Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Q4 Finish-Along

After my triumph of completing the four third-quarter projects I set out to tackle back in July, it’s time to assess my WIP list and think about what I can accomplish by year’s end. (What? You have no idea what I’m talking about? Check out the scoop on the finish-along at the Littlest Thistle and consider playing along.)

This time of the year is tricky, though. I have some super-secret Christmas gifts in the works, and I can’t divulge those details until after the holidays. Well, here are four projects that I can make public right now and hope to wrap up before we welcome the new year …

Amy Butler Pattern and Fabric

I scored this home-dec fabric from Amy Butler for $5 a yard. I think it’s a great fit for the Reversible Everyday Shopper, found in Amy Butler’s Style Stitches. While you’re making heartfelt gifts for your family and friends, I’ll be sewing this for me.

Super Tote

Who needs another bag? I do. That’s why I plan to transform this Deco Floral fabric, from Elizabeth Olwen, into a Super Tote.

Rail Fence Quilt

This rail fence quilt has been progressing at snail speed. (Perhaps that’s fitting, given that the fabric selection includes mustardy snails from Rae Hoekstra’s Lotus Pond line.) I pulled the fabrics in July. I started sewing at the end of September, missing both Stitched in Color’s Purge deadline and the 100 Quilts for Kids deadline. Can I finish by December 31? I’m banking on slow and steady winning this race.

Christmas Table Topper

When I started my Christmas table topper, Christmas was months and months away. I was ahead of the game and feeling pretty darn good about it. Fast-forward to today, and I can’t remember the last time I touched this project. Eek! T minus 78 days until Christmas!

I’m gearing up to end 2014 with a big quilty flourish. How about you? List your goals at the Littlest Thistle, and I’ll cheer you along!

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  1. Ambitious -- but knowing you, you will accomplish them all -- and more! Good luck on the final quarter!

  2. If you really feel you don't need another super tote, I don't mind taking that final product off your hands ;). I do love that pattern! Good luck in Q4

  3. Looks like a good set of fun projects. I look forward to seeing the progress reports


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