Quilt Diary: Finishalong 2019 Quarter One Goals

It is time to set goals for the next three months with #FAL2019.  My host is Capitola Quilter.

I have about 30 Works in Process and it was hard to narrow it down.  Last year I would list 9 and then end up working on something not on my list.  So typical me! Or start something new.  I thought it wasn’t working so I didn’t participate 3rd or 4th quarter.  Guess what?  I finished even less.  New strategy for 2019.  List an even dozen of projects that catch my eye to finish.  Of course I will be working on random things that aren’t targeted to be finished until later quarters but I figured what could it hurt?  I got out my Quilter’s Planner.  Made my list.

Quarter 1 Finishalong Goals:  Finished projects

  1.  Christmas table runner and matching napkins to round out the placemats I made in December.  Then I will be ready next year!  See.Quilt Diary: Fall Update for details.
  2. Hexagon Charity Quilt.  I got stuck on this one last year with the free motion.  And secretly, I did not like the quilting.  I have since resolved, finished is better!  So I will move this machine from the long arm to the sitdown mid-arm to finish quilting.  Just not sure how I will finish quilting.
  3. 2010 New Year Eve’s Quilt.  This was on my 2018 list and I still haven’t moved forward with this puppy.  It is one of many finished tops.  Last year I did get the borders on.  Did not like the borders I added, but the fabric is out of print so once again, finished is better than being in my UFO pile.
  4. Abstract City Scape Wall hanging.  I really like this improv PIQF class I took in …. 2016 maybe.  I was originally stitching around every little piece.  Subsequently I decided I would do area quilting – sky, buildings, water, pier.  It should be fun.
  5. My Quilters Planner Sew-a-long 2018 BOM Classic Beauty layout in Wilmington Sunflower prints is also on my list to finish.  Most of the blocks are already sashed.  Border cut.  Just need to assemble top, baste, quilt, and bind.
  6. Shabby Fabric’s Sunflower A-Door-naments wall hanging is soooo close to being done.  Just need to applique the shapes down.  I stopped because my plan is to use metallic thread and I have never sewen with metalli thread.
  7. Shabby Fabric’s Apple A-Door-naments wall hanging.  Shapes are ironed on but need to baste, turn and quilt.
  8. Knot potholders.
  9. Sunflower Star potholders.
  10. Blue Pinwheel potholders.  I want to finish these up.  I have had them cut and ready literally for months!
  11. Autumn Wall hanging.  Shapes are ironed.  Background is pieced.
  12. Apple Blooming Vase wall hanging.  Background is pieced.
  13. Watermelon Wooly Mug Rug.  So close.  These are hand-stitched with wool thread and the hand embroidery is with fancy thick threads.  Now at the stage of blanket stitching the edge of this one to completion.
  14. Bunny Wooly Mug Rug.  The shapes have been cut and ironed but all the hand stitching still needs to be done.

Quarter One: Work in Process

  1.  Peacock Colorstory Miss Rosie Blocks.  My goal is to finish 8 more blocks this quarter
  2. 365 Block Challenge blocks.  I started this in 2018.  I got hung up on mitered corners which were in March.  For 2019 I am ahead, so I am setting a goal of finishing 30 blocks this quarter.
  3. Halifax Temperature Quilt is recording the temperature in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada where my daughter has been living since September 2017.  This is a two year quilt that I started in Summer 2018.  I have some catching up to do.  My goal this month is to finish columns June, July, and August 2018 (and hopefully more).
  4. Quilter’s Planner 2019 Block of the Month Sew-a-long starts this month.  The fabric has been ordered and i have started coloring the plan.  I will finish January through March 2019 blocks.
  5.  Farmers Wife 1920 English Paper Piecing Sew-A-Long with Gnome Angel in Australia is in process.  This is another hand piecing mobile project.  I got off to a nice start.  Fabric pulls are complete.  I have finished the first ten blocks.  I am committing to finishing nine more.

There are many more but this is what I think is highly likely that I will work on in the first quarter of 2019.  How about you?

May quilting always be an adventure!

Peggy Stockwell

4 thoughts on “Quilt Diary: Finishalong 2019 Quarter One Goals”

  1. It’s great that you can narrow down your big list to a shorter list of priorities for the quarter. I always post my *entire* list of projects. Who knows what I’ll want to work on! 😉 I really enjoy all the detail in your Abstract City Scape project. And your fabric choices for the temperature quilt are stunning! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2019 global FAL hosts.

  2. What a great list! I’m hoping that I can get some of my really old wips done so I can move onto other things without the guilt of the pile looking at me. It’s coming!

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