It is goal setting time for both A Lovely Year of Finishes and the second quarter of the 2015 Finish Along. When I joined the Finish Along in January, I had quite a few WIPs that could be finished up relatively quickly. Now I am having a harder time coming up with goals I think I can finish! Here are my plans though:
1. My Sweet 16 scrap quilt. This one is a sure thing. The quilting is done, and I want to give it as a gift in April, so I had better have it ready in the next couple weeks. This one will also be my April Lovely Year of Finishes goal.
2. Lori at The Inbox Jaunt had a great free motion mystery quilt along earlier this year that turned into a cute thread sampler. I started the quilt, but my schedule and obsession with finishing other quilts meant I never got beyond the framework for the thread displays. I am actually quite eager to finish this one up, because it will be a great thread reference.
Okay. This is where things start to get a bit more iffy.
3. For ages I have wanted to make a variation of Kaffe Faussett’s Diamond quilt in batiks, and have been setting aside batiks that could make their way into the quilt. The pile is quite large now and I had better get going on the quilt!
4. I also want to use my favorite batiks to try something along the lines of this quilt. I am going to draw from the same pile of batiks. It should be quite an easy quilt to make…
Now I am really reaching….
5. Years, YEARS ago, I started a Karen K. Stone quilt. I was inspired by her wild use of color and pattern and the intricate beauty of her designs. I chose Rattlesnake because it looked a bit simpler than some of the other quilts in her book, and I had never tried paper piecing. Maybe I will be able to to finish this quilt up in the 2nd quarter…though I think 3rd or 4th is more likely!
6. A version of Icy Waters from Paper-Pieced Modern. It is listed in the book as one of the more complicated quilts, and I am not experienced in paper piecing. I am hoping it is marked as difficult because there are a lot of unique blocks. Individually the blocks look fairly simple, so hopefully I can manage it.
7. Finally, I have a secret gift for a friend. I won’t show this one until it is done. I have most of the fabrics chosen and have a design…this should really be higher on my priority list but I am not very confident that I can get the effect that I want…
8. A modern whole-cloth quilt with a variety of intersecting circles. I think I actually had this on my Q1 goal list. Right at this moment I am not feeling particularly inspired to work on it, but most of my other goals do not look like they will really show off quilting, so I need at least one quilting-heavy goal on my list!
Eight goals for 3 months..I think those should keep me busy!