Sunday, July 7, 2013

Q3 2013 FAL goals

My 9 Projects for 2013 Finish Along Quarter 3
Not surprising, I was overly ambitious while creating my goal mosaic for the third quarter of 2013 Finish along.   That's OK because I'm kind of hopeful at the same time.  The summer months are going to fly by - new projects are going to get tossed in the mix no doubt.  Oh well, that's OK too. Last quarter I finished these 4 out of 8.

First up #1 is my latest obsession - the new fabric line Briar Rose by Heather Ross.  I dropped the ball on the QCR Urban Nine-Patch QAL: signing up, choosing fabric and then doing nothing.  Ever since I made these 4x5 swap blocks at our MQG Retreat and Driving in Circles for Madrona Road's challenge, I have wanted to design something original and finally have.
Briar Rose Quilt Top
Briar Rose has such a lovely vintage feel and I think the design captures it well.  For the centers and arches I used just 4 of the fabrics along with 2 Windham solids and kona white.  Originally I was going to set on point the cornerstones with the same fabrics but instead headed back to Hart's and picked up two more.  Contemplating binding in a green.

#2 and #3 go together: The Ombre quilt and Art Gallery peacock feather bumper pads and cradle sheet for my granddaughter, due in September. Here's a shot of how it all began.  As of now, the top is done and I need to make the quilt back, sandwich and quilt and bind it. The bumper is 80% there and the sheet needs a casing and elastic.
Cradle Set initial audition
Cradle set progress made
#4 and #5 are bindings:  Fairies Log Cabin needs cut and attached by machine for PIF "pay it forward" our MQG Charity group and I'll be hand stitching down Row Robin because it's for ME and I kind of miss doing that step. (This post has an explanation and more pictures of my silly hat)

#6 Taffy in Ride , a Jaybird Quilts pattern using Julia Rothman's collection Ride from Windham. This hit a road block with no progress and I was so - so - very excited about it, especially those chains!  I got all confused about what parts I've made and what is still needed, it's been tucked away ever since.

X-Plus, project #7 really needs done because I want to enter it in our second annual MQG show with a turn in date of late August.  Mixing the jumbo and standard sized blocks will be fun and I just need to sew 3 more big ones before I can do layout, piecing, quilting, binding, label, hang sleeve... you know the drill.

#8 is a low pressure deadline - open ended really. Our MQG is doing a Sparkle Punch QAL.

The final #9 Rip Curl is the oldest of the UFOs in the bunch.  The top is done and the back - well, it's in parts and in my head... a big floor quilt for my son so his baby can be a surfer girl right from the start.

Rip Curl backing part
Rip Curl Top
So there you have it: 9 projects in 3 months - that's not so many, right?! Be a cheerleader for Leanne at She Can Quilt and all the participants at the official Q3 Goals Link Up Party.


  1. Wow--you are quick! I'm still thinking over what I want to have done. I love the Brier Rose quilt--so beautiful, and fun for you to have a grandchild (grandchildren?) to sew for.

    Elizabeth E.

  2. What a great list, each of these is a wonderful project and it will be so fun to work on them.

  3. Wow that is ambitious! Good luck. If you are like me if it is on list I have a better chance of finishing it. If it is on the list, well it will probably sit!


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