2016 Q4 Finish Along Goals

It’s the last quarter of the year, and my list of unfinished projects is still long. I am getting a lot of things done though, just not at the rate at which I’m adding new projects to the list! Oh well! <grin>

Brickyard Alternate and Charming Stepping Stones

I’ve cut up the fabric for this version of my Brickyard pattern so at least that’s something! I hope to get it pieced this quarter and maybe even quilted! Made progress of my gradations version of Charming Stepping Stones as well. Got this half quilted before my busy October hit, so this looks like it might be a Q4 finish!

Alternate Versions of Quilts from My Book

It seems that making alternate versions of the quilt in my book Idiot’s Guides: Quilting, has become less important as time goes by. I’ll probably remove them from my list altogether, but I really hope I get to one or two of these before year’s end! For details on each project, check my original post.

  • Spring Romance table runner
  • Elephants on Parade wall hanging
  • Funky Flowers wall hanging
  • I's Have It table runner
  • Life in the Tide Pool table runner
  • Princess Charlotte Alternate baby quilt
  • Signature alternate table runner
  • Snake eyes Alternate table runner
  • Star Crossed Alternate baby quilt or table runner
  • Strawberry Preserves table runner
  • Swimming in the Gene Pool table runner
  • Mirage table runner
  • Water Vortex lap quilt

Previous Entries to My FAL List

I won’t bore you with a long post on projects I’ve had on my list for a while. If you want more details, you can check out my Q3 post.

  • Luggage tags for Bridget
  • Messenger bag for Scott
  • Star Trek quilt for Katerina
  • Bee fat quarter challenges
  • There is No Blue without Yellow (art project)
  • Dotty blocks quilt
  • Kitty bed for Lucy
  • Irish chain quilt
  • Pieced color wheel
  • Halloween quilt for Cici
  • Another art quilt
  • Oh Tannenbaum
  • Midnight Mystery quilt along quilt

Fabric Gifts

As in previous quarters, I have a number of gifts I want to make for friends. I have several friends who have helped me a lot lately, so making them a quick gift would be really thoughtful of me. <grin> I'm glad I have a Pinterest board to which I’m constantly pinning gift ideas. It is a lifesaver!

Meanwhile, I’d still like to make a smaller-sized Open Wide Zippered Pouch by Anna of Noodlehead. Don’t know if this will be for me, or as a gift. As for the other gift items, I’m not quite sure yet.

Shadow Quilt for Alice

There’s one special gift I want to list here, and that’s a shadow mini quilt for my best friend Alice. I’ve had to put off quilting this for a while I’ve been busy but I’m determined to finish it soon.

Berry Cross QAL Quilt

As you probably know, I’ve got a quilt along going on right now, and I’m going to make a quilt along with the participants. I’ve got my fabrics all picked out and they are berrilicious!

I also want to quilt a smaller version of Berry Cross as well, for Christmas. This one will probably be just a wall hanging. Click here to learn more about the quilt along…maybe you’ll join us!

New Block and Quilt Patterns

It started with my Bee Hive block that I designed and offered it for sale in my shop. Next, I designed an apple block for a blog hop, and of course Berry Cross, a block I’m basing my new quilt along on. Designing blocks is so much fun I want to do more! Stay tuned. Hopefully there will be more blocks added to my shop soon.

I’m also hoping to add a few more quilt patterns to my shop as well, most notably a pattern for Berry Cross and the pattern for my Pulse quilt. In addition, I’ve got plans for a quilt design that involves my Bee Hive block, so I want to make up that quilt sample along with a sample of my Pulse quilt pattern.

Quick New Projects for a December Roundup

I did a roundup last year of quick gifts you can make for Christmas. I want to do something similar this year if I have time and design a few more quick projects, and highlight others I find on the Internet. Should be lots of fun!

Secret Sewing Project for Fall Market

I’m sewing up a top for a fabulous designer that will be shown at market. I’m hoping to get the top done by next week—the pieces are almost all cut and I’ve got some blocks sewn up. Can’t show you yet though!

Teal Mini Quilt

I am making a teal mini quilt for an online swap and should have had it done and mailed by now. Oh well. Luckily my swap partner is in the middle of a big move so I have a little time until she gets settled. Shouldn’t be long now though!

Signature Block

I’m sewing up a signature block for a super secret project and can’t show it either. For one reason, it’s a secret. For another, it’s not done yet! But soon, soon!

Mini Quilt for Kate

One of the things I like best is meeting my fellow quilt bloggers and becoming friends. One such friend is dear Kate from Smiles from Kate. If a smile was a person, it would be Kate. I'm so lucky to call her friend. Kate suggested a mini quilt swap for Christmas and I can’t wait to do a fabric pull and to start designing something real special for her.

Special Halloween Project

I’m participating in the upcoming Eerie Nights blog hop and I’m super excited! The hop will feature special Halloween projects, and it should be tons of fun! You’ll have to come back to see my project when it’s finished.

 

 

 

 

So this is my Finish Along List for Quarter 4. It’s large but that just motivates me to work harder. Wish me luck and lots of finishes!

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