2017 FAL Q4 Proposed Finishes List

Normally I just put my list down and go but I wanted to share some things that have been happening in my life. I got a new job, we have sold our house (closes next week) and we have a new house we are moving into (closes in 3 weeks). My longarm has been put away for a few months to stage the house. The new house doesn’t have a finished room that can fit the longarm therefore I don’t know how long it will be before I can finish these, but I missed the Q3 posting so I am aiming for Q4. This has been a strange year. I’m not even sure if this is all I want to post, but all my quilting stuff is in storage for me to see what I need to/want to work on.

  1. Old Goth T-Shirt Quilt – T-shirts cut, top pieced, backing chosen, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  2. Rangers T-Shirt Quilt #1 – T-shirts cut, top pieced, backing chosen, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  3. Rangers T-Shirt Quilt #2 – T-shirts cut, top pieced, backing chosen, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  4. Grant’s T-Shirt Quilt – Binding attached
  5. Grant’s 2nd T-Shirt Quilt – T-shirts cut, top pieced, backing chosen, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  6. Spring Fling – Backing pieced, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attache
  7. Retaining Wall Quilt – Backing pieced, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attache
  8. Bear Family Album – Backing pieced, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attach
  9. Kimono Rose – Backing pieced, quilted, binding cut, attached
  10. Pathway Star – Backing chosen & pieced, top quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  11. Amish Star BOM – Backing chosen & pieced, top quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  12. Green Running Bond Brick Wall – Backing chosen & pieced, top quilted, binding attached
  13. Pink Pathway – Backing chosen & pieced, top quilted, binding attached
  14. Blue Table Runner  – Backing chosen , top quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  15. Lake Forest – Applique attached, backing chosen & pieced, top quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  16. Red, Black, White Quilt – Backing pieced, top quilted, binding cut, attached
  17. Aurifil 2016 Designer of the Month BOM – quilt top, pick binding, cut, and attach it
  18. Autumn Mums – Quilt & bind
  19. 2nd Tuffet for basement
  20. Bonnie Hunter’s Chunky Churndash – Quilt, backing, binding
  21. Ugly Fabric Challenge – cut, piece, quilting, backing, binding
  22. Round Robin Quilt from Lighthouse Quilt Guild – get back from group, quilt, backing, binding
  23. Vesuvius Quilt with Oakshot Fabric – Cut, piecing, top complete, backing chosen, backing pieced, quilting, binding cut, bound
  24. En Provence with Shot fabric – Cut, piecing, top complete, backing chosen, backing pieced, quilting, binding cut, bound
  25. Row by Row for Big Red Quilters Guild – get back, quilt, bind

 

 

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Row by Row for Big Red
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2017 FAL Q2 – Finish 2 – Autumn Mums

I started this quilting class back on May 22, 2009. I took the class at Sonflower Quilt Shop in Sylvania, Ohio. A lot has changed since that day, except this quilt. The class was Autumn Mums by Frieda Anderson. I had to leave the class early due to working 2nd shift at the hospital, and she is not my normal style of a quilt so I put it in a box and every time I opened the box I would shut it right back closed. I didn’t even know where I was at on the project. Well, when the QAL started up this year I decided it would be on my list! Well, it was still intimidating but I got lucky! My quilt guild in Holland, MI had her come visit and do a class on these cute little houses along some water. I emailed her and asked if she would be willing to walk me through the last half of my quilt. She was extremely nice and did just that! I showed up near the end of the class and she told me the rest of my instructions. Sadly, I didn’t have a lot left to do, it just felt like it.

This is what I had when I opened my box:

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Autumn Mums

After my chat and assistance with Frieda (which she did NOT have to do – Thank you Frieda!) I felt much more confident! Today I finished quilting and binding it. I know I messed something up on the binding, but it won’t matter. Either way, it is finished!

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I was also able to use up some of this orange fabric that I inherited. I had 6 yards of it and I can’t seem to get rid of it all.

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2017 FAL Q2 – Finish 1 – Grant’s Memory Quilt 1

 

This quilt is a precious one. Last year I met one of my husband’s aunts. She lives in Florida and has a rough few years. She heard from a family member that I quilt and asked me to take a bag of shirts she had that used to belong to her son. Her son passed away at the early age of 20. January was the one year anniversary of his passing.

This was one of the hardest t-shirt quilts I have done as none of the shirts were t-shirts. I was going to make this thing work one way or another! The large 12″ blocks are all sweatshirts. The rail fence blocks are all thicker shirts, but note quite sweatshirts and the nine patch blocks are thing shirts ad dress shirts.

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I then placed the extra on the back to add a little something fun on the back. Some of these levels were almost too high for my longarm to handle. The next quilt I’m not going to use a pantograph pattern. I will free-motion from the front of the machine instead.

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I had told her I could also incorporate pictures but I had the top done before she was able to make it through looking at any of the photos. I will be making one more memory quilt for her that will incorporate more photos. One will end of being for her and one for her daughter.

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2017 FAL Q2 Proposed Finishes List

  1. Old Goth T-Shirt Quilt – T-shirts cut, top pieced, backing chosen, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  2. Rangers T-Shirt Quilt #1 – T-shirts cut, top pieced, backing chosen, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  3. Rangers T-Shirt Quilt #2 – T-shirts cut, top pieced, backing chosen, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  4. Grant’s T-Shirt Quilt – Binding attached
  5. Grant’s 2nd T-Shirt Quilt – T-shirts cut, top pieced, backing chosen, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  6. Spring Fling – Backing pieced, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attache
  7. Retaining Wall Quilt – Backing pieced, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attache
  8. Bear Family Album – Backing pieced, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attach
  9. Kimono Rose – Backing pieced, quilted, binding cut, attached
  10. Pathway Star – Backing chosen & pieced, top quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  11. Amish Star BOM – Backing chosen & pieced, top quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  12. Green Running Bond Brick Wall – Backing chosen & pieced, top quilted, binding attached
  13. Pink Pathway – Backing chosen & pieced, top quilted, binding attached
  14. Blue Table Runner  – Backing chosen , top quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  15. Lake Forest – Applique attached, backing chosen & pieced, top quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  16. Red, Black, White Quilt – Backing pieced, top quilted, binding cut, attached
  17. Aurifil 2016 Designer of the Month BOM – quilt top, pick binding, cut, and attach it
  18. Autumn Mums – Quilt & bind
  19. Foam Design Wall for the spare bedroom
  20. 2nd Tuffet for basement
  21. Bonnie Hunter’s Chunky Churndash – Finishing piecing, quilt, backing, binding
  22. Ugly Fabric Challenge – cut, piece, quilting, backing, binding
  23. Round Robin Quilt from Lighthouse Quilt Guild – get back from group, quilt, backing, binding
  24. Vesuvius Quilt with Oakshot Fabric – Cut, piecing, top complete, backing chosen, backing pieced, quilting, binding cut, bound
  25. En Provence with Shot fabric – Cut, piecing, top complete, backing chosen, backing pieced, quilting, binding cut, bound

2017 FAL Q1 FINISHES

Out of the list of planned Q1 Finishes, I highlighted the ones I completed. It was not as much as I hoped, but with my surgery slowing me down and completing a huge project such as the Splendid Sampler, I really am happy. I plan to increase the production next quarter. I already almost have two more completed.

  1. Chic Chevron – Need bining cut and attached
  2. Christmas Tree Skirt – Just need to wrap around and attach to back (sadly has been this way since Christmas 2015
  3. Beth’s Wedding Quilt – Quilting, Binding chosen, cut, attached
  4. Preston’s Grinch Quilt – Quilted, Binding chosen, cut, attached
  5. Andrew’s T-Shirt Quilt – Quilted, binging cut, attached
  6. Old Goth T-Shirt Quilt – T-shirts cut, top pieced, backing chosen, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  7. Rangers T-Shirt Quilt #1 – T-shirts cut, top pieced, backing chosen, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  8. Rangers T-Shirt Quilt #2 – T-shirts cut, top pieced, backing chosen, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  9. Grant’s T-Shirt Quilt – T-shirts cut, top pieced, backing chosen, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  10. Spring Fling – Backing pieced, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attache
  11. Retaining Wall Quilt – Backing pieced, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attache
  12. Bear Family Album – Backing pieced, quilted, binding chosen, cut, attach
  13. Kimono Rose – Backing pieced, quilted, binding cut, attached
  14. Pathway Star – Backing chosen & pieced, top quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  15. Amish Star BOM – Backing chosen & pieced, top quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  16. Green Running Bond Brick Wall – Backing chosen & pieced, top quilted, binding attached
  17. Pink Pathway – Backing chosen & pieced, top quilted, binding attached
  18. Blue Table Runner  – Backing chosen , top quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  19. Lake Forest – Applique attached, backing chosen & pieced, top quilted, binding chosen, cut, attached
  20. Red, Black, White Quilt – Backing pieced, top quilted, binding cut, attached
  21. Aurifil 2016 Designer of the Month BOM – Finish block 12, Figure out a layout for 12 blocks + border, Pick backing & piece, quilt top, pick binding, cut, and attach it
  22. Splendid Sampler BOM – Finish Remaining Blocks (about 20-30), figure out a layout, piece top and border, find backing and piece it, quilt top, binding chosen, cut, pieced, and attached
  23. Autumn Mums – Finish piecing/appliqueing and quilt
  24. Foam Design Wall for the spare bedroom
  25. 2nd Tuffet for basement

2017 Q1 Finish-A-Long, Finish #6

This was a big one, but I did it! First quilt for my own bed after 11 years of quilting. I am not a fan of doing king sized I decided, but I am a fan of how they look in the end.

Splendid Sampler is complete!! This is made with all Marcia Derse fabrics except two small pieces.

I am so happy to have the binding done. I used a new method by machine and love it. I’ll talk about that another day.

Pancho glad I’m done too.

Aurifil Top, 2017 Q1 Finish-A-Long Finish #4 

This is my Aurifil 2016 designer of the quilt blocks. I finished sashing it, but I feel it needs another border. What do you guys think? Should it be one solid border or another pieced border?

I also finished another of my Q1 Finish-A-Long projects. 

This is Chic Chevron. The fabric is by Moda called Chic Neutrals by Amy Ellis.  I started it in February of 2016 and finished it today. It was supposed to be a quilt donated to the Michigan Environment Health Association, but they couldn’t get enough help so they couldn’t accept it. Therefore now it is mine.