Thursday, January 7, 2016

2016 Finish-A-Long Q1 Goals and Sew My Stash 2016

Hello! I hope everyone had wonderful holidays and you're all enjoying the new year so far. My break was definitely busy but good. I was able to get a lot of my pre-Christmas sewing complete. I finished the 2 quilts and the 2 sleep sacks for Annabelle but did not do any of the Christmas sewing that I had wanted to do for me. But now I have plenty of time to get it done for this coming Christmas! :) Here is what I finished:

Rhonda's [Quilt] Ramblings
For 2016, I'm going to participate in the now-global finish-a-long and I'm excited about that! There are 9 bloggers around the world who are hosting this year and I follow a couple of them so I will be linking up today over at Clover and Violet. I had made a list of all of my projects last year and I broke them down into monthly goals but spending 7 weeks in the hospital and having Annabelle in the NICU for 60 days really messed me up! ;) So I think doing the finish-a-long and setting quarterly goals will really help me get back on track. Here are my Q1 goals:
I'm also going to participate in the 2016 Sew My Stash with @projectleasa on Instagram. That means that I will try my very hardest to not buy any new fabric except what I may need for backings/bindings and the block of the month I participate in at my local quilt shop. That will be very hard because Connecting Threads has already come out with some cute new fabric and it's only January 7! But there are so many projects that I have mostly complete "kits" for so I need to get these finished before I move onto something new.

Edited to add: I just learned that Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge (love that we have the same name!) has a written a manifesto for herself to use only (mostly) her stash this year. She will be hosting periodic link-ups so I will be participating with her as well. :)

Along with all of the above goals, I will also be continuing with my bee blocks over on Flickr, my block of the month blocks and anything else I can work in! Edited to add: I forgot that I'm planning on doing the Modern HST Sampler QAL with Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts because I love half square triangles. My plan is to use Christmas fabrics.

I'm also linking up today over at Needle and Thread Thursday.

I hope you all have a Sew Crafty week!



  1. Jenn @A Quarter Inch from the Edge is also doing a sew my stash manifesto for this year that might be worth checking out. I hope you have a wonderful 2016!

  2. Oh this reminds me that I need to join the Finish Along for this year! Good luck with all your projects!

  3. And I love that we spell it the same way (i.e. properly)! Some fine goals here. I'd love to see a full on Stash Manifesto from you. Thanks for spreading the word about The Year of The Stash!


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