2016 Second Quarter Finish-Along

I’ve decided to put the projects I listed in my First Quarter FAL on hold. I just don’t have enough time to get everything done, and I have re-prioritized what’s important for me to complete in 2016. I did actually finish two mini minis but not until three days after the first quarter ended. I’ve been keeping super busy with making monthly bee blocks for  Stash Bee Hive 7 and The Bee Hive, participating in my local quilt store’s monthly Fancy Forest Block of the Month, sewing blocks for my Terra Australis quilt, and of course going to QuiltCon which created a few more Unfinished Objects (UFOs). I won’t finish any of these projects this coming quarter. What I do plan on starting and finishing are two quilts for family members.

The first is a 21st birthday present for my great-nephew, John, who loves the show, Breaking Bad. From an Etsy shop I ordered two panels that have graphics from the show. I have a few fabrics picked out to create a border around the smaller panel of different size squares and rectangles and may add a solid or two or maybe some grunge fabric. The larger panel (Los Pollos Hermanos) will be the the quilt backing, and this will be a 24″ wall hanging.


The second is a 70th birthday gift for my brother, Bill. He has a regular meditation practice and even attended a week-long meditation retreat this year in Thailand, so I’m making a meditation-themed lap quilt for him. I ordered a yard of fabric from Spoonflower called Ganesha Om. I was going to cut this fabric up, but I decided to also treat this fabric like a panel and create a border of complimentary half-square triangles around the Ganesha Om panel. The back is still to be determined.


Both Bill and John were born on July 5th, so the plan is to complete both these quilts by the end of June.

Linking up to 2016 Finish-Along Quarter 2 Goals.

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8 Responses to 2016 Second Quarter Finish-Along

  1. Good decisions – very nice projects to finish and work on!


  2. Jacqueline Rubio says:

    I’m sure you will be greatly appreciated with these projects!!


  3. I hope that giving yourself permission to focus on these projects and your bees will help reduce pressure and stress from sewing – quilting should be fun, too. 🙂


  4. Helen says:

    Good to prioritise . We have to do that sometimes . I love the breaking bad fabric ! Will make a great quilt


  5. Tish says:

    Very cool 2nd quarter goals. You had me at the awesome Breaking Bad fabric pull.


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