Wednesday, July 3, 2019

3rd Quarter Goals FAL 2019

#1. Quilt this top
#2. Complete trio of sisters

#3. Stitch a skirt with this fabric
#4. Get this project out of the fabric phase
I plan to continue my journey of finishing projects that I began; but, haven't finished. . . yet! I will add a Martha's project to each quarter and will review her "bits" to include in my future projects.

#5. Bonnie Hunter Mystery
#6. and #7. A potential purse and hat
I will start new projects and continue to have fun along the way. I anticipate trying a new technique or two. Perhaps this year, my "cold" daughter will finally be warmer!

Last quarter, I finished six of the 22 projects that I listed. Six finishes was good progress. I liked seeing the space develop in my project box. Seeing it empty would be fantastic!

#8. Appliqué, quilt and bead
#9. Raw edge applique
 This quarter, I planned to list fewer projects. I rolled the unfinished goals from the second quarter forward. I planned to add a couple projects. Then I dug around the studio and "found" a few more. I managed to have about the same number this quarter as last!

#11. Skirt for Miss K to sew
Will I complete the list? Honestly, my answer is a resounding NO! I have found that I make more progress when there is a lot of variety in the projects. I also have several projects going at a time so that when I'm stumped, I can play with another set of fabrics while I think about options for the other project! If I can complete ten projects this quarter, I will call that SUCCESS!!
#10.  Potholder project

I've listed 20 goals for the third quarter of the year.

#1. Finish this piece. I called it "New Beginnings." It was the machine appliqué project in a Karen Kay Buckley class May 2018. Last winter, I finished the top. At the end of last quarter, I picked a backing fabric. This fabric came from Martha's stash. Now to get it basted, quilted and finished!
#12. Finish the bread bag
#2. Finish the trio of sisters that I started last winter. This is a book club quilt. It is the first time that I've drawn a figure and then painted the details on cloth. I had great help from my five year old grand to draw the faces. Last quarter, I made a plan for the border. My plan is to quilt the trio and to add the border after the quilting.

#13. Maybe a pillow using this embroidery
#3. Stitch this gingham fabric into a skirt for one of the grands. It's been on the list for two years.

#14. and #15. Embroider T-Shirts

#4. Make some progress on this project. It's been in the fabric stage for over two years.

#5. Finish Bonnie Hunter's Good Fortune Mystery. This is the first year that I have participated. I enjoyed the process! Last quarter, I worked on it three times. Perhaps, I'll make more progress this quarter!

#6. and #7. I made a skirt and a vest out of this fabric for one grand. I cut out the hat last quarter. I still have leftovers. I plan to sew the hat this quarter and stitch a purse for the youngest grand.

#8. Finish the appliqué, quilt and bead this piece. It has been on the list for too many quarters to count!

#9. Continue progress on the butterfly piece began in September in a Susan Carlson class.

I have at least three other quilts with a butterfly theme that need to be finished. Perhaps, I can make some progress this quarter on this project!
#16. Make a jacket or vest with this minky

#10. Finish the other five potholders that were a Martha project. I stitched five last quarter. I thought that there were at least enough supplies for four. She sure could pack a project bag! To honor her spirit, I will donate some of these to the Mt. Hood Quilt guild bazaar which will be held during the quilt show coming in September.

#11. Stitch a skirt with Miss K. This looks like a fun project and the supplies were given to me.

#12. Make the bread basket to accessorize the placemats I made last quarter. I might even make the napkins and napkin rings that were part of the pattern. My niece became engaged last quarter and this bread basket and placemats would make a great shower gift.

#13. Maybe make a pillow out of this embroidery. Maybe it will be a small wallhanging. I completed this embroidery in 2014 and slipped it into a box. Time to stitch it up!!!

#14. and #15. Add embroidery to these two t-shirts. . .one for each grand. It will be a good exercise for me regarding embroidery placement. It will be my first experience to embroider on a knit fabric.
#17. Stitch this bag

#16. Make a jacket or a vest out of this minky fabric. It is so soft!

#17. I picked up this bag kit from the free table last fall. I think it might be an item that could be sold at the quilt show next fall.

#18. Use this leftover corduroy zigzag and this hand painted fabric to create a small wall hanging with a river as my inspiration. I had a brainstorming session and now have a plan of how to proceed!

#19. Work with Miss K to finish this original design. She is almost at the quilting stage.
#18. Stitch these materials into a project

#20. Finish the star Christmas ornaments. I think that there are enough supplies to make three more Christmas stars.

#19. Help Miss K finish her original design
I believe that there is a enough variety to keep me busy if I'm stumped on another project. The list includes, clothing items. I've been "gifted" clothing fabrics that I need to use as I just don't have space to store those fabrics. I also have no desire to store those fabrics either! Finding a use for these fabrics terrific! Perhaps, next quarter, I'll list a couple clothing projects that will use more yardage!
#20. Make a few more Christmas ornaments


Luann Fischer said...

I agree that having more on the possibility list than what you already know you can accomplish gives us the freedom to decide where we have the ‘next step’ ready to move on. Some things just need cogitation time,,,
You didn’t list ‘teaching’ but I bet there are plenty of those events on your schedule as well.
I think your Christmas stars are pretty nifty. I must stay away from the rabbit hole, stay away Luann, stay away Luann!!! LOL
Have a wonderful 4th said...

Luann, Yes, cogitation time is necessary! Yes, there are a number of "teaching" days on my schedule too! Those Christmas stars came from the free table . . .I thought it was a strip of lace. . .little did I know and down the rabbit hole I go! tee tee! Have a safe 4th!

Lisa J. said...

What a wonderful list of projects. I really like the lace Christmas ornaments. You did an amazing job with finishing last quarter . Good luck this quarter as well.

Chiska said...

What a great list! I like to have lots of options too and surprisingly something usually gets done! said...

Thanks, Lisa. . .Let's see about finishing those Christmas ornaments. . .I didn't start them so it will be fun discovering how to make them! I sure thought that I could accomplish more last quarter than I did; but, any finish is fantastic!

Chiska--As for my list this quarter, I'm planning to focus on a number of those projects that I've rolled over from one quarter to another. . .I keep telling myself. . I can do it!!!! (At least something!) Options are GREAT!!! I wouldn't want to be bored or run out of projects! GASP!!! LOL

Babette said...

I love the variety in your projects. Some simple, some involved, and all levels of skill. That's my kind of list. Good luck! said...

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment Babette! I've so many projects that I've rolled over from quarter to quarter that I thought that I should stitch them up soon. . .especially the ones destined for a grandchild. . .the rate I was going, they will grow out of the pattern before I can get to it!

Joy McD said...

Love the different projects you’ll be working on this quarter! Plenty to keep you busy! xx said...

Joy, I wouldn't want to be bored and truly, there are so many more WIPs hanging about in my studio that I made this quarter a goal to move those projects that have been on the list for a long time to the finish and gifting stage!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! FAL has sure been helpful to encourage me to FINISH!!!!!