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Sunday, January 13, 2013

First Quarter 2013 Finish-A-Long List

Edit: These project sheets are now available for download at this link. Thank you!


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I've spent a lot of time this past week getting all my projects organized and figuring out what projects I have going on and what stage they are in. I have way too many projects that are stuck in the cutting phase! Most of my projects for this quarter have been cut for a long time. I just need to sew them together. My five hopeful finishes are listed below:



1) Scrappy Trip Along: The quilt I started this month is closer to being finished than quilts I started months ago! I wasn't going to make this quilt at first, but Instagram pictures have a hypnotic effect on me. My rationalization for starting this quilt is that I want to improve my quilting skills this year and this would be a great quilt to try orange peel quilting on. 
Current Status: Strips are cut and 12 out of 30 blocks complete. Target finish date: End of January 2013



2) Looking BackHusband request #1. There is a lot of hand sewing on this quilt, so this will be my nighttime project. I was supposed to have this one done by Christmas 2012!
Current Status: All the applique pieces have been cut since the beginning of December. I just need to get to sewing! Target finish date: End of February 2013



3) SwoonHusband request #2, for Aunt. This is another one I was supposed to have to done by Christmas 2012.
Current Status: Blocks are cut & ready to be pieced.  Target finish date: End of February 2013


4) Starburst QALThis QAL just started over at Happy Quilting. I ordered 4.5 yards of Quilter's Linen in Midnight for another project, but it wasn't dark enough. I figured this would be a great opportunity to use it!  
Project Stage: This is the newest project on the list. Fabrics are chosen and being cut. Target finish date: March 4, 2013


5) Flower Girl Quilt: Husband Request #3, for one of his friends that is expecting. I'm going to divide this kit up into a few smaller quilts. I haven't decide whether to use four or nine flowers for the quilts. Four would be a more standard, but nine would allow longer usage. I'll decide after I finish sewing the flowers!
Current Status: The fabric is washed, ironed, starched & cut. Well, most of it! This project ended up in limbo because I messed up on the cutting of 2 fat quarters. I need to order some more. Target finish date: End of March 2013




So: one quilt for January, two for February and two for March. Here is to getting my projects out of plastic containers and onto beds :). My plan for tomorrow is to mark the the appropriate Flower Girl pieces and to sew 8 more Scrappy TAL blocks. 


Also Linking Up With:
  Plum and June

21 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said... #

You are too awesome Taryn! Love all the brights in your scrappy quilt. Perfect. Good luck with your list. I know you can do it. :)

Megan said... #

Oh my goodness you look so organised with those little project sheets! You have a lot of gorgeous projects lined up ahead, looking forward to seeing them all!

ShirleyC said... #

Your fabrics are all gorgeous! That should be a great incentive to get your projects done, but I sure know how life gets interrupted!

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Janice said... #

love all your projects and you are so organized! I think orange peel would look great on the Scrappy Trip quilt!

Goldogmom said... #

beautiful colors and ideas. I'm trying to get inspired to focus on my unfinished projects. Reading your blog I realize I need to make a concise list of what I've got on my plate and what to do next. What program did you use to create your sheets and list?

thank you for inspiring me.

Sue Bone said... #

Also love yor project sheets. Do you have a template you could share?

Jessie said... #

I just love that Material Obsession book! Can't wait to see that one finished!

Kelly said... #

Great list and your Scrappy TATW quilt is going to be gorgeous!

Katy Cameron said... #

Well that should keep you out of mischief for a while :oD Love how organised you are with the project lists, I just have a little whiteboard lol

Good luck!

QuiltCandy said... #

Wow I love how organised you are with your beautiful 'to do' lists! Mine are just scribbled in a notebook or stored in my head! (Did you design them yourself??) I have had my eye on the Marmalade line for a while, it is the next one on my shopping list :-) And as for Material Obsession, I just love that book! Beautiful work and I look forward to seeing your finishes. Sarah

Tina said... #

I enjoy snooping around your blog. The organization pages that you use are very well laid out. are they your own design or are they purchased? If purchased please share.

Lisa C said... #

I agree with Tina. Those organizational pages are fabulous. Please share. I looked around your tags before asking and didn't see anything. (I know bloggers probably get frustrated when the answer is right in front of our noses - so I wanted you know I did look!) LOVE the colors in all of your quilts. I've had Flower Girl and Swoon on my list for some time.

Jennifer said... #

Taryn, I LOVE that printout you made, could you direct me to someplace I could do the same, or is it your personal thing you made??

Kelsey said... #

So many great projects!! Along with lots of other commenters it seems, I LOVE those sheets you're tracking on!! Did you make them yourself?

Jenelle said... #

I am in awe of your project sheets too. :) Wow! I really should make something similar for myself to stay on task this year. Thanks for the inspiration and good luck with your list! Looks like we'll both be swooning over the next month. :)

Heidi Grohs said... #

Seriously..you must SHARE!!!!!!!!!!! All of your projects are gorgeous, but so distracted by your project sheets!

Lucy @ Charm About You said... #

Great list and seriously those sheets are amazing!! I need your graphic skills to help keep me on track this year! :)

Shan said... #

Cool projects. Even more cool that your husband makes request for quilts.

Celtic Thistle said... #

Gosh you are very organised Taryn! Sounds like you will be busy for the next couple of months too.

Sewlmate Sister said... #

Love, love, love your organizational sheets. What a great system you have!!!

Beth said... #

Wow - I am so impressed with your organization!!! Looks like lots of great projects you have in the works.

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