2016 finish-along: Q4 goals

2016 FAL

Well, Q3 just flew right by, didn’t it? I did manage to get one project done and crossed off my list (which is more than I can say for previous quarters). Anyway, here’s my list of proposed finishes for Q4!


  1. riley blake challenge quilt – need to add label and reattach binding.
  2. halloween quilt – top done, need to finish back, quilt/bind
  3. halloween mini – need to finish top/back, quilt and bind
  4. high tea quilt – top done, need to finish back, quilt/bind
  5. high tea pillows – tops done, need to make backs and assemble
  6. orange peel mini-mini quilt – top and back done, need to quilt/bind
  7. quilt for baby “Z” – have pattern and fabric, ready to sew
  8. jelly roll wedding quilt – pieces cut, need to assemble and finish
  9. still waters quilt – top done, need to finish back, quilt/bind
  10. harem pants for “M” – have pattern and fabric, ready to sew
  11. LAMQG comp book cover swap – have my fabric and a plan :)

Once again, my list is a bit long. But with the holidays coming up, I’m hoping I can get most of these done so they can finally be gifts. I’ll be sharing my projects as I finish them.

This year, the FAL is being hosted by nine fantastic bloggers!

Be sure to check out everyone’s proposed finishes. You can also follow along and offer encouragement on Instagram by searching #2016FAL

have a fantastic weekend!


quilts for pulse

Following the horrific attack on Pulse Nightclub on June 12th, the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild put a call out to help make quilts for the survivors and victim’s families. Quilters all over the country, and many abroad, were quick to mobilize and began sewing, sending supplies, and doing everything they could to make sure they reached their goal.

Scrappy Heart Block

Along with the two scrappy heart blocks I made for the quilts from the LAMQG (tutorial by Crimson Tate), I knew I wanted to design and make a complete quilt. But what should it be?

I grew up surrounded by love of all kinds. It was beautiful, and inspiring. And something to be celebrated. This is what I decided to focus on when I sat down to design my quilt. I wanted to create something bright and cheerful. And I wanted it to be bold, because LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE!

So, without further ado, here’s my finished quilt for Pulse!

Quilt For Pulse

Something about nested or double hearts just felt right. And I couldn’t help but set them against the high contrast of a checkerboard background. I kept the back much simpler, so the quilting and focal fabric really stand out.

Quilt For Pulse

I designed and printed the “love” fabric on Spoonflower a while ago, and I couldn’t think of a more perfect use for it. I just love how it looks surrounded by the rainbow of Kona Solids.

Love Fabric

I used my favorite grey Aurifil 50wt to quilt around each heart, as well as on a few key diagonal, horizontal and vertical points.

I’m so pleased how this turned out. I’m already itching to make another one. And I’ve started writing a pattern for it, so stay tuned for that!

Quilt For Pulse

So, there it is. My quilt for Pulse. I hope it will bring the recipient some comfort in this difficult time. May it serve as a reminder that they are not alone, and they are loved.

I’m happy to report that not only did the Orlando MQG meet their initial goal of 102 quilts, they far surpassed it. The current total is over 1,000 quilts, and more are still coming in. If you want to see what other quilters have contributed (and get a good dose of the feels), you can search #QuiltsForPulse on Instagram.



2016 FAL

Linking up with the 2016 finish-along for Q3. I finished something! Woo!