2015 Second Quarter Finish Goals

April 7, 2015

I can hardly believe we are entering the second quarter of 2015!  This time around I have a unrealistically long list and a mix of goals: a dozen mini quilts, a few larger projects, a couple bags, a some smaller gifts.  2015 Finish Along Q2

I am excited to once again join in the Finish Along fun with Adrianne at On the Windy Side!

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Goals 1-12

In order to keep up with Mini Quilt Mania I am planning to make a dozen more mini quilts for the second quarter of this year.  These are in various stages of completion: sketches, patterns drafted, fabrics chosen, and a couple are even being sewn!

Quilt 5 / 50

Goal 13

In January I started a starburst quilt based on my Happy New Year! mini quilt, and this project is a rollover from Q1.  I have this piece about half quilted right now, and I would really like to get this one finished up this quarter!Starburst process

Goal 14

For my Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake challenge quilt I am making a “potholder” style quilt using hexagonal bound blocks rather than the more traditional squares.  This quilt will be completely reversible, with one side being predominantly turquoise with the other side leaning toward the pinks in the collection.  Right now the quilt is about halfway pieced.Riley Blake process

Goal 15

I knew as soon as I saw the Viewfinder fabric in Melody Miller’s Playful collection by Cotton and Steel that I wanted a Quilted Purse made with it.  I am slightly scaling up the pattern I created for my current purse.  I have set the zipper into the top panel, quilted the main fabric, and made the handles.Purse process

Goal 16

Sometimes I wish I had a Cross-body bag to carry when I need a more hands-free shopping (or quilt show) experience.  I have sketched the design, pulled fabrics, and I am looking for a source for a double tab purse zipper that is at least 30″.  This shouldn’t be so hard to find- I mean- you must be able to buy luggage zippers, right?  Any sourcing suggestions?

Goal 17

I designed and made these cute little blocks for my Baubles Quilt months ago.  I need to put together a top and get this thing quilted and finished!Baubles Blocks

Goal 18

This Secret Project (roll over from Q1) is still quilted, ready for finishing, and needs to stop hanging out under my work table! Here’s hoping this quilt makes it into a finished pile this quarter!secret project process

Goal 19

I am going to be needing a few small thank you gifts for this summer, so I am hoping to get six (or more) cord/coin pouches made.Cord pouch fabric

Goal 20

This quilted pillow top needs a zippered back and finishing.Pillow Top

Goal 21

I bought this fabric last summer to make a skirt.  Now that it is warming up again I need to get this made up!Skirt Fabric

Goal 22

I recently started another Bionic Bag, and I will be finishing it up in Q2.  I have all my pieces cut, interfacing fused, zippers installed, sides assembled, and the outer panel quilted.Bionic Bag process

Goal 23

I started a set of placemats last fall.  I have a set of four that just need the binding finished.

placemat process

Goal 24

I started sewing this hexagon project when I needed some handwork.  I’m not entirely certain how large this is going to get, but I’m hoping to discover what exactly this wants to be.Hexagon process

Goal 25

In the first quarter I created a baby quilt sized Sweet and Simple Hashtag Quilt.  This quarter I will be making a lap quilt size version of this quilt.

Sweet and Simple Hashtag Quilt

Goal 26

This summer I’ll be working as a theatrical cutter/draper. (A draper uses the performer’s measurements to create patterns for a costume.)  I haven’t done this in awhile (I’m pretty excited to return to it!), and when I pulled out my sewing apron it was really worn.  I will definitely need to find time to make a replacement before I leave for this job!  I have some denim left over from another project, and I am still deciding what fabric to use for the accent.  These are my top choices right now.Apron fabric

This list is super long, and I recognize that a some of these projects may not get finished (or even touched) this quarter, but a lot of items are pretty far along, so once again I am cautiously optimistic!


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    April 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Wow – what a list. Don’t you sleep. That fabric is just perfect for a summer skirt. Is it a voile or quilting cotton.

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    April 7, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Wow you are ambitious girl! A dozen mini quilts, made me do a double take! I’m excited to see your sewing apron, I like the fabrics you paired with the denim!

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    April 7, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    I think a long is can be more motivating to get some projects finished so th next one is shorter. Good luck!

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    April 8, 2015 at 12:30 am

    It is a long list, but looks like you have something for whatever mood you are in.

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    April 8, 2015 at 3:56 am

    I love the variety in your projects — all kinds of colors and designs. Lovely! Good luck!

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    Marie Joerger
    April 8, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Wow! that’s an impressive list!! Beautiful quilts – love the bright colors and your use of gray. Good luck!

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    April 8, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Oh good luck. I really like #17. I managed 2 of 4 for the first quarter. Might need to pick up the pace a little for this quarter.

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    April 8, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    wow that is some list…go girl

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    Carrie Ottmers Wikander
    April 8, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Oh hell Cassandra – why make a list – it will just get longer as you get ever more inspired – I say forget lists and just have fun. And also, I adore the fabrics for you coin pouches. And I love the wavy pastels – you got it going on, girl!

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    April 10, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    That is quite the list, great projects. I really like your Riley Blake challenge quilt idea, it is going to look awesome!

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    Lisa in Port Hope
    April 12, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Your theater job sounds interesting, I will look forward to hearing more about the experience. Use the pink for the trim, it reflects your personality.

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    April 19, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    A great list- should keep you busy! Have you tried online zip supplier zippit for your luggage zip?

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    April 19, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Sorry it’s zipit. If she doesn’t have any she may be able to tell you where-she’s very helpful.

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