Monday, July 8, 2013

2013 Finish-a-Long: Quarter 3 Goals

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I've been tempted by the call of the Finish-a-Long for months now, and this time I'm going to finally share some of my goals in public. If you know me, you know I don't get many projects finished each year, but there are a few that I really want to finish in the next couple of months, so it seems like a perfect time to join in with Leanne of She Can Quilt and the Finish-a-Long crew!

Here's my list of projects to finish in Q3:

1) Patchwork baby quilt (started May 10th, 2013)
The baby this is meant for has just turned two months old and I'm optimistic I can get this basted, quilted, and given to him soon! His second cousins can't wait to meet him!

2) Rainbow Girl
I started collecting fabric for this colour wheel quilt in 2010 and I pieced the top last summer. I basted it in November 2012 and just have to quilt it!

3) Memories of QuiltCon
I pieced this mini quilt top at a Lizzy House workshop at QuiltCon in February 2013. My neighbour Courtney, managed to design, piece, quilt, and bind her mini quilt in the same time I took to create this top! It won't take too long to quilt this tiny little quilt, I just need to make it happen! All of the fabrics I used for this quilt were from a bundle I purchased in Seattle at last year's meet up of the Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland Modern Quilt Guilds. Thanks to Keli of Drygoods Design for creating this great palette!

I have many more WIPs that I could list, but I'm going to try to remain grounded in reality and stick with this list of three. I have some late bee blocks and a couple of swaps to do over the summer, so I won't just be focusing on finishing my own quilts. If I can finish just three quilts by the end of September, I'd be delighted!

What are you working on this summer?


  1. well, my mini quilt was certainly not as intricate as yours! I still haven't finished the hand quilted I wanted to add, though! Good luck on all your WIPs, I especially can't wait to see that rainbow girl! Amazing!

  2. Welcome to the FAL. This is a lovely list and I am hoping that you will finish them as they are all beautiful projects.

  3. Good luck, Holly! I have a couple of quilts I'm aiming to finish this winter (remember, bottom of the earth and all): a scrappy throw-sized quilt I started a couple of months ago that I'm about half way through hand quilting, and another, much larger quilt I'm working on using a collection of hand stitched vintage quilt blocks my aunt gave me.

  4. All three of your quilts look great! Your little helpers are very cute there holding that quilt for you, and I love those tiny HST's - great colours! Good luck!

  5. These are all great but that mini is too cool!! Can't wait to see how these turn out!

  6. I love all these projects, Holly! Welcome to the FAL!

  7. You have such a great eye for colour. I can't wait to see how you quilt "Rainbow Girl". It's simply stunning.

  8. Happy quilting! My biggest project this month is to build a quilting frame for a quilting bee in August, and I haven't started yet. Fortunately I hate hot weather so I don't mind hiding in the basement sewing or quilting, but the frame means working outside.



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