Q1’19 FAL Goals

2019??  Really?  Seems crazy.

I finished 3 of my 5 projects from last quarter, so I have a bunch of new things in the works for Q1’19.

 1. Quilt the Summer Sampler:  I finished the quilt top at my October quilt retreat, but I was really bugged by a large grouping of orange in the top middle of the quilt.  I performed quilt surgery over my winter break and fixed it up.  These are the before and after photos:

After – big orange gob is gone with Maggie’s help












I’m working on getting this guy loaded and quilted now.


2. Hawaiian Wall hanging:  I found this wall hanging recently when I was finishing up my Hawaiian Sampler.  I decided that since I was all warmed up with quilting Hawaiian quilts I might as well tackle it.  I couldn’t even tell you when I made this quilt top.


3. Sweetwater BOM:  I signed up for this in early 2015 as it had embroidery and I pretty much love everything Sweetwater does.  However I didn’t love doing this embroidery – it was just outlining and didn’t really add much to the block – so I took forever to get it done.  I’m in the process of assembling the top now.


4. Spinning Stars:  I made a few of these blocks last fall.  I need to decide on a setting.  Maybe just a few blocks and lots of negative space?


5. Spring Canister Fabric Bucket:  One of my retreat buddies has one of these and it is so cool.  I found the pattern, the spring, and the fun cat fabric at my LQS.  I’m looking forward to making this at my retreat this week.


6. Cat Kit:  I love these panels and broke down and bought this kit.  I’m hoping to do this one at my retreat this week as well.  It is looking like a cat themed retreat!


7. Generative Grunge HSTs:  I’ll write more about this later, but I’ve pulled the fabric for this quilt.


8. Birds Quilt:  just a fabric pull for now – maybe I should work on the birds with the cats?


9. Basic Mixology Inch quilt:  also just a fabric pull at this point.  I washed and ironed the back ground fabric this weekend and have a pattern ready to go.


10. Dots:  Another fabric pull – back ground fabric is also now washed and pressed.


11. Strip Quilt:  and yet another fabric pull!  I’m trying to leftover strips from a jelly roll I had laying around.


A very long list.  I’ll probably finish the first 3 and make a bunch of progress on the others.  I’m really trying to design and sew projects using my stash, and perhaps donate a few of those to Project Linus.  I’m developing quite an inventory of quilts and I’m sure someone can put them to better use.


Linking up with the Q1’19 FAL.

4 thoughts on “Q1’19 FAL Goals”
    1. Thanks! I think I’m at last working through my old UFOs and can start new stuff so that’s exciting. In fairness on the Lucky 13/Cat quilt I have to admit it was a kit from my local shop – HipStitch – so I can’t take credit for the fabric pull. But I love the fabrics and the cat panels, so it should be fun to work on!

      hope you have a productive Q1’19 as well!

    1. Thanks so much! I’m excited to finish the Hawaiian quilt and get started on the others. I’ve had a ton of UFOs I’ve been finishing up lately so cutting into some new projects will be fun.

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