This year, I have been doing rather poorly at achieving my quilting goals. If this list looks familiar, it's because all of these have been on the finish list for 2 quarters now!
So here's a recap of how I did for my third quarter goals, and which ones I hope to finish over the next three months.
I'm calling this Ashley's quilt for now - because my friend Ashley asked me to make it - but that name is kinda dull....The quilt idea however, is not! I took two bags of her boys' baby clothes, and chopped them into either 6.5 inch squares or 3 inch strips. One side of this quilt is the squares in a 14x9 grid. The other side is the 3 inch strips on a diagonal. This needs to be finished mid-July, so it's an easy first finish for the quarter!
This quilt is for my sister and brother-in-law, who will celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary in August. I don't know if it will be finished by then, or if I'll be heading back home to deliver it - but I do want to finish this soon so I can definitely deliver it at Christmas!
I didn't come close to finishing this quilt before our summer vacation. The top has been together since June, then got set aside until September. I've added 3 more borders to the flimsy in the photo above, and today the quilting is almost finished, only 2 sides to quilt on the last border WoooHooo!!
Maybe I can get the binding ready for a Thanksgiving weekend hand sewing and movie marathon?
I started this quilt only 2 weeks ago after visiting friends who told me their daughter loves this movie. I've had this pattern on my radar for two years and I keep showing it to my family, but needed a kick to get started. I have 2 character blocks done, one more half done, and another is ready to sew. I really can't wait to get this on my bed!
It seems that this quilt has been forgotten. I did finish the 2 character blocks I had started in May, but haven't even printed the foundations for the next ones. Here's the link to see the second installment of Count Rugen and Buttercup. I really loved the book and the movie, and I don't have a quilt on my bed right now, so you'd think this would rank higher in my finish list!
Last summer I collected several patterns for the Row by Row Experience, but only sewed one. This summer I intend to collect more patterns as I am exposed to quilt shops. (I know, it's such hardship!) I really need a few more quilts for the trailer - so this is a great way to try new techniques and create a memory quilt of my journeys the past 2 years.
I did visit a lot of shops while on vacation this summer, and my family picked up some kits for me while they were traveling too :) I've got one row cut out and the appliques are prepared, so maybe with a day or two on the machine I'll have one row done!
Since this quarter ends at Christmas, I'm going to add a few projects that are supposed to be gifts!
I think this might be a rather ambitious list to finish, but that's why we set goals right? Where's the fun if the tasks were easy to accomplish?
I hope you challenge yourself to finish a project or two and join us at the linky party On the Windy Side!
My latest memory quilt was delivered last weekend, and it's a cute one!
A new applique technique this month really challenged my fabric folding ability!
Starry Night QAL January blocks complete! Our group made 12 blocks last week for our new quilt along :)
Mary is a local quilting friend who loves to piece, but gets bogged down during quilting. These are 2 of the quilts I machine quited for her this spring :)
Working with local schools has been very fun and the students are pushing me to design ever more interesting layouts from simple subunits. Take a look at the third quilt I helped to make this year!