Thursday, January 7, 2016

2016 finish-a-long Q1 Goals

Here are my goals for Q1 of 2016!

#1 Leaf quilt - Well this quilt didn't get finished last quarter, but I did get the top sewn together, including borders.  I plan to complete this quilt during Q1. 

#2 Metallic quilt – This quilt was made mainly because of the fabric.  I absolutely love the metallic colors.  This needs to be quilted and bound, and I am determined to complete it during Q1.

#3 Winter quilt – I am making progress on this quilt.  Over my Christmas Shutdown I worked on the had stitching for this quilt.  As of today am on the last block that needs to be hand sewn and then I need to make all of the pieced block.  This will be a stretch to get completed but I am hoping to get it done.

#4 Dr. Who – I finally started working on this quilt again this week.  I attempted Quilt as you go, and am not liking how I need to finish it.  I have decided I am going to put this one on the Long-arm I rent and get it done.  This will be done quarter, if I have any say!

Once this is complete I am thinking about selling it, as I have never watched Dr. Who, and only did it as it looked like a fun project.

#5 Mini Splash - After completing my full sized Splash quilt I was inspired to make the mini quilt.  The pattern is by Jaybird Quilts , and I have enough fabric left over from the twin size to make the mini.

If you need a refresher, here is the Twin size.  The mini will only be 12.5 x 15.5 inches.

#6 Stain Glass Block of the month - This quilt will not be complete in Q1, but I want to make sure to keep it on the radar.  A group of friends all decided to do a paper pieced block of the month quilt.  The design is by Ula Lenz and the pattern can be found here.

#7 Northern Lights - Over the past few years I have mad a good friends daughter and my friend a quilt.  I figure it's about time I make her son a new quilt.  I say new quilt because he recieved one of the first two baby quilts I made...that was over 10 year ago.

AJ (the recipient) has three main favorite colors, blue, green and grey.  I already have the fabric and will be making Northern Lights by Jaybird Quilts for him.  I hope to have it in the mail to AJ before the end of Q1.

#8 Mini Northern Lights - With the leftovers from quilt #7 I will be making a mini version to add to my collection.  The pattern is Mini Northern Lights by Jaybird quilts and will use all scraps from AJ's quilt.

#9 Wall Hanging: Totem Poles – This one I am not sure where the project is currently even at!  Probably should find it and finish it.

#10 Grandmother's flower garden – This one is on the back burner, I think I need more flowers.

#11 Gravity - I began working on this quilt at the last quilt retreat, but ran out of the correct colors.  I can't wait to put this one on my bed, so I am hoping to finish it this quarter.

Blocks randomly laid out.

Blocks correctly laid out.

Those are my goals for this Quarter, and in reality I hope to finish #1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8.  Any more than that would be an added bonus.

That's all for now.  Can't wait to start showing off finishes.


  1. What a great list! Love that you are making a Doctor Who quilt without ever watching the show. Everyone in my family is a big Doctor Who fan, and I so love the quilt. Really cute.

    Splash is another favorite of mine so I hope you get it done too. Good luck this quarter!

  2. Wow, that is quite a list...beautiful projects, wishing you best of luck.