Goal Update

Lately I’ve been obsessed w/all the Christmas/Holiday themed items I’m planning to make next year! Yep! AND I’m going to start in July! This girl’s got plans!

I’ve been a Pinterest pinning fool! My sis has to be sick of hearing about/seeing all the things I’m obsessed with, which is mostly snowmen…and stockings!

Back to now…I have one more goal UFO to “finish” before I start other new projects.

I was shooting for year end but my Sparkle Punch Christmas quilt is still in the closet. I’ll be pulling it out this weekend. “It” ain’t even an “It” yet, just a bunch of squares really.

Here’s an old progress pic before I took it off the design wall.

My new goal is for it to be a completed quilt top by end of January. It’s going to be fabulous!

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WHOOMP There IT Is! #14 – UFO Challenge 2016

Hello, Everyone! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week.  Mine has been a bit crazy w/my day job but the weekend is just about here and that makes me happy!

Something else that makes me happy is all of the lovelies I’m going to make this year! I wrote about 4 of them last week in this post and this week I’ll share some others.

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A UFO challenge was presented at our Quilters Anonymous meeting last week.  We are a chapter of the Arizona Quilter’s Guild.   The challenge was inspired by the All People Quilt 2016 UFO Challenge.  We are following their guidelines, however, we’re starting ours in February.

Basically, we choose 12 UFOS we want to finish this year and put them on a list numbered 1-12. At our guild meeting, which is the 1st Thursday of the month, a number will be randomly chosen. That number will represent the numbered project we have to work on for that month. We’ll share our finishes/progress at the next meeting and get a new # for the following month…and so on and so forth. The goal is to have 12 finished projects by the end of the year, or in our case, by the end of January 2017.

Since I don’t have 12 UFOs, I chose several projects from my “To Make Someday” list that I’d like to see finished this year. Most of them are smaller projects since I will also be working on commissions. Here is a list of the projects I chose w/their “before challenge” status.  Remember, the numbers will be drawn randomly, so it doesn’t matter how the projects are listed.  I’ve included pics so that you can see what the projects are. Most of these pics are not mine.

#1 Christmas Sparkle Punch Quilt – planning stage

sparkle_punch_quilt

#2 Through Thick & Thin Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt – all blocks finished

#3 Paper pieced Rooster Block – planning stage

Rooster

#4 Scarppy String Thing Bed Runner – flimsy

#5 Paper pieced Owl Block – planning stage

#6 Halloween Spiderweb Quilt – planning stage

#7 Mia’s Wall Hanging – flimsy, backing pieced and binding cut

#8 Friend Traveler Quilt

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256 lozenges already cut out by my good friend Greta =)

#9 Quilted Cook & Carry – planning

Quilted Cook & Carry,:

#10 Caddy Pad Jr. Tote – planning

Caddy Pad Jr.:

#11 The Desk Deli Tote – planning

ps018 Desk Deli Tote Pattern:

#12 Cabo Bucket Tote – planning

Cabo Bucket Tote PatternQuilts Illustrated #PS025 - Sewing Patterns | Fat Quarter Shop:

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WHOOMP There IT Is! #13 – Goals 2016

Happy New Year Y’all!  I know I speak for everyone when I say, how time flies! Last year came and went in a flash!

I’m working at getting motivated to finish projects already started and start some new ones. So what better time than the present to share my quilty goals for 2016!   I started it several months ago but stopped because it quickly grew out of control.    I knew I’d have to trim it down or else get myself overwhelmed w/anxiety and end up locked away in a looney bin somewhere. 😉

So here’s a very modest list of what I’d like to accomplish this year.

I’ve already got 3 commissions lined up for the 1st few months. One queen size rag quilt and two baby quilts.  I don’t think custom orders are the way I want to go. Something about having deadlines really puts pressure on a girl. With this being said, I may accept an occasional order, but it won’t be a big selling point in my Etsy shop going forward.

I aim to finish my Through Thick and Thin scrappy-batik log cabin that I started last January.  It’s made w/2 different size logs; 1.25″ and 2.5″ and is destined to be a personal quilt for my king size bed.

I was reminded of another quilt I want to make when I saw Katy’s Handsome Shirt Tails quilt.

Katy’s Shirt Tails

Last year my good friend Greta of Material Detachment sent me 256 lozenges in shades of red (my favorite color), orange and purple, to make my very own Arkansas Traveler quilt.  She’d recently finished a stunning one made of blues and browns that she dubbed, Niigata Traveler.

my lozenges =)

Greta’s Niigata (Arkansas Traveler)

I guess this post is mostly about quilts I want to make for myself because another one is a Spiderweb quilt. I fell in love w/Pop Stars by Julie of Pink Doxies. I can actually kill two birds w/one stone w/this quilt because a Halloween quilt is also on my list this year, thanks to Val of Val’s Quilting Studio and LeeAnna of Not Afraid of Color!   Both gals decorate their homes w/quilts for each season/holiday. What a splendid idea! What better quilt to make for Halloween than a Spiderweb one?!

Julie’s Pop Stars

Val’s Halloween Inspiration
LeeAnna’s Forever Partners

Of course, the list of quilts I want to make goes on to infinity and beyond…but I’ve one more on my list for 2016.  Sparkle Punch by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson. It’s been on my list for quite some time and will be a 2-bird killer as well. It shall be my Christmas quilt. =)

sparkle_punch_quilt

This seems like an attainable goals list for now.  I’m certain it’ll be peppered w/a few several other projects. I’ve a couple small paper pieced numbers in mind as well as a few small gift/charity quilts.

Thank you ALL for the wonderful quilty inspiration!  I look forward to reading about your goals or whatever  you’d like to share this week at WHOOMP There IT Is!  Thanks for stopping by and linking up.

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