Q1 Finish-A-Long Goals

2016 FAL


I’m hoping that accountability will be the key to success this year and so I’m linking up with the Finish-A-Long, a quarterly link-up to help motivate bloggers complete their started projects. This year the link-up is global; I am linking up with Leeann at She Can Quilt although there are many options out there.

After some thought, I decided to choose nine projects to focus on for the Finish A Long. This seemed like a good compromise between all the random things I have started and the projects that I should actually prioritize. It has taken me almost a week to finally admit that I am not going to get better pictures than I have right now, at least not before the deadline for posting projects. Pictures for the first six projects are in the mosaic below; I’ve lost the photos I have for the last three projects and will update this post when I either find them or retake the pictures.

Projects listed clockwise from top left.

  1. Bri’s Quilt — quilt top is done, backing fabric pulled and cut but still needs to be pieced.
  2. Brooke’s Quilt — quilt top is done
  3. Lanycea’s Quilt &
  4. Nyrie’s Quilt — fabrics pulled (L’s is blue stack, N’s is purple stack) and I’ve been ironing and starting to cut, just don’t have an updated photo, so they are sharing this one
  5. Rainbow Plus Quilt — fabrics cut and layout is being pondered on my “design wall” (guest bed)
  6. Rainbow Chevron and On Quilt — some blocks have been pieced

I don’t have photos yet for these quilts, although they are substantially in progress.

  1. Charity Baby Quilt — quilt top is done
  2. Michael’s T-Shirt Quilt — most tees have been trimmed and interfaced
  3. Landon’s Quilt — quilt top is done

I’m not sure if nine projects is crazy or not, although most of them are actually pretty small. I would very much like to have the baby quilts done before I visit my family again (probably sometime in February, if I can swing it) and Michael’s birthday is in March, so I would like to have his quilt finished by then. I had a furious bout of creativity and making in October and November, in anticipation of seeing my family over Thanksgiving. I’d like to think that I can replicate that kind of pace, but I would like to be a bit better about balance this time around.

In addition to linking up on the FAL page, I am also linking up to Finish It Friday at crazy mom quilts. Because pulling this list together has truly taken me all week, what with one thing or another!!


4 thoughts on “Q1 Finish-A-Long Goals

  1. Good luck! I think I need some accountability myself, I thinking of starting with 6 projects myself. To be truthful, I have way more than 6 waiting in the wings, but it will be just too depressing to list every single one of them!

    1. Haha, I have way more projects started than the nine I listed as well. And this doesn’t include all the projects I just suddenly think I need to start. :) Good luck on your own list!

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