Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Finish-A-Long Fourth Quarter

Wow--can you believe we are in the final three months of the year? 
I don't have high hopes of getting much done before the new year with the holidays coming up and my impending cataract surgery on November 1st and 15th. I haven't made a lot of progress since getting home from quilt camp, but I've managed to do some fall clean up outside. 
These are the projects I would like to have completely completed by the end of December--wish me luck--LOL! 
Sigh.
Yes, this has been on my list all year--why can't I get these Stitching Society hexagons put together?? Maybe it will happen soon...

All the instructions for the Temecula Circa 2016 have been posted and will be removed soon. I have kept up with all the blocks and the half square triangles are done, so this should be a doable finish.

The final block for Blackbird Gatherings has been posted on Facebook, and I'm itching to get this all together--shouldn't be too difficult. It was fun to use up some of my homespun scraps for the log cabins--I don't use them often enough. 

I just finished the September block with the bee skep, and the bird with the heart is the final block. 

I know everyone doing Buttermilk Basin's Let It Snow is waiting on pins and needles to see what will go in that empty space--and then we will be done! 
Walking on Broken Glass by Teacher's Pet is the one and only jelly roll quilt I've ever made. I've been taking this project to retreats for years and finally just finished it. I was lucky to find a red at Gruber's for the inner border, and I found a brown Paula Barnes print in my stash (yay!) that I like for the outer border.  I was tempted to go with a green border, but I think the brown will keep it from looking like a Christmas quilt and more usable year round, since it will probably be a donation quilt. 
Lastly, since this scrappy Patchwork Olympics is my October UFO, I better get this one completed, for sure!

Linking with Scraptastic Tuesday and 2016 Finish-A-Long Q4
(links on my sidebar!)

20 comments:

  1. Love all your projects, but I really took note of how you bordered your Temecula patchwork challenge - love that and have it saved for when the snow flies.

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  2. Wishing you luck, not that you need it, you are great at finishing ufos! You've picked lots of wonderful projects so they'll be fun to finish.

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  3. You have some fabulous projects in the making; good luck finishing them!

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  4. I know I say it all the time, but I always love your projects!
    Wishing you well with your cataract surgeries.

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  5. I too just love all your projects. Those hexis are so adorable!!! (Remember I have an endless hexi project too...LOL!!) Surgery...darn. But good luck too!!!

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  6. Great projects to work on. Good luck with your goals.

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  7. Love all these projects. Good luck with your goals to finish them. And have fun with them too.

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  8. Hope you manage to get all these beautiful projects finished and I hope that all goes well for the cataract surgery! Christine x

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  9. You've been very busy! I especially like your Patchwork Olympics quilt.

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  10. Just remember if you don't have much time between now and the end of the year, these wonderful projects will be no worse off and will be waiting in January. You've been very productive for 2016! Sometimes I forget to add 'fun' into the list.

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  11. I think you will be surprised at how quickly you heal after cataract surgery. My husband was amazed that within hours he did not need his glasses. Just think how much easier it will be to work on those UFOs! Best wishes!

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  12. So many fabulous projects to share with us!
    I am always inspired by your beautiful work and your ability to complete so many monthly assignments. Wishing you great success on your eye surgeries and a speedy recovery!

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  13. Welcome to my world--i am slated for cataract surgery on Nov 3rd and don't know about the 2nd one as yet...so am trying to get connor's quilt sections pin basted...I don't think i will be doing a whole lot until the New Year either...Good luck--hugs, Julierose

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  14. Love that scrappy quilt at the end - please do finish it and let us see the end result! I look at this and want to make a postage stamp quilt. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

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  15. Back again with my FAL hat on this time! All look fun projects - enjoy!

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  16. My word! Such optimism! I can't imagine getting all of these done epecially with cataract surgery. I' m a one project at a time gal!
    I am so tempted by the wooly hexies. The arrangements are limitless.
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring....I better get busy!

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  17. You have so many amazing projects going on all of the time! :)

    I do hope that the surgery goes well! :)

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  18. All of you projects are so beautiful! That hexie project is amazing! Hope your upcoming surgeries go well and you'll be back to stitchin' in no time!

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  19. I am pulling for you to finish the wool hexagon project. I enjoyed following you along when you were stitching each one.

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