Monday, October 15, 2018

Finish-A-Long Q4 Goals

Or rather 'goal'. With some travel plans for quilt market and the SPDImmersion retreat (with time to spoil the grandkids too), and with the holidays upon us, I have decided to narrow down my sewing goals for the last quarter of the 2018 Finish-A-Long to one. This summer I joined the newly organized Quilts of Valor group for my area. They have hit the ground running, already holding three presentations for approximately 20 veterans since their first meeting in May! I am amazed at the amount of quilts these 5 or 6 women have made in such a short amount of time. Unfortunately, I have not contributed yet, so my focus this quarter is to complete a quilt for the cause.

Fabric Pull For QOV Quilt By Thistle Thicket Studio.
I had some yardage of sunflowers on a navy background in my stash and decided that since we are located in Kansas, it would be perfect to use. I picked up the other fabrics while I was in Lincoln, NE last month for the Mark Dunn Collection opening at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.

Quilt Mockup For A QOV Quilt By Thistle Thicket Studio.
I found a mockup of a free quilt pattern on Robert Kaufman Fabrics that I used as inspiration for this pattern. I'm hoping to sew the blocks during my travels then complete the quilt after my return home. Fingers crossed!

I'm linking this post up with the FAL Q4 link up.


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Play All Day At Camp Quilt: Q3 Finish-A-Long

Wow, time is flying by!!! Here it is a week into October and another quarter of the 2018 Finish-A-Long has been completed. It's been a busy quarter for me with being a camp counselor for the Moda Bake Shop Choose Your Own Adventure QAL and preparing my first portfolio of fabric designs. So, of course, that means I didn't get much sewing done, except for my MBS summer camp quilt. Although I've already shared my quilt back a few weeks ago, I'm sharing once again so I can link it up for 3rd quarter of the FAL.

Play All Day At Camp Quilt By Thistle Thicket Studio.
I had so much fun being a camp counselor for this quilt-a-long and had a great time working with the other counselors to create this quilt and QAL for the Moda Bake Shop. It was amazing how it all seemed to fall into place, from the theme to the design. And we received lots of great feedback about how everyone really enjoyed the QAL.

Play All Day At Camp Quilt By Thistle Thicket Studio.
For all the details about this quilt, click here. To see my Q3 FAL Goals, click here. To check out all the projects linked up for the FAL, click here.

Play All Day At Camp Quilt By Thistle Thicket Studio.
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