My 2018 Q1 FAL list


Ok, so if you read my blog you will see that I am rolling over several (as in many) items from my last quarter 2017 post.  Yup, just need to keep trying to finish up!  I have until April, right???   Here are my 2018 Q1 goals:

  1.  Quilt and bind pastel charity quilt – Someone else pieced this – don’t know who – but I stepped up to quilt and bind for 100 Quilts for Kids.

pastel charity quilt

2.  Quilt and bind Arkansas Traveler quilt – Many of these blocks were from a Solids Bee in 2013 on Flickr.  In 2015 I made the large blocks and pieced this together.  It is currently a top, so needs quilting and binding.

Arkansas Traveler

3.  Quilt and bind Piece Bee with You quilt – Also from a Flickr bee, 2012.  I still am in touch with two of these folks…so that is good!  Blocks pieced together in 2015 and then bordered recently.  Needs quilting and binding.

fish quilt

4. Pajama pants – Flannel PJ pants – meant for Christmas, oops!


5.  Baskets Quilt – No idea how old these are…I was cleaning out and purging my stash and found this project.  It was a program run by my local quilt store, obviously a very traditional quilt.  I gathered all of the blocks and associated fabric.  Need to…create a top, quilt and bind.

basket quilt

6. X and Plus Quilt – These are from one round of the DCMQG Bee plus a few more from a mini-bee.

X plus quilt

7. Embroidered needle book – From an Alison Glass workshop at QuiltCon 2014.  I need to put something in the lower right section.  Plus, it is not going to be a needlebook, but something else…perhaps I will frame it.


8.  Mini-quilt from Alternate Grid Workshop at QuiltCon 2017

Alternate grid

9.  Quilt from Denyse Schmidt Workshop

DS workshop

10.  Snowflake Potholders – I love snow and snowflakes, so this fabric from Spoonflower called to me.Snowflake potholders

11.  Dresden  – Anne showed me how to make this at a DCMQG retreat but I really need to finish this up as a mini-quilt.



12.  In 2017 I finished a quilt for my bed, now I need to make two quilted pillow shams to go in the bed.  I have the extra quilt blocks, extra fabric and the pillows – I just need to piece, quilt, and complete the pillows!  If I am good…it will be my first finish!

Whew!  That is it!  For the last quarter I said that if I completed six of them I would be happy!  Well, I completed 5 of them and a sixth was almost completed before it had to be aborted due to a yarn problem.  Not too bad, especially if I can avoid adding to the WIP list!


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2018 Finish- A-Long First Quarter Link up

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New Year…new resolve to complete those unfinished projects.  Come join the 2018 Finish-A-Long!  And…guess what?  I am one of the hosts this year.  I have been a participant for many years and it has helped me to get some of my WIPs done – and even to know how many I have!

What is the Finish-A-Long

The Finish – A – Long is the brainchild of Rhonda (Rhonda’s Ramblings) and was started back in 2012 as a no pressure linky event that allows you to make a quarterly list of the works in progress (WIPS) that you are hoping to finish during that quarter of the year.  You create a list (big or small, short or long) at the beginning of the quarter and link up via one of the Finish – A – Long hosts blog linky post.  You then use that quarter to finish your projects, and at the end of the quarter you link up any of these finished projects and become eligible for prizes (randomly drawn.)  There is no penalty for not finishing these projects and they can be carried over to the next quarter.  Win, win!  One of the best aspects of the Finish – A – Long is the community involvement via the host blogs linky, Flickr, Instagram and Facebook.  Once you have linked up take some time to visit other links, leave comments and participate!  You can encourage, meet and make new friends, trust me, I have!  Ready to participate?

This year will be hosted by a collection of bloggers.

Sandra – Studio Sew of Course

Marci – Marci Girl Designs

Leanne – She Can Quilt

Izzy – Dizzy Quilts

Ella – Throw a Wench in the Works

Felicity – Felicity Quilts

Karen – Capitola Quilter

and of course me, Lynne – Tinking Along

The full schedule and rules are listed on my permanent 2018 Finish-A-Long page,  What do you need to do now…sign up!  Did I already mention prizes????

Her is the schedule for the first quarter…

Quarter 1

1/7/18 Q1 proposed finishes linky opens – Now Open!  Read on…link at the bottom of the page.

1/15/18 Q1 proposed finishes linky closes Monday

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -Work on your projects! – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

4/1/18 Q1 finishes linky opens Sunday (Easter)

4/2/18 – 4/6/18 – Tutorial week

4/9/18 Q1 finishes linky closes Monday

Remember to link up your proposed list of finishes. You must link up in order to be able to be eligible for those prizes at the end.  Please only enter ONE blog post, Flickr photo or Instagram photo at this starting link-up. If you use Flickr or Instagram please describe your plan in the description. 

Be ambitious!  What you don’t get done in the first quarter can be rolled over to the second quarter.

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