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