Down For The Finish – January One Monthly Goal

City Culture 2 fabric from Island Batik Fall 2017

I’ve always said “finished is good” when it comes to my quilting. I love the process but I really get excited when I see the projects completed and being enjoyed.

I’m linking up with Elm Street Quilts for the One Monthly Goal challenge and am happy to report that I completed each of my goals set for the month of January.

One Monthly Goal Number One – Check!

My first goal was to catch up on my 2017 Island Batik Ambassador challenge for October…yes, I know this is the end of January but I got a little behind in my monthly challenges (I’m blaming everything on Hurricane Harvey – grin). I had originally pulled fabric and a pattern that I thought I would be using…but then, as women sometimes do, I changed my mind!  I am still going to make the quilt I pulled fabric for, but not sure what month I will set this as a goal – so if you are following the linky party then perhaps this will come back up and you’ll say “humm..that looks familiar…”  For clarification of the goal – the goal was to complete the October challenge NOT use a particular pattern or fabric. So technically this goal was completed – that’s my story and I’m stickin to it!

Rangley Wall Quilt was going to be the pattern for my make up project….but I changed my mind


My “October” project for Island Batik Ambassador program is complete. Check off January Goal #1


One Monthly Goal Number Two – Check!

Goal number two was to complete my last 2017 Island Batik Ambassador project ON TIME for the scheduled blog hop. I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal and have really enjoyed the responses and comments on the blog hop post  

Love Links is a Studio 180 Design pattern, the fabric City Culture 2 by Island Batik was provided to The Quilt Rambler for this challenge. Check out the blog hop for more inspiration


One Monthly Goal Number Three – Check!

This was the hardest goal and one I actually just finished – cleaning out my studio. And I don’t mean cleaning up or decluttering, I mean cleaning out as in emptying! All but the longarm table has been removed in anticipation of reconstruction after Hurrican Harvey 5 months ago!  I am thankful to see the floor and take a good look at it because after the redo it’s not going to be hot pink anymore. Sigh.

1.30.18 All that remains in The Quilt Rambler studio is the A1 Longarm 12 foot table
The other side of The Quilt Rambler Studio, ready for reconstruction and WALLS!

One Monthly Goal Complete!

I’ve enjoyed this exercise in setting goals and being accountable. I plan on “playing along” next month in February – wait! That’s tomorrow! Better figure out soon what I want to do in this short month! I will give you a brief hint – in honor of today’s Super Blue Blood Moon, I plan on using Island Batik’s new fabric line Blue Moon, which I have purchased and am so eager to cut up and use! Stay tuned!

This is Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, feeling accomplished in meeting the January One Monthly Goals!








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6 thoughts on “Down For The Finish – January One Monthly Goal

  1. Susan the Farm Quilter says:

    Wow you have really had some hurdles to get over to make your monthly goal! Congratulations on meeting THREE!!!!! I do love your Island Batik for the recent hop and your October quilt for them is gorgeous too!!

  2. Brenda A says:

    Wow – congratulations Karen! I was hoping to get at least one quilt finished, but the flu intervened, then I had to go help with the twins who have been ill which took another week out of the month. But tomorrow starts a new month. I have been writing in my quilt planner almost daily and re-evaluating my priorities while I sit in car line waiting to pick up the grands and take them home. It’s a good time to stop and think about your projects and the next steps!

    Great job on both your batik quilts. I’m working on a mini quilt for The Quilt Show’s International Miniature Quilt Exchange and am using some Island Batiks as well as other batiks I have been hoarding! It’s soooo hard to cut up the pretty fabric! LOL

    • TheQuiltRambler says:

      I agree if you cut it up you won’t have it any more ???? I’m behind in my planner ???? but as you said – there’s a new month ahead and new opportunities. Best wishes on your mini exchange!

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