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Q3: Let’s have some fun

Experimenting = Fun

I want this quarter to be about experimenting and doing some fun projects. To assist with that I am going to choose a couple of projects from “Handmade Style” (Anna Graham – Noodlehead book). I am thinking about doing either the Zip Top Tote, Make-up Travel case, Floor Pouf, Carry-all Pincushion or the Basket. There are so many choices in this book!!

Something New, Something Old

I am, also, wanting to finish a couple of last years WiPs….

1. Pushme, Pullme Quilt, 2. Rangers Station, 3. Bjorn the bear, 4. Spoonflower Sampler Quilt.

And finish up a couple of outstanding patterns. The something new are these two new designs….
QDAD_01May2015 QDAD_27APR2015


Project Dates Current Status
 Altitudinal Zonation  25 June  COMPLETE
 Pushme, Pullme  15 July
(ship for quilting)
 TOP (last-minute changes – adding a strip to top),
 Spoonflower Sampler  31 July  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT (UNDERWAY), BIND
 Idea, Design, Create  31 July   TOP, BACK, BIND (Shipped for quilting)
 Bjorn the Bear  31 August  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Rangers Station  30 September  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Coliseum (NEW)  30 September  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 NY – High Line (NEW)  30 September  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND

Spoonflower Sampler will be my Lovely Year of Finishes July Goal. All of these and the projects from Handmade Style are part of my Q3 goals for Finish Along 2015.

Monthly Commitments

Lastly, I want to finish my Do.Good. Stitches  and my Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilt blocks on time.

Project Dates Current Status
 Do.Good.Stitches  End of each Month  Late for June
Can-Can Girls
(Row for Sisterhood of Traveling Quilts)
Bi- Monthly project
2 of 6 blocks complete
Curved blocks
(Row for Sisterhood of Traveling Quilts)
Bi- Monthly project
(31 August)
Received but not started

It looks like a lot but most of the projects are almost done, they just need finishing.

Linking up to Finish Along 2015 & A Lovely Year of finishes (see buttons on the right).

Crazy June

Crazy stuff has been happening here over the last month….and that does not include the lightning hit our neighbors tree just took.

I found out it’s actually possible for me to finish 3 quilts (two 60 x 60″, one 48 x 48″) and a quilt top + back (which is being sent of for quilting) all in 1 month. “It takes a village” was the only finish I had planned for, as part of Finish – Along 2015, this quarter.

The other two finishes were secret projects but here is a sneak peek, as both will be released this month with patterns.

I also, finally got around to doing my Anna Maria Horner Mini Quilt for the swap, last night. I decided to use one of my original design from a Quilt Design a Day.

That became this 24″ square quilt top, where the stripes are 1/2″ pieced. I love how all the busy prints work so well together.

I learned a lot as I was making the mini, that I can apply into making a larger version and into writing up the instructions.

Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday and with Adrianne @ On the Windy Side.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

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