My Optimistic Third Quarter List for the Finish Along

>> Friday, July 7, 2017

It seems that success breeds success - or at least when it comes to public accountability, quilting and deadlines! Here is my rather long list for this next quarter. Since it is summer I should have more time to focus and quilt. After my vacation!

pineapple fabrics for mini curve ruler pattern

1. For Me! 

A mini pineapple wall quilt using the Sew Kind of Wonderful quick curve ruler mini. I'm adapting the mini pumpkin pattern based on stem directions given on the Sew Kind of Wonderful free patterns on their website. I've started and hope to finish it soon!

quild mystery quilt 2017

2. For me or to give as gift

My guild's mystery quilt this year. This is one of the blocks and I have all of the units made for it. The other blocks and border involving trying another new-to-me ruler, Deb Tucker's V Block.
This might be a gift because I know what it looks like and the person would love it, but I did use some of my absolute favourite saved fabrics in it. hmmmmm. I'll finish it first then decide!

stash supplies for an alzheimer fidget quilt

3. For local hospital

Guild summer challenge - make a fidget quilt for Alzheimer's. This is something I'm not sure how to start but have been looking up on the internet. I did find some instructions I liked at the Quilt Posse, especially some of the useful comments left on the post. I'm aiming to make one in colours, textures, and images that men might find enjoyable as this seems to be a need as well.

I found this while rummaging through my stuff for things to add to the fidget quilt and realized I could make one to include on the fidget quilt. It's for keeping track of needles.

Instead of putting batting inside I think I'll try using some felt. Or maybe I'll just use batting!

4. For me and gifts

This one is three separate items - 3 quilted pillows. Each one will be made of one of these Celebration Leaves blocks that I designed. I'm planning to practice more free-motion quilting on them!

This instructions to make this block are FREE to my newsletter subscribers.

holiday homies fabric

5. For my brother (and maybe my husband too!)

This will be fun! A quilt for my brother using my Churn, Baby, Churn pattern.

churn baby churn quilt pattern by Sarah Vanderburgh

My pattern uses a layer cake to make a baby sized quilt - I plan to cut two - 10 inch squares from each of the fabrics and see where it takes me!
My husband liked the fabric when I showed it to him; it's Tula Pink's holiday line, Holiday Homies. It is pretty cool! I was lucky enough to buy a bundle of the whole line from Mad About Patchwork, a Canadian online retailer. So, I just might make two (shhhh!)

You can purchase my Churn, Baby, Churn pattern 

hope blossom quilt

6. For me + a new pattern

This one was on my list last quarter - quilt my Hope Blossoms quilt. The block was in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, volume 15. I would like to have a finished quilt to take photos of to promote this pattern:)

pat bravo rock n romance fabric sampler

7. For a niece

I told you this list was optimistic! I'd like to quilt this sampler for a niece (maybe the one turning 16 next year?) I will add borders to the side and bottom to give it some overhang on a twin bed. This was a Pat Sloan block of the month several years ago. I love the fabric - Rock'n Romance by Pat Bravo. 

That's my list for this quarter. VERY optimistic. It's kind of in order of how I plan to approach it as well with some projects having end of summer deadlines. I'm hoping that by including who the quilt is for it will keep me focussed on finishing. We'll see!

What to do next?

quilt room shelves

Re-prioritize these shelves!

I'm linking up to the Finsh Along over here at Dizzy Quilts. Come encourage us! Maybe you joined too - let me know in the comments and I'll visit your blog/instagram and encourage you too!

With Joy,

Sarah V.


Rachel Slote-Brown July 7, 2017 at 10:37 PM  

Very ambitious! Good luck, Sarah. And I might be making a quilt for the lovely young lady who is turning 16 next year. Give yourself even more time and gift it to the niece who turns 16 the year after next. Eek! Too many nieces? Nah.

Karen July 9, 2017 at 9:20 AM  

Your "V" block fabrics are so very pretty. Good choice for the block.

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