6and6in2018 | January

Here it is!  The end of the first month of our challenge.  How did you go?  Did you have fun with something new?  Was it easy to decide what to choose to work on?  Needed new fabrics for it?  Were you able to make Substantial Progress with it?

If you’ve been following me through January you will have seen that I’m taking part in Cecile’s Basket QAL so this was my “new” for January and so far I’ve kept up.  All the baskets to date look like thisand I’m very pleased with how it’s coming together.

I did manager to do a little on an “old” too, with some stems and part of a vase on “The Aunts’ Quilt”Hardly substantial progress, but progress nonetheless.

So now it’s over to you.  And yes, I expect answers to the above questions and details on what you’ve achieved this month!!

If you have a blog, please add your link below (link will be open for a week); if you don’t have a blog, list your month’s achievements in the comments, or add a post to Instagram with the hashtag #6and6in2018 Can’t wait to see what everyone has done! And if you missed out on listing your projects, doesn’t matter, do it now – we’d love to have you along on the challenge.

Meredithe x

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15 Responses to 6and6in2018 | January

  1. Linda Tiernan says:

    Hi Meredithe, I have posted 3 pics on Instagram of my progress for January, and used the #6and6in2018. Hope it works out ok. You can fill me in tomorrow on anything I have done wring with the post….still feeling my way with this, but the challenge has certainly smartened up to work more on my projects!!! Looking forward to tomorrow.

  2. Les3sardines says:

    Hi Meredith. I have finished my January project, and is was really fun to do it.

  3. Mirjam Hesseling says:

    Hi Meredithe, as you know I have already started two new ones. One for January and the other for March. That of January, the Polak stars, I make with Old Christmas fabrics of my own and of my mother (she died in 2012). I make the free hexagon quilt from patches that I took over last summer from a lady who quit using quilting. And I bought 1 m. of a blue fabric to join the others. Later I send you the photo’s.
    I love your baskets. A quilt with baskets is on my WIM-list too.🤗

  4. Marina says:

    Hi Meredithe.
    I decided to accept your challenge .
    No blog or instagram so I will give some comments to your blog of my progress.
    I finished a little winterquilt. It needed some quilting and binding.
    Some blocks for the nearly insane quilt are prepared . My goal is prepare and make 13 blocks this year.
    I started quilting another quilt.
    Cannot send pictures with this comment.
    For the new things: I started prearing blocks for the BOM stars over baltimore by quilts from the past.
    I started collecting background andfabric for the BOM grashopper by Sarah Fielke.
    So my month was also a good one!
    Greetings from Arnhem, The Netherlands.

  5. Your baskets look great and I started several new things, lol

  6. Yes, the cover for Maggie the Magnifier is my New project for this month, and I’ve been thinking a lot about Akhenaten….!

  7. ceciled05 says:

    Oh congratulations for these finishes of January ! I especially love this touch of colour on little baskets ! Great work M ! 😉

  8. stitchydragon says:

    Well done on keeping u with your QAL – those baskets are lovely! I had great fun with two new projects, one I had to buy yarn for. Full details on my blog post on the linky… have a great month!

  9. frayedattheedge says:

    A very good start to our new challenge!!

  10. Annie Gunn says:

    Hi Meredithe, those flower pots are looking stunning. Can’t wait to see that one finished. My January was like a frenzy. The family visitors departed then I decided to sort my two, yes two sewing cupboards before I would allow myself a start on anything. I sorted and prepped three months worth of the Perpetual Calendar blocks – huge effort as some of them are tiny. – I have no intention of doing one a day for 365 days though. It is a pick up, put down project over a couple of years. I also prepped and completed Januarys New Hexagon 52 Block project – only 4 blocks a month, so achievable. I prepped 12 Brimfield Blocks out of Liberty fabrics – have been wanting to start this one for ages. I am up to 22 red poppies for the Remembrance Day effort this year. I am also crocheting a little blanket in cream & pink for a little bub due next month. So there you have it. Lots of planning and dreaming too of course. A pair of socks is on the agenda. Cheers, A

  11. Gail Davis says:

    Well done you! Your mojo seems to have been lurking in the background and resurfaced again! This month, I have been mainly concentrating on UFOs from last year….still in the getting some cleared out mode and state of mind! I have finished a quilt top UFO (a hangover from last year’s list) and will try and have that quilted this month; and I have made significant progress on another. Newbies are lurking in the background at the moment and will probably make an entrance this month! 😉😂

  12. audrey says:

    Love seeing your lovely baskets! There can never be too many of those in my world.:)

  13. The basket blocks are lovely. I especially those with the black and white background. Some progress is better than none on “The Aunts’ Quilt”. At all adds up!

  14. I lost about half the month to a knee and back issue, but now back 100%! Even with those hiccups I was able to finish my Rainbow Regatta quilt which was a new project and it was nice to work on something that was easy. I purchased some new Kaufman Premium Kona Cotton for Aunt Bea’s Parlor pattern after realizing that I had used the wrong fabric when I traced the patterns on the blocks. This month I will re-trace the pattern for the 20 blocks on the new background fabric. I finished 3 more blocks for Stonefields, and am down to 35 more Mini Dresdens. I am going to spend some time this week updating and doing a post on my goals for the remainder of the year! Thank you for having 6 in 6 for 2018! It is work to do things like this for Bloggers!

  15. thimbleanna says:

    WordPress ate my comment LOL. Anyway great first month to the challenge — and YAY to bringing the Aunts’ Quilt back out!!!

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