12 January 2015

starting again !

Yep - its time to list the first quarter for the 2015 Finish-Along - this year being hosted by the lovely Adrianne at On The Windy Side.

With a little better achievement last year than the year before it still took me quite a while to decide what to list for this first new year quarter !  I really don't like the idea of putting those well worn items from the past few years on again but they're still UFOs and they need to be finished but hopefully by adding a few new items I can mix it up !!

First up I'll put my two care quilts from last year on the list ...

Quilt 1 - Nested Churn Dash

Nested Churn Dash scrappy quilt

this year my queen bee months for the Care Quilts are May and July so if I get these two done in the first quarter it will give me a clean slate !

Quilt 2 - Scrappy Star - still need to organise a backing for this one !

scrappy simple star quilt

I'm also going to include one of my favourites from last year ...

Quilt 3 - The Single Girl

single girl quilt

as well as one that didn't even see the light of day !

Quilt 4 - The Polka Dot Dresden

polka dot dresden quilt

I'll also include two that I'm currently working on ...

Quilt 5 - the Aviatrix Medallion quilt

aviatrix medallion quilt

and Quilt 6 - my Plus Comma quilt

Plus quilt in Comma by Zen Fabrics

Lastly I'll include another from my 2014 last quarter list as it only needs quilting although I do need to order the binding.

Quilt 7 - Postcard from Sweden quilt

Postcard from Sweden a half square triangle quilt

So again, fingers crossed that I can get these done - normally I'd say that I hope to get a few done but this year is my year for finishes so I'm getting them all done !

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

06 January 2015

think pink - its a finish !

well here we are at the pointy end of the 2014 finish along and I'm excited that I've got a finish to share - yay !!!

Well, there's not that much to celebrate considering my list was pretty small but a finish is a finish and I'm taking what I can !!

In my list for the last quarter I had included three Care at Do.Good Stitches quilts and I'm happy to say that one is finally done !!

"think pink" is one of my favourite quilts - its made up of pink scrap blocks by members of the fabulous Care circle - I really loved quilting it and getting to look close up at all the gorgeous fabrics in each block!

I quilted it by echo quilting the stars in each block and It is now machine bound and ready to be given to its recipient - a local cancer sufferer.

While taking photos of the finished quilt down at our creek, Pippi decided to run straight across the middle of it with her wet muddy paws - thankfully the marks came out in the wash !!  but it meant that instead of getting a heap of great shots I had to race back home to wash it straight away !

Quilt Stats
"think pink"
size: 44" x 53"
pattern: spiderweb block from a tutorial by Marit at Quilt It
top fabric: various pink scraps of the bee members
backing fabric: pink and white Paisley Floral
binding fabric: Kona bubblegum pink
batting: Warm and White cotton 
quilting: echo quilting in the star spaces of each block
thread: Aurifil Bubblegum varigated #3660

linking up to the final finish-along party over at The Littlest Thimble - thanks for being a wonderful host in 2014 Katy !
Finish Along 2014