Thursday, March 29, 2012

Finishing - A - Long - First Quarter Report

On January 1, I posted my FAL goals for this quarter. I optimistically pointed to 6 quilts that had reached the UFO pile and needed to be finished.

Well I finished 3 of them, and they are all wonderful quilts. 

A quilt for my bed

First I finished this quilt for my bed in January. The Ta Da post and plenty of photographs are here. I love this quilt and use it every day. The Laura Gunn fabrics make me smile and the Essex Linen adds a nice texture and weight. This pattern is called the Wedding Quilt from the Purl Bee.

Kaleidoscope Quilt

In February I finished my Kaleidoscope quilt and sent it to my nephew who is away from home at University. He was thrilled. The Ta Da post and pictures are here. I started the Kaleidoscope as part of the Elizabeth from Don't Call Me Betsy's Kaleidoscope QAL. I really like the kaleidoscope pattern and will be making more of them in the future I hope.

Colour +

In March I finished Colour + which is the quilt I made as part of the Across the Sea QAL run by Sarah from Fairyface Designs and Jennifer from Ellison Lane Quilts. The Ta Da post and many pictures are here. I am not sure what or who this quilt is for yet. It may be a gift but right now I like it too much to part with it.

So, three finishes in three months, I call that a great success, especially with all the other things going on around here. If you head over to visit Rhonda at Quilter in the Gap you can check out all the finishes that are being linked up.

And there are some tutorials to come in the next few days as a reward for the finishing, including one from me on April 4.  (I best be finishing that soon too.)

I have made some progress with the other three projects from January's list and they will go on the list for the next quarter. A few other things got started this quarter and will likely appear on the next quarter list too. It seems that I am still quicker at starting than I am at finishing. I hope the FAL runs for a good while.