2015 Finish Along – Q1 Goals

6 01 2015

As part of my goal to hold myself accountable and actually finish out some of my WIPs, I’ll be participating in the 2015 Finish Along, and the 2015 Lovely Year of Finishes (see sidebar for links).

For the first quarter of the 2015 Finish Along, I’ve identified the following five projects I’d like to take to have finished by the end of this quarter. Since I have 20 WIPs, per my list, if I can manage to take five WIPs to completed each quarter, I’ll have conquered my WIPs.

3xS (Scraps, Stars & Squares) Full Top
3xS

This top is actually on the quilting frame right now. I just need to figure a last couple of issues with the sewing machine, and I can have this quilted in short order.

Night Sky Quilt Top
Night Sky

Another completed quilt top that is small enough to fit on my frame. I have the batting. I just need to figure out a backing, and load it onto to the frame to quilt it up. Part of the challenge might be figuring out backing. I’m attempting to use as much of my stash as possible. I’d like to avoid purchasing backing. I also need to identify a binding fabric from stash.

Swoon Top
Embers

Yet another completed quilt top. Again, small enough to fit on my frame. This is another for which I have the batting for, but need to figure out backing. I have the binding fabric on hand already.

Sunsets and White Beaches
Sunsets and White Beaches

This is a hand-quilting project that is already in progress. I estimate that I’m about 30% through quilting this one. I just need to keep plugging away. I also need to identify a binding fabric from stash.

Completed Top - From an Unquiet Mind I
From an Unquiet Mind I: Semi-Phores

This actually is partially quilted, but quilting it resulted in some distortion. I need to rip all the stitches out, and start over. I’ll also have to decide on a binding fabric. I’d like to keep to solids for this project, so I will probably have to order that.

That’s my five for this quarter… I see a lot of stitching down binding in my future!

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27 responses

6 01 2015
Carla

Every one of these is eautiful. I’m loving that .night Sky

6 01 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

I’m looking forward to seeing that one completed! I’m tempted to use a yellow fabric for binding.

6 01 2015
Terri Ann

Wht lovely quilt tops. The swoon is beautiful and I reallly like that granny square quilt. Both of those are on my to do list!

6 01 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

The Swoon top is one of my favorites, and I’m eager to be able to use it as a lap quilt very soon.

Granny Squares went so quickly for me – the blocks were like chips. I couldn’t just do one!

6 01 2015
Linda Dutch

Some lovely quilt tops here! I especially love your scraps stars & squares one!

6 01 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

That one went together so quickly! At some point this month, I intend to write up a tutorial for it.

6 01 2015
jentracy17

Really love these projects and can’t wait to see how they finish up! Great list, and good luck!

8 01 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

Thank you! I’m eager to get some of these crossed off and into the ‘ready to be cuddled’ under pile.

7 01 2015
charlotte m.

I love your Semi Phores quilt top. I am hoping this may be the year of a solids quilt for me.

7 01 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

I don’t often play in the all solids sandbox, but it’s always fun challenging myself!

7 01 2015
Hollie @ Just a Mom who Sews

I really love your night sky quilt. It’s so beautiful! Good luck on your Q1 list. I’m hoping to make some progress on my WIPs this year too.

8 01 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

The Night Sky top ended up being one of my surprise favorites for the year. I’m not usually a fan of working from a pattern, but it uses one of my favorite color combinations. I’m really happy with it, and am looking forward to finishing it off.

8 01 2015
Jenniffier

Beautiful work. Can’t wait to see them quilted.

8 01 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

Thank you! I’m excited to get these to finished!

8 01 2015
Izzy

I love your granny squares quilt! You’ll have a really nice bunch of finished quilts at the end of the quarter!

8 01 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

I’m eager to get the Granny Squares quilt off my list… I’m hand-quilting that beast, and a little tired of looking at it. Yet, I know I’ll be thrilled when it’s done.

10 01 2015
Abigail

Such lovely pieces! What a feeling of accomplishment you’ll have when the last stitch is done on each binding!

10 01 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

I’m so looking forward to that feeling of accomplishment, and of having several new quilts for my family to cuddle under. The ones we’ve been using for the last few years are starting to show how much they’ve been loved.

10 01 2015
Adrianne

Wow – such a great list of wonderful projects! These are all seriously stunning and I can’t wait to see them finished. Good luck getting through them 🙂

11 01 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

I’m excited to work through some of them. I’m ready to see some actual finishes. Progress is nice, but I’m looking forward to new quilts to snuggle under.

13 01 2015
Sel

Beautiful projects! I really like the Semi-Phores quilt – hope the stitches come out okay!

13 01 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

I am too, though I’m not looking forward to the hours of ripping stitches out.

17 01 2015
tusen

Your list is full of beautiful projects, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the finishes. I love your choice of colours for the Night Sky, the Embers blocks are glowing against the dark background, and I’m really hoping to see the Semi-Phores finished.

17 01 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

I’m actually putting together a backing for Night Sky this morning – I’ve arranged for quilting frame time with a friend. I’m hoping to get two tops quilted up and ready for binding today.

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