Sunday, January 7, 2018

Finish-A-Long 2018 Quarter 1 Goals

It's time to show everybody my goals for the 2018 FAL.  You can find the Finish-A-Long 2018 Quarter 1 link-up here.   In 2018 I'll continue working on my List of Projects PHD... (Projects Half Done).

This QA with Pat Sloan quilt top is complete.  It needs to have a back made, quilted and bound.

I'd like to finish this big card trick quilt for charity for my local quilt guild.

These blocks need sashing as the next stage.

I need to get caught up on my mystery quilt so graciously led by Kevin the Quilter.  Now that the mystery has been revealed, I think I may swap out the star parts for different stars that can be cut more quickly with my Accuquilt dies.  Stay tuned.

I need to get caught up on my Gypsy Wife QA.  I'm Waaaaaaaay behind.  The hard part for me is always picking out what fabrics to use.  I do have a big collection in a bag that is great for this quilt.

It's fun to work on my Go Four It quilt with scraps!  I need to turn this in to a baby quilt by March.  Then I'll have to turn the rest of the sub blocks into another by April for another baby.

I could work on my 100 Modern Blocks City Sampler quilt.  I haven't decided on a setting just yet.

I'd love to finish my Garden Party (pattern by Bonnie Hunter) quilt for my friend for her birthday in May.  Oh how I love this quilt!

I need a few more circles for my Picadilly Circle quilt.  Waiting to see what the October color is for the RSC17.  This is a slow-process quilt...

I'll continue my slow stitching project.  I don't think it will be done this quarter, but you never know...
I'd like to finish this Bonnie Hunter design.  It's been hanging on my curtain above my sewing machine for about two years.

I started a Kathryn Kerr 365 challenge for 2018.  It will NOT be done this year.  It's a block-a-day for 2018.  But I will be playing with a lot of scraps.

I have a lot of fun projects to work on.  Here's my whole list...

Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1. Cheddar Jack cat pattern from Mama Spark's World 
2.  Digging up Bones (Owen's dinosaur quilt)
3.  Rock Island Campfire Quilt
4.  Picadilly Circle
5. ...And Sew On BOM at Quiet Play (one block to go)
6.  Go Four It! -- Scrappy 4-patches started as leader/ender June 2017
7.  Patriotic Folk Animals (from Americana Quilts Book) -- hand work for school
8.   Soul Searching -- need 2 more blocks for Julianne swap
9.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA

10.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA (turning this one into a baby quilt) (from block Lotto, mostly circles w/lines)
13.  Slow Sunday Stitching wool candle mat from Sue project
14.  Bonnie Hunter Garden Party (started 3.18.17.)
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14)
17.  Amish Country BOM (from Lynn, Johnna's mom)
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.)
19.   2.5" Scraps from Dani making "cracker" blocks
20.  Flowers and Watercan (wall hanging)
21.  Little Houses (3.5" blocks)
22.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
23.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
24.  Scrappy Hourglass Quilt 
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite class from March, 2017 (Will make baby quilt.)
27.  Super Mario QA
28.  2015 Orange, pink, grey kite blocks (from Accuquilt die, RSC17)
29.  Maroon Sampler Quilt
30.  Gypsy Wife QA (started again with Angie at Gnome Angel, August 2017)
31.  Crown of Thorns in blues
32.  2016 Plus Blocks (from left over pieces of Soul Searching blocks)
33.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
34.  Kevin the Quilter's Sapphire Stars Mystery (started Summer 2017) 
35.  Kathryn Kerr's 365 Challenge (a block a day for 2018).
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
2.  Scrap Crystals (working on blue pieces for RSC15)
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt (my seams don't match Julianne's seams...)
6.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
7.  Slow Stitching Bear embroidery project (Started July, 2017 for truck to-go bag.)
8.  Kim Diehl's Table Topper from her book Simple Charm (Started August, 2017 for to-go bag.)
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Cruise blocks won from Libby (May OMG Goal?)
3.  Orange/Blue Fish Blocks (that I won)
4.  Split Stars (blocks won from Block Lotto; October, 2012)
5.  African Violet baby quilt (Block Lotto inspired)
6.  Tall Fly 
7.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started)
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt 
9.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
10.  Tula Pink's City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks (New QA starting 5/7/17 Gnome Angel)
Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)
2. Card Trick (pink and blue) HUGE charity quilt for local quilt guild
3.  Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild
4.  Spangled Stars QAL (July goal)
5.  Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild
6.  Pat Sloan's, I Love to Make Quilts Sampler Solstice Challenge (Red & White finished top 2017)
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Temecula Quilt Company Magnificent Mini Monday QA (started June, 2017)
3.  String #2 (very heavy because of muslin foundation) customer quilt.
4.  Aqua and green embroidered customer quilt
5.  Bright string customer quilt
6.  Blue customer scrap quilt (similar to a Bonnie Hunter pattern)
7.  Scrap Therapy Leaves customer quilt
8.  Royal Blue embroidered customer quilt
Needs Binding


  1. Hey girlie! I miss you! Love your Pat Sloan Red/ neat! I need to find the Soul Searching blocks and get that done for you! XOXOXOXOXOXOXO!!

  2. Garden Party is amazing! Good luck!

  3. You are so organized. That’s an impressive collection of PHDs. Good luck with your goals. Thanks for being part of the linky party on behalf of the 2018 FAL hosts

  4. I can see why you love the Garden Party quilt! And I'm looking forward to see what you do with Kevin's mystery. I just finished custom quilting mine and will put the binding on tomorrow!! woohoo!! (P.S. You might like the 18 in 2018 linkies for added motivation - the always-open linkup can be spurring.)