Category Finish-A-Long

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 […]

A not so little finish

I made another pair of Sunny Days shorts (free pattern from Oliver + S) this summer. I selected this lovely Rifle Paper Co fabric from another local quilt shop, Annie’s Quilt Shop in Newcastle, Ontario, knowing I would have scraps to add to my stash. I’ve made this pattern in sizes 5, 6, 8, and […]

Easy peasy

To write this post, not to get things finished! Beacause I only finished one item on my list last quarter. I’ve got a few items started which I will add for this quarter. Halloween QST quilt (now named Spooky Jack) — basted, needs quilting Beach Ball baby quilts — I’m planning to make two smallish […]

Quilting hugs and kisses

Welcome to TGIFF and a finish for me that has been a long time coming. The Tic Tac Toe blocks were made by my bee-mates in the 2015 version of the Canadians Quilt Bee, from this pattern by Blossom Heart Quilts. I continued my free motion quilting practice following along the #freemotionchallenge by Angela Walters. […]

And a recycled set

Of goals for Q2 in the Finish a Long. Well, that’s not new for me. And as usual, I try to make these goals something that has been hanging around, not the seductive new project which has tempted me. Which means, that almost all of these goals are recycled from last quarter. Tic Tac Toe […]

A Summer Quilt Finish

A Summer Solstice quilt that is. Started in a sew-along (geez, what a surprise) in the summer of 2016 with Melissa at Happy Quilting, finally I pieced the top with some narrow sashing in December 2017, and now it’s done! The backing is from FreeSpirit fabrics, picked up for $5/m at the Sarnia fabricland a […]

Equinox

Happy spring! Although it isn’t too warm yet here in Port Hope, with nighttime temperatures well below freezing and daytime temperatures only a degree or two above zero. It’s almost the end of quarter 1 of the finish a long and I have completed my rhubarb socks. I tried a tubular cast-off and they are […]

Aim High

Yeehah! Time to link up my ambitions for finishes in Q1 of 2018. When I filled out the projects page in my new Quilters Planner, I realized I had started 4 quilts in 2018 and finished 4, so that is not a good prediction of being able to reduce the backlog. So here is my […]

A Personal Sewing Retreat

I dither over sashing and finishing often. Doesn’t everyone? So to focus on assembling some quilt tops over a weekend felt like a huge accomplishment. At the beginning of December we had a week at our shared ownership cottage, but between work and musical commitments, my husband and I overlapped by a day but we […]

Allietare Pillow Finish

Because it doesn’t take very long once you actually start.  The top is from the Allietare mystery quilt-along in 2015, by Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville.  I used some leftover 4-patches, and some more, set on point for the side panel (approximately 4 1/2″ wide), and backed it with grey chevron flannel.  I then stuffed it […]