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Q2 Planning – Goals

I have been feeling a little sluggish this quarter – though I probably accomplished more than I think. To do a better job of tracking my plans/finishes, I am going to re-commit to ALOYF and 2015 Finish Along.

My ButtonFirst up this month’s ALOYF, is the same as last months, but I must have about 2 hours maximum left on this project. That’s right, “It takes a Village” will be finished this month. I might even get the pattern finished too!!

So overall what are my plans and goals for the whole quarter:

These projects are reflected in order in my table below.

Project Dates Current Status
 It takes a Village  April TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Rangers Station
(my Marsala entry)
 Spoonflower Sampler Quilt  End of April TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT (UNDERWAY), BIND
 Design Evolution  End of April TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Quilt Market Sampler  Early May TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Bjorn the Bear  May TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Altitudinal Zonation  Early June TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Pushme, Pullme  June TOP (last-minute changes but almost complete),
BACK, BIND (Sending it out for quilting)
 Lines Drawn  June TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND

Let’s see what I complete – no pressure though….I will just get done what I get done!

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Two quick-ish WiPs and ALYoF Goal

I have two WiPs that were not on my large list for the month, that is my focus this week.

The first project are my starter blocks for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts. My idea was to use road signs with a “architectural” feel and a minimal color palette and lots of neutrals (this post has all the details and inspiration). I have cut out 4 of the 6 blocks and plan to finish these this weekend where they will be shipped out to Liz over @ beadqueene.


The second project….you will laugh…but it is Phased circles again. I got really great feedback from the judges at QuiltCon on the lack of quilting for the inner circles, which I went back and forward on in my head for several weeks. So, more quilting is happening this week, as I may enter it in another show.

My WiP that will be my goal for this month is a project you have seen glimpses of. I am 1/2 way through quilting but to be honest a little over it/bored with it.  To make sure I finish it….I need it to be my goal for “A lovely Year of Finishes” (see button on the right). Keep on quilting, keep on quilting.

Pyramid_QuiltDesign IMG_3310

Finally, I wanted to share my favorite photo from my instagram feed this week. Look how pretty my work place was in the snow last week.

Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on the right).



December ALYoF

My goal this month is pretty simple, finish my spoonflower sample quilt. The top is all done, now only the back, quilting an binding to go.
Spoonflower Sampler Quilt Top
Since it has been a couple of weeks, here is also an update on my active projects.

Projects and Progress

Project Target Date Current Status
Spoonflower Sampler Quilt  31DEC2014 TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
Celestial Spheres
(Part 1)
Sew Mama Sew
(Project 3 – Peach Melba)
Sew Mama Sew
(Project 4)
Bjorn the Bear  31DEC2014  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
Rangers Station  DEC2014  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt JAN2014 TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND

Linking up with Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs for ALYoF (see button on the right).

A must finish for November ALYoF

I have had a hard time finishing this quilt. I think I am somewhat intimidated by it. I love it and I am nervous that the quilting will not be right. This month, I plan to put on my big girl pants and jump in. I need to finish it by 30th November so I can enter it in the Quiltcon Festival (hopefully, my second entry).

So what quilt am I talking about….you guessed it “Phased Circles”.
Phased Circles Outside

A close up of the center circles which features almost all of Carolyn Friedlander fabrics from Botanics and Architextures.Phased Circles Closeup

The back was made to complement the colors in the front, featuring the black, white and grey prints from Carolyn’s lines….a total of 36 prints (yes, I have an obsession).

The quilt is basted, all I need to do is quilt and bind it and its done. Linking up with Melissa @ Sew Bittersweet Designs for A lovely year of finishes (See button on the right).


UFO’s and the Neighbourhood Quilt

Ok, so where did July go???

I wanted to let you all know that I may be a little busy over the next few weeks. Great news, it is all to do with sewing/quilting. Over the weekend, after finishing another quilt top, I laid out all my UFO’s….quilt top finishes.

3 of the quilt tops were finished in the last 3 months, the other 3 in the last year. To add to the pile, I have at least 2-3 additional quilt tops in the works; one of which, is the Neighbourhood Quilt. I have started the 3rd row, and decided on all the Oakshott Cotton colors I will be using for the other blocks.



So, my priorities (well lets say its more a refocus exercise) over the next few weeks are:

  • Finish “Neighborhood” Quilt – top, baste, quilt and bind (this will be my main goal for August for A Lovely Year of Finishes)
  • Finish “Spoonflower Sampler” Quilt – baste, quilt and bind,
  • Finish “Phased Circles” Quilt – baste, quilt and bind,
  • Finish testing a paper piecing pattern – piece/top, baste, quilt and bind,
  • Finish two other projects (they are a secret for now ;-)) – cut, piece, top, baste, quilt and bind.

I plan to continue doing some of my usual posts WiP Wednesday, QDAD on Thursday, Finish it up Friday and Sunday Stash, they just might be a little intermittent.

Don’t you hate it when those projects sneak up on you :-). Linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday and linking up with A Lovely year of finishes (see buttons on the right).

Q3 Goals + July ALYoF

This month/quarter I am definitely concentrating on my WiP pile, which gets larger every month somehow??.

My number one goal for this quarter and July is to finish my “Phased Circles” Quilt. I already know how I am quilting the top but I do not know what I am doing for the back…except it will be using black and white prints of Carolyn Friedlander’s lines. I was thinking that will add a nice balance to the colors on the front.
Phased Circles Outside

Linking this one up with ALYoF (see button on the right).

Other finishes, I want to aim for this quarter are:

  • Wonky Herringbone Place mats + Tutorial inclusive of block designPlacemats _basted

That’s it I think, might as well aim high 😉

Linking up with Katy @ The Little Thistle for Finish Along 2014.