraps to make a throw pillow. to go with the quilt.
fabric precut
Here is the jelly roll that I am going to use for the Regatta Quilt and an old t-shirt of my daughter’s that is going to be the centre of a co-ordinating throw pillow.
  • And I have a UFO that I need to finish…. do you remember when I said I have 13 UFOs….. well, I did a bit of sorting in the sewing room yesterday, and that number has blown out to 15. Two UFOs I had completely forgotten about! But no matter, one of those only needs the binding finished. So I am going to fix that and gift it. But that’s not really a month-worthy goal, is it?

So, My One Monthly Goal for January

I have decided that I need to get on with one of my yearly goals right from the get-go. Which is to continue with some charity quilting. Since I currently have a charity quilt in my possession, I am going to nominate it as my January OMG. To be quilted, and the binding sewn on, by the 31st Jan! 

pinned quilt
Apples and Roses and Autumn leaves charity quilt

green Clever Chameleon logoThat’s it! Short and Sweet. Tomorrow I will endeavour to get my recommendations to beginners regarding the Beary Colourful BOM posted. Then I am taking a well earned break. Til Tuesday I think. If you are new here – I normally only post here twice a week, three times if there is a lot going on….. but on the scale of “goings on”s, the Beary Colourful BOM has been huge! It will settle down soon.

What are you working on this month? Let us know at Elm Street Quilts by nominating a goal. You could win some fantastic prizes, and you will get some extra motivation to finish that project, or finish a step on a project. You can nominate as much or as little as you wish!

I am adding my link to Elm Street Quilts today. And I’m sharing on Freemotion by the River.

P.S. Have you checked out all the other bloggers on the Monthly Color Challenge Hop List yet?

8 Replies to “UFO Attack January 2018”

  1. Oh so excited for you being accepted as an Island Batik Ambassador!! Looking forward to seeing how much fun you have with that! xx

  2. Welcome to One Monthly Goal! Love the quilt. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

  3. Congratulations Dione, I am so happy that you will be an Island Batik Ambassador in 2018 and you will love it! It is so much fun to create quilts and projects with their batiks! Your work is always so beautiful and creative. Hugs my friend!!

  4. Okay now I’ve put the face to your name, Dione, so to speak ha! So glad we are going to be ambassadors this year! The OMG is a great motivator even though I often don’t make my goal sigh. Too many irons in the fire I guess. Likenyiu ive made a charity quilt, though mine are cat mats, my OMG. Btw your Beary Comourful are adorable. Oh you should link this UFO post with Tish for even more motivation lol!

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