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!

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  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!

xoxo

2016 finish-along: Q3 goals

2016 FALHere we go again… I probably sound like a broken record, but I’m determined to get some of my WIPs done! And anyway, I like making lists. So… Here’s my proposed list of finishes for Q3!

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  1. rainbow heart quilt for Pulse – need to finish top/back, quilt/bind
  2. halloween quilt – top done, need to finish back, quilt/bind
  3. orange peel mini-mini quilt – top done, need to finish back, quilt/bind
  4. riley blake fabric challenge quilt – this was technically finished by the deadline, but I quickly realized that I wanted way more quilting. Binding has been removed (!!!), now it’s time to add more quilting, then re-bind.
  5. quilt for baby “Z” – have pattern and fabric, time to make it!
  6. dress for baby “Z” – have pattern and fabric, ready to sew
  7. harem pants for miss “M” – have pattern and fabric, ready to sew

There are many more WIPs to tackle. But these will keep me plenty busy for now. 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 great weekend!

xoxo

2016 finish-along: Q1 goals

2016 FAL

Well, 2015 has come and gone. And yet, my pile of UFOs still sits, taunting me waiting to be finished.

This time around, I’ve decided to take a slightly different approach than in previous quarters. Instead of listing every project under the sun (and inevitably overwhelming and then disappointing myself), I decided to really think about what I have to finish, and choose the 5 projects that would make me happiest to work on right now.

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So without further ado, here’s my list of proposed finishes for Q1 of 2016!

  1. 8-bit quilt- pieces cut, need to assemble and finish
  2. jelly roll wedding quilt – pieces cut, need to assemble and finish
  3. LAMQG solids challenge – have my fabric and idea
  4. high tea quilt – top finished, need to finish back etc.
  5. high tea pillows – fronts finished, need to assemble

I’ll be sharing my projects as I finish them. For now, the rest of my unfinished projects will go back on the shelf so I can focus on getting these done and put to good use!

This year, the FAL is being hosted by not one, but 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!

xoxo

2015 finish-along: Q4 goals

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To say that I have been less than successful in finishing much lately is a bit of an understatement… My “sew-jo” has been way out of whack and it left me feeling pretty uninspired, and very, very stuck. Luckily, pattern testing the Cushion Cut quilt for Nightingale Quilts seemed to snap me out of my little funk and I’m feeling much more energized and motivated. Good thing, because my to-do list is overflowing!

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So with that, here’s my list of proposed finishes for Q4!

  1. halloween quilt – panels almost done, need to assemble top and finish
  2. halloween mini – need to finish top/back, quilt and bind
  3. marsala quilt – top finished, need to finish back, quilt and bind
  4. high tea quilt – top finished, need to finish back, quilt and bind
  5. high tea pillows – fronts finished, need to make backs and assemble
  6. orange peel quilt – peels done, need to assemble top and finish
  7. cushion cut quilt – top finished, need to finish back, quilt and bind
  8. roygbiv improv quilt – need to finish top/back, quilt and bind
  9. 8-bit quilt – pieces cut, need to assemble and finish
  10. baby breeze quilt – finish top, quilt and bind
  11. jelly roll wedding quilt – pieces cut, need to assemble and finish
  12. makeup bag(s) – have pattern/fabric/notions, need to assemble
  13. makeup brush roll – have pattern/fabric/notions, need to assemble
  14. QuiltCon quilt – have a vision and the fabric, just need to execute!

This list is beyond ambitious, and I don’t expect to finish everything. I’ll be very happy if I can at least make a dent.

I’ll be sharing my projects as I finish them. And in the meantime, hop on over to On the Windy Side to check out everyone’s proposed finishes. You can also follow along on Instagram by searching #fal2015.

have a great weekend!

xoxo

2015 finish-along: Q2 goals

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Well… Q1 was a complete wash. I managed to get ZERO of my proposed finishes done. What can I say? Sometimes things just don’t go at all as planned. So I’m carrying many of my proposed finishes over to Q2, and adding a few new ones.

Most of these are gifts, so pardon the lack of pictures. I’m trying my best to keep them a secret from my clever friends ;)

I made myself a little cheat sheet to keep me on track. (And to remind me I have plenty to do without starting more new projects!).

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Once again, this list is long and I don’t expect to finish all of them. But hey, one can dream! Here are the details:

  1. high tea quilt – top finished, need to finish back, quilt and bind
  2. orange peel quilt – peels done, need to assemble top and finish
  3. baby “L” quilt – have fabric and pattern
  4. jelly roll wedding quilt – pieces cut, need to assemble and finish
  5. charity quilt –top finished, need to finish back, quilt and bind
  6. 8-bit blanket – pieces cut, need to assemble and finish
  7. washi bag – panels done, need to assemble
  8. improv quilt – top almost done, need to make back, quilt and bind
  9. baby “M” quilt – pieces cut, need to assemble and finish
  10. birthday beauty set – have fabric and patterns
  11. pantone quilt – pieces cut, need to assemble and finish (and soon!)

Fingers crossed, I’ll do better than I did in Q1… Then again, I really can’t do any worse!

I’ll be sharing my projects as I finish them. And in the meantime, hop on over to On the Windy Side to check out everyone’s proposed finishes. You can also follow along on Instagram by searching #fal2015.

have a great week!

xoxo

2015 finish-along: Q1 goals

I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly thinking of things I want to make. And I love starting new projects. But finishing them? That’s a different story… My little pile of WIPs and UFOs has gone from manageable to almost comical. (They sure are pretty though, aren’t they?)

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So… I’m adding a new rule to my list– No starting a new project until I finish an old one. Should be easy enough, right? Right???

That’s why I’m excited to be joining in on the 2015 Finish-Along, hosted by the fabulous Adrianne of On the Windy Side. I could definitely use a little push to get my WIPs done and clear my mind (and sewing table) for new projects!

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OK, deep breath… Here’s my list of proposed Q1 finishes:

  1. high tea quilt – top is finished, need to make backing, quilt & bind.
  2. orange peel quilt – peels done, need to finalize layout, quilt, etc.
  3. washi bag – pattern cut, fabric picked, just need hardware.
  4. secret quit #1 – top is finished, need to make backing, quilt & bind.
  5. secret quilt #2 – need to finish top, make backing, quilt & bind.
  6. secret quilt #3 – pieces cut, have a vision, now just to make it.
  7. secret quilt #4 – have fabric and pattern, just need to cut and go!
  8. charity quilt – top is finished, need to make backing, quit & bind.
  9. secret baby gift #1– fabric cut, need to assemble.
  10. secret baby gift #2 – pieces mostly cut, need to assemble.
  11. cotton + steel quilt for me! – have fabric & pattern, time to sew :)
  12. improv quilt– top almost done(?), need to make backing, quilt & bind.
  13. super tote – pattern cut, fabric picked & prepped, time to make it!
  14. zippy top for me! – have pattern and fabric, just need a zipper.

As you can see, there’s a lot of top secret sewing happening these days, hence the lack of specifics. Although I did leave a few clues in the picture… So many gifts, so little time! I also made sure to include some personal projects, and I’m going to do my best not to demote them to last priority.

Do you have a pile of half-finished projects that are just begging to be completed? Why not join in! More info on the finish-along and how to get involved can be found here.

I’ll be sharing my projects as I finish them. And in the meantime, hop on over to On the Windy Side to check out everyone’s proposed finishes. You can also follow along on Instagram by searching #fal2015.

have a great week!

xoxo