Friday, January 15, 2016

New Year....New goals Q1

Happy 2016!  I hope to finish up a lot of projects this year, though the list of new projects I want to start is growing daily as well!  I hope to #sewmystash2016 this year as well as empty out my WIP containers so I can fill them with new projects.  I didn't get many projects finished last year.  I am still working on improving my FMQ, so many of my projects remain as just tops.  I did take a handquilting class and am practicing that as well, since at least two of my UFOs I plan to handquilt.

I know this list is probably longer than what I will accomplish this quarter, but I like to have options for when the mood strikes! I also have a couple quilt alongs, like the Farmer's Wife 1930, that I am participating in, but won't include those at this time.  Linking up to the   2016 Finish Along.


1.  I have about ten of these blocks completed now. Hoping to finish this one to fit our queen size bed.  I also know how I want to quilt it and plan to take the certification class at my LQS so I can use the longarm.

2.  This still needs to be quilted. I am practicing my FMQ and hope to work on this soon.

3. A quilt top made during Pleasant Home's Sew Scraps Along 2012. The top is actually all pieced, I just love this picture, so I need to quilt and bind it. Another top waiting to be quilted.

4.  A quilt top started during Thought and Found's Oh my stars BOM last year. I only have about eight of the fifteen LARGE stars completed.  I really want to get back to this quilt! Love the colors and plan to do some big stitch quilting around all of the stars in coordinating colors.

5. I hand pieced this sampler over 17 years ago. It was a class I took to occupy my time while my husband (then boyfriend) went away to college. It needs to be quilted and bound. I am planning to handquilt this one! I took a class and am practicing before I jump in here.

6.  This one needs to be quilted.

7. Star Surround QAL.  I am not happy with the yellow fabric for the surround. It was so much brighter when it was folded up! I also mixed up where I placed those color corner pieces. So, I kind of set this aside.

8. This is one of the first quilts I ever started, over nine years ago!  I have most of the blocks together, I just need to sew them together and piece the border. This one is a wall hanging. I kind of have put off finishing it because I wasn't crazy about the fabrics anymore, but it is starting to grow on me again.

9. Penny Patch QAL---this QAL has quilted along without me! LOL I was doing well until the piecing part, then life got busy and my temporary design wall had to come down so I could get inside the closet that holds the wrapping paper!  So, I will need to lay this one out again and finish it.

10. Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice mystery. I started pressing and cutting for this one. However, I don't have enough scraps to work from, so I am going scrappy using fat quarters. With at least 10-20 different fats in each color--that is A LOT of pressing before I can even play! LOL Slowly working away at it.

11.  The Fat Quarter Shop 2012 BOM.  Obviously, I never even started this one. Now, the 2013 BOM is starting to pile up as well. I really want to get to work on this one!  This one has been all cut out and a couple blocks have been pieced.

12. I cut this one out and have all but three blocks completed. Deciding how to quilt it will be the challenging part!

13.  I received this quilt kit two Christmases ago.  It is my first hand applique project and it is taking me forever! I can't wait to finish it and hang it in my craft room.

14.  I received this quilt kit several years ago. This is the first Flea Market Fancy collection along with the Tag Sale pattern. I would love to get this one completed for our bed---before we change the colors in the bedroom! When I received this kit, I really wanted to make it exactly as pictured--I have notes trying to keep track of where each fabric was used. Now, I don't think I need to be that neurotic about it! LOL I actually think I am going to use it as a leader and ender project while I work on another quilt.

15. This quilt has half of the blocks pieced, but they are coming out the wrong size!  I really want to get this one completed!

16. Quilty Fun quilt I have more than half of the blocks completed.

17.  Just need to quilt my Aurifil mini for February.

18.  I started these scrappy stars as part of a challenge to use up scraps. I was working through my 1.5" scraps as leaders and enders. Now to get it finished!

19. Finished handsewing all of the curves, now I just need to quilt it.

20. All the blocks are completed, now to assemble and quilt.

21. Elizabeth Hartman's Catvent quilt. I am still collecting the fabrics for this one. I can't wait to start it!

22. I have been wanting to make this mini to hang in my laundry area. I think I may start here!

23. Nine Patch Posie. I can't wait to assemble and quilt this one!

24.  Scrappy Braid table runner. Just needs to be quilted and bound.

25. Table runner. This was a free gift project I received at a retreat. It just needs to be quilted and bound.

  26. I started these winter themed trees last winter! I would like to finish them and use them as a centerpiece.  I am trying to decide how to finish the tops and I need to make the two smaller trees.  (I couldn't figure out how to rotate this picture.)

Hoping to cross several of these off my list this quarter!