Monday, July 14, 2014

Q3 Finish Along Goals

Given my lack of sewing lately this list might seem a bit on the optimistic side... but I am pretty certain that once we have returned from delivering our son to college in Rochester, NY in August I will be finding my quilting room to be a haven of comfort.

I'm putting some "golden oldies" back on the list but am also digging deep into my UFO Collection to pull out some new UFOs to the blog for a total of 7 UFOs to focus on this quarter.

1. Finish Memory Garden. This flimsy is from the book "Patchwork Showcase" by Nancy Mahoney and is one of the newbies. I plan to use it as a wall hanging in our entry way this fall.
2. Finish Warm 16 Patches. This flimsy began from a collection of 2.5" strips from an online swap group that I assembled into 16 patches and added the alternating hourglass blocks to. I love the color palette of this top.
3. Finish Scrappy Strip Stacks. This flimsy was made using the pattern "Strip Stacks" from G.E. Designs and is ready to baste together, quilt and bind.
4. Finish Strip Stacks in Blue & Brown. Another "Strip Stacks" set of blocks that need to be finished up within the next month so the finished quilt can travel with our son to college.

5. Finish Path and Stiles in Thimbleberries. These blocks are from one of the Nickel Quilt books by Pat Speth. Some of the 9 patches and rail fence sections originated from a Yahoo! Groups online block swap 6-8 years ago. The blocks are partially assembled and I plan to send this lap sized quilt out to be professionally quilted.
6. Finish Blue & Yellow Strings. I had these blocks on my design wall for a time and I can't remember why they got put away once again. They will be made into a keeper cuddle quilt for our master bedroom.

7. Finish Autumn Ridge. I would LOVE to have this quilt on display in our family room in time for fall. I believe that the blocks are about 2/3's done and the rest of the strips are cut and ready to sew together. This newbie UFO is from the Black Mountain Quilts book "Days to Remember". Instead of purple I have subbed in black/brown fabrics to match our decor.

I think this mix of UFOs will be enough to keep me busy this quarter and set me up for a VERY productive Q4 to close out 2014. We might be talking 1 UFO Finish a week again like I did in 2013!
Finish Along 2014
I'm linking up under the wire with Katy@The Littlest Thistle.


  1. Wishing you luck! I think optimistic is good.

  2. better to have an optimistic goal than the opposite type. You are probably right about needing plenty to do once the house is feeling a bit empty. It took about a semester of an empty nest before we got used to it.

  3. Plenty to keep you busy for the month! Lots of lovely projects.

  4. I really love them all. Such wonderful tasks ahead of you!!!!!!

  5. You have a very ambitious plan for your UFOs but I think you can do it!!! I need to get my Strip Stax done too - it is a completed top but it anybody's guess when it will get sandwiched and quilted :)

  6. Good on you Deb, lots of lovely quilts there ready to work on. Guess listing them must keep you on track. I've got so many tucked away all over the place! Great to see you blogging again, I always enjoy reading your blog.

  7. Good luck. They are great choices and so close to finished.

  8. Seven UFO"s...I am sure when you get your sewing groove back you will get these whipped up in no time.

  9. Seven UFO"s...I am sure when you get your sewing groove back you will get these whipped up in no time.


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