I'm making a list and checking it twice so for the 3rd quarter of the 2014 Finish A-Long let's see if I'm going to be naughty or nice! Katy Cameron of the The Littlest Thistle blog is our host this year. I did pretty well last quarter and have another ambitious list of things I'd like to get done over the next three months. However, it is Summer and the challenge will be to try to keep up the pace even as activities or just the desire to just "chillax" tempt me.
So still on the list from the previous quarter are:
The plan last quarter was to get this done as part of a plan to freshen up my bedroom for Spring along with the Fabric Gal quilt that I did finish. I'd still like to get this Jan Patek wall hanging done because I have another wallhanging that you will see later in this list that I want to be able to hang in the Fall.
I started off last quarter with these two partial sets of blocks....
...and during the quarter I got one of them to this:
My hope for this quarter is to finish both of these or at the very least get them to the flimsy stage. The blocks are for two lap quilts featuring Civil War reproduction fabrics. Both are from quilt patterns by Kaye England, one from her "Re-Piecing the Past" Craftsy class and the other from her book "A Civil War Legacy". I now have one block left to make for the "Legacy" quilt and scrappy sashing to piece for both. The border, backing and binding fabrics for both are already in house. When finished, these will be added to a gallery of reproduction quilts I have made.
3. Civil War Chronicles
4. A Gift Quilt and Tote Bag
New to this quarterly UFO list are a lot of projects I'd like to get done in anticipation of Fall:
5. Heart & Home Wool BOM
6. Autumn Double Wedding Ring
7. Denim Blue Lagoon Quilts
These will be heavy winter quilts for my two sons' beds. They are also an attempt to do some String Quilting" so if I make any progress on these I will also be linking it up to the String Thing Along.
8. Hallowe'en 1902 and Midnight Silhouette
The original plan was to layer these two seasonal quilts by Blackbird Designs back to back for some reversible Halloween fun. But now I'm thinking they might get made up separately instead. We'll just have to see what happens "When the Cold Wind Blows" (you BbD fans will get the reference).
I also STILL have a big and long overdue volunteer commission project and two Quilt of Valor mystery quilts (my first attempt at QOV) that I also want to work on. But those projects are not part of this list. Once again, I'm hoping that keeping myself busy but focused in general and being able to bounce between different projects will keep me fresh when I'm stumped on (or tired of looking at) any particular project. Here's hoping that the progress of the last three months will inspire the next three!
Good luck to everyone joining in for what we all hope will be a very productive three months!