Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Plotting and Planning for the Second Quarter 2017 Finish Along

The count for the first quarter of the 2017 Finish Along was 2 out of 3.  That was my first venture into the finish along.  Since that worked out so well I'm signing up for the second quarter.

There are two quilts that have to be finished by Drama Teen's high school graduation in May.  The first is Geometry. 

 Geometry, self designed

This one was on my first quarter list.  All it needs is binding. I started trimming the quilt last week.  The binding and label need to be made.  That shouldn't be too hard to get done in the next couple of weeks. 

The last remaining graduation quilt is The First Amendment Quilt. 

The First Amendment Quilt, self designed

It's in pieces up on the design wall.  Once the friendship star border is done, the last two borders are just strips.  It should go fast once I get to that point. The plan is to have this one ready to go to Trudy for quilting by April 15th. We'll see if I make that or not.  

Once the graduation quilts are done, I'm pretty free to work on whatever.  There are two quilts that just need borders and backings before they can be sent out for quilting.  Those two would be easy pickings for this quarter.  The first of those is the Meadow Mist Mystery Quilt. 

 Meadow Mist Designs Mystery
By Cheryl Brickey of the Meadow Mist Designs Blog

I'd like to have this one done before the next mystery starts this summer.  

The last quilt on my second quarter finish list is from a quilt along over over at Podunk Pretties

Blooms and Butterflies
Bloom block by Lea Brummett, setting by Kate

It just needs the last couple of borders and it will be ready for it's backing and quilting.  

That's four quilts by the end of June.  That seems doable. Even if all I manage are the first two, I'll be happy with my efforts for second quarter.

Linking up with the 2nd Quarter of the 2017 Finish Along.  


Libby in TN said...

You can do it, yes you can!

Denise :) said...

You need cheerleaders?! You've got it!!! LOL! I love your Podunk Pretties -- it's very happy! Is it scrappy everything, or am I seeing a 30's print theme? Like Libby said, you can do it, yes you can!!! :)

Barbara said...

Such pretty quilts. They're all wonderful.

Shauna said...

Those are all awesome quilts, good luck!!!!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

The First Amendment quilt is going to be so pretty!! Thank goodness for goal setting and your drive to attain those goals. Great job!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Wow! It's hard to believe that graduation is next month....this year flew by (more for you than for me I bet) :) Your goal list sounds doable - good luck on finishing your quilts!

thea said...

I'm sure you'll be able to get them done. Way to go with goals!

Cheryl said...

Great projects, all of them!

Kathy S. said...

I printed off the blooms and butterflies pattern a while back. I just need to take a chunk out of my UFO's before I start more new. I'll live through yours. You always pick the perfect fabrics. Good luck reaching your goals this quarter.

Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm said...

Doable is right. You can do it. Very pretty, all of them.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

So close!!! I love the butterflies on Blooms and Butterflies!

Bonnie said...

You've set quite the bar for you this quarter. I'm happy to egg, re, encourage you as needed. I am waiting to see how the 1st Amendment quilt finishes up. Keep sewing!

Judy @ Sew Some Sunshine said...

Great projects, love the meadow mystery quilt!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

I like Geometry, thats my favourite and it has to be partly because I just finished a similar one, in 1 inch squares. Great goals Kate, I have every confidence in you.

CapitolaQuilter said...

You're so far on so many, they are sure to get done. Good luck with your goals and thanks for linking up for Q2 on behalf of the 2017 FAL hosts.