I did not manage to finish my goal for April although I did move towards my goal of completing the blocks for the graduated cross quilt. Here's a pile of the striped components for the blocks.
That's what I managed to finish by the end of April. Since then I have made the middle components of the blocks and have started sewing the rows of components together. This is a lot of production sewing which is not my favourite way to sew. I am however making great progress so rather than having completing the blocks as my May goal, I'm going to up the ante and go for completing the quilt top. This may be a mistake on my part but I might as well aim big.
Speaking of One Monthly Goals. I won a prize in March. On Monday this wonderful package arrived from Heidi at Red Letter Quilts. She hosts the OMG linkup in case you don't know.
I was very excited to win the book Machine Quilting with Style by Christa Watson of Christa Quilts. This was a perfect book to add to my quilting book collection as I have started quilting pretty much all my own quilts now and I can use all the help I can get. Christa's book is full of lots of great ideas and I can't wait to try some of them out. It's also got some pretty interesting quilt patterns to try out as well.
Heidi also included this sweet little card purse which she made which was a nice added touch. Here's a closer photo of it.
This made the package even more special. Thanks so much Heidi. If you would like to see the other great gift I received in the mail from Yvonne, on the same day go here.
I'm linking up to OMG for May with Heidi at Red Letter Quilts and with Lorna at Lets Bee Social.