Thursday, 12 July 2012

Finish Along: Quarter 3

Last quarter I signed up for the Finish Along hosted by Rhonda at Quilter in the Gap. I planned to finish three quilts, and eventually finished two of them. Ironically it was the two quilts that were furthest from being finished that got done - the one that just needed quilting (and also the smallest) remains on the WIP list.

Sign ups are now open for Quarter 3 and I am going to be far more ambitious. I've been thinking about which projects to list for this quarter and couldn't decide, so I'll list them all. I found that the accountability was really useful, so you never know - one person finished 11 projects last quarter! So here goes

1. Farmer's Wife Quilt

All 111 blocks are made and I've already made a start on the sashing, but this is really not my favourite of quilting, so I really need a bit of a kick up the butt. My Local Quilt shop is expecting a delivery of new batiks soon, so I'll be able to pick out some beauties for border and backing.

2. Swoon

This is fully pieced and basted (courtesy of my Mum and Dad's living room floor). I have a red thread and after the success of quilting my Ambrosia quilt, I am ready to tackle FMQ on this monster. I also have a gorgeous red and white stripe fabric for the binding!

3. Oh My Stars

This is in exactly the same state as Swoon - I just need to tackle the FMQ- I'm thinking stippling in the background areas to really make the stars pop!

4. Mini Swoon

This is the quilt that beat me in Q2. I need to baste, quilt and bind it. I'm going to go with straight line quilting on this one.

5. Steph's Quilt

This is Steph's 21st birthday quilt. She will be 22 on 6th October. If I finish it this quarter, it will be done in time for her birthday. So far I have 16 of 64 blocks....

6. Joshua's quilt

I finished piecing this last weekend and I ordered the backing earlier this week - I'm going to echo quilt around the colours.

7. October baby's quilt: After I heard that Paul and Carrie were expecting at the start of October, and they had a green colour theme, I pulled loads of green fabrics from my stash. The plan is a 35 block Farmer's Wife quilt - I'm missing those little blocks. So far, one down, 34 to go!

8. and 9. Hexagon jelly roll quilts

I'm making two matching quilts using Papilon by Moda by two very special ladies as Christmas presents - you can read about my nightmares here! These aren't my normal fabric choices, but they are so elegant and beautiful!

10. Daniela's quilt
Daniela use to be my manager. Shortly before she left to go back to Germany, I took her along to our local quilt shop and she picked out some fabrics for a double bed quilt. Back at the end of June I made a start on this quilt. It's from a Turning Twenty book, which starts with 20 fat quarters, uses simple cutting plans, and makes a quilt. I started with 36 fat quarters! This is the design.

And these are my fabrics - like the quilts above, the patterns aer delicate and pretty, and although totally different to my normal bright and bold colours, this quilt will absolutely stunning when it's finished - really English and pretty.

Tomorrow is Friday Night Sew In - I guess I'd better make a start!


Cherie said...

A great set of projects to finish up there!
As requested *KICK!* Hope you get them completed...I'll be watching out for updates =D

Nic said...

Do you intend to do little thing like go to work and sleep in this quarter, or just quilt? :)
Impressive list. Good luck

Leanne said...

Wow, 10 projects, each one a good one too. I am cheering for you!

Celtic Thistle said...

That is an impressive list of projects, good luck!

capitolaquilter said...

Your projects are all so amazing and many are so close to being done - good luck getting them done.

Pat said...

Everything looks wonderful, but I really do love Joshua's quilt.