Saturday, July 5, 2014

AYOLF July Goal

Improv diamond top

A quick stop today to name my July goal for A Year of Lovely Finishes. I am doing well with these monthly goals - it helps to pick things that have deadlines in the month. My goal is to finish this improv diamond quilt and get it linked up for the Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller fabric challenge in time.

Improv diamond top in progress

Since my last post about this project, I puzzled it together, Y seams and all. It is good to remember that even improv has its technically challenging parts. I added a 3" border to the sides of the top last night and spent some time trying to find a suitable backing fabric. I am finding that this quilt feels very halloween-y to me, with the black, orange and grey even though it has no halloween parts really. So I have settled on a backing that will complement that and maybe I will end up with a lap quilt to bring out in the fall.

You can join in with AYOLF each month, its not too late yet - link your goal by July 7.

Finish Along 2014

Don't forget to get your FAL Q2 links up, you have until the end of July 6 in Scotland (dinner time on July 6 at my house.) There are already 341 finishes linked up, Katy is a fantastic motivator.

Enjoy your weekend!