Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Q4 Goals

How is it Quarter 4 already?!?  I love participating in the globally hosted Finish Along The motivation really helps!  As always, my list has more than I can finish because I never know what I'll be in the mood to work on. 

General Projects and Gifts

1. I Spy quilt for our bed
My bed is the only one in the house that doesn't have a quilt I made on it!  I'm making an I Spy quilt for our bed--it will be huge!  Many rows are pieced.  This one keeps getting put on the back burner 

2. Place mats for Dad

This will be a Christmas gift, if I can get them finished.  When I visited my dad earlier this year, the place mats he's using are in terrible shape.  He agreed that if I made him new ones, he's throw out the old ones.  I plan to use scraps of Kona solids in blues, greens, and browns. 

3.  Extra for Miren

I finished a baby quilt earlier this year that still needs a companion gift for 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.

4. Halloween Costume for Fire Monkey
My son wants to be Cat Boy from PJ Masks for Halloween. I'm going the easy route with a hooded sweatshirt that I will embellish, and Bernina recently had a fun tutorial for a mask that I think will work well for the costume.  I'm using leftover bits of fleece for the embellishments. 

5. Snowman Table Topper (October Island Batik challenge)
My October challenge for Island Batik is to make a holiday table topper or table runner.  I've got my snowman table topper almost done--I think it's my first finished project that isn't square or rectangular!

6. December 3-D challenge quilt
The December theme for the Island Batik Ambassador challenge is 3D.  I have a plan for a surface design element and have picked out fabrics and am really excited about making this one!

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.

7. Lion--pattern is from the zoo animals collection by Kristy @ Quiet Play

8. Giraffe--pattern is from the zoo animals collection by Kristy @ Quiet Play
Donation Quilts

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

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

13, 14, 15, & 16. Sailboats
In Bee Inspired, I asked for simple and fun sailboat blocks for a charity quilt.  I received enough to make two quilts.  I have now determined this will be FOUR quilts!  Ahoy, Matey!

17. Two by Two
This was a leaders and enders project earlier in the year that is now in rows and ready to be assembled. 

18. Magical Forest
I asked for tree blocks from Stash Bee back in 2017 and still haven't put the blocks together.

19. I Spy Scrap Quilt
This is my current leaders and enders project, made with 3 1/2" squares of I Spy scraps. 

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


  1. I enjoyed reading through your list of projects (I smile every time I read Fire Monkey, love that name). You have some fun projects in the works!

  2. Nice list of projects - and yes - it does sound a bit ambitious without a few snowdays thrown in...so wishing you luck on getting down what you want to!

  3. Wow, that is quite a list! You'll be kept busy for sure.

  4. That is a very good list, I look forward to seeing the progress.

  5. The snowmen will make a cute quilt but the stars will be absolutely spectacular. I wish you lots of sewing time to complete several (if not all) of your goals. Sometimes I take a personal wellness day (to sew) rather than save all my sick days.

  6. You've got some fun projects in the work. Good luck with your list!

  7. You have such a fun variety of projects to work on here!! On behalf of the Finish Along hosts, thanks so much for joining us, and Happy Sewing!!!