Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Finish Along 2017: Ending on a High Note?

Hard to believe we've just got three months left in 2017. They'll go fast.  It's amazing how time just seems to fly this time of year.  That's a factor in deciding what to tackle for the fourth quarter version of the 2017 Finish Along.

At the beginning of the year,  my thought was to use all the incentive available to get some projects moved to the finish line.  There are six quilts on the completed list; two from first quarter, two from second quarter and two from third quarter 2017 Quilt-A-Long lists.  (Hmm, seems there is a pattern there.) If I can finish two during fourth quarter I'll have finished more quilts in a year than ever before.  So I'm definitely in for the last round this year.  

What to put on the list?  That's always the struggle.  Even though history says I'll finish just two, I'll put four on the list anyway. 

The first is Scrappy Coffee Cups.

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

It's on it's way back from the quilter.  All it needs is the label and the binding.  That's definitely doable at this point.  Should be a shoe in finish. 

The second is the Geek Chic quilt for the Scientist in Training.  No pictures as she follows my blog now that she's off at college.  This will either be a Christmas or birthday present.  I'll have two weeks off at Christmas, so if it doesn't make it under the tree, it should be done for her birthday in January. 

The third on the list is En Provence.  

En Provence
Bonnie Hunter Mystery (2016)

There's one more block in the fourth row and two sashing strips to finish piecing.  Then it will be time to sew the rows together and add the pieced border.  This one will definitely get to the finished flimsy stage by the end of the year and a 50/50 chance it will get completely finished.  If I get this far, that will be 9 quilts finished for the year. That would be awesome. 

The fourth project probably won't get done this year, but I'll add it to the list just in case it comes together faster than I think it will.  The last project for 2017 is Vintage Dresses.

  Vintage Dresses
Charise Randell

The blocks all need coping strips added to bring them all up to the same size. Since En Provence has moved up to be my OMG for October, adding the coping strips has become my new leaders and enders project.  Depending on how much sewing I actually get to do, this could go pretty fast or pretty slow.  I doubt this one gets all the way to finished, but it will definitely get moved along.  

If my trend holds, I'll manage to get two of the four done.  I'd be happy with that.  Good luck on your picks for the Fourth Quarter 2017 Finish-A-Long


Alison V. said...

Even getting two out of the four done would be awesome! I can't wait to see your coffee quilt once you have it back and quilted!

Cheryl said...

I think that you will be able to make good progress on all of these projects, I look forward to seeing the coffee cups quilted.

Julie in GA said...

I'm confident that you will be able to meet your goal of finishing at least 2 of these quilts. Looking forward to seeing any or all of them completed!

Kristen said...

I love your Vintage Dresses project! Hey, I've had like 5-10 on previous lists and never got any of them done so I'm pushing that number out for 4Q!

Bonnie said...

Wow lots of plans for this quarter. I hope everything moves along and you get 9 quilts done in the year. I know that is a lot for someone who works full time. You've done great so far. I know you've shown the dresses before. Where did you find the patterns or did you come up with them yourself? I'm thinking I might be able to use one of those dresses on a challenge quilt I'm thinking of. Thanks for any help. B.

Rachel said...

Good luck! I love your vintage dresses, especially that confetti one. That's a dress I would like to wear! :)

Lucy | Charm About You said...

The coffee cups are so fun and I love your dresses blocks! Good luck with your list :) Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2017 global FAL hosts.