Friday, July 10, 2015

Q3 FAL Goal Post

 I am so excited about my list of projects for this quarter! I have a tendency to overshoot and I think I may have this time as well with 18 on my list but I'm really excited about them so it should go pretty well. Many of these are for swaps or presents.

#1 Hazel Hedgehog Quilt - My eldest daughter is in love with all kinds of animals and wanted an animal quilt. She was so excited when this finally came off the on deck pile and I started it. I hope to get this finished this quarter. You can find the Hazel Hedgehog pattern here.

#2 Color Dive - I have been obsessed with the Color Dive pattern since I first saw it. I love so many things about it. Then one night it hit me that I could do the Color Dive with V. and Co. prints and it would be amazing. I have every line Vanessa has ever made and she has such great value and prints that I knew it would be so fun! I'm going all out and making the King Size version. It will cost an arm and a leg to get it quilted but so so worth it! This will probably bump all other projects.

#3 Paris Swap - I'm in a Paris swap on Instagram and have been having a pretty hard time deciding what to do for my partner. She was quite vague on her form and only recently posted a mosaic even though the signups were months ago. I bought this fabric thinking I'd made a bag or a pouch and I'll probably go that route. I hope she loves it.

#4 Sailor Tops - I adore my octopus Sailor Top. I wear it all the time and get a ton of compliments. People are always surprised that I made it. I have these two prints to add to my collection. My mom is visiting in a few weeks and she wanted to make one with me so it should totally get done this quarter.

#5 Mini House Quilt - My partner loves Carolyn Friedlander and the Outhouse Pattern is so fun I think I'll go that way for this mini swap.

#6 Thimble Blossoms Mini - I joined a swap all about the Thimble Blossoms patterns. My partner says she like all Bonnie and Camille prints so I'll use some of this loveliness and probably several more to make her something awesome. Probably the mini swoon but we're still in the planning stages.

#7 Yellow Baby Quilt - I found this random yellow fabric and charm pack while I was cleaning out my closet and thought they would make a perfect baby quilt. I have no plans for it yet other than to whip it up and see how I like it.

#8 Sparklettes Quilt - Using Far Far Away II and Cotton + Steel Basics I'm going to make the first quilt in the Fat Quarter Style book. My middle daughter is over the moon excited about this one but she keeps getting bumped since I made her one more recently than the others. It's on the list in case I get ambitious.

#9 Charity Quilt - I found this charm pack I got at Quiltcon and thought it would make a perfect quilt for the quilt drive my local church group is doing. It looks like a bunch of fun prints and they would stand out nicely with this Kona Snow.

#10 Preppy The Whale Mini - I won this kit on an Instagram giveaway and I'm excited to add it to my growing collection of mini quilts.
#11 Riley Blake Challenge - I got the fabric for the MQG challenge and I've been struggling with a plan. I'm thinking something to do with hexies, maybe this tutorial here.

#12 Dottie Mini - This was a total impulse buy at my LQS. I usually don't do that. It should be fun though. I think I'll try the pinwheel one in the middle. Another one for my mini wall.
#13 Primrose Quilt - Ruby is really excited about this quilt and it has been on my list for about a year. I need to just get it done because all she has is her baby quilt from me and she is no longer in a crib. I decided to use the Miss Kate fabric from Bonnie and Camille because it will coordinate well with her baby quilt made from Ruby by Bonnie and Camille.
#14 Scrumptious Baby Quilt - I've had this fabric all cut out and ready to piece for over a year now. It just needs to happen. I'll be using this Pinwheel Baby Quilt tutorial.

#15 Flamingo Mittens - It gets kind of drab here during an Iowa Winter and I love fun pops of color to liven me up. This Flamingo Mittens should do just the trick. I found the pattern and yarn on Knit Picks.

#16 Orange Cowl - One of my oldest and closest friends is coming to visit me next week with her family!!! While here she wanted me to try to teach her how to knit. I thought it would be awesome to show her on the pattern I learned from. I'll be making an orange one for me. My orange-loving son has really created a love for orange all over our house.

#17 Portland Hat - I spent most of my youth in the Portland, Oregon area so when I saw this hat I got so excited. I love knitting color work and this looked great. I'm having fun with it already and should have no problems finishing it.
#18 Big Owl - I'm knitting my first animal. The Big Snowy Owl from the Purl Bee. It's pretty giant and is going really fast but I haven't been really motivated to finish it. I'm also worried about how I'll get the stuffing to stay in as it's not incredibly tight. I may have to line it. Honestly I debated even poking it on the list but you never know.

 I am excited about this list. I usually finish half or maybe a little more. There are some that I know I will finish because of their swap deadlines. Otherwise, it should be fun to see what I work on from this pile. Thanks for stopping by! Check out other people's links here.


  1. Eek I can't wait! I love that I made your goal list :)

  2. Impressive list again this quarter! Can't wait to see Hazel. :-)

  3. Wow, now that is a list! :) They are all great projects, it will be fun to see you work through it.

  4. You have a big list! Hazel and Preppy are the projects I look forward to the most!


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