Wednesday, January 13, 2016

2016 Finish Along Q1 Goals

A few weeks ago I counted up my UFOs, quilting and otherwise, and the number is bigger than I'd like it to be. So I decided to participate in the Finish Along that's been going on for the past few years.

Here are the projects I'm hoping to complete by March 31:

My Small World quilt
I don't think I've blogged about this project at all. I started it last May as part of the quiltalong on instagram. #mysmallworldqal is the hashtag. I need to finish piecing part 6 and applique one more section onto part 5. Then baste, quilt, bind.

Scrappy pillow
scrappy pillow
This is based on a tutorial by Amanda Jean, with some changes. 
Needs more hand quilting, maybe some machine quilting too to speed things up. And then to be made into a pillow cover.

Alabama Chanin skirt
AC skirt
I started this way too long ago. Maybe close to three years ago. I think part of the reason I haven't finished it is I'm apprehensive about how it will fit and/or look on me. I need to just get it done, it is so close. I think it will turn out better than how I've been worrying it will be. I need to finish the stitching and cutting on this panel, and then sew the 4 panels together and attach the elastic.

Disappearing 9-patch quilt
disappearing 9patch
I made this quilt top from a layer cake along with my sister-in-law and the kids a while back. It's going to be donated, probably to the children's hospital. I'm waiting for batting to arrive, then it needs to be basted, quilted, bound.

Jelly roll race quilt jellyroll race Also for the children's hospital. This is not really my style--I got the kit during the year I was a member of a traditional quilt guild here. Needs to be basted, quilted, and bound.

Finally, this won't count for the finish-along, but I also want to complete 6 more rounds on my hand-pieced Trip Around the World quilt. And I'm also going to make some more x+ blocks.trip around the world 

I'm linking up at A Quilter's Table, and looking forward to finishing lots of projects in 2016!