Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Q1 in 2018

I love the motivational link-up party that is the Finish Along. This was the first linky party I discovered and I've been participating since January 2015.  I always to list way more projects than I will actually complete because I never know what I will be in the mood to work on.

I break my goals into 3 categories: general quilts, mini quilts and pillows, and quilts for Project Linus.

General Projects and Gifts

1. growth chart for friends
After making a growth chart for my niece last year, I had leftover strips.  So I am making a chart for friends who live in town and have 2 kids. 

2. Savannah
I took this class in 2011 and haven't touched it since the day of the class.  It's time to either finish it or pass it on.

3. Rin
I did the Rin-Along last year and completed a block.  Now I need to turn it into something.

4. Magical Forest
I need to assemble my blocks from Stash Bee 2017--I'm making a magical forest!

5. Mollie's Baby Quilt
My coworker Mollie is pregnant and due in March.  I'm planning a forest animal I Spy quilt.

Mini Quilts & Pillows
Pillow Menagerie
I am slowly making us a menagerie of animal throw pillows four our couch, as I got rid of the big cushions that came with the couch because they were so big it was annoying.  The following are pillows I have patterns and fabric for, and I've spent time getting the pattern pieces enlarged and color coded.
6. Lion--pattern is from the zoo animals collection by Kristy @ Quiet Play
7. Giraffe--pattern is from the zoo animals collection by Kristy @ Quiet Play

Project Linus

8. Elephants
Last year, I made elephant blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  Unfortunately, I ran out of background fabric before assembly was complete.  More has been ordered and is on the way.

9. Christmas Sampler
I didn't finish my I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along quilt before Christmas.  This one is very, very close to being finished.

10. Dog Gone Cute
I made a Dog Gone Cute block for one of the women in a quilting bee, and I liked the block so much I made a second for me. I am slowly making my way through all of Lorna's amazing dog blocks.

11. Snowmen
I liked the Snowman block by Sherry of Powered by Quilting so much that I'm doing a whole quilt of snowmen!  I've made 5 blocks and I want to make 4 more and then have fun with different embellishments.

12. Canyon
Another project that I ran out of background fabric for!  More is on the way.  I just realized I forgot to take a picture; it's called Canyon because it features Kate Spain's Canyon line.

13-17. Over my winter break, I assembled several tops and now just need to turn the tops into quilts!
From top:

13. Happy Weekender

14. Scottie Dogs

15. Owls

16. Aqua Doggies

17. Monopoly (shown is yellow fleece backing)



  1. Love the Rin block, and I can't wait to see the rest of your puppies!

  2. Good Luck getting these finished! I love your Magical Forest blocks; is there a pattern or are you just joining strips and then cutting trees out of them? If there is a pattern I'd love to have the details, otherwise I'll just run with the inspiration and this will be a RSC project for me sometime. Would you mind if I pinned it to my Pinterest board?

  3. That's quite a list! But you've got some fun stuff on it. Good luck with your plans for the 2018 Q1 Finish Along.

  4. What great projects you have on the go Emily - good luck with all of these and with gaining your PHD this year!