Tuesday, October 6, 2015

October Goal - A Lovely Year of Finishes

I'm not sure why it hasn't dawned on me before, but this morning I realized there is only a few more months left in this year and I still have a lot more I want to accomplish.

One of my goals for the year was to work my WIPs down to under 20. Right now I am at 23 so I need to be all about finishing things up!


 


I grabbed my second batch of RSC15 blocks and laid them out on my design wall. This time around, I just used red, orange, pink, yellow and brown for my blocks.  (The last one I made was a lot more colorful.)






To my surprise, I have just enough to make a quilt.  Time to sew these up into another quilt.








A Lovely Year of Finishes


To keep me focused, I thought I would make finishing this quilt my October goal for  A Lovely Year of Finishes with Sew BitterSweet Designs.  I didn't do so well last month so hopefully in October I am a bit more successful.

Now all I have to do is keep myself from starting something new!





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25 comments:

Dee Dee said...

Love your quilt top!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Your blocks look great. Kudos on getting through your list. You can do it!

treadlemusic said...

You've made great strides on your goals! I wise friend of mine always declared that I/we should "aim high/big and cut-her in half"!!!!!! That always played well with my way of thinking as I always have unrealistically(?) high expectations of myself!!! LOL!!!!! Love the direction that one is going!!!!!

Jodi said...

These are gorgeous, some of my favorite colors! I just can't help myself from starting new projects - ugh! Good luck with your goal!

Jasmine said...

It is nice seeing the same quilt in a more controlled color scheme. Good luck reaching your goals.

Cheryl said...

Very nice blocks, I like the scrappy yet controlled color palette.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love that color palette! Very warm!

gayle said...

I've been admiring those nine patches since the first time I found you. It's going to be a lovely quilt!
I think the only way not to start new projects is to shut off the computer, box up all the quilt books, and hide under the bed. Provided you don't have a fabric stash annex under the bed...

Chantal L. said...

You have almost reached your goal, don't give up. It is doable. Love this quilt. Good luck and sew away. ;^)

Laura said...

This is lovely!

I love your blog name... I'm currently avoiding housework myself.

Alycia said...

Those colors work very well together! Beautiful - good luck on the countdown!!

Pine Valley Quilts said...

Love the quilt you are working on ! Quilting definitely beats housework.........

Lois said...

This looks great Cynthia - it always amazes me seeing simple blocks all together - beautiful:))

Barb N said...

Almost the end of the year - oh, no! Say it isn't so!!! Ah, well, I'd best get crackin'. You are making a wonderful dent in your UFOs - WTG!!! So fun to see blocks like this come together so well!

EmileeHope said...

That is a lot of WIPs! Your quilt top looks great!

Ivani said...

Great colors it is lovely.

Quilter Kathy said...

Me too... October is THE month!

Vivian said...

I had the same thought -- the summer went so fast and the holiday season always goes so fast, the challenge is to keep up. You look like you're well on your way with this one. It looks like on from Jackie Kunkel's new book about Black and white with brights. Should be a fun October finish!

Jo Ferguson said...

Love the colours in this quilt. Good luck making your goal.

JanineMarie said...

I love the unique color combination in this quilt. The close-up view when I click on the photo is amazing.

Sandy said...

That is a great quilt! I'll have to try that one some time. You are so close to getting the WIPs down to twenty - don't you dare start something new. (Oh well, if you HAVE to! lol)

Valerie Reynolds said...

I haven't set any quilty goals lately.....I don't know why?? LOL!! I haven't done ALYofF this year...maybe next year. I love your orange, red and yellow combined and paired with the greyish backing.

Clare Moore said...

I too love your colours. Have the same thoughts about the year end racing towards us. You can do it.

Ruth said...

It really is so hard to not start somthing new - even though I have a list as long as my arm I was still thinking about a charm quilt yesterday. I really like the warm colours and think this works really well for a finish!

Laura Chaney said...

Love the colors in this top! I need to focus on finishing up some things, too. The end of the year always seems to sneak up on me!

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