Monday, April 9, 2012

Finish - A - Long - Q2

Mystery Quilt - basted

I'm in for Quarter 2 of Rhonda at Quilter in the Gap's Finish - A - Long. In Q1 I got 3 quilts done, amoungst a bunch of swaps, bee blocks, tutorials, and such. The FAL truly works for me.

My list still includes the Mystery Quilt from the Mystery QAL Sheila at the Bluepatch Quilter patiently ran last spring. I am way behind on the finishing but at least now it is basted. I welcome ideas on the quilting, I am still not sure what to do. I need to quilt and bind this wonderful quilt.

Red

I am adding in Red. That might be cheating a bit, as I just started her last week. But since Red is not finished, maybe I can squeeze her in, she needs to be bound - I finished the quilting on the weekend.

Top done

This quilt top is made from the Summer's Blush pattern. I prepared a darker grey back last night and so it needs to be basted, quilted and bound. I want this as a picnic quilt so need to get on with it before picnic season.

And then there were 9

These beautiful butterfly blocks need to be made into a quilt. I am waffling between sashing and no sashing (if none, I will need to make more blocks so you can guess which way I am leaning). This screams spring to me so it needs to be done soon or spring will be gone. It needs to be finished into a top, basted, quilted and bound.

A Kiss in Time, so far

A Kiss in Time is still on the pile, another hold over from Q1. I did not even pull this one out all quarter, so I will try harder this spring. It needs to be finished, basted, quilted and bound.

And then there were 4 - LBSP Blocks

The last holdover from Q1 - these LBSP blocks need some friends. I did make some more HST units last quarter, but then I got distracted. Let's see if I can get this one finished too.

Cutting the Stained Quilt - on my new table

 Finally, I want to finish my Stained Quilt from Sarah at Narcoleptic in a Cupboard's QAL. I am embarrassed to admit that I have only cut about a third of the fabrics so far, so I am so far behind it is sad. however, I set up a new cutting table in my sewing area yesterday and am so excited that I can now cut without having to either set up in the kitchen or suffer a screaming back. So I am going to finish cutting, making the blocks, basting, quilting and binding this one. I am using Echo, with is so wonderful, that I am sure I can do it this quarter.

Well, today I am the optimistic one. I do have some other quilting homework too - swaps, bee blocks, FQ Retreat samples and name tag, and then there is my old friend Startitis, who gets really bad in the spring. One can dream, let's see how I do.

If you have not yet joined the FAL, you have a few more days to link up your plan.

2012 Finish-A-Long

I hope everyone is enjoying a lovely Easter weekend. I am going to enjoy this beautiful and sunny  Monday mostly off from work, and I am back at it tomorrow.

Best,

Leanne

31 comments:

Quilter in the Gap said...

That is quite the list my rambunctious friend! If you do everything on your list we will MUCH closer to 175 items!!!!

Debbie said...

oh my that is quite the list!! I love how RED is coming along! Anxious to see your binding choice. And imho, your butterfly blocks would be awesome with some contrasting sashing like I did with 'Sparkle' OR set off center with lots of white space like RED. hmmm....lovely no matter what you choose. Yay for a new cutting table - that'll be good motivation!

Sarah said...

I think you're aiming for FAL Queen arent you :-) And OMG woman do you EVER do anything that sucks?!?! As always, LOVE your work! x

Dianne Neale said...

Good grief - so you won't be eating or sleeping them!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow!! how many hands do you have???
lol...Beautiful pieces; each of them...I especially love the first one....and the Kiss in time....they are all lovely...hard to pick a favorite....but these are just so very different...stunning

**nicke... said...

and i know you will finish all you have set out to do! i can't wait to see you tick the finishes off your list!

Annabella said...

You are such a prolific and talented quilter - so inspirational. Red is my favourite - I nearly bought the fat eighth bundle of sea blues and greens last night but didn`t. I may just.

Sheila said...

I am so excited to see the Mystery in there, it really is so beautiful.I think your butterfly blocks would pass for summer too if they don't make spring.Hope you manage a little sleep next quarter.

Wendy said...

Your quilts are gorgeous - I can't wait to see them finished! I love that first one!!! So pretty.

I thought that the second quarter started April 1st, so any quilts not done by then can count, right? I included one which I actually finished on Saturday because it was still being quilted as of the 1st. I hope I'm right on that! LOL!

Good luck with all your finishes :)

susan said...

I hope you are worried now that Rhonda is counting on you to push the numbers up on finishes. At least that takes the pressure off me. ;-)

Flying Blind... said...

Oh you make me want to put my mystery in the bin!

I love Red - I cheated and added my Stained to my list, so you can certainly have that one too!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

All gorgeous projects! I'm sure you can get them done :) I think I'm going to join in this quarter, since I have things I want to get done!

elle said...

Gracious! Go girl! I like so many of these tops, especially the first and then the butterflys and... oh well, I like them all!

Nicky said...

Cool plan - the butterflies are great - what about putting them on point!?

Shevvy said...

What a list!

I would say to sash the butterflies - each one will stand out more distinctly then.

Andrea said...

All beautiful projects, and an ambitious list! Good luck!

Katy Cameron said...

Fab list, can't wait to see them all done!

Jeannie said...

I love your Summer's Blush quilt. It's fantastic! Love the grey solid with the Reunion fabric. Also love your butterfly blocks. The colours are so beautiful :-)

Patchwork and Play said...

I love everything you do but the Mystery Quilt is SO pretty. It would look lovely handquilted! And of course you know how much I love "RED"! And the Summer Blush quilt reminds me of a tiled floor! Beautiful!
Good luck getting everything done!

Brenda said...

Thank-you. I am inspired again!!
and I think you will get alot of use from your newest 'tool' - the cutting table!! I am looking to create my own 'big' ironing board and I do need to have a cutting area too.
Right now, for fun, hubby and I are looking at house plans. I have found one where, I know where my new 'studio' will be!! Little kitchen an bathroom included!! It is already in the plans - I didn't have to add it!! And when I do have that type of space, it will be fun.
Saying that, I think I had better use the space I have to make having bigger worth it!! Have a great week!! Thanks for the insperaion!! I had to copy that blk how-to's!! Looks like fun!!!

felicity said...

Holy crap! You're going to be busy! (But I love everything!)

Catherine said...

And I rekon that you will do all of those! I have the mystery quilt and the stained on my list too. Really want to get the mystery quilt finished

diane said...

This is so fun to see three lines of fabric that I have used in such different quilts. I almost didn't recognize the Reunion. Such great projects!

Manda said...

All such amazing projects! Good Luck with them :)

Amanda ~ A Crafty Fox said...

WOW! Those are some seriously awesome projects! I loved looking at all of them!

Katie said...

Oh, my, I love the Klimt quilt! He is one of my favorite artists because of the patchwork he incorporates into his painting style.

Very ambitious list, but you have all of us cheering you on! Good luck!

Cathy at PotterJotter said...

I love your butterfly blocks - haven't seen that block pattern before - you've really brought it to life with your colour choices. XCathy

Judith, Belfast said...

Wow! It's like reading a confessional! I absolultely ADORE your butterfly blocks; the fabrics and the shapes. They will be awesome in a quilt. I would love to have a go at one of those. Keep up the good work! Jxo

@pril said...

I'm totally diggin' your butterfly blocks. How did you make them? Is there a tutorial? Please share!

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justacraftymom said...

can I ask where I can get the butterfly pattern? I just love the colors that you used!!! I would sash it.

@pril said...

I featured the star quilt top & butterfly blocks on my blog: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2012/07/featured-quilters-sewers-1-tutorials.html

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