Sunday, October 12, 2014

FAL Q4 Goals

I don't have much time these days so in order to squeeze in some quilting time, it's nice to have a FAL to help me stay motivated to get my UFOs done. This is the last FAL with Katy at The Littlest Thistle for the year. I am going to try and get a lot done before the end of December. Hopefully between the holiday breaks for school I can accomplish all that I would like done on this list.

My goal is to get all of these quilted and bound.

First up a mystery quilt. I can't remember the quilt shop that hosted it. It was online and they do it every year. This was the first and last mystery quilt I will do. I really would like to know what the finished product looks like before I make anything these days.

This is my version of a Bear's Paw that I had finished a few years ago. I did a rough draft of the pattern and put it on the back burner. Someday I would love to finish all the patterns that I've sketched.

I put this daisy appliqué quilt together a couple of years ago. I think I put it away because I wasn't happy with the appliqué portion of it. I ended up ripping out the appliqué stitches and did the petals by hand. I like it much better and can't wait to get it finished.

This is the Goodnight Irene QAL that I couldn't figure out what kind of border I would like. Should I take the easy way out and create a traditional border or follow the pattern. I have decided that I will follow the pattern so I bought some more fabrics and will get to working on the borders soon.

A few years ago I participated in Darlene's Between Charming Friends QAL. I ended up using scraps of my 30's Reproduction fabrics. It is a wonderful pattern for scrap quilting. This has been sitting in my closet for too long. Can't wait to see this finished also. BTW...I was going to give you a link to download the pattern but both links are no longer good.

This quilt was made because I have way too much of these Rooftop Garden fabrics from Moda. I needed something quick to put together. I will call it Speedy. It really is a speedy quilt to make ;-D
Update: OOPS! It would have been nice to insert a photo to go along with the description. LOL!

This quilt is called Playground from the Simply Retro book by Camille Rosekelly. I used fabrics from Sweetwater

Last by not least is the butterfly quilt that was made using Hoffman's challenge fabric they came out with a few years ago. I love this butterfly print. I still have quite a bit of it left and I can't seem to cut into it.

This year has gone by so fast. It's always been my goal this year to finish my UFOs. Along the way I have added I think off the top of my head 3-4 new quilts. Those will have to be finished next year before I make anymore quilts.
I think with all these quilts I would like to finish, I will have to go and buy up a whole roll of batting when it goes on sale.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have a pile of 'to-be-quilted' , matched with their backing and batt. I always buy batt by the roll as it is much cheaper - and always on hand.

Carol S. said...

I'm a visual person so those mystery quilts don't work for me either...I've got to see it! Looks like you have lots of finishing to keep you busy. Beautiful quilts!

Constantly Quilting said...

i love the 30's Reproduction fabrics. good luck with your finishes.