Friday, April 11, 2014

Finish A Long Q2 Goals

With Q1 a wrap, it's time to think about the second quarter of 2014 and what projects I'd like to finish. They are:

1. Black & White & Bright Hexies. Again. But I'd really like to get it done this quarter. Status: Piecing of top is underway. Slowly. I do love how it's looking but it's way more fiddly than I anticipated. I actually had to set it aside because I was getting aggravated by it.

2. Friendship Tree. I proposed to G's classroom teacher that I could make a quilt with the class. We've done something similar to the preschool/kindergarten fundraiser quilts I made a few years ago, but instead of leaf shapes already cut out, the kids traced their hands and we used those as "leaves". Stay tuned for the reveal! Status: basted and ready to quilt.
Handprint leaves

3. William Morris 16-Patch for Quilts of Valour. Status: partially cut out.

4. Strippy Quilt for Another Nephew. When I cut out the strips required to cut out the triangles for Star City, I cut extra WOF strips because I loved the fabric combo so much and wanted to make a quick strippy quilt by piecing them together. Since then I embarked on my "a quilt for each of the siblings' children" plan, and using WOF strips would make this quilt too narrow for its recipient. Accordingly, I will be deploying the strips in a slightly different way than I originally intended. Status: strips cut.

5. Wonderland Sampler. Sew Mama Sew is hosting a fun sew-along  (with prizes woo hoo!). I'm so excited to have found the perfect way to deploy my rather significant collection of Wonderland by Momo. I am not usually one to go bazoo about fabric collections, but this is my one fabric collection weakness. I love all things Wonderland and have since winning a Fat Eighth bundle in a giveaway many moons ago.

Status: layout designed, thanks to Sarah Schraw of Sarah Quilts' wonderful tutorial.

I've got a lovely overnight retreat with the VMQG in early May (the guild's first!) and I'll be hitting this list hard (in between chatting, eating, wine-drinking and whatnot of course). It may be a wee bit ambitious but it's three whole months so I'm aiming high.

Finish Along 2014


  1. Lovely list. Those wonderland fabrics look so scrummy.

  2. Yay! Thanks for linking to me. Your design looks great, and that's awesome fabric. I love their Oh Deer line too. I have a stalled hexi project too. I'm considering just piecing enough for a bag or pillow...

  3. You've got this. I can feel it ; )

  4. You have a lot of great projects coming up. Your Wonderland is sure to be Wonderful.

  5. I love your projects, I sure want to make a hexagon quilt too.

  6. Its been awhile since I last stopped in at your blog so I had to read back a few posts.... I love, love, love the triangle quilt -- but then I love bright greens! You have some interesting projects in process and the layout for the last looks very intriguing! Will be watching to see how it goes!

  7. I really like your layout. I can't wait to see your progress!


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