Monday, January 9, 2017

2017 FAL Q1 Goal Setting

Finish-A-Long 2017

It's time to set my goals for the 2017 FAL.  I know there are a ton of WIPS on my list (91) and that is not an obtainable goal.  BUT you never know what I will work on.  I propose to finish at least SIX of these goals. 

I'm linking up with Ella at Throw a Wench in the Works blog.On the top of my list for the first quarter are:

Stars, Stripes & Other Stuff quilt
Sunbonnet Sue charity quilt
Quilt Doodle Designs BOM
Tumbler Rug with border
Large Tumbler rug without border
Bonnie Hunter's 2015 Mystery quilt Allietare!
Candy Cane wall hanging kit from my neighbor, Karen

Some of you may have seen my long, long list of WIPS.  At the start of the year I had 85 WIPS!  I found a few more and now have 90!

I'm setting a goal to reduce my WIPS in 2017.  Last week I counted and I had 72 WIPS.  Then Itried t take a few pictures and ended up with 85, then I found more TODAY in the guild charity bin... Holy moly I'll be busy...  But some of these on the list have not yet been started, but I do hope to participate in the QA's and such.

Yes, I said it.  I have 91 WIPS!!!

Here's a couple of them to wet your appetite:

Bonnie Hunter's 2014 Mystery, Celtic Solstice (still working on that back...)

...and this will also be a finish for 2017 because I purchased the back for it on Black Friday, 2016 -- Bonnie Hunter's 2015 mystery, Allietare!

Quilt Doodle Designs 2016 BOM needs to be completed by the blog hop 1/17 - 1/22/17:

Expect some cute little finishes too:

Since my post on 1/1/17, I have found a few more projects that need finished (surprise...) But I did finish ONE project already for 2017 here.  I also updated my "finishes" tab at the top of the page.  You can click on it and see all my finishes!

Tumbler Rug needs back and longarmed:

And another rug:

I found two other tumbler rugs but didn't get a photo... one is for by the washing machine and the other is for the boot area.  I know there were five rugs in total planned for the kitchen.
Here's a snapshot of how I'm starting 2017.  Items are sorted by stages.  When something is completed I'll move it to the next stage until it gets crossed off at the bottom with the FINISHES.   
Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Underpants Project 
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.  RSC17 Scrappy Dogs with red backgrounds, inspired by Made By Me in Red blog
7.  Patriotic Folk Animals (from Americana Quilts Book) -- hand work for school
8.   Soul Searching -- need 2 more blocks for the quilt top due 2/14/17 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.  Drunkard's Path Fish quilt for LQG charity quilt (Picked focus fabric & scraps 1/2/17.)
14.  December Candy Cane block kit from my neighbor, Karen -- hand work for school 
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.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Bonnie Hunter 2016 Mystery, En Provence! (making a smaller version.)
27. Tin Soldier Tree Skirt for 2017's Christmas
28.  2015 Orange, pink, grey kite blocks (from Accuquilt die, in como with RSC17)
29.  Start 2017 Bonnie Hunter Mystery in November, 2017 (started sorting neutrals already!)
30.  A Simple Six-Pocket Bag (8" x 10" x 4") (Found bag fabric 1/2/17)
31.  Crown of Thorns in blues
32.  2016 Plus Blocks (from left over pieces of Soul Searching blocks)
33.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
34.  Maroon Sampler Quilt
35.  Super Mario QA
36.  Kim Diehl's Homestead Harvest (lots of hand applique for my to-go bag)
37.  Beaquilter Accuquilt Qube sampler for 2017 (Using blues from Julianne shown here.)
38. Gobble, Gobble quilt pattern from Lori Holt (Got background fabric 1/7/17 in top bin.)
39.  Pat Sloan's, I Love to Make Quilts Sampler (every Wed. Winter Solstice block).
40.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite class 3/9/2017 (Started cutting neutrals and pulling scraps 1/6/17)
41.  Jazz (a quick strip quilt pattern (cut purple strips 1/8/17.)
42.  Drunkard's Path 7" blocks (ordered new Accuquilt die 1/2/17.)
43.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern from Mama Spark's World (made first blocks 1/7/17.)
44.  Let it Snow Wall Hanging printed pattern and pulled fabrics 1/3/17.)
45.  Let it Snow Table Runner (printed pattern and pulled fabrics 1/3/17.)
46.  Poppa's Tree Farm from Laugh Yourself to Stitches (printed pattern and found backing 1/3/17.)
47.  Accuquilt GO! Snow Crystals Quilt  (Sorted neutrals and waiting on RSC Blue month 1/3/17.)
48.  Laugh Yourself to Stitches And So It Crows pattern (Cut neutral HST's 1/8/17.)
49.  Scrappy Hourglass Quilt 
50.  One Slow Sunday Stitching project cross stitch baby quilt (Found it 1/3/17, need to find floss)
51.  Spools and Kites quilt (made blocks 1/7/17 for RSC17.)
52.  By Thy Hands kit from my neighbor Karen
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler
2.  Scrap Crystals (working on blue pieces for RSC15)
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Sweet Simplicity BOM
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt (my seams don't match Julianne's seams...)
6.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
7.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Welcome Home Sampler from Cheryl Wall's book Welcome Home. (2016 Slow Stitching proj.)
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
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.  2016 Osnaburg Guild Swap D9Ps
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
10.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter Mystery 2013) (still piecing this huge back!)
2.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)
3.  Churn Dash (black and red) charity quilt for local quilt guild
4.  Card Trick (pink and blue) HUGE charity quilt for local quilt guild
5.  Green star charity quilt for local quilt guild
6.  Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild
7.  One House, Two House... from Cheryl Wall's book Welcome Home. (2016 project at school)
8.  Spangled Stars QAL (July goal)
9.  Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild
10.  Denim tumbler rug with border
11.  Denim (larger) tumbler rug
12.  Small tumbler rug for in front of washer
13.  Small tumbler rug #2 for boot area
14.  Rug #5 for the kitchen (all tumbler patterns)

Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Bonnie Hunter 2015 Mystery, Allietare!
3.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!
4.  2016 Quilt Doodle Designs BOM
5.  Stars, Stripes, & Other Stuff quilt
6.  Sun Bonnet Sue charity quilt for local quilt guild

2017 Finishes (listed by date)!
1.  01.07.17  Country Roads, Humble Quilts Mystery 2015 here.

2017 New Projects...

Current WIPS -- 91


Teri said...

I am right there with you with the wips. Having g a list really helps. Good luck on your reduction efforts.

Ella said...

Ok...I think you're the only one I've seen before who tops my WIP list!

Aimee said...

That is a lot of WIPs. Love your Quilt Doodle Designs BOm. Good luck on your finishes

Lucy | Charm About You said...

That is some list! Lots of gorgeous quilt tops there, good luck with crossing things off your list :) Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2017 global FAL hosts.