Big Quilting Plans for October

Well, there are big plans afoot for October…I am finally feeling that I can get a little more quilting done so it’s time to ramp up my plans. Cool crisp days of fall always urge me to up my game and get more done. This blog post is proof of my commitment to that for this month.

Support Group Quilt and Stitch Along

First up, I am stitching along with the Fat Quarter Shop and the Support Group Quilt and Stitch Along*. Breast Cancer has touched many of the women in my family, so I am vigilant and get my mammogram yearly. If you haven’t scheduled yours, do it! More about this stitch-along and my new cross-stitch efforts will be coming up on the blog. I really wasn’t up for the quilt, so I thought I would learn a new skill. Want to join along? Here is a link to Cross Stitch University to get you going. Also, they are raising funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation – here is the link – please join me in supporting this great cause. I donated in memory of my mother and as of noon on 10/6, they were at $7K of the $20K goal they had set for this year.

Wips-B-Gone 2022

So beginning October 1, Leanne, who blogs at Devoted Quilter, is running her UFO finish-it-up blog hop. I haven’t even gotten my list together, but I will. I have a lot of little things I could get done, some embroidery projects never started, etc. Let’s see how motivated I get….but first, I need to write the list!

Autumn Jubliee

Autumn Jubilee is in full swing at Carole’s blog, From My Carolina Home. I have every intention of making a few of the things, so let’s see how I do this year. I need to hunt down my wool for the cute cornucopia pattern she opened the jubilee with. And there are prizes, so be sure to check out the rafflecopter rules and have fun this month celebrating Autumn with Carole.

One Monthly Goal

I am ready to get my PopStar quilt finished. This was a quick make, but the broken ankle prevented me from hopping along during the hop. Nonetheless, I wanted to do it and it is time to finish the quilt. The top is done; quilting and binding remain to be finished. I will link up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts, who helps us stay on track and finish a languishing project each month.

Coming Up on the Blog

PopStar QAL Finish
Challenge Quilt for Rising Star
FQ Support Group Stitch and Quilt Along 
Autumn Jubilee Cornucopia
Tips and Tutorials (10/22/22)
Music Blog Hop (11/15/22)

Linking Up

One Monthly Goal

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  1. October 7, 2022 / 7:51 AM

    SEW glad that you are feeling motivated to quilt, Kathleen!!

  2. October 7, 2022 / 8:09 AM

    Hi Kathleen! thank you for the reminder – I’m making our mammogram appointments TODAY. Yippee for having your sewjo back in place. I look forward to seeing all these project come to fruition. Happy Friday to you, my friend. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Vicki in MN
    October 7, 2022 / 8:10 AM

    Yay for your feeling ‘get it done’ mood!! I hope you get all the things accomplished you want this month. Looking forward to watching your progress.

  4. October 7, 2022 / 8:13 AM

    I’m glad you are feeling better and looking forward to seeing your cross stitching projects. Good luck with Pop Star!

  5. October 7, 2022 / 9:49 AM

    Looking forward to seeing your finish for Pop Star!! Have fun with your October plans…they sound like fun and will keep you busy too!! So glad your ankle is much better now.

  6. October 7, 2022 / 10:46 AM

    So glad that you are feeling like cranking up the quilting! That is a good sign that things are finally getting back to 100% for you! I look forward to seeing your PopStar – I have that one on my ever-growing list of quilts to make.

  7. October 7, 2022 / 10:53 AM

    There really is something about the cooler weather that makes me want to quilt more, too. I’m so glad that you are feeling better and look forward to seeing all that you work on this month!

  8. October 7, 2022 / 10:57 AM

    So glad to hear you’re up and at ’em again, Kathleen! So many fun projects moving along here!!!

  9. LA Paylor
    October 7, 2022 / 11:03 AM

    so much going on….. I had to go look at that QAL but I am not a big fan of sewing so much on a secret pattern…. but it looks like lots of fun

  10. October 8, 2022 / 8:10 AM

    Thanks for the mention of Autumn Jubilee!! Have fun with all your projects this month.

  11. October 8, 2022 / 8:20 PM

    Love your acorn table runner!
    You have a lot of plans for October! Best wishes accomplishing them all!
    Happy Quilting!

  12. Chrisknits
    October 8, 2022 / 10:51 PM

    You are too organized for me!! LOL. I make lists, but do I follow them? Nope. But I did make an effort this weekend to work on things that HAVE to be done for guild on Monday, so that’s a small victory! Good luck with your goals, and so glad you are getting back to quilting.

  13. October 15, 2022 / 3:02 AM

    Great plans, I also plan to join in on Autumn Jubilee this year. That acorns quilt is gorgeous.

  14. October 16, 2022 / 9:26 AM

    Hi Kathleen, wonderful list of goodies to be working on and finishing up too. Also thank you for the links. I too love your fall piece you have at the tope of your post. Good luck and happy stitching!

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