Sunday, April 2, 2017

Finish-A-Long 2017 Q2 Goal Setting

It's time to set some new goals for the 2017 Finish-A-Long for Q2.  I'm so excited that I had a productive Q1 of NINE finishes!!!  This quarter I am linking up with Izzy at Dizzy Quilts .  There are several blogs on which you can link and they all go towards the FAL. 


I know I have five customer quilts coming soon and will have to take a "commercial break" to finish those.  I promise to get right back into working on finishing UFO's.  Here's a list of what is on my finishes for Q2 list:

Quilt Doodle Designs 2016 BOM needs to be finished. 

It was my March APQS goal to get my RSC15 Sawtooth Sampler complete, but Spring Break was more about having fun with our son instead of longarm quilting.  At least in March I did get the other five Sawtooth blocks made, assembled the top, and started the quilting on it.  It's still on the longarm frame as of today.  That's much better than just being a pile of blocks missing some friends!

Expect a cute little finishes too.  This is a medium sized house block quilt.  Will be cute on the wall.

The Underpants Project.

Tumbler Rug needs back and longarmed:

I hope to have all the little round buds sewn by hand on this Homestead Harvest (pattern by Kim Diehl) and then find a back, quilt, and bind by the end of the school year.

I won some heart blocks from Linda at Art In Search that were up for adoption at Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework.  Cynthia hosts this event on her blog.  I am also setting this as my April OMG goal and then plan to donate this happy quilt for the H2H quilt drive this year.  Blocks need to be put into rows and then a border added.  A colorful pieced back will be made.  It will also need quilted and bound to be finished.

I dug out these blocks for Sonja's Windows.  I made all these blocks 1.1.15. 

Big O (blocks won 12.31.14 Block Lotto) -- needs quilted and bound.

Spangled Stars QA -- It's a big one!  Needs a big back made and quilted and bound.

Fortune Teller
I started these blocks with the RSC14.  The blocks are beautiful.  I need to make more of them and put them in a quilt.

D9P from Local Quilt Guild
These are the blocks I received at the 2016 Christmas party with my local quilt guild.  My theme was grey blocks with red centers.  Many of us in the group made two blocks for everyone in the swap.

Picadilly Circle
I need to work and finish my Picadilly Circle blocks.  I started this project with the RSC14.  The quilt will be smaller than I like, but it would be a nice quilt to show in the county fair.  They look like this:

Welcome Home Sampler
Still needs a block made and all put together

Heck... Let's just be brave and show my whole UFO list:

Current WIPS 77 --
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 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 (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
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.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need two green blocks)
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Laugh Yourself to Stitches And So It Crows pattern (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
27. Tin Soldier Tree Skirt for 2017's Christmas
28.  2015 Orange, pink, grey kite blocks (from Accuquilt die, RSC17)
29.  Start 2017 Bonnie Hunter Mystery in November, 2017
30.  A Simple Six-Pocket Bag (8" x 10" x 4") (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
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 (All complete except all those circles)
37.  Scrappy Hourglass Quilt 
38. Gobble, Gobble quilt pattern from Lori Holt (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
39.  Pat Sloan's, I Love to Make Quilts Sampler Solstice Challenge (every Wed. 15 of 25 done).
40.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite class from March, 2017 (Will make baby quilt.)
41.  Poppa's Tree Farm from Laugh Yourself to Stitches (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
42.  Slow Sunday Stitching wool project
43.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern from Mama Spark's World (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
44.  Let it Snow Wall Hanging (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
45.  Let it Snow Table Runner (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
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.  Welcome Home Sampler from Cheryl Wall's book Welcome Home. (2016 Slow Stitching proj.)
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)
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
9.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
10. Heart blocks won from Linda (April OMG Goal and H2H quilt due in May)
11.  Cruise blocks won from Libby (May OMG Goal?)
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.  Churn Dash (AKA Shoo Fly) (black and red) charity quilt for local quilt guild
3.  Card Trick (pink and blue) HUGE charity quilt for local quilt guild
4.  One House, Two House... from Cheryl Wall's book Welcome Home. (2016 project at school)
5.  Spangled Stars QAL (July goal)
6.  Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild
7.  Green star charity quilt for local quilt guild
8.  Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild
9.  Small tumbler denim rug

Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  2016 Quilt Doodle Designs BOM (quilting and binding complete, needs embellishments)
3.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!
4.  RSC15 Sawtooth Sampler (on the frame)
5.  Black Tumbler denim rug


Needled Mom said... many fun projects to look forward to seeing finished.

Leslie R said...

Thank you for sharing your WIPs. It helped me be brave and list mine. It was great actually listing them. You have so many neat projects. I really like the Sawtooth Sampler.

Karen's Korner said...

Now that is a "list" - good luck on getting through it.

Lynette said...

Oh my gosh!! Your Sawtooth Sampler is so gorgeous. And Kathy, you're a woman after my own heart. :D My UFO list is quite similar. Working on shrinking it, but I haven't completely blocked myself from the rare new project that grabs my whole heart. Greetings from Colorado - found you at the Finish Along link-up.

Laura VanVleet said...

I thought my list was aggressive! HA! You have beautiful projects here...I'm especially fond of the blue winter quilt and, of course, the underpants! Good luck this quarter!

Puppilalla said...

Well, wow some list and so many projects well underway to get finished. Good luck tackling your projects the next quarter.

dq said...

I'm not going to lie, I am surprised to meet a quilter with more "started" projects than myself. I have been working hard to cross things off the list and have come SO FAR the past three years. I do still manage to start a few new ones each year too. Oh well, if it makes us happy we will press on!
I love the quilt with the buildings in it - I have always loved quilts with houses. Your Fortune Teller quilt is a fabulous way to use up those scraps and it will be gorgeous! It does look like a lot of little pieces though. I also favor the winter row quilt. I have designed several row quilts and just love them all!

Susan said...

What lovely projects! I see many that are the same kind of thing I like to do. That Quilt Doodles Christmas in blues is great, and the Homestead Harvest is lovely, too. Well, they're all wonderful, but those two stood out to me ... and Spangled Stars.