4th Quarter FAL List

I can’t believe it is the 4th Quarter already.  Here are my goals.

Finish the Tabletopper or make another one???

Table-topper Challenge for Island Batik: Add Borders, Quilting, Binding
This project is close to being done. There is a companion block; a few more decisions need to be made – placemats, door hanging, both??? Time will tell but not too much time…October and the season require a finish!

Tools of the Trade Challenge for Island Batik: Everything
I don’t know if this will be the fabric I use, but it might. I have an idea which tool, but haven’t decided. So this picture is a placeholder for this project.

3D Challenge for Island Batik : Everything
I haven’t decided anything about this one. I am doing a 3D/optical illusion Electric Quilt 8* design course, so I am sure something will come to mind. I also have in mind a fireplace hanging – to update the living room for the holiday.

Cotton & Steel Baby Quilt: Piece, quilt & bind
I am afraid this baby quilt keeps getting pushed off to the side. Will it win this quarter and get done, only the quilting muses know!

Holiday Gifts To You: Everything
Partners in Design will have a Gift Hop from November 11-25. I promised to design a gift for you to make for yourself or someone else! Well, I have a few ideas for this hop, but am not yet decided. The picture will suffice for now. I don’t have a firm idea, but keep mulling things over in my head.

Catalog Quilt: Put the top together, Quilt, Bind, Mail
I was hoping that all the blocks for my first quilt for the Island Batik catalog would be finished by today – they almost are – but a power outage of 2 days put me behind. 32 seams and the 16 blocks for the center will be done then 4 corner blocks to be made. I won’t be able to show a picture at the end of the quarter but maybe a rolled up binding/quilt will suffice to prove it is finished!

Good luck to all participating in the FAL!

Coming up 
Island Batik October – Tablerunner with appliqué
An SAL (sew along) announcement 
Tutorial on Converting Picture to Mosaic in EQ8
Barn Quilt BOM #3 – 11/6
Island Batik Challenge November
Island Batik Challenge December

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8 Comments

  1. October 19, 2019 / 12:20 pm

    You have some fun projects brewing. Will look forward to seeing them progress!

    • kathleenquilts
      Author
      October 20, 2019 / 11:51 am

      The fun never stops does it!

  2. October 19, 2019 / 4:17 pm

    It looks like a busy quarter for you, and lots of batik in your future!

    • kathleenquilts
      Author
      October 19, 2019 / 4:35 pm

      Yes indeed. I love the batiks but always try to keep one or two of my ufos going too.

  3. October 19, 2019 / 4:29 pm

    Hi Kathleen! I love your list! I also just adore “I don’t know if this will be the fabric I use, but it might.” And, “placemats, door hanging, both”?? I love all these nice SOLID decisions. It easy to quantify a goal when it may or may not be finished. HAHA! I just LOVE this. A poor baby is waiting for its quilt, but oh how annoying to be without power for TWO days. I’ve been jonesing on sewing lately and have been enjoying any time I can squeeze in. I hope you are as well. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • kathleenquilts
      Author
      October 20, 2019 / 11:53 am

      NO solid decisions here. I should have gotten on the stick and just finished it up. I like what I have and the little additions I made to it – not much but I think it improves it. My blocks are ready for the catalog top; I cut the rest of the squares for the corner blocks, so I am well prepared to finish it early next week. The loss of power undid me as I really thought I’d be returning to MA with a quilt top and doing anything on the computer was excruciating as I could only use my phone as a hotspot and it kept kicking out after a bit – everyone doing the same thing on the island I am sure. Now, all is back to normal and it is date night with a leisurely Sunday planned!

  4. October 21, 2019 / 11:55 am

    You have some rich and gorgeous fabrics to work with. I wish you lots of uninterrupted sewing time, hoping you will complete all your goals.

    • kathleenquilts
      Author
      October 22, 2019 / 12:13 pm

      Thanks, Preeti. I will need some of the uninterrupted time to get to all of it….I am feeling badly about that baby quilt that keeps getting put off!

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