Category Finish-A-Long

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 […]

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 […]