Thursday, January 12, 2017

Q1 Finish Along 2017 Goals

Time is running out for me to make these decisions and join the linky!!
With a couple weeks of travel coming up this quarter, I'm trying to be practical about how much studio time I will actually have.
I've also considered what projects have deadlines.
So here are the five I've chosen.

This is my simplest 6-pointed star sample and its going to be the display piece for the Studying the Star Workshop I'm teaching in March at the regional Lake Metroparks Farm Park Quilt Show.  Since I've entered Smitten in the judged show, it will give potential students a better idea of the range of possibilities for their own workshop project.
The quilt is layered and I'm currently contemplating quilting thread and designs . . . . .and trying to find my working glasses  )-;
I'll need to have this plus quilt ready for a graduation celebration in May or June, so hoping to get it finished way ahead of time!!  Backing is ready and I've done some experimental quilting on a smaller plus project.  This will be the easiest finish of the quarter!
I don't enjoy making totes and pouches, but I'm so draw to all the Sew Together Bags I see on Instagram (and no one has gotten the message to make me one) that I'm going to make my own.  The outside patchwork is finished, fabrics pulled from my stash, and I have to make a shopping run for two more zippers.
Please send me good vibes so I enjoy this make!
I came across these improve 9-patch blocks during the winter tidy up of my studio.  The color palette is inspired by lichen. I don't know much about lichen, but I'm always photographing it.  This particular set of blocks were inspired by a winter photo of a tree covered with lichen and plastered with snow.  The blocks have been in my stash for too long!!  I've moved them onto the work wall and am waiting for the inspiration to assemble them into something!!
Finally, I hope to get this set of Morris Hexathon blocks from Barbara Brackkman's sew along last year organized into a small quilt.  I've been playing on the design wall with different layouts and need to work up the incentive to make a few more blocks since I don't have quite enough. 
I'm recording all my layout experiments to share in my Studying the Stars Workshop in March and hope that this quilt will be a top at the very least, but finished would be better.
How about you? 
Any goals for your winter stitching?
I've found participating in these challenges to be more and more motivating.
And that's good!!

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Here's to a stitching weekend!


  1. I'm not fond of small projects in general, but I've been tempted to make the Sew Together Bag. Good luck finishing your projects!

  2. Good luck with the Sew Together bag. The other projects look great - good luck with your list.