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2015 Finish Along Quarter 2 Goals

I’ve been going through my UFOs/WIPs trying to decide which to put on the list of my 2015 Finish Along Q2 Goals and I’ve decided to throw caution to the wind and add them all!

As it states in the Finish Along rules:  “You won’t be punished if you don’t finish your entire list, so feel free to make a big list and roll projects over from one quarter to the next if you need to.”

I don’t have any of the large projects to roll over from my Q1 list.   And I managed to turn 3 of the small embroideries into finished items… two sweet bird ornaments and my Love and Laughter mini.

But there are a few left to finish plus I discovered two more unfinished embroideries while going through my craft binders:

Small embroideries for my Q2 goal

I couldn’t figure out what to turn the larger embroideries into so they are being rolled over too.

Three Large Embroideries

My Christmas Mouse wall hanging was pictured with the small embroideries in Q1 but since it’s still a WIP, it goes on the list again as well.

Hand quilting the Christmas mouse wall hanging

For the rest of the list, I’m thinking that I’ll be doing some marathon sessions of sandwiching and hand-basting so they can be quilted and bound before the end of June.

This Sampler Table Runner is my ALYofF April Goal.

Sample Table Runner

It will be backed with a piece of a thrifted sheet since no one sees the back when it’s on the table anyway.  As I mentioned in my ALYofF post, I’ll be using it to practice free motion quilting some more leaves.

Once I feel confident quilting leaves, I want to finish my One Big Cabin quilt.

Raccoon, Owl, Squirrel quilt top and backing

The leaves will be in those large beige/cream blocks.  I may quilt the multi-colored blocks with leaves or they may just end up stitched-in-the-ditch.   And now that I’ve seen how hand-quilting with #8 perle cotton around the Christmas Mouse makes it pop out so much, I plan to hand-quilt around the squirrel, owl and racoon.

I’d really like to finish my Holiday Celebrations quilt that I made for the Tree Bird Blog Hop.

Holiday Celebrations Snuggle QuiltUp next is one of the tops that was in storage.

Smiling Sunflower quilt

Back in September 2011, I named it my Smiling Sunflower quilt.  I added the border in March of this year.

In the photo above, the border may look like it’s solid black but it has little sprinkles of candy that match the colors in the quilt top.  Here’s a closer look:

Border of the Smiling Sunflower quilt

And then finally, the Disappearing Nine Patch quilt top that I completed in the spring of 2011.

Disappearing Nine Patch finished quilt top

This is a difficult quilt to photograph because of how busy the fabrics are.  That busy-ness was the reason I added the narrow black sashing between each of the disappearing nine patch blocks.

Disappearing Nine Patch - close-up of the squares in the border

The above photo and the one below gives you a better idea of how pretty these fabrics are in real life.

Disappearing Nine Patch Corner Blocks

If I get this top turned into a completed quilt, in addition to all the others listed here, I will have gotten to a point where I only have current WIPs.

 

 

4 Comments

  • Claire
    April 9, 2015 2:56 pm

    I really like Smiling Sunflower (I’m a fan of orange and purple). The black print works well. And the black sashing on the disappearing 9-patch was a great addition. Enjoy your quilting!

  • GeminiJen NZ
    April 9, 2015 5:59 pm

    Oh, is it time to list our Q2 goals? I must get onto that! Will not have as many goals as you because once Term 2 starts at school I know I won’t get much done! Good luck!

  • Susan
    April 9, 2015 9:22 pm

    I’m wondering if any of those embroideries could go into a sampler style wallhanging.

  • MaryAnne
    April 11, 2015 6:09 pm

    I think I need a nap after reading about all your projects you plan to finish. I don’t dare make a list of my UFO’s and wanna-do’s – nope, not gonna go there. Can’t make me.

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