Wednesday, April 18, 2018

2018 Second Quarter Finish Along

Here is my list for the 2nd Quarter...


I'm sticking to 20 items again...it seemed to be a reasonable amount last quarter...so here they are:

  1. White Scrap Basket
  2. Wayne & Gordie Quilt
  3. Indah Batiks quilt
  4. Charity Pillowcases (4)
  5. Adore Floral Quilt
  6. Scout Tee (stripped cotton)
  7. Christmas Place Mats (Can I finish them before December this year?)
  8. Sorbetto Tank (floral cotton)
  9. Martini Skirt
  10. Color Play Mini
  11. Scrappy TV Dinner Quilt
  12. Modern Courthouse Steps
  13. Wayne & Gordie left-overs pillow
  14. 1600 Log Cabin
  15. Cell Phone Purse (3)
  16. Pink Cats
  17. FQS 2014 BOM
  18. Tickled Pink 2017 Mystery
  19. Scandinavian Tomte
  20. Iris Log Cabin
Wish me luck! And good luck to all the other Finish-Alongers!


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Finish No. 7 - 1st Q

This is last of the five pillowcases on my 1st Quarter List...


But all in all I finished ten (nine in the picture) sets!  Like I said earlier...a pillowcase bonanza!



Some Stats for the quilt:
Size: Standard Pillow
Quilting: None
Started: 03/31/18
Finished: 03/31/18 (It was a very productive Saturday!)

This makes finish #7 for the 1st Quarter...and 13 remaining on the 1st Quarter FAL List.

Finish No. 6 - 1st Q

This is the 1st of the last two of the five pillowcases on my 1st Quarter Finish-Along list...whew that was a mouthful...

Let's just call them the pillowcases that match my Feathered Bed quilt (I finished in 2016) made with all sorts of Denise Schmidt fabrics..

Or just the green plaid pillowcases...



Some Stats for the quilt:
Size: Standard Pillow
Quilting: None
Started: 03/31/18
Finished: 03/31/18 (nothing like waiting until the 11th hour!)
Fabric Used: Denise Schmidt and some basic brown cross-hatch from JoAnn's

This makes finish #6 for 2018...and 14 remaining on the 1st Quarter FAL List.

Finish No. 5 - 1st Q

This is my Modern Plus quilt...I L-O-V-E how it turned out!

This is the third (but second finished) quilt I quilted on my Gammill.  I tried to do straight lines quilting, and quickly embraced the idea of straight-ish line quilting!


I love it!  By the bottom of the quilt, I was much straighter...and quite a bit more consistant in the spacing.



After seeing Angela Walters' leafy meander, I tried that in each of the pluses...again, practice makes...well, better.  I used matching variegated thread in the pluses...really fun looking, but the changing of thread was kinda a drag...and my least favorite part of tying off the threads, well let's just say that doesn't always happen!

Some Stats for the quilt:
Size: 67X70
Quilting: on my Gammill, staright-ish lines and leafy meander
Started: 09/10/17
Finished: 03/30/18

This makes finish #5 for the 1st Quarter...and 15 remaining on the 1st Quarter FAL List.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Finish No. 4 - 1st Q

This is the third set of pillowcases on my Finish Along list (just two more to go....).


It is so easy to cut out (or set aside to cut out later...procrastinate much) matching fabrics to the quilts I am working on...so for these, the matching quilt is also on my Finish Along list.  I did get the top finished this quarter, but i don't think I will be able t o get it on the frame and quilted...oh well, it will slide on over to the 2nd Quarter list!

Some Stats for the quilt:
Size: Standard Pillow
Quilting: None
Started: 01/11/18
Finished: 03/24/18
Fabric Used: Art gallery fabric by Sharon Holland...but I don't remember the name of the line...

This makes finish #4 for 1st Quarter...and 16 remaining on the 1st Quarter FAL List.

Finish No. 3 - 1st Q

This is another set of pillowcases...I was on a pillowcase roll this month!  Its a great way to buy and quickly use the newest cutest fabrics...without adding a giant project to the WIP pile...


These pillowcases will match the Christmas quilt I am making for my bed...which is also on my Finish Along list...but far from finished...

Some Stats for the quilt:
Size: Standard Pillow
Quilting: None
Started: 01/11/18
Finished: 03/24/18

This makes finish #3 for the 1st Quarter...and 17 remaining on the 1st Quarter FAL List.

Finish No. 2 - 1st Q

This is my Easter set of pillowcases...in flannel!  Super soft, and finished up with a week to spare before Easter...and the close of the 1st Quarter Finish Along!


Across the top of the Easter pillowcase, is a set of Valentines case (not on my original finish along list, but nonetheless done) which will have to wait until next year to see any use....


Some Stats for the quilt:
Size: Standard Pillowcase
Quilting: None
Started: 1/11/18
Finished: 3/24/18
Fabric Used: I'm so bad at taking note...but it a beautiful soft flannel from my local quilt shop

This makes finish #2 for this quarter...and 18 remaining on the 1st Quarter FAL List.