Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Moving and Q3 FAL Goals

If you somehow happened to miss randomly dropped mentions here and there from my previous posts, we've moved! This has not been an easy decision, but we are hopeful that it was the right one. With all that being said, this girl has been desperately missing her sewing machine!?! Like a good little quilter, I gave up my Bernina a week before the move to have her serviced. It's when you have to give something up, that you start to notice that you are a total addict! Anyone else out there who exhibits major withdrawl symtoms when away from the sewing machine for too long? This whole last week has been about unpacking boxes, finding new spots for things, and making our temporary living space a home.

Since I will be looking for a little direction once I am able to sit back down at the sewing machine, the 2016 Finish-A-Long Q3 linkup couldn't come at a more prefect time! I had two finishes last quarter
(here and here). This quarter I will have two projects that I will carry over from my Q2 list, and two that have been recently added:

1. My Churnstile blocks are now a quilt top, and I was able to get it basted before we moved... and now there's just a little simple quilintg ahead.

2. Green Smoothie Quilt... even though this is the second project that is carried over from the last quarter, it won't make it to top of my priority list because buying a new bed is. All the leaves are finished and connected, but since I want to custom fit this to a bed that we don't have yet, it will have to wait.

3. Jeweled Improv Quilt... this was a result of using up leftover scraps from my bees blocks, but instead of letting all that scrappy goodness go to waste, I started my very first improv project... well, at least I've found the perfect thread to quilt it.

4. Jeweled Mystery Quilt... this is one of my undercover projects that I have talked about several times, but I've not even given the smallest sneak peak anywhere... until now. This might actually be top of my priorty list to finish soon, because I can't hold it in much longer... a Q3 finish is a ambitious goal, but I hope doable.

Linking up this week to Let's Bee Social and 2016 Finish-A-Long

P.S. If you've commented on my blog the last several months, and have not heard anything back from me, now you know what has been keeping me so busy and from writing back... but I do appreciate each and every comment!


  1. I love your green smoothie quilt! I love the greens you choose and how dramatic the quilt will be.

  2. Oops! Missing a picture of Jeweled Improv. But I followed the link and enjoyed the view!! :)

  3. It looks like we are in the same boat! Here's wishing you all the best as you discover your new "normal"...sewing should definitely help with that I think :)

  4. I am keeping my fingers crossed that you can finish your secret project in Q3. And I am really excited to see the churnstile finished. I just love that quilt :)

  5. I hope you are through with unpacking and settling in the new home now :-))) And I hope you love your new home!
    All of your projects look fabulous and I'd love to see everyone of them finished - although I can well understand that the Green Smoothie Quilt has to wait until you found the perfect bed!


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