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Joy in the New Year

A month or so ago I signed up for Finn’s finish challenge. I said I would finish 5 quilts by the end of the year. Well miraculously as soon as I bind this one I will have met this challenge. I’m in shock I thought 5 was a lot. But the Dancing Lantern, Let it Snow, 45 Special, and a Christmas gift that I can’t show here are all done. I don’t want to lose this momentum I have going here so I signed up for Jacquie’s Joy in the New Year. My goal is to finish my Nickle quilt. It just needs to be quilted and bond. Next I want to make these blocks into a scrappy star quilt.

I also want to put together these Christmas cottages from Nanette’sexchange last year. I finally have an idea of how I’m going to put them together. It involves some jolly elves.

Also on my list are these scrappy Dutchmen’s Puzzle blocks. I have been using them as my leaders and enders. I almost have all the blocks made. YEAH!

Last but not least. I’m planning on finishing the flower wedges I started this last weekend. Wow I hope I can finish these. That would certainly be Joy for me in the New Year. Thank you Finn and Jacquie for your motivation.


  • *karendianne. says:

    I'm breathless reading and so excited looking at all the wonderful finishes and planned finishes. I of course enjoy everything you share but could I pick a favorite? Well, I reckon it would be okay. I don't know why I'm asking. It's never stopped me before! I love the scrappy Dutchmen's Puzzle! Totally love those blocks. Head.Over.Heals.

  • Paula, the quilter says:

    Wow! you got ALL five finished already? I only have 2 out of 3. Are you shooting for another five?

  • Needled Mom says:

    Great accomplishment. I, too, signed up for Jacquie's challenge. Wish me luck.

  • Myra says:

    You've accomplished much Em, and have a big list of more to do. You go girl!!! 😎

  • Karen says:

    Oh my goodness! Send me some of that inspiration. You have done so well in accomplishing finishes. You have some good goals for the rest of the year. I know you can do it.

  • jovaliquilts says:

    You go, girl! Feels great to finish up those UFO's. I signed up for UFO challenge at my guild — really need the push!

  • DeeDee says:

    Congrats. Love what I see here. 🙂

  • hetty says:

    You have accomplished a lot! Good for you! I am just staring at your finishes, hoping that some of your energy will rub off on me!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Em, you have been busy, look forward to your future posts…..I am taken with your Dutchman Puzzle blocks…Warm Regards Lyn

  • Joyce says:

    You have a busy year lined up. Good luck with your finishes.

  • Anonymous says:

    Well Done!!

  • Trisha says:

    Great job in your finishes! Perfect timing to continue with Jacquie's challenge. Great job on having a leaders and enders project. I have wanted to do that for so long and even tried it a few times but I am not good about being diligent about it.

  • Ginger Patches says:

    Oh my goodness girl, you have been busy!! Great job on all those finishes. And good luck with your new challenges!

  • Vivian says:

    Great job Em! I too am on Finn's finish list and need to get in gear if I am to finish the 7(!) I pledged. You getting five done already gives me hope!

  • Eileen says:

    I keep coming across my Christmas Cottage Blocks too and thinking I NEED to get them put together. So many things to do.

  • A Spoonful Of Sugar says:

    Wow – you have been busy and have lots planned for the rest of the year!

  • Wanda says:

    Such beautiful finishes! I'm sure saying "finish" is a very wonderful way to put it! I can't believe that you have so many unfinished!!! Of course, I've only made one quilt and a few placemats. And come to think of it…there's still one placemat not finished!!

  • Nanette Merrill says:

    You've got some great blocks there. I can't wait to see your cottage quilt!! I think I'm going to hang one of mine up this next week. It is so cute I want to get as much wall time with it as possible.

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