Thursday, January 2, 2014

AYoLF and Q4 FAL Recaps

I thought I was ready to move fully forward into 2014 but need to link up to a couple challenges first.
she can quilt
I am so grateful for this challenge and want to thank Leanne for all of her hard work!  I love being able to break the year into quarters and set goals which seems to provide the structure I need to bridge the momentum gap between yearly and monthly goals. HERE is a link to my original post of Q4 goals.

In Q4 I finished 16 of my 20 goals which would never have happened without this challenge.1. Christmas Fantasy, 2. Christmas Rail Fence, 3. Bouncing Balls, 4. Scrappy Chevrons, 5. Arkansas Crossroads, 6. Cool Sparkles, 7. Batik Noodle Recipe 3, 8. Primary D9P, 9. Batik Noodle Recipe 2, 10. Batik Noodle Recipe 1, 11. Thimbleberries Jacob's Ladder, 12. Bright Hopes, 13. Patriotic 9 Patch, 14. Pandora's Box in Teal, 15. Scrappy Snowball, 16. Mod Art

The 2014 Finish-A-Long is getting underway with a new hostess - Katy from The Littlest Thistle. If you haven't participated before click on the button to read all about it and join in!
Finish Along 2014
I also have enjoyed very much participating in A Year of Lovely Finishes this year and was actually surprised when I looked back to find that I made my goal for 10 of the 12 months. I think that should shut down my Inner Perfectionist that was telling me I was batting about .500!
My Button
This challenge helps to finish up those projects that either stalled out or ones that I want to be ready for a deadline so it serves a very special purpose in my quilting life.

And A Year of Lovely Finishes is also being held in 2014 much to my delight - thank you Melissa and Shanna!


  1. You really accomplished alot Deb. I've enjoyed watching your progress and love to see the finished quilts.

  2. Wow Deb! I can't believe how many UFO's you finished in 2014!!! You're my UFO hero :*) My focus this year will be on UFOs, so I'm going to join A Year of Lovely Finishes too. I love your idea of setting a goal number for remaining UFOs at the end of the year - that sounds very workable. I love having something concrete like a number that I can look at and say - "There - that is where I want to be..." Good luck on meeting all your goals in 2014!!!

  3. My goals for the finish along we're such an epic failure I'm afraid to blog about it. What's the difference between that and a year of finishes?

  4. Great goals for the year! I have that book. :) As aggressively as you worked the 101 down to 28, I'm sure you'll have no prob getting this year's 48 down to 15! And that Imperfectly Finished button is MARVELOUS - such a freeing concept, you know? Seriously. I was frozen before I internalized that attitude, and then the flood-gates opened for finishes. What a crippling mentality to expect perfection of yourself in quilting, as well as in daily life!

  5. (and I was saying that last bit in a self-reflective mode, not a critical one of you or others)

  6. Wow! Some awesome finishes there; you really have had a busy year!

  7. What a great amount of finishes. Great job! ♥


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