I joined Leanne’s Finish-A-Long because I had too many quilts malingering in the closet together, and thought this might help me. This post is a wrap-up of my first quarter with FAL.
My opening post mentioned the following 7 projects:
Wonky Star Quilt • Wonky Star Pillow Shams • Autumn Quilt • English Paper Piecing Quilt Top • Lollypop Tree Quilt Top • Summer Treat Quilt
I found out later that quilt tops are not considered part of the finish, so I get to roll some projects over into the next quarter. But here’s my wrap-up of finishes, in the order I finished them:
Finish #1: Autumn Quilt was given a name of Into the Woods, and I did finish it and get a label on it. I let my father have it — on “long-term loan,” as he would say — because he loved the colors so much.
Finish #3: Once There Was a Snowman, an improv or wonky-construction block quilt. Glad that’s done, and I owe it to the FAL.
Finish #4: Star Mother’s Youngest Child, based on a Moda Bake Shop pattern. I’m already looking forward to Christmas, when I can put these last two quilts out on the guest bed. Anyone coming to visit?
Finish #5: Wonky Star Pillow Shams, to go with Star Mother’s Youngest Child, above.
So I finished five of my seven projects, as outlined by the rules of the Finish-A-Long. But even though I didn’t have all seven finished, I don’t feel bad, because I add the following to my finishes for the first quarter of 2013:
Lollypop Tree Quilt Top
Cushions for the sofa. I know it’s not quilting, but the fabric had been draped around the forms for about six months. Happy to have it done.
Hot Mitts for my kitchen, Tutorial *here*
A quilt for my newest grandson, Chris
Sunshine and Shadow, a quilt for my sister-in-law Janice
An art quilt for our Four-in-Art group: One Black Leaf
A satchel (or purse) called the Bag Bostonian.
Two handmade pouches
Snapshot, a Polaroid Quilt, and last. . .
. . . my EPP quilt, which is all pinned up and still can’t be shown all the way. Yet.
Now I have to go grade my brains out. Or take a nap.
If you want to add some notches to your quilt frame, racking up those finishes, please visit Leanne’s Second Quarter Finish-A-Long sign-up. I’ll post a link when I declare my projects for the next quarter. By the way, shoot high. I noticed that some add their smaller handmade projects to this, but I don’t need motivation to get to those–it’s the BIG projects that I need to move forward on.