Happy mid-March! Shanna and I hope your finishes are coming along beautifully! Are you having March showers? Here is Washington we are definitely getting our fair share of rain. Today we have a wonderful participant highlight for you. Michelle @ Squeek Crafts has been participating in A Lovely Year of Finishes since we started just over a year ago.
Make sure to take a moment and visit our wonderful sponsors who make this whole endeavor a lot more fun!
Michelle from Squeek Crafts
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Blog name: Factotum of Arts
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Name you’re known by throughout quilting world.
Michelle @ Squeek Crafts
What’s your ALYoF goal this month?
Finish the X & + quilt top
How do you approach your sewing goals?
I have a lot of unfinished projects that I have accumulated in my first year of quilting. So, I have become super organized this year. This was my plan at the beginning of the year, and each month I adjust as I need to. I use link-ups to keep on track – A lovely year of finishes, Finish along 2014 (http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/p/finish-along-2014.html) and this month 30 /30 Sewing Challenge (http://www.berrybarndesigns.com/3030-sewing-challenge.html)
I am also using these free monthly quilting project sheets from Taryn @ from pixels to patchwork (http://www.pixelstopatchwork.com/2013/01/quilt-project-sheets.html)
How do you organize/prioritize your projects?
I have several project bins with each of my projects materials and patterns etc all contained in that bin.
What is your current favorite project that you are working on? Will you share pictures with us?
My favorite project, at the moment, are my Tapa Star paper piecing pattern which I am making into cushions for my mum.
What is your dream project to work on?
I have two projects that I would put on my dream list – the Amy Butler Weekender bag, like the one Elizabeth Hartman made, and then the Tula Pink Butterfly quilt.
What is your favorite time of day to sew?
I really only get to sew during the weekends, and I love working in the afternoons but would sew all day if I could get the chance.
What is your favorite quilting/sewing accessory?
That is my small seam ripper (or in NZ lingo that would be a Quick’n’Pick)
What is your number one quilting/sewing goal for 2014?
I would like to finish at least 2 quilts per quarter
What is one technique you really want to learn?
I would like to learn how to use design software, so that I can create designs for fabric
Thank you so much Michelle for joining us today!
Keep up the great work on your one goal for this month – you can do it!
The finishes link-up starts the last 7 days of the month and will end before the month is over.