Friday, September 29, 2017

September One Monthly Goal Wrap Up/2017 Finish Along Progress

Just two days left in September!  How does that happen?  Well now that it has, it's time to check in with the One Monthly Goal over at Elm Street Quilts

The goal for September was to get a start on a new quilt for the Scientist in Training's dorm room.  My start date for any quilt is when I start cutting the fabrics.  And that has happened, there are even a few blocks up on the design wall.  But I can't show any of these as the SIT follows my blog.  So you'll have to just take my word for it that there's been a start. 

There is one more day in the quarter, but not enough time to get another finish in for the 2017 Finish Along.  

I didn't do too badly for the quarter.  There were 4 quilts on the list to be finished. I managed to finish two. 

 It's a Mystery (Meadow Mist Designs Mystery)
By Cheryl Brickey of the Meadow Mist Designs Blog

It's a Mystery was last year's Meadow Mist Designs Mystery.  The first clue in this year's mystery came out in September.  So for once last year's mystery was finished before starting this year's.  

The second finish for the quarter was Blooms and Butterflies.

Blooms and Butterflies
 Back Porch Bloom block by Lea Anne Brummett
Another quilt along from Lea Anne Burmmett who blogs over at Podunk Pretties.  This one wasn't a mystery, but a challenge to come up with your own pattern using her Back Porch Bloom block.  This is my new snuggle quilt.  
The other two quilts on the list for third quarter didn't make it to the finish line.  But there was good progress on both.  Scrappy  Coffee Cups made it to finished flimsy stage and has been sent out for quilting.

Scrappy Coffee Cups
Block patterns from Karen F. Srebro and Janet McCarroll
published in Block Magic and Block Magic Too by
Nancy Johnson-Srebro

Actually, I heard from Trudy last night and the quilting is done.  So these coffee cups will definitely be on my list to finish before the end of the year.  

The last quilt on the "to be finished" list for third quarter was Christmas Angels.  Though it didn't get close to being finished it went from just block units to finished blocks.  

 Christmas Angels
Pattern by Kate
Actually all the blocks are finished, but I don't seem to have a photo of all of them up on the design wall.  So even though I didn't get this one all the way to the finished stage, it's ready to have the blocks sewn into rows.  That's pretty good progress.  

It's been a good year for finishes, there have been six.  My record is seven finishes in one year.  I'm likely to tie that for sure.  As far as working down the UFO list, I'm pretty much where I was when the year started.  But at least it's not getting any bigger.  I'm finishing up my new starts, just not getting to the older projects on my list.  but I've moved a few along this year.  That should make it easier to get a few off the list next year. 

Now to start thinking about what will be the October One Monthly Goal and what's going on the list for the fourth quarter of the 2017 Finish Along.   


Libby in TN said...

Congrats on accomplishing your OMG. I look forward to seeing SIT's quilt in the future. You're also making great progress in the finishing category. I'm amazed at what you get accomplished with your busy life!

Katie Z. said...

You have done so well in your goals this year. It's particularly impressive with all the added work drama and getting a child off to college!

Quilter Kathy said...

You are making great progress this year!
Such fabulous quilts!

AnnieO said...

Lovely finishes and progress! I have no firm number in my head for how many finishes I have this year. Hmm, may have to go check!


Great finishes and work in progress--
I was thinking while reading your post--that you would easy surpass your goal of 7 finishes in a year cause you had lots of time left--months and months--then had to start laughing at myself==cause there is only 3 months left of this year and we will be getting into the holiday start with Oct 1st even--so life gets busier and quilting gets pushed to the back burner!!!!!
enjoy the moments, di

maggie fellow said...

I just finished my one monthly goal today too - congrats great finishes

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You did wonderful. My goal was only a block most of the time...giggle. I'm old and don't want to pressure myself....sounds like a good excuse!! LOL Love your quilts.

Quiltblocksandmore said...

Congrats on your finishes and for meeting your OMG goal. I'm looking forward to seeing the Christmas Angels finish.

Barbara said...

Great finishes, even if they didn't quite make it to the finish line. I so love Blooms and Butterflies. I love them all, but I'm especially anxious to see the coffee quilt finished too. Great job, and that's a lot accomplished in a short month.

Patty said...

Secret projects are tough when the recipient follows your blog! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

Jennifer said...

What great progress you've made! I've enjoyed watching these quilts come together.

Sandra Walker said...

You're doing really well! I don't know if I've ever completed more than half of the items on my FAL list.... Love how the Coffee quilt looks! Gotta get my Meadow Mystery to a flimsy and then quilt it...I actually am not doing the Magnolia one, shocking! Going to do Yvonne's instead.