Wednesday, January 11, 2017

FAL2017--1st Quarter Goals

Bailey, our dog, loves snow!
We've had some kind of weather the past couple weeks. Our temperatures for January average between 35 and 47 degrees. We might get an inch of snow that might last a day or two and we might get 3-4 inches of rainfall. Yesterday and this morning, we received 10 inches of snow! The high is about 30 degrees and warmer weather isn't forecasted to arrive until Sunday! Last week we had freezing rain and lost power for about six hours. If this sort of weather happened every year or hung around, people would learn how to drive in it; but, when it is for a day or two, grid lock occurs instead. It is nice to not have to go anywhere. (It would be a challenge to get out of the quarter mile drive way!)
I'm ready for spring!!!

1. Winter Ice--on target to be the first
finish of 2017!
It is good quilting weather. This is the list that I will l finish in the next three months! I participated in the FAL (Finish-A-Long) last year. I didn't finish all that I thought that I could; but, it did help me with planning so I'm participating again this year. After all, finish more projects is my number one goal this year! 😀

1. Finish quilting "Winter Ice," stitch the label, sleeve and binding. (I thought I would finish this at the end of December.) The quilting part of the journey has become more involved than I had envisioned!










2. "Chickens"
On tap to be the second project of focus!
2. Finish the chickens! I KNOW!!!! This has been an ongoing project for many years. I need to finish the appliqué that travels across several blocks and add the pieced border for the top to be complete. It is a challenging project because there are a lot of pieces and one piece might be under some pieces and over others. . .argh! As soon as I finish Winter Ice, this is going to be my "focus" project!














3-4 Finish this bag and make a second!
3-4. Finish that little bag and make a second. I have this brown fabric that might work for the second bag; but, I need to reacquaint myself with what is happening with this project!

















5. Figure out what to do with these parts!

5. Figure out what to do with those hexagons made using different techniques and get them into a finished wallhanging!


















6. Finish this top--perhaps a little
"Jean Wells" technique for added interest?
6. Finish that project that I appliquéd some leftover pieces to a sparkly background. I think I want to go a little "Jean Wells" to create an interesting background on part of that sparkly black!



















7. Make a head wrap
7-10. Are four projects in JoJo's passport--Mt. Hood, Hawaii, Canada and England. Visit her at Through My Hands to learn more.

7. Is a head wrap and has a Hawaiian influence. I look forward to playing with some paint. You can't see the beige towel; but, it's under the fabrics!










8. Mt. Hood project fabrics
8. This is the Oregon project. I see Mt. Hood out my window on a clear day and love the view. I'll be adding a lake using her pattern which is just fine! I've not done a whole raw appliqué edge project before nor have I tried to make a reflection. There will be several firsts achieved when I finish this project!














9. Canada hot pad fabrics
9. Canada hot pad project. I'll get to play with hexagons on this project and it is small. . .although it contains some tiny details!


















10. Tea room fabrics
10. London tea room project. There is a lot of appliqué in this project and the opportunity to embroider those words with my machine instead of appliquéing them!

11. Work on the group quilt project.  I just received the photo; but, I haven't received the instructions for what fabrics I can use and I'm not even sure how many people are working on this project. . .I'm thinking there are 6-8! At any rate, we are given a part of this photograph to recreate in fabric and then we put our parts together and have the whole photo at the end. So. . .being accurate in the size will be extremely important! I haven't done this before so I'll be expanding my box which is goal number 2!!!!!

11 projects to complete over the next quarter. Maybe???? 



16 comments:

  1. Bailey is a handsome guy! We had ten inches Saturday, but yesterday's fifty degrees melted it away.
    Good luck with all of the projects that you have lined up for this quarter!

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    1. Bailey is a sweetheart and we think she is beautiful! She loves the grands so much. Looking forward to the big melt which will happen after Monday here! Staying in today and working on that quilting!!!--Terry

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  2. Chickens! Awesome Project! Looking forward to seeing your great finish!

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    1. Thanks for coming to visit. At this point, I don't know that "awesome" is quite the term I'd use for the chickens. . .my family uses the term "mummified!" I did smile though!

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  3. Sounds like you'll have a busy couple of months! Love all the projects and look forward to your progress!

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    1. Nancy, it will be a busy couple of months. . .I really don't know if I'll finish all the projects as some just take longer than expected--which seems to be more the norm for me! :)

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  4. That is a very robust list, Terry! My thought on the chickens would be to simplify and get out. They are already impressive! It will be nice to have them done. Happy sewing!

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    1. Monica, The list is a hope, wish and a prayer! If I actually worked on the chickens, I would be making progress. So. . .this quarter, I'm going to be scheduling stitching time on them! Simplifying is definitely a good thought!

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  5. There is a lot of beauty for the eyes In this post! I can't wait to see your chickens finished! Great fabrics for your adventure projects too!

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    1. Thanks, JoJo. I hope to play a little bit with one of those projects next week!

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  6. Looking good. While in Italy skiing and sitting in the cozy ski house, I realised how cold I am. Hmmm not seeing this as a goal for Q1 2017... :/ if you finish the chickens, what will dad give you crap about?!?

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    1. Nicole, I've way too many projects going to start yet another . . .just yet! What do you mean. . .IF I finish the chickens? :) I'm sure your dad will find another topic. . .I have so many projects in that studio that he won't have to look far!!!!!

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  7. I am NOT a fan of snow.. so staying in and using time creatively is a much better option than venturing out in it xx lol x

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    1. Diane, I like to look at snow. I like to take pictures of snow. I like to watch the grandkids and dog play in it and build snowmen with it. Otherwise, I'm in with you--staying in and working creatively is much better than venturing out!

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  8. That's an impressive list Terry. Best of luck with your Q1 finishes. Jxo

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    1. Thanks Judith! I enjoyed your bright pinwheels on that dotty background post!

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