First, on July 3rd, I’m guest hosting today over at Leanne’s, of She Can Quilt, where I have written a tutorial for making a faced binding on a quilt (used on Kaleidoscope). This tutorial is in conjunction with the end of the second quarter of the Finish-A-Long, which she is hosting this year.
Now that you’re back, every quarter we monitor our progress and check in with Leanne, who is hosting this year’s Finish-A-Long program. So now it’s time for the second quarterly report of how many of our goals we finished. For a reminder, here’s my original mosaic, showing the quilts I was thinking about finishing:
And now the wrap-up:
Hunter’s Star–still in the closet (not finished)
Four-in-Art: Fire–Doloket, finished
Italy Quilt–Take Me Back to Italy, finished
Lollypop Class Sample I–(top is finished, but the whole project is not finished, because it’s at the shop for a sample)
Lollypop Tree Quilt–(not finished, still hanging in the closet)
Lollypop Class Sample II–Christmas Treat, finished
Friendship Quilt, still in the closet (not finished)
EPP Quilt–Kaleidoscope, finished (amazingly)
So that’s four finishes. Not bad. I also snuck in a few more that weren’t listed:
A quilt for my sister Christine: Christine’s Philadelphia
(We’re in a pastry shop)
One really nice thing is the way that participating in the Finish-A-Long (FAL) keeps me focused on what to do next. So often I can be swayed by what I see on Instagram, or from blog reading, or the latest internet craze, ignoring my own goals and projects. I still have way more ideas and fabrics and projects that I will ever finish in my lifetime, but I like participating in FAL, where I least have a fighting chance of pointing to something at the end of the quarter that I did, that I finished, and that I’m proud of.
Now I need to think of things I want to try and finish for next quarter’s FAL. Hope you’ll join us.