Friday, 12 July 2013

Finish Along [quarter 3 goals]

Well - I'd better put some plans down before the end of the week. What would I like to achieve between now and the end of September? The answer to that question is very different to the answer of the question "what could I actually achieve between now and the end of September?"

she can quilt

In the spirit of quarter 2, which was quite successful, I'm simply going to list everything, along with a couple of goals which won't eligible for prizes, but accountability is a good thing.

I would love to finally finish my hexie table runner. This was my go to project on holiday in Sidmouth last year and it is nearly Sidmouth-time again - 20 days (not that I'm counting). I need to baste, quilt and bind. Easy.

My Rhubarb and Custard Quilt didn't quite make it in quarter 2. Maybe this time round.....

Neon Stained: I now plan to quilt each square individually with a different free motion design (within reason) - that does mean this will not be a quick finish, but it will be great practice for my free motion quilting.

Three Peaks can back on the list, but not with much optimism.

Poetica Double Wedding Ring is definitely going back on the list and really intend to make some progress on this. I will be happy if I can get the top pieced this quarter, and maybe basted. And then I need to decide between machine quilting (possibly motifs in the centres) or hand quilting....

And my Rock and Romance quilt. Still only one block completed, but I'm hopeful - just a block here and there and it will soon grow.

Indian Summer Baby Quilt: the baby is due in August, so this one really should get finished!

I would love to get the quilt made from my own BOM finished - I have an idea for the centre - I hope I can pull it off!

And finally a more short term goal: I need to finish my three mini quilts for the Fat Quarterly Retreat sample swap. That's the priority for this weekend.

And the non-eligible goals: I would like to finish piecing my Vignette quilt. There is no way I will ever get it finished - there is still loads of embroidery and hand applique to get through, but I have another project in mind for the fabric leftovers (rumours are there are plenty) - but I don't want to cut into them and then run out for the Vignette quilt.

Again, I would like to get up to date with all the BOMs: the Lucky Stars BOM is pretty good: I'm missing April and I haven't made this month's block yet. Skill Builder isn't so great. I haven't finished making all the blocks so far, let along quilting them. And I haven't touched the Sister's BOM since February!

And I hope to keep up with the Tula City Sampler (I'm back on track but haven't blocked my last chunk of blocks yet) and I haven't touched my Dear Jane quilt since March....

And there are a few more baby quilts to make this quarter which I've barely thought about yet.

Are you planning on being as over-ambitious as me?


Mara said...

WOW! That is a huge list good luck!

pennydog said...

I only made 3 targets! I really like the rock and romance block, I'm looking forward to seeing that one finished!