Monday, January 13, 2014

2014 First Quarter FAL Goals

I am excited for another round of the Finish Along. I have the fabric for a bunch of projects lying around so I can really use the motivation. Instead of listing all of my projects I think I will limit my list to those that I have everything I need for them. For quilts, that would mean I already purchased the backing and the binding as well. You'd think that would make my number pretty small, not so. There are 20 in all. I have gone a little crazy shopping lately and really need to stop and get sewing. ;)

If you're visiting for the Kona blog hop or would like to see my Harry Potter book quilt finish go here.

I'll put my list on the side bar again so those who follow along with me can see my progress. I'm linking up over at the goal party at The Littlest Thistle. So the list, in no particular order...

#1 - 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 10 months ago and it has about 18 rows left to go. I haven't even touched it in probably five months. I just need to get it done.

#2 - 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.

#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 - 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.

#5 - I hesitated to even add this to the list because it is fairly quick but I've had the fabric for nearly two months now so maybe I need the motivation. It will be a Triple Zip Pouch to hold my Knook supplies. Have you heard of that? It's knitting with a crochet hook. I've tried it and am in love! I can totally crochet but knitting has been a struggle. This way is so easy!

#6 - This lovely bit of Scrumptious is going to be a Sew Together Bag. I have seen a few of these around and love them and I can't wait to have my own! It is mostly cut out and almost ready to assemble.

#7 - This lovely fabric is going to turn into a bag called the "Emily Bag" I found it on Craftsy. It will be for me and I'm pretty excited about it. I have all the stuff and the pattern but haven't made any progress beyond that.

#8 - This is going to turn into the Twists and Turns quilt found on the Moda Bakeshop. I've had this fabric for well over a year now and even had a pattern I bought it all for. Well, I fell out of love with the pattern but still love the fabric so we're going to try again and see what happens.

#9 - My oldest is a HUGE Iowa Hawkeyes fan. He is also always cold. So when I found this fleece I knew it had to be his in the form of comfy pants. I would like to get this done while it is still winter but I have no doubt he will wear them well into the warmer temps.

#10 - This one is going to be one of the easiest quilts ever but I'm excited about it. I'm just going to take the Honey Bun and sew all the strips together quilt and bind. It's going to be all about the fabric which is Bungle Jungle.

#11 and #12 - A pair of quilts for the Etsy shop. These two are going to be the Jelly Roll Jam pattern (you can make two with one jelly roll) using the Spring House line.

#13 and #14 - Another pair of quilts for the Etsy shop. These two are going to be the Jelly Roll Jam pattern (you can make two with one jelly roll) using the Apple Jack line.

#15 - Another quilt for the Etsy shop. This one is going to be the Jelly Roll Jam pattern using the Mind Your Ps and Qs line.

#16 - This one is going to be a queen size using the Simply Woven tutorial from the Moda Bakeshop. I started it well over a year ago and was so discouraged with how the first block turned out I put it away and never picked it back up. Look at it now it doesn't look so bad. It's a little bit off but not as horrible as I remember. Pregnancy hormones may have had a hand in this one.

#17 - This is going to be a baby quilt using the "Charming Lucy" pattern.

#18 - This Scrumptious is going to be the Pinwheel Baby quilt from the Moda Bakeshop. The pattern for this one is so adorable complete with tiny prairie points.

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

#20 - This will be the Line Dance quilt from the Moda Bakeshop.
I probably won't be able to get all of these done, I mean it's kind of a lot. However, I like to have choices so putting them all on the list seems like a good choice. Good thing there is no penalty for not getting things done.


  1. I vote you cover the poor frozen baby and the frozen eldest first, then work on the rest :oD Good luck with the list!

  2. Great list! I am totally in love with the fabric you chose for number 8. So my vote is to cover the children first and then tackle number 8 so I can see it all finished. :-)

  3. Wow, I thought I was ambitious with 6 quilts but this is great! Best of luck on all the projects - no more thread breakage!

  4. Holy wow girl! You weren't kidding about the huge list!
    #4 is fantastic!, so pretty.
    And if you change your mind about #19 feel free to send the smores this way, I love that line!

  5. Good luck with your list! I thought I was being overly ambitious with 4. lol. But you're right, choice is always good.


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