Monday, 9 April 2012

Finish Along

Back at the start of January I saw Rhonda from Quilter in Gap announce her finish-along.

2012 Finish-A-Long
I wasn't in the mood for finishing, I was in the mood for starting. And I did start: Chasing Chevrons, Oh My Stars, Swoon....
But I've done well, and completed one quilt and finished the piecing on the other two. Finishing these quilts will have to wait for a bit, as my machine is playing up when I try to FMQ, and that is the plan for these two giants.
Three months on, and I have some projects I need to be finishing.... so this time I am signing up for quarter two of the 2012 Finish Along. Here are the projects I need to be working on....
....Ambrosia: I started this quilt last summer when I saw the fabric and fell in love. I had also just borrowed a book called Fast Quilts from Fat Quarters, where you stack your fat quarters, cut them all exactly the same to give a mixture of squares, triangles and rectangles, then piece them back together to create 8" blocks. In just 12 hours I had this: Then the next question: what to do with it? I went back and bought half a metre more of each fabric. I want to make another twelve blocks, then add a piano keys border. I have all the fabric (including a beautiful bright pink for binding). Just need to get on with it. Hopefully it will be big enough to go on our single bed when it's finished.
...Amelia Jelly Roll Sampler: I started this in November and made a few blocks before I needed to start on my Christmas stitching. I have kind of fallen out of love with this project, so I'm planning on finishing it and donating it to the Siblings Together Charity quilt drive started by Lynne at Lily's Quilts. Again, I have all of the fabric....
...Mini Swoon: Again, I fell in love with some fabric and had to use it straight away, so I experimented with 12" Swoon blocks with extra wide sashing and star corner stones. It's about 34" square and just needs to be layered up and quilted. Due to FMQ issues, all of these quilts will be straight line quilted, unless the machine is fixed.
I haven't done much stitching over the Easter weekend, but I have done some thinking on the Farmer's Wife, so pop back tomorrow for a bit of a status update and two new blocks :)


Cherie said...

Love the quilt and the blocks!
Good luck with finishing them all off =D

Leanne said...

Those are lovely projects and straight line quilting should work nicely on each. I hope you get your fmq problems fixed soon too.