Friday, January 18, 2019

Q1 Goals

Another year, another Finish Along!  I discovered this motivational linky part in January 2015 and have been participating ever since.

I've got a fairly long list.  I always list more than I can finish because I never know what I'll be in the mood to work on. 

General Projects and Gifts

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

2. Fish Pillow
I am gifting my 2018 Rainbow Elephant quilt to friends' new baby and that baby has a big sister.   I want to make something for the new big sister to add to the package.  She really likes aquarium fish, so I'm making a fish pillow.

3. Devin's baby quilt
My good friend Devin had his second child last year.  I'm making an I Spy quilt to match big sister's.  This is finished except for the last of the binding--I'm waiting for baby's name for the label that will get sewn into the binding. 

4.  Extra for Miren
The baby from #6 also has a big sister.  I'm still waiting to hear from her parents what Miren, age 3, is particularly fond of, so this one is undefined so far.  It will likely be either a pillowcase or a small pillow.

5. Tea cozy for Dad
My dad, a big tea drinker, has used the same tea cozy for my entire life.  It's pretty shabby.  He asked me to make him a new one.  I'm doing embroidery on this before sewing it together. 

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

8. Dandelion
This was my hand-sewing project on trips in 2017 & 2018 and I finished the embroidery!  Now I just need to turn it into a finished project.

Project Linus

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. Postage Plus Leaders & Enders
I've been using 2 1/2" squares as leaders and enders and will put them together using the Postage Plus pattern from the book by Cheryl & Paige.
12. Patriotic Stars, part 2
These were my bee blocks from April 2018.  Most of them were turned into a door decoration, but I still have a few blocks left to turn into a donation quilt.

13. Blue Forest Animals
This was a fabric donated to my Project Linus chapter that I really liked.  I have the blue print cut into 10" squares, plus 2 other fabrics and a plan.

14. Elizabeth
This is a fat quarter quilt that is mostly cut and partially sewn.

15. Giselle's Baby Quilt
I have a coworker expecting a baby boy this spring.  Fabrics are purchased and pattern has been chosen.

16. Penguins
I'm queen this month in Stash Bee and I asked for penguin blocks.  I'm so excited to create this Waddle of Penguins!

17. Sailboats
In Bee Inspired, I'm collecting blocks for a charity quilt.  I picked this simple and fun sailboat block. Ahoy, Matey!

18, 19, & 20. Horse Fat Quarter Quilt, Fall Fat Quarter Quilt, and Disney Princesses
These are 3 tops already assembled that are currently waiting for quilting.

So there's my crazy long list!  I know I won't get all of these done, and I'm okay with that. 


  1. What great projects! I love your dandelion! Looking forward to seeing your finishes.

  2. You've got some really fun projects on your list for first quarter. It will be fun to see what you end up finishing before March.

  3. So fun to have a long-timer linking up. On behalf of the 2019 FAL Hosts, wishing you the best with your projects and thanks for playing along!

  4. Look at you...quilting away...great projects

  5. Good luck with all of these Emily. Your penguins are really cute!