Thursday, October 05, 2017

More goals...Really?

After posting my October Learning QAL Goal Setting Post, I decided that I was going to skip joining more goal setting posts....well, that seems to have lasted a whole 5 days!

I can't help it - I'm a planner by nature :-) I like having some idea of what I want to work on, but that I'm not bound by. The only firm obligation I have this month is the Art with Fabric piece which is almost finished. I will be writing a pre-post a couple of days before the event of Wednesday, October 11th.

This beautiful lady is my inspiration for my Art with Fabric quilt. Can't wait to finish it and show her off. I've used some new techniques as well as my hand-dyed fabric. Now I just have to finish the embellishment and figure out how to finish the piece.

Oh, and I have the Learning QAL for October which is to quilt using different batting.

Oops, and I promised my friend that I would sew a cat Halloween costume for her son.

I guess I had some pretty sound reasons for not wanting more goals....however, I could participate in the 4th Quarter (4Q) of the 2017 Finish-A-Long since it spans to the end of December. As far as I know, I have no plans for November and December. Maybe it's time to make some?


More hexies?
I do have all of those hexie flowers that I'm steadily working on - it would be nice to have something done with them. They've now doubled in number to 8 with 4 more partially completed!

I think that I want to add something in the middle - maybe a diamond medallion that would be surrounded by the flowers. I would like it to be large enough to go on my kitchen table. Any larger and it would take me forever to make....and I'm not that patient!

Fun Art Quilt

While working on my Art with Fabric piece, I realised how much I love playing with fabric and making things up as I go along. I start with a few ideas, try things out, make adjustments and Voila! an art quilt is created.

My favourite projects are the ones that I make up as I go along. They don't have time to become intimidating! So for 4Q, I would like to make two small art quilts - just for fun. They may involve trying new techniques, or they may not. I'm not going to put any restrictions or expectations on them, other than to have fun making them. These will be my play dates to myself :-)

For those of you who don't know my work, here are a couple of examples of my fun art quilts.
Fantaisie 2

Hockey Day in Canada

Fantaisie 1
As you can see, these are collages with lots of applique, embellishment and free motion quilting (FMQ). Just a few hours or a couple of days spent playing.

I'm going to leave it at this since I will still have to come up with projects for upcoming Learning QAL.

To-Do Tuesday

Speaking of goals, I've found another weekly goal link-up. I don't often have weekly goals but if a post contains one, then I will certainly link up. The week I've linked up my Art with Fabric Blog Hop post since I definitely have to work on it this week!

What I learned
  • I think that I'm perilously close to having over committed myself in October. Darn, why do I keep doing that? 
  • I wish that I could just go play right now. What's stopping me? Just the need to sleep. If I want to procrastinate this long weekend, creating a fun art quilt just might do the trick!
Related Links
Linking Parties I will be linking this post to the Q4 of 2017 Finish-A-Long Link-up as well as many others. Let's go see what everyone is up to! Midweek MakersLinky TuesdayLet's Bee SocialNeedle & Thread Thursday, To-Do Tuesday, Main Crush Monday, Design Wall Monday,  


  1. You had lots of fun playing - these are very creative!

  2. have fun with all the play! I overcommit as well so if you figure out why you do it let me know!

  3. I'm in the Art with Fabric blog hop too as a participant on the 10/10 day. Can't wait to see what others have created!

  4. I'm a planner too! Enjoy working on your projects! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2017 global FAL hosts.

    1. Thanks Lucy. Love plans when they work out (such a rare treat!)

  5. I love all of the projects and goals that you have! I can't wait to see your art quilt reveal too! Thank you for linking up with To-Do Tuesday last week! I'm sorry for my late visit to your post though... Even though I had a to-do list, my week still got a little crazy and out-of-hand!

    1. Hi Christine, thanks for hosting. It's a great idea if I can get my act together :-) Besides, to-do-lists are just the priorities of the time. When I work on things I love, priorities are often just a whim. It's all about enjoying it!


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