Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Quarter Two: Finish Along

After having to put one of our sweet kitties to sleep in November, I lost my desire to sew.  If I did anything, I worked on my cross stitch projects. Thankfully, I joined a birthday bee swap and having to make those blocks helped get me back into my sewing room.  However, that wasn't until the beginning of April. Needless to say, I did not complete anything for the first quarter of the FAL. I hope to start finishing things this time!

So without further ado, here is my lengthy list for this quarter. I prefer to just put it all on here at once, that way I can work on whatever entices me at any given time.

1.  I have about ten of these blocks completed now. Hoping to finish this one to fit our queen size bed.  I also know how I want to quilt it and plan to take the certification class at my LQS so I can use the longarm.
2.  This still needs to be quilted. I am practicing my FMQ and hope to work on this soon.

3. A quilt top made during Pleasant Home's Sew Scraps Along 2012. The top is actually all pieced, I just love this picture, so I need to quilt and bind it. Another top waiting to be quilted.

4.  A quilt top started during Thought and Found's Oh my stars BOM last year. I only have about eight of the fifteen LARGE stars completed.  I really want to get back to this quilt! Love the colors and plan to do some big stitch quilting around all of the stars in coordinating colors.

5. I hand pieced this sampler over 17 years ago. It was a class I took to occupy my time while my husband (then boyfriend) went away to college. It needs to be quilted and bound. I am planning to handquilt this one! I took a class and am practicing before I jump in here.

6.  This one needs to be quilted.

7. This row by row quilt needs to be quilted and bound.

8. This is one of the first quilts I ever started, over nine years ago!  I have most of the blocks together, I just need to sew them together and piece the border. This one is a wall hanging. I kind of have put off finishing it because I wasn't crazy about the fabrics anymore, but it is starting to grow on me again.  **Debating letting this one go***

9. Penny Patch QAL---this QAL has quilted along without me! LOL I was doing well until the piecing part, then life got busy and my temporary design wall had to come down so I could get inside the closet that holds the wrapping paper!  So, I will need to lay this one out again and finish it.

10. Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice mystery. I started pressing and cutting for this one. However, I don't have enough scraps to work from, so I am going scrappy using fat quarters. With at least 10-20 different fats in each color--that is A LOT of pressing before I can even play! LOL Slowly working away at it.

11.  The Fat Quarter Shop 2012 BOM.  I have all but five of these blocks together now.  I want to change the setting so I am trying to figure out if I have enough fabric from the finishing kit to make it happen.

12. All but one block of this quilt is complete.  Deciding the quilting will be tough!

13.  I received this quilt kit two Christmases ago.  It is my first hand applique project and it is taking me forever! I can't wait to finish it and hang it in my craft room.

14.  I received this quilt kit several years ago. This is the first Flea Market Fancy collection along with the Tag Sale pattern. I would love to get this one completed for our bed---before we change the colors in the bedroom! When I received this kit, I really wanted to make it exactly as pictured--I have notes trying to keep track of where each fabric was used. Now, I don't think I need to be that neurotic about it! LOL I actually think I am going to use it as a leader and ender project while I work on another quilt.

15. This quilt has half of the blocks pieced, but they are coming out the wrong size!  I really want to get this one completed!

16. Quilty Fun quilt I have more than half of the blocks completed.
17.  Just need to quilt my Aurifil mini for February.
18.  I started these scrappy stars as part of a challenge to use up scraps. I was working through my 1.5" scraps as leaders and enders. Now to get it finished!
19. Finished handsewing all of the curves, now I just need to quilt it.
20.Halfway through quilting this top. Just didn't get a new picture of it!

21. My "Long Time Gone" top need to add a final border, then quilted and bound.

22. A Christmas cross stitch pattern I recently started. Hope to have it finished for this Christmas!

23. Nine Patch Posie. I am finally starting to assemble this top! I love it!!
24.  Scrappy Braid table runner. Just needs to be quilted and bound.
25. Add the border and finish this mini quilt. (Still debating if I want to add a little embroidery also.)

26.My memorial quilt for our sweet boy.  I have started to cut out the rest of the hearts, but haven't really felt like sewing since we had to put him to sleep at the end of November.

27.  Still working on the embroidery on the skate. Hope to get this made into a quilt.

28.  Catch up on my Farmer's Wife '30s quilt. I am so behind! I would love to at least get some more of the blocks cut out and ready to sew.

29. Start my "I'm a farmer's Daughter" quilt with my Denyse Schmidt charms collection.

30. DaisyDo quilt. This one is being hand pieced and I am trying to get better at the curves.

31.  Scrappy Stars quilt.  

32.  Line Dried. I loved this bundle and couldn't wait to start this quilt--then our cat became ill and this kit was set aside.

33. This top was started in a workshop. Now I just want to turn it into a pillow cover. 

34.Miss December, a cross stitch pattern I have been working on a little bit everyday. 

35. Mason Jar Lineup.  I started this cross stitch design for my kitchen. I really hope to have it completed and hung up before we have company in May!
36. I have been longing to start 8 Bit Berries!  I have an entire berry theme I want to put in the kitchen for June---and this quilt hanging on the wall is a main part of it! LOL I wonder if it will be this June...

Let's hope I get some of these completed this quarter for the 2018 Finish Along


  1. Some great projects there. I especially like the Mason Jar cross stitch, maybe having a deadline will help get that done?

  2. Well I hope your sewjo comes back quickly, it is a great list and I think you can totally knock out a few of these. Thanks for linking up with the Finish-A-Long on behalf of the 2018 global hosts.

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