Since I'm also committed to the APQ UFO Challenge, I've already drafted a prioritized list of the UFOs to focus on this year. But rather than following along with the number of the month, I'm going to work through my list in numerical order and work on each project till it's done rather than switching each month. Fingers crossed that will mean more finishes this year. So from that list what's likely to get done in the first quarter of the Finish Along?
1. Inverted Star
|Inverted Star by Jessica Boschem of Common Threads available from Blueprint|
It's a finished flimsy, the back is pieced, both need to be pressed and prepped for quilting, then packaged to go out for quilting. That should happen this weekend. So Inverted Star is a good candidate for a first quarter finish.
2. The Christmas Mystery Quilt
|Ho Ho Ho (Christmas Mystery)|
designed by Carrie Randall (Quilter's Hideaway)
Also a finished flimsy, though I do need to embroider some eyes, nose and mustache onto the nut cracker. It needs a backing pieced and then it can go out for quilting. I'll start on it as soon as Inverted Star is ready to go. So this is another likely first quarter finish.
3. Christmas Angels
| Christmas Angels|
Pattern by Kate
The center of the quilt is pieced, but it needs borders and backing. I think this one is also likely to get finished this quarter if I don't dilly dally over the first two.
4. Vintage Dresses
|Vintage Dresses by Charise Randell|
Another quilt that needs the borders added and the backing pieced. I'm not sure this one will make it to finished by the end of the quarter. It needs to go out for quilting early in March to make that deadline.
5. Red, White and Blue Stars
Red, White and Blue Stars, Setting by Kate
The blocks need to be sashed and sewn together. This one isn't likely to get done in first quarter, but I'll add it to the list as my stretch goal for the quarter. It would be really nice to get four quilts finished in the first quarter That's all I finished in all of 2018.