First Quarter Finish A Long Update

Quarter One Finish A Long

We did join the Quarter Finish Along this year.  Our friend and fellow blogger, Nicole, at Handwrought Quilts is one of the Hosts for the 2019 Finish A Long.

Finish A Long

Since we already do a weekly and monthly setting of goals or to-do, why not add a quarterly?!  So, how did we do in the first quarter?

So What Did We Finish

Here are the eleven items we selected to finish.  An overly ambitious list as it turns out:

  1. Wings quilt for February blog hop at Just Let Me Quilt
  2. New Dr Seuss #1 finished and listed on Etsy
  3. Dr Seuss #2 finished and listed on Etsy
  4. New Dr Seuss #3 finished and listed on Etsy
  5. Cinderella quilt for Addi’s grandma (from Carol at Just Let Me Quilt)
  6. Tag quilt for Addi – thanks to Squirrel Grand Poobah, Wendy
  7. Color a month block – January through March
  8. Quilt Mary’s beautiful quilt
  9. Harley t-shirt quilt
  10. Hidden Stars QAL quilt top
  11. Rainy Days quilted ??

Quarter One with Six Finishes

Some of these items had built-in deadlines like the Butterfly Welcome for Carol’s blog hop (#1).  That deadline made it easy to finish and it is hanging on our front door!  Dr. Seuss #1 is finished and sold.

Another one with a self imposed deadline was the Tummy Time tag quilt (#6) for Addison.  She needs it while she’s laying on her tummy, not when she’s walking around right?!  The monthly color blocks are all up-to-date.

Mary’s quilt (#8) and Hidden Stars (#10), which just eeked in as a quilt top thanks to March having five weekends.

Quarter One Has Fails too

Some of the items on the list were a fail because I got bored.  That perfectly describes the two Dr Seuss quilts that are a non-finish, although one quilt top is ready for quilting.  One project was delayed in reaching us – (#9) the Harley t-shirts.  Plans fell apart for various weather-related reasons, so we just got started on this project in late March.  Sue did start to deconstruct the t-shirts though.

Also, we did find a wide backing called Concrete in various shades of black.  I guess I should say dark gray and black because are there actually shades of black?  It should be an absolute, at least in my mind. 

Her Carriage Awaits

Her Carriage Awaits pattern by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt

The Cinderella quilt (#5) is delayed for fabric selection.  Since the carriage and horses have to be just so, we wanted to take our time to find the perfect choices.  Sue, Janice and I all remember seeing the carriage in the Disney World evening parade and would like to imitate that if possible.  It took our collective breaths away is was SO pretty.  The picture above is from Carol and her pattern, Her Carriage Awaits at Just Let Me Quilt.

First Quarter Grade

Our ‘score’ if you will for the first quarter is only 55%.  We wouldn’t even be awarded a ‘D’ if given a letter grade.  However, more that half of the eleven items are complete and we’re happy with that.  On to the second quarter.


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13 Responses

  1. dezertsuz says:

    I don’t call success a D. You have a lot of wonderful things finished. That outweighs anything you didn’t finish. It’s only a list of goals. =)

  2. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, I was reading the comments and have to agree with everyone. You did an amazing job in completing all of the quilts that you did complete! Quilting is always for FUN if we are disappointed because we did not meet our goals…rethink the goals. I am sending you my biggest bear hug and lots of smiles to just forget about those few goals you did not meet. Plus, just because they are fun to send to a friend at any time for any reason!!! While I was looking at all of these lovely quilts that you have shared with us, I fell in love with your Butterfly quilt all over again. Especially with some of the beautiful fabrics that you chose to use. The tummy quilt is also one that I truly love. It has such a softness appeal that makes it so appealing! Now the Hidden Stars quilt is fabulous. I do not remember you sharing it before. Would you be kind enough to share some of the details with me. It looks like a quilt block that I would enjoy creating with all of my scraps or fat quarters. Then as everyone else has mentioned is the Cinderella Carriage. This pattern does deserve the perfect fabric combination that you and Sue decide upon! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring with all of your spectacular quilts! Here are loads of extra bear hugs and smiles to make the weekend an enjoyable creative time. Please give those little ones a little hug from me! Your friend Brenda

  3. Rochelle Summers says:

    Great job! I think you deserve a big shout out for your honesty. I get bored with some of my projects, but just don’t admit it. I understand trying to find the exact right fabric to use for the Cinderella quilt. I do think there are shades of black. When I put my blacks together some are darker than others.

  4. Ah, don’t be so hard on yourself. You have an A in my grade book. Maybe your goal list was a little out-of-reach?? There are only so many hours in any given day. 🙂

  5. chrisknits says:

    You would qualify for a grant to increase your test scores if you were a school!! How come there isn’t grant money for our “institution”? LOL

  6. Shanon Fleming says:

    If I had to work full time out of the house, I don’t know if I could manage to finish 2 quilts a month. So I am applauding you two for your great accomplishment!

  7. I agree with everyone…you should be proud of what you did accomplish ♥♥ I love the Cinderella carriage!

  8. It’s March 29, and I haven’t finished one of my FAL Q1 goals, but it’s not because I haven’t been sewing! You, on the other hand, are my goal-crushing hero!

  9. sandradny says:

    I’ve ordered an “over-achievers” plaque for your quilting wall ! Love that Cinderella carriage!

  10. Ah, grade, smade — you did good work! Look at all those that you crossed off your list. Pat yourselves on the back and go have a DQ sundae 🙂 or some other sweet treat!

  11. Vicki in MN says:

    You both have full time jobs, so I think you still did good with your goals. I mean you wouldn’t want to run out of things to make, hahaha. Will you carry these over for the 2nd quarter goals?

  12. Gretchen says:

    Remember, quilting is supposed to be fun! Once you start imposing deadlines it becomes a job, not so much fun. I do love the Cinderella quilt, just lovely. Have a great week of sewing and remember, have fun with your sewing/quilting! Happy Stitching!

  13. Connie says:

    You know, I’m starting to get obsessed by these Dr. Seuss quilts…I don’t think I’d be able to gift it if I made it now…

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