First Quarter Goals – #2018FALQ1

So I did it – I finished all my first quarter goals! If you aren’t familiar with this group, please jump over to Beth at She Can Quilt.  Everything you to need to know is right there.  My list was three quilts to get done….and I did…HAPPY DANCE.💃  I’m grateful to the three sites that keep me honest and am pleased to see my quarterly report completed.  

The first finish was in January and was My Funky Pine Trees.  Here is the blog where I listed as a goal and here is the completed blog entry.  I’ll leave you with before and after pictures – just to keep it all honest.

Funky Pine Trees before finish

Funky Pine Trees, completed

Next up was the baby quilt, Fancy Forrest.  It is now named “Fancy Forerest Deux” and has been given to a coworker who is expecting her first son in May. I am doing a happy dance for both quilt and baby!  Here is its before entry and the finish entry.

Finished “Fancy Forrest Deux”
Before Fancy Forrest

And last, but not least is the loon.  My father always recited something from Pogo about the the loon – which I remember the line as “and only the loon is lorne”.  I love the finish product and it will hang somewhere in our Maine Cottage.  Here is the  before blog and the after blog!

Before finish – some work done on it
Finished Quilt

And at the time I knew I would be doing some Batik Ambassador pieces but not much more – three of those were completed too!  Its been a good run for the beginning of the year.

Linking up to 2018FALQ1!

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21 Comments

  1. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
    April 3, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    What a great start to the year! 🙂

    • Kathleen
      April 3, 2018 / 6:19 pm

      I’m rather pleased – here’s hoping I can keep it up!

  2. Barb
    April 3, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    YEA!!! You…. love them all but my favorite is the forest theme…love it.

    • Kathleen
      April 3, 2018 / 11:26 pm

      Thanks, Barb. I love that quilt too!

  3. Chopin - A Passionate Quilter
    April 3, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    Always feels so good to reach a goal! Great work!

    • Kathleen
      April 3, 2018 / 11:28 pm

      It does feel good, especially since the Loon was on the list for a few years!

  4. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
    April 3, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    Great job!!! They each have such interesting stories.

    • Kathleen
      April 3, 2018 / 11:28 pm

      Thanks, Nancy, I am pleased as you can imagine.

  5. Lynette
    April 4, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    Nice work!!! I love how you quilted the Fancy Forest – very nice looser custom approach, perfect for a baby quilt so it stays soft, but still calling in some pretty lines for the animals and thistles. And the Loon!!! My word, that's gorgeous!

    • Kathleen
      April 9, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      Thank you, Lynette. I do like the looser custom approach if I can make it up. I am not in love with heavy quilting but do it occasionally. The loon was fun but I want to think of another way to attach – a little time consuming!

  6. Gina
    April 4, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    Fabulous work. well done on the finishes xx

    • Kathleen
      April 9, 2018 / 3:09 pm

      Thanks, Gina. It was a good quarter!

  7. Emily
    April 4, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    Wow, 100% completion! That's awesome! Congratulations!

    • Kathleen
      April 9, 2018 / 3:07 pm

      I am so pleased. It was a good couple of months. Snowstorms do help!

  8. Sandra Walker
    April 4, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Yay for you, first of all!!!! I didn't quite get all mine done, but I think I may have just missed one. I totally forgot about linking the posts up, so best get at that. I just love your loon one, and the tree one too, wait, and Elizabeth's Fancy Forest is amazing…okay will all 3 to me will ya? get it? ha

    • Kathleen
      April 9, 2018 / 3:07 pm

      I was pleased to get them done, and honestly a few more. You are so sweet to want all of them!! You never know what may appear! I am a little late responding – just returned from a quilt retreat. I may send you something off line for a little advice…keep your eyes open.

  9. Crystal_235
    April 5, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    Love the Fancy Forest. I bought the pattern, just need to get some fabric.

    • Kathleen
      April 8, 2018 / 10:11 pm

      Good luck with it – I'll send you some hints offline!

  10. Ruth
    April 7, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    Nice work on all your finishes. I like what you did with the Fireflies in Fancy Forest. I too made 2 Fancy Forest quilts and love the pattern (once it was finished).

    • Kathleen
      April 8, 2018 / 10:11 pm

      Thanks, Ruth. It was fun and I know what you mean about once it was finished!

  11. CapitolaQuilter
    April 25, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    Finishing ALL the goals in the quarter is a moment to savor. Your quilt is really gorgeous. Congratulations on behalf of the 2018 FAL hosts and thanks for linking up.

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