Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Q2 2015 Finish Along Goals List

It's time to link up our goals for the second quarter of the year with the 2015 Finish Along. (If you are looking for my Bob Along post please click here.)


2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

I am realizing in compiling this list that I have an embarrassing amount of WIPs (Works in Progress). I never used to do this you know. I always finished my projects before starting another one. I think now though that it may be in the back of my mind that I'm running out of time in life to:

Ha ha! So I start several at a time now. Anyway, here goes... and I think I have a progress photo for almost everything. Sorry these photos are not very pretty. I just walked around my sewing room snapping pictures of WIPs. Think of them as the "before" shots. Hopefully there will be loads of great "after" shots in the next three months.

1. My 2011 Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Block of the Month. I have two more blocks to sew (one of which I cut out this afternoon) and then I can start working on the flower stems in the finishing kit. I am saving all my scraps for my Farmer's Wife quilt which I am starting over from scratch. I know that quilt won't be finished this quarter though. Why am I starting my Farmer's Wife quilt from scratch? Because I didn't print the templates at the correct size which I thought I would be okay with but I am not. Also, I decided to sew it scrappy and I after 20 blocks I knew I didn't like that. So matchy matchy it will be. I've let this idea percolate for a few years now.

2. My Penny Candy Christmas quilt and 3. my Chicopee quilt are both pieced and draped on a chair with their binding strips waiting for me to buy the batting and backing for them. (To be honest I don't even really like Chicopee that much but I kept winding up with it in my stash! So I made a quilt... it may go in my Etsy shop but it's growing on me.)

4. My Christmas tree skirt from Sherri Falls' book "Holly Jolly"

5. A cherry and strawberry low volume baby quilt. Probably for my Etsy shop.

6. My table runner made with scraps from the napkins and place mats I made a few years ago.

7. My Halloween quilt using the "Lucky" pattern by Thimble Blossoms.

8. My Spring Fling mini quilt for the Spring Fling Mini Swap.

9. My summer picnic quilt. I just pressed and trimmed the blocks last night.

10. My April Showers "Charm Dash" quilt.

11. A dinosaur baby quilt for my Etsy shop.

12. A bugs baby quilt for my Etsy shop.

13. My Starflower quilt made with blocks from "We Bee With It" bee.

14. My Houndstooth quilt made with blocks from "The Bee Hive, Bee Hive Swarm Anita".

15. 2012 Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Block of the Month. I have four more blocks to go and I am using the scraps from this quilt for my Snapshots quilt (which may be done in Q4).

16. My Great Granny Squared (by Lori Holt) quilt.

17. My Swoon quilt. I've had this kit since the pattern came out!

18. My Cotton Blossoms table topper from Camille Roskelley's first book.

19. Peter Rabbit baby quilt.

20. Joy Christmas wall hanging designed by Gnome Angel.

21. My Cotton + Steel Scout quilt. All strips are cut. Just need to sew!

22. My Cotton + Steel mini quilt for the Cotton + Steel mini quilt swap.
So there you have it. That's an insane amount of quilting to get done. There's more but let's be real... it will be a miracle if I get all of these done. Even half would be good. A few of them have been carried over from Q1. I am linking up on Adrianne's blog. If nothing else, this is helping me keep track of my projects and goals even if they don't all get finished in Q2. :)

"Why is she putting quilts in her Etsy shop?" you may ask. Well, because quilting is very expensive and I would love to sell some quilts so I can buy more fabric. ;) I leave you with this:

Yes, I am the one with the cup.

19 comments:

  1. Wow! That is a crazy number of WIPS. I don't feel so bad now - ha ha ha! Although I haven't done a real count so perhaps my list is as long. Good luck finishing some off

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    1. Thank you. Luck is very much needed. Ha ha! I don't think I'll get them all done but I set my goals high. ;)

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  2. Many lovely projects! I wish you good luck finishing some/all of them :-)

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    1. Thank you so much! I will need luck. :) And I'm pretty sure some of these will be moving over to the third quarter of the year but I will try.

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  3. I'm so glad to see a list as long as mine! Good luck with your beautiful projects!

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    1. It is comforting to know I am not alone Emily! :) I commented on your blog as you are "no reply".

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    2. Hmmmm, didn't know that. Will see if I can fix the no reply. But I completely identify with "I want to sew all the things!!!" :)

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    3. Hi again Emily. I just got your second comment. There's actually a tutorial on Adrianne's blog for how to stop being a no-reply blogger. I myself was once a no-reply blogger until I read this :) Here's the link: http://www.onthewindyside.co.nz/2013/06/how-to-stop-being-no-reply-blogger.html (I wrote this in a comment on your blog.)

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    4. I think I fixed it!!!!! Thanks for the help!

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  4. Wow, lots of projects on the go! In your houndstooth blocks I see cursive fabric. Can you tell me where you sourced this fabric?

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    1. Ha ha! I sourced this fabric from a quilter named Heather who is in my bee group. (That would be you!) :)

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  5. You've got so many great projects in the works. Just think how satisfying it will be to check things off your list over the next three months.

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  6. You will never leave your sewing room. lol That's one long list. Just start one, finish it and move on. Good luck. Love the cartoon at the end of your post. Reminds me of someone I know - yep me.

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  7. You've made a lot of progress on most of those works in progress! One thing at a time. I, too, used to have only one project on the go and now have a few. There's just so much beautiful fabric and so many ideas. I feel you on the expensive fabric habit...I'm hoping to make some patterns from my quilt designs to sell.

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  8. Oh, and I've probably said this before, but I just love that sewing machine block!!!

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  9. Well you have choice which means chance of more finishes as I see it ;) Good luck!

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    1. Hi Kerry,
      Exactly! :) There were several projects that I finished in Q1 but they didn't count because I didn't have them on my goals list. Thank you for visiting today.

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  10. I love your Chicopee quilt, and many others. From what I can see, you made the chicopee collection work.

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    1. Thank you so much for your compliment on my Chicopee quilt. I was struggling so much with the different patterns and colours and it wasn't until I put the white sashing in that I was like... aha! I love this now! I don't think I'll be able to part with that quilt now. :)

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