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2015 Finish Along Q3 Goals

Can you believe the year is half over?!!  Time to really focus on getting projects finished.

I didn’t get nearly as many things done as I had listed on my 2015 Finish Along Q2 list; which I will admit was definitely overly ambitious.  But I did manage to complete 3 small projects and two larger projects so I’m going to count Q2 as a success.

Now it’s time to post my Q3 Finish Along Goals list.  And once again, I’m going to be overly ambitious as I can always roll any unfinished ones over to Q4.

I’ll start with the large projects.

First up is my DP9 quilt.  It’s also my A Lovely Year of Finishes July Goal.

Disappearing Nine Patch from a different angle

As of last night, I’m half way through hand-basting it.  I plan to finish the basting today so I can start quilting.

Basting on the DP9 is half finished

Once my DP9 is finished, I’ll be moving on to my next oldest unfinished quilt… Smiling Sunflowers.

Smiling Sunflower quilt

And then it will be my Holiday Celebrations quilt’s turn.  The quilt top and back were made for the my day of the Tree Bird Blog Hop.  I want it finished and ready to use come Christmas time and not be trying to finish it at the last moment along with any Christmas gifts I might be still be working on then.

Holiday Celebrations Snuggle Quilt

The last big project will be to finish the quilt top I have planned for these Spring Bloom fabrics that I won.

Spring Bloom Fabric fanned out on black background fabric

I have a plan, I just need to get going on it.

I still have four small embroidery projects that need to be turned into something.

Small embroideries for my Q3 goals

The two snowmen embroideries checked off above became a gift bag and a zippered stocking pouch.  I need to come up with a plan for the rest of them.

These large embroideries are back on the list as well.

Three Large Embroideries

I had decided to use the Seeds of Friendship to make a bolster for the bed in the guest bedroom but it got moved off the sewing machine to a shelf and got forgotten while I was working on my Sampler Table Runner.

Seeds of Friendship Bring Flowers of Joy embroidery

The plan is still to turn it into a bolster.  I recently won a mini charm pack from Fat Quarter Shop for participating in the Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew monthly link up.  Once it gets here, if the fabrics work the way I hope they will, this will be off the shelf and on the guest room bed.

These fabrics were another win back in April.

Typewriter fabric that I'm going to turn into a writing tote and other accessories

These are destined to become a bag and other accessories for me to take to writers’ meetings.

The above list gives me a good mix of large projects and small projects to work towards finishing before the end of September.

If I finish the first two quilts and all the embroideries, I won’t have any UFOs made prior to March of this year.   It would be an amazing feeling of relief to be able to accomplish that!


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  • HeathersSewingRoom
    July 12, 2015 9:28 am

    I really enjoyed seeing how you have used your Laurel Burch fabric in your quilt. That is a pretty impressive list. Good luck with your finishes.

  • Mary Anne
    July 11, 2015 6:14 pm

    I’m in the throes of trying to do some finishes too so it’s nice that I’m in good company!

  • Rachel
    July 11, 2015 7:04 am

    It is an ambitious list – good luck!

  • Susan
    July 11, 2015 12:07 am

    Wow, I’m impressed that your UFOs will all be in the same year you are living! LOL You have some good projects to finish, and I know you can make a big dent it that list!

  • GeminiJen NZ
    July 10, 2015 3:38 pm

    I was the same when it came to not getting everything on my Q2 list done, but anything finished is still a good achievement! Good luck with this list – your embroideries are so lovely, and how cool to get rid of all your UFOs! That was my aim this year too but it is going a bit slow (I keep getting distracted by new projects!)

  • Gina
    July 10, 2015 3:31 pm

    Good luck with your list. I love the quilts you plan to work on. THey will look stunning when finished

  • Christine B.
    July 10, 2015 2:26 pm

    Lots of lovely projects to finish up Sue! Good luck with getting them all finished! Have a lovely weekend! 🙂 x

  • Julie
    July 10, 2015 12:28 pm

    Great projects. That bag is going to be delightful!

  • Jo
    July 10, 2015 9:36 am

    I know you say you hand baste it but do you hand or machine quilt your quilts

    • Super Mom No Cape
      July 10, 2015 10:28 am

      Hello Jo,

      I mostly machine quilt my quilts… though I do add hand quilting to some of them, like my Forest Friends quilt or my Christmas Mouse mini wall hanging. I hand baste because pinning hurts my fingers. I also discovered after my first quilt that my knees can’t handle crawling around on the floor to do the pinning.

  • Maxine
    July 10, 2015 9:20 am

    LOVE the orange quilt. Good luck.

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