Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Q4 Finish A Long - Goals

I've been feeling super overwhelmed and overextended lately so when I happened upon the Finish A Long I was so excited. I could create a list and see what I really have going and finish something, hopefully a lot of somethings. I warn you the list is long- very, very, long. I used to pride myself on being an monogamous quilter. I'd buy the fabric for one quilt, finish it, then buy more fabric. Sadly that is no so any more. I current have 29 projects (yes you read that right) in some stage of completion, some I'm counting a few things together as one project.I'm linking up with WiP Wednesday.

Here's my goal list in no particular order...

#1 - This one is a fairly recent top finish -early to mid-September. It is waiting on some batting so I can baste, quilt, and bind.

#2 - This one is all basted and ready to be quilted and bound. I also finished this in September.

#3 - This was done way back in March. I even started quilting it but my thread kept breaking so I had to go buy new thread and haven't picked it back up.

#4 - My hubby's great grandmother made the blocks in the center of this quilt. They are made from clothes and backed with potato sacks. I'm not entirely sure of when she did this but it was at least 50 years ago. I inherited them and bought this cute pink to make it up to a twin size quilt. It is basted and ready to be quilted and bound.

#5 - This is a charity quilt I started some years ago. They asked to have it tied, which I'm not a fan of. I got a few rows into tying it and got word that they already had enough baby sized ones. Thus, it when into a bag and I haven't touched it since. I'm thinking about cutting off the few rows of ties and just quilting it then binding it.

#6 - I'm going to make these into two pillows but they'll be so quick I'm counting them as one finish. I was part of the Mario quilt-a-long but had so much frustration I stopped after these two. My boys have requested that they be made into little pillows for their beds.

#7 - I started and finished this quilt top about 15 years ago and since then it has just sat. It is HUGE! Like king sized huge. It was the second quilt I ever made and I'm pretty impressed with it but I don't know if I really knew what I was getting myself into. It needs to be basted, quilted, and bound.

#8 - Once again I'm counting these two as one thing. They will be crocheted crowns (like this one) for my oldest children for dress-up. They should be pretty fast but I just have to actually sit down and do more than a few rows each.

#9 - I usually have all the projects for my babies finished before they are even born but I got behind with baby number five. This is her crochet blanket I started about 7 months ago and it has about 18 rows left to go.

I emailed Leann and asked if I could count projects that I have cut but not started and those that I have all the fabric for but that's as far as I got. She said yes to all of the above. These will be turned into five different Jelly Roll Jam quilts and are numbers 10 through 14.

#15 and #16 - These little baby quilts need to be basted, quilted, and bound. It sounds like a lot but they should be pretty fast because they're not that big.

#17 - This will be the Happy Weekender quilt from the Moda bakeshop. I can't wait to see how this one turns out!

#18 - This will be the Line Dance quilt from the Moda Bakeshop.

#19 - These adorable firefighter fabrics are destined to be an equilateral triangle quilt for my little man.

#20 - This is going to be a "Charming Lucy" baby quilt.

#21 - This fabric is going to become at least two but hopefully more like three pairs of pajama bottoms.

#22 - These are going to be bean bags. My son for one of his Cub Scout requirements has to make some bean bags and then play some bean bag games with the family. It is going to be fun sewing these with him. I'm hoping to get at least four.

#23 - I have nearly all the T-Shirts I need for a quilt for my friend's sister. I also have the backing and binding I just need to do more than cut the shirts.

#24 - This one is getting really close to being done. It's a book quilt for my SIL and I just have to applique the black letters onto the white strips then sew the top together, baste, quilt, and bind.

#25 - This is going to be a zigzag baby quilt. I'm excited for this one!

#26 and #27 - These will be made into the Line Dance quilt found on the Moda Bakeshop.

#28 and #29 These are going to be the Pinwheel Baby quilt from the Moda Bakeshop. The pattern for this one is so adorable complete with tiny prairie points.
PHEW! No wonder I can't decide what to work on. I just need to stick to one at a time for a while and check things off my list. I can't wait to see how much I get done between now and January 1st!!


  1. Wow that is a seriousy impressive list! Good luck with it. :-)

  2. Omg! That is crazy!! You won't be able to sleep for the next three months. I bet you feel better after writing it all out, though. I can't wait to see how you go.
    E xx

  3. Don't feel too bad, you're not alone! I was going to do the Q4 FAL too...then I counted up my projects. 26 unfinished and that's not counting the ones where I have fabric/pattern all ready to be cut. Hang in there, I'm sure you'll get through them all eventually. :)

  4. well, it looks as if you at least have a plan for everything! it's good to know what you have going. now just tackle one bit at a time and you'll get there! small quilting chores make big finishes, right? =)

  5. Wow - what a list! I love the bright colors in quilt #2 and the design in the negative space looks really neat.

  6. That's a lot of projects. I myself have started a t-shirt quilt and have got to get on the measurements. I feel bad now I only drug out one project. :-)

  7. Wow! You have a lot of work to do! Can't wait to see some of these projects finished!

  8. Oh my you do have a long list! I have too many on mine too LOL! Maybe these WIP Challenges will get us through them! Wishing you the best!

  9. oh my gosh. You have more wips than I do!

  10. Love how you used PB & J in the first quilt! You do have an impressive list!


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