Q4 – Finish-a-Long

Not sure how this happened but it is the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2016 and I never once set goals for the quarterly FAL that happens at She Can Quilt. Leanne hosts an event each quarter to incentivize each of us to get organized and approach our projects with some level of prioritization. Of course this means to participate, I have to actually think forward a bit and decide what is reasonable to finish up.

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This time I am joining in. Better late than never, right?  Here is my list:

  1. Finish the project for the Autumn Abundance blog hop that I am hosting next week. Obviously, there is no way to not reach this goal. Paintbrush Studios has generously sponsored the blog hop and we are excited to provide some autumnal inspiration for all of you! My project is nearing completion. I have been working on quilting it and now need to put some finishing touches on it and bind it. Here is a peek.
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  2. I am working on a little project that will be gifted soon. I am using a mini charm pack of Chic Neutrals, designed by Amy Ellis for Moda. I have only just started this one but it isn’t a huge project. Here is a shot of the patchwork. I really like the colors and geometric prints in this line.
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  3. Remember the Harmony Quilt? I was supposed to quilt this at the long arm shop last week. That plan was derailed (as happens far too often) by a series of migraines that caused me to lay on the couch for much of the week. But I really want to finish this. It is a wedding present for my nephew and the wedding was at the beginning of September. It is a gotta-get-it-done sort of project.
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  4. My scrappy projects will likely be done by  the end of the quarter. I am going to prioritize my Scrappy HST quilt over Gemstones. Mainly because I am not entirely sure what colors I want to do to finish up the Gemstones piece. So – for sure – I will finish the flimsy of the Scrappy HST’s by the end of the year.
  5. I have a whole cloth baby quilt that I just pin basted. This is a fun project, commissioned by my niece, for her friend who will have a baby this coming winter. Love the fabric for this one! I am looking forward to getting this going. However I need to wait for some thread that I just ordered from Craftsyimg_1457I think that is it. During the fall, I spend quite a bit of time sewing for my Etsy shop and usually end up making a few Christmas gifts. Since I don’t have the gifts planned yet, it doesn’t make sense to put them on the list. I suppose I could add in the Etsy items though since they will take a lot of my sewing time. Yes, that seems like a good idea. One more thing for the list. 🙂

6.  Etsy Shop – I need to make about ten more of the Chemex Cozies and five of the French Press Cozies.

That should do it for the next couple of months. Plenty to keep me busy and likely there will be more but this is the list of have-to’s.  How about you? Linking up this quarter? Today is the last day to link up if you want to join in.

 

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Today is the last day of the Supply Sale at Craftsy. Great prices on all sorts of supplies like batting, needles, rotary cutters and blades, thread, etc. I put in an order yesterday for some basics. It is nice to buy this sort of stuff at a decent price for a change!  Check it out.

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21 thoughts on “Q4 – Finish-a-Long

  1. Kate Heads

    You have a lovely variety of projects Bernie. Tour Autumn Abundance project looks intriguing, your quilting just gets better with every project. Thank you for reminding me I have a layer cake of Chic Neutrals, I totally forgot about them, the problem of course is my sewing room is still in disarray waiting for the new table, finding it may take some time.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thanks Vanni. Not sure why I didn’t link up earlier this year but I feel good having made a plan for the next series of finishes.

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  2. Deb M

    Great projects you have going! I love the quilt you made for your nephew. Did you design it or is there a pattern that you used?

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Hi Deb:
      I designed the quilt top for my nephew. I am glad to hear you like it! I have a tutorial scratched out but not finished. Would that be helpful for you? If so, I can work on polishing it up. Let me know your thoughts. So glad you stopped by and said hi!

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        1. Bernie Post author

          Ok- that will give me the perfect reason to finish it up! I should have it up in a week to ten days. If you like, you can follow by email or bloglovin to make sure you see it.

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  3. Linda

    Your projects are all sooooo pretty Bernie. So sorry about your migraines. All I can offer in the way of hope is that mine are non-existent now – but I had to wait till I was in my 60s!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Actually, that does help. It is what I am banking on. The frequency is less than it was two years ago but sometimes life gets derailed for a while which is what happened last week. I just hope that it will improve at some point. Crossing my fingers. 🙂

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  4. Sandra

    Looks like a most do-able list Bernie! I just love that elephants whole cloth quilt, as well as the sneak peek at your beautiful quilting on the Fall quilt!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      The fabric is by Valorie Wells. It is an older print and no longer made. I had to search for a while to find this piece of it from an Etsy seller. I think she has a newer line that is similar with smaller elephants tho.

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  5. Patricia

    I’m so curious about your mini charm project! I have several packs, but am unsure what to make with them….. 🙂 Your quilt is so cool! I really like it because it seems to highlight the focus fabrics in the middle. I’m almost tempted to cut into my most treasured yardage to make this quilt! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Hi Patricia, there are lots of fun ideas for mini charms. Small table topper quilts, minis to hang on the wall, zip pouches, coasters, hot pads, tote bags. Have you taken a look at Pinterest and searched on mini charms? Also over at Craftsy and Moda Bake Shop. Give it a try, I’m sure you’ll find just the right thing. ?

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