Quarter Four Finish-A-Long Recap
The end of 2019 is quickly approaching, and it’s time for a recap of our fourth quarter. Such as it is, as not much was accomplished it seems.
Quarter Four Finish-A-Long Update
This year we did join in on the fun of the Quarter Finish-A-Long. Our friend and fellow blogger, Sarah G, at Sarah Goer Quilts, is the host for the “2019 Finish-A-Long”. We shared our final list back in October. At that time, I had great hopes for our last post about this topic for the year.
The act of stopping and making a list helps us focus and plan projects. Now, if I could ignore those annoying squirrel temptations that keep arising we might really rock the productive world!
Quarter Four – Our List
Here are the items we have chosen to finish during the fourth quarter.
- Make Ours a Double quilted
- Autumn Leaf quilted
- Quilt the Beothuk quilt top
- Quiet Book progress (any progress will do!) √ and √
Pattern tester quilt top Monthly block challenge quilt top IG Honeybee Ripples blocks layout and quilt top
Quarter Four Non-Finishes
Let’s get real here – Goal #1-3 are moldy oldies. They remain on the list mostly so I don’t forget about them. Make Ours a Double (#1) is a fun and favorite quilt. Poor timing is the only reason why it hasn’t been quilted yet. Autumn Leaf has been layered and Sue started hand quilting this piece. She turned it over for me to machine quilt before my skill set was ready to tackle leaves. Now I think I can match her template leaves with my FMQ foot. Finally, good ‘ole Beothuk is still lacking a backing.
Quarter One, Two, and Three Carryover
Project #4, the Quiet Book, has received quite a bit of attention as of late. It has occurred to us that NOW is the time for those little fingers to be working on buttons, snaps, ties, and other important learning topics.
With any luck, this will be our first finish in 2020. This lovely project was first mentioned in a To-Do list on December 10, 2018. It is time to put a period on this, don’t you think?
Quarter Four Newbies
We participated as a pattern tester (#5) for Becca at Pretty Piney. We named this quilt top Geo Star Plaid and it was completed well before Becca released her pattern. It has not yet been quilted but that wasn’t part of the goal for this quarter.
Number #6 on the list is the monthly color block challenge that we’ve been following along with all year. This project couldn’t have been finished before the December color block was released on the first, but it was selected as our OMG project for the month. Handily enough, we shared the completed quilt top on our first TGIFF Linky Party post.
Finally, the October block we chose for the IG Honeybee group that we joined is called Ripples. We just ADORE our block choice and have shared a link for the block and details about the Ripples quilt top.
We haven’t quilted it yet because we may still receive two more blocks for one additional row. Can you see why this block is called ripples from the photo above?!
Quarter Four Squirrels
We did have several projects that might be considered squirrels or projects that were not on the radar at all and are completely unplanned. We quilted the Pumpkin Quilt for Alice with an allover leaf pattern sprinkled with hearts and her name. I made a Day Pack for my boss for her birthday.
After winning some pretty batiks, a Freefall Fall table runner was whipped up as they were begging to be used right away! While participating in the Virtual Cookie Exchange, we had to share a free project. We chose to share our Welcome Tree hanging. One final project that was a gift for Sue’s sister is the cute Snowman table topper.
We do plan on joining in with the “2020 Finish-A-Long”, although there will be changes made to the program. Most notably is that there will no need for link-ups; instead, they will use hashtags that will be shared periodically.
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