My Plans for the 1st Quarter Finish Along

I admit it – I have been seeing everyone’s posts that details their quilting goals for the first quarter of the year and I was determined not to play along. I didn’t want to put everything out there and then feel bad if I didn’t accomplish all the projects on my list.

Then I read Shauna’s and Kate’s posts this morning and was quite motivated to join in. Because even though I know what I have to/want to do, sharing the list makes it feel like all of you will be watching and cheering me on. Also, it will be exciting to show you my list again at the end of the quarter so you can see how many items have been checked as complete! How’s that for confidence! šŸ™‚

So, I’m joining the Finish Along hosted by Adrianne at On the Windy Side. Here are my goals for the first quarter:

1. Finish the quilting and binding on the OSU quilt I’m currently working on. This is the second of these quilts I’m doing and I hope to deliver it to its new owner tomorrow.

2. Complete five — yes, five! — more of these OSU quilts. Whew! I’m happy for the business, but I think I’ll be ready to work with some different colors long before these are done. And don’t worry – I’m NOT going to make you read posts about the progress of each one! šŸ˜‰

3. Finish my Deconstructed quilt. This one needs the backing pieced and then the quilting and binding. I love this quilt and can’t wait to finish it. I also need to rename it since the original name doesn’t really fit it.

4. Make a quilt for my youngest son. Last week I showed you the fat quarter bundle I will be using and now I just have to get started. He has waited far too long for this quilt from his Momma – time for me to deliver!

5. Winning Hand quilt. I made this top about 11 years ago – its the first quilt I made. I need to make the back and then quilt it. I really want to finish it – I’m so proud of the piecing and can’t wait to show it off. I don’t have a pic of the flimsy.

Other projects that will be started but considered ongoing:

6. Make a pattern book of FMQ designs. This one is actually a high priority for me. I plan to make quilted samples of different designs that I will be able to refer to when I need ideas for quilting blocks, borders, and allover designs. This will also be a good tool to show customers as I grow my machine quilting business.

7. Open an Etsy shop. This one is waaaay overdue! Time to sell some of these quilts I’m making.

8. I joined a Bee this year; this is the first time I’ve joined in so I’m excited to meet knew people and work with colors or techniques I don’t normally work with. I plan on finishing Bee blocks within the first week of receiving details from the Queen. This will be an ongoing goal for each quarter of the year.

So there’s my list. I admit, it is pretty ambitious but I hope to complete most if not all of these projects.

Wish me luck!

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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3 Responses to My Plans for the 1st Quarter Finish Along

  1. Jasmine says:

    I’m definitely cheering you on. Good luck with all the commission quilts. Have you seen how Ester at ipatchandquilt organizes her FMQ samples?

  2. Shauna says:

    You go girl, that is a great list! I understand how you feel about the OSU quilts, I am doing four memory quilts that are basically the same and I struggle because I get tired of working with the same fabrics over and over.

  3. Wow, that is a lot of OSU quilts!! I thought I read it wrong in the images, but I guess not. I hope that you can stay motivated and get them all wrapped up nicely. The fabric bundle for your youngest son is so lovely; I can’t wait to see what you do with it! I hope you have fun and exceed your expectations on productivity.

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