Category Finish-A-Long

Quick shorts

I rediscovered these shorts — or at least the pieces — a few weeks ago. My daughter is 9 and after wearing her last pair into holes, I knew I should get these made up. The cutting was a bit crooked but at the end of the day, the $3/metre remnant fabric from 5 years […]

Finally a finish (TGIFF)

Hello, and welcome to TGIFF for July 26. It seems like forever since I’ve had a finish–at least of such a long time UFO (unfinished object). I confess, playing with pretty fabric is my favourite activity meaning more quilts seem to get started than finished. This was a bee quilt from 2014 (yikes) . I […]

Goals for 2019-Q3

Wow, here it is July! Since I didn’t get anything finished in Q2, the list doesn’t look too different. I did make some progress so how about a couple of new pictures šŸ™‚ 1. Summer sampler for my sister, add final border and quilt. 2. Glamp Stitchalot 2015 which is for me – add final […]

Goals for 2019-Q2

For 2019, I have set a goal to finish as many WIP as possible. And I’m using various motivations, including the APQ UFO challenge and the Finish a Long.1. Summer Sampler 2017 meant for my sister – finish filler blocks, add border, and quilt 2. Glamp Stitchalot 2015 which is for me – add final […]

Q1 accomplishments (finish-a-long)

Three! Yes indeed, three sparkling finishes! Well, better than one, but certainly not as I might have hoped. My original list is at this post, but here is a quick summary: 1. Summer Sampler — I worked on some of the joiner blocks and started the border 2. Glamp stitchalot – no progress 3. On […]

Clothing Trials

I really wanted to make this tunic (Late Lunch Tunic by Oliver +S), despite the fact that I know that my short and curvy shape is not generally good with tunics. I finally got this cut out on a hot day last July when i didn’t feel like sewing, and decided to focus on it […]

On Ringo Lake (TGIFF)

Welcome friends old and new to TGIFF this week! This quilt has taken me longer than it should because I have jumped into some other projects in the middle. With the small pieces of the Bonnie Hunter design, I knew an all over stitching pattern would work best, and I am happy with the dahlia […]

Goals for 2019

I am doing better at finishing quilts. I think so anyway. In 2018, I started 3 quilts (Mandolin quilt from Tales of Cloth, Comfort Quilt from Amy Ellis, and Good Fortune mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter) and finished 5 quilts (Sugar Block Club, Summer Solstice, Comfort, Fall En Provence, Spooky Jack), and made progress on […]

Middles

As in mid-way, partly completed, and on the way there. I finally got started on quilting my Hallowe’en quilt, Spooky Jack. I started by stitching in the ditch around the pumpkin and the borders. For the pumpkin, I tried some dot to dot quilting in the eyes and nose (note, I really need a proper […]

Q4 in the Finish a long (2018)

I made a lot of items this past quarter, just not on my list! I want to participate in the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt starting late November, so I know I won’t get much else done during those weeks. So I might as well be somewhat realistic. Priority 1, Spooky Jack. Basted, needs quilting. Would […]