Thursday, January 10, 2019

Goal List for 1st Quarter Finish-Along 2019

With the start of a new calendar year comes the opportunity to play along with the international gals from the ongoing Finish-Along Challenge. So today I’m listing the quilting and sewing goals I’ll be working toward for the next three months and linking up to the goal setting post HERE.

Last quarter I had ten goals and finished eight of them. So, this quarter I’ll start off with the two I didn’t get to last quarter.


Birds will be the first quilt I work on after I finish Saguaro Sunset (more on that in a minute), which is a gift with a deadline. It'll be sent out to a longarmer once the top and back are pieced. I hope to get it back and bound by the end of the quarter.


This one is a piecing nightmare for me to get the orientation of every little component straight, but I’ve sure learned a lot. And I love the colors I chose (gray instead of brown as a variation from Bonnie Hunter’s color pull).


This quilt will be a gift for my sister- and brother-in-law when we see them in February, so I’m shooting for a January finish.

4.   REMEMBERING ARCHIBALD aka The Scottie Dog Quilt

We once had a Scottish Terrier named Archibald (Archie). Since this fabric consists of black and white terriers, it reminded me of him. It will be a donation quilt. One of my goals this year is to include a lot of gender-neutral and/or masculine colors and fabrics in my donation quilt-making.


Speaking of gender-neutral donation quilts, that’s what is planned for this donation quilt. I got the elephant fabric on deep discount from a local quilt shop after I got back from Africa (where I got to visit and adopt two elephants from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust).  I’m thinking that using Happy Blocks as a pattern will be perfect!


This quilt is also a holdover from last year.  I had a selvage quilt on my list last quarter, but had enough blocks to make two quilts then. And then there were STILL blocks, so I put them away until this quarter. Another donation quilt.


These are the pieces I’ve got to assemble to finish up the most recent Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt, Good Fortune.


I have some Bonnie & Camille fabric and have used it in quilts before. These are red, white and aqua leftover fat quarters from a couple of their fabric lines and a piece I’ll use for backing. I’ve been cutting them into tumblers and will make a simple wall hanging that can replace the Christmas wall hanging that’s now packed away. The wall is bare, and I eventually want to have a half dozen wall quilts that I can switch for different seasons.

And from the Parts Department, which needs some serious culling:

11.   4 KENNEL QUILTS (at least!!)

I’d like to make all of those items 9-11 from my stash of blocks and components in my Parts Department.


And just for the fun of it, I’m going to add another Pineapple Quilt to the list. I already have the yellow strips cut and the backing bought. This will be for me, so it probably won’t work its way to the needle until next quarter, but just in case.....



Lots of very pretty quilts to work on and make in 2019--
really love them all--
good stitching times are ahead for you--
luv, di

Karrin Hurd said...

Great list of goals of your beautiful quilts! Good luck on reaching them! said...

Wow, great list. I love your Saguaro Sunset quilt, that's going to be a beautiful finish and a great gift.

Roseanne said...

Hi Cathy! I am planning to join in this quarterly challenge this year, so I am happy to see the reminder. I just love your first project. I wonder what the size it is? All the birdies look so pretty and colorful, and I enjoy the lattice surrounding them. I'll bet whoever is getting this gift will be thrilled! And your elephant fabric and complimentary ones look so fun. They will make a fabulous baby quilt. Lastly, I just LOVE the tumbler project. I have been trying to make some small hangings for my front door. The wreath will have to come down very soon - it's a fresh one from the Boy Scouts. I have a pineapple and flag done, but I'd rather put up something springy. I think I should have one for each month, don't you?! Happy Friday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

Emily said...

Great list! I work hard to do gender neutral/boyish donation quilts, too. Most of mine go to Project Linus and I know my chapter needs quilts that can go to boys. Can't wait to see some of these finished!

Cathy said...

Good luck!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Looks like you have your stitching life planned for quite awhile! I like all your quilts but have to say that the birdies is my absolute favourite (to date, anyway!).