One Monthly Goal November

In an effort to finish all the things, I've decided to join in on the One Monthly Goal this month.  My November goal is to finish at least the top for the Pink Grapefruit quilt by Coleen Merte.  

I am taking a class with her through one of my local guilds this week.  I am not quite done with the required precutting--I have more white pieces to cut.  The seed shapes will be cut during class.  Those will be the solid blue and solid green fabrics.  Fabrics are Kona white, unknown green text, green polka dot from JoAnn, Architextures Blueprint text by Carolyn Friedlander, plants by Paula & Waffle for Dear Stella (one of my favorite prints ever), Velvet Sky Netorious by Cotton + Steel, green with arrows Greatest Adventure from Riley Blake, Moda kelly, and Moda sapphire.  Oh, and unknown green print.  The backing will be the plant print.  Unsure on the binding; think I want to wait and see it all done first.
Also, you may be able to tell from the fabrics in this picture that I am once again going to need a new iron.  For the last 3-4 years, I have purchased the same Shark iron three times.  The first one malfunctioned and literally melted down.  The second one quit heating, as has the third one.  One of them the cord went bad too.  Can't remember if it was the first or second.  I don't feel super bad about this since they are only $25, though it is disappointing that a product would have such a short lifespan.  And I feel a lot better spending $25 rather than $100 on something that only lasts a year.  But still.

I feel like it's time for a change of iron model, but I'm stumped as to what to buy.  I don't use steam, so that's not an important feature to me.  I know I don't want cordless and I don't want something that's super heavy.  What's your favorite iron?

1 comment

  1. Love the fabric. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.