Saturday, April 8, 2017

2017 Finish-A-Long: Q2 Goals

Thistle Thicket Studio, finish-a-long, quilting goals

They say less is more, so I'm going to try it for this quarter of the 2017 Finish-A-Long. I have a big secret project I'm going to be working on that I won't be revealing until this fall (that always makes me crazy with curiosity when people say that!) and I will also be working on this year's quilt guild challenge, so I'm just going to post four goals for this quarter.

1. 2016 Quilt Guild Challenge: Medallion Quilt. This one is still at the same place as it was on August 16, 2016 - the day my mom and aunt had their car accident while on our girls quilty road trip. I really want to get this one done this quarter. Even if I don't get it quilted, I'll consider it a success if I get the top completed. I have two more sides of the 3-D pinwheels to finish, then I have rounds of 4-patches, piano keys, flowers and stars to make.

Thistle Thicket Studio, The Whole Country Caboodle, mini quilts, flower quilt block, watermelon quilt block, applique
2, 3. Whole Country Caboodle Kits. I'm throwing in a couple of little projects to break up the big projects that I'll be working on. With little projects you can get a quick gratification of completing something and I think I'll need some of that this quarter! These little kits are mini quilts that button onto a larger "A Door A Doodle" quilt that I have hanging in my entryway. There are different seasonal ones that I've never gotten around to making.

Thistle Thicket Studio, paper peicing, halloween quilt blocks, Made by Marney pattern,
4, 5, 6. Halloween Mini Quilts. This is another set of little projects that I'm tossing in. These are free paper piecing patterns by Made By Marney and I think they are so cute. I had planned to work on these at our Quilt Guild Sew Day last quarter, but the sew day was canceled due to weather. I have a couple of sew days planned with different groups this quarter so plan to take these to work on. I haven't decided if I'll make these into three separate little quilts or sew them into one larger quilt yet, so I'm listing them as separate projects for now.

Thistle Thicket Studio, hello darling fabric, frivols, Bonnie and Camille, Moda
7. Hello Darling Frivols Kit. I started this one while the hubby and I were snowbirding in Texas in January and February, but I didn't have a lot of sewing time while there. I've worked on this some since we're back on the farm and have half of the blocks complete. Hoping to finish this one up in the next couple of weeks. 

I'll be linking this post up to the 2017 Finish-A-Long 2nd Quarter Goals. It's not to late to join in the fun - although today is the last day to link up for this quarter so hurry! Check out the details on the Finish-A-Long here.



  1. Good luck with your projects. I also like to break up the larger projects with little ones.

  2. I'm a sucker for Halloween quilts. I love the minis. Thank you for participating in the FAL!

  3. Well, that looks as if it should keep you busy =)Good luck with your list.


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