2018 Finish Along Q1 – Goals

Does anyone¬†visit this blog anymore? I’m going to continue anyway, It’s a good record for me to look back on, but I’m not sure if anyone else is here. I’ve had some issues with it being hacked, and maybe that’s why. Good news though, a new site is on the way imminently! I was going to host a sew along for the Delightful Desert quilt by Elizabeth Hartman, but there seems to be a ton of other EH pattern sewalongs, so many people had the same idea at once! So I decided to bow out, but I will make scrappy blocks monthly and run a video series, just without any obligation on your part.

The Finish Along has opened up again for what must be at least year 4, so I’m going to keep on with it.

First up is the Trellis quilt. All the blocks are done, I’m piecing together rows right now (all the ones with blue have been pieced), and I have a slim wooden border to add, then the top will be done. I was aiming to finish by the end of December. Ooops!

Next up- I have a pattern I designed, I have fabric, but I haven’t got further than that. It’s also for a magazine.

After that I’m free to make stuff for myself (which will include the Bag of the Month club), and I’d like to actually make some progress on my Canada quilt. I designed a layout but it needs adjusting to accommodate more panels. I actually have a plan – it could hang on my stair well. Now I have an incentive!

I didn’t get any further piecing all the blocks together on this top, but I do have the backing. Maybe I’ll find some time to work on this.

I also have a final Blanche cut out ready to go. I have one last class at the end of this month, so I’m hoping to put it together then, but if it doesn’t run, I still want to get it together.

That will do I think. I could put so much more on this list, but I don’t want to get overwhelmed!



  1. Posted January 10, 2018 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    I don’t think it’s you, Penny. I, too, have had a link party for several years and it seems to be getting less and less traffic. In fact I’m not sure I’ll do it this year. The problem may be how much the quilting world has grown on the internet. Really so many patterns, BOMs, QALs, etc are posted these days, there is only so much a quilter/reader can follow without losing all the time available to the actual quilting. As I am trying to finish my own UFOs/WIPs I’ll come along with you.

  2. Posted January 12, 2018 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    i’m still here! I’m just a bit crap at commenting… I gave up on instagram and deleted the app, I just don’t like it! I also don’t do well following you on You Tube, I’m not good at watching videos, but blogs, blogs I love!

  3. Posted January 14, 2018 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    I’m still reading this too – but have to limit myself to blog-reading only on Sundays…
    Really like the Trellis quilt and your planned pattern – can’t wait to see it come into being!

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