Sunday, January 7, 2018

2018 Finish-A-Long ~ First Quarter List

Here we go!  A new year of (hopefully) great finishes!!  I started this journey in 2013 and have loved every minute of it.  

1 - Chocolatier Block of the Month.   This is #1 on my list this quarter, because I'm hoping to put in in the Naples Quilters Guild Quilt Show this year (Feb. 23-24).  I have the top finished, so I just need to add batting and backing and get this thing quilted!

2 - C'est La Vie.  I used this pattern by Lella Boutique (from Fat Quarter Shop's November Sew Sampler Box) for a Christmas Mini.  I've been wanting to make this into a lap-size quilt ~ just like the pattern shows.  I'm going to use charm packs of Olive's Flower Garden (just because I LOVE these fabrics!).  

3 - Freshly Picked Table Runner.  I love Bonnie and Camille fabrics, so when I opened up my September 2017 Sew Sampler Box I decided that I HAVE to make this gorgeous table runner!  I finished the top and the back ~ just need to baste and quilt it.

4 - Eldon Quilt by Edyta Sitar.  I attended a workshop for this pattern almost 2 years ago, and it's on my list to work on after the Naples Quilt Show is finished.  I have some of the fabrics cut and two blocks done so far.


So 4 projects for this 1st quarter of 2018 ~ that's a good start!  I actually have more UFOs, but I always feel too overwhelmed if they're on this list staring at me.  :)


  1. best of luck with your finishes!

  2. Those blocks are gorgeous! Great list, good luck!

  3. Your choices for first quarter are absolutely lovely!

    I stumbled across Eldon Quilt just last week and have fallen completely in love with it. It will be on my wish list. I think it could be made from my stash.

  4. I like your short and concise list :) I always add "all the projects" (ok, maybe not the real UFOs but all WIPs and it works for me, but I am glad you know yourself best and do what works for you.

    The projects sound fun and especially 1&3 doable. So sending you lots of motivation and hope you have enough time to make finishes!

  5. That chocolatier quilt is FIERCE. Good luck!

  6. Gorgeous BOM I hope it makes it in the show. Good luck with your goals. Thanks for being part of the linky party on behalf of the 2018 FAL hosts

  7. The Eldon quilt: Wow!! And C'est La Vie is going to be super sweet.

  8. I like your list, short, but concise, with some projects that are quite challenging. How you doing with one month to go? Did you get the one quilt (Chocolate) finished for your show?


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