Friday 12 July 2013

Finish Along Third Quarter Goals

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Now is the time to set my goals for the third quarter of 2013.

1. Pistols at Dawn Quilt.  I took this very impromptu layout photo after I had received quite a few of the blocks from the lovely Fallow Group ladies.  I have four final blocks to make myself, then I can assemble the quilt top and quilt this up.  I even have a backing fabric picked already!  Despite this, this quilt is a carry over from the second quarter so I would really like to get it finished up this time.

Simply Solids Quilt Progress

2. Oakshott and low volume plus quilt.  I've finished this quilt top and it's at the long-armer for quilting.  Can't wait to get it back and bind it up!

Oakshott and low volume quilt top complete

3. Top of the Lake Quilt.  This quilt is basted and ready for quilting.  I have a fairly ambitious quilting plan, which I'm really just psyching myself up for.  That, or I'll end up doing something super simple.

Top of the Lake Quilt

4. A letter from Lotta quilt.  This was on my list for the second quarter but I never got around to doing anything with it.  Fingers crossed for this quarter!

A Letter from Lotta Quilt

5. Quilt using this fabric that I bleached.  I've actually cut all of these fat eighths into 2" wide strips and sewn them into sets of 4 strips.  I'm planning to make another equilateral triangle quilt, using Essex linen in natural as a background, and really I just need to cut the triangles and start piecing.  I think this will make a great autumn quilt so I would like to get it done for the northern hemisphere autumn.

Fabric experimentation

6. This very bright baby sized quilt I put together over the weekend using mostly Echino fabrics.  The quilt top is complete so I just need to baste, quilt, and bind it.  It's part of a larger project so will definitely be finished by the end of July.  More about this later.

A new baby quilt

7. Hexy ottoman.  I've just finished quilting the sides of this, so I'm on track to get it finished pretty soon!

8. Majoring in Botany quilt.  This is a quilt I made as part of a class run through my local guild.  The quilt top is finished, and I put together the minky back the other day.  This one is going out for longarm quilting, because it's 80" square and there is no way I am going to get a quilt that big, backed in minky, through my machine.  I haven't blogged about this quilt before, honestly just because I haven't had time to take decent photographs of it, but it does exist, I promise!

Ok, I think 8 finishes is enough of a challenge for this quarter of the year!  Are you participating in the Finish-Along for the third quarter of the year?  You can join for any quarter, so if you didn't participate in the first or second quarters, but want to play along, now is the perfect time.  You can link your third quarter goal lists until the 15th of July.


Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

you have so many fantastic projects! I love the Pistols at Dawn quilt.

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

nicole said...

Awesome projects! Love your colours in Pistols at Dawn, can't wait to see it finished! Good luck for Q3!

dutchcomfort said...

Good luck for wuarter 3! You have some awesome projects on the go. Love the Oakshott and low volume plus quilt!

Erica said...

You have a lot of pretty projects going on. The thought of quilting an 80 inch square quilt backed in minky sounds pretty horrific. It's hard enough to do a small quilt backed in minky.

Jo Jo said...

You have such beautiful projects on the go! Good luck - I'm sure you'll get it all done and hopefully win some sort of prize!! X

Leigh Anne said...

This is a great list and I can't wait to see you start ticking off the finishes :)

heart of charnwood said...

Wow, that is quite a list, but chances are there will always be something on the list you fancy working on! :o)

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Good luck!!!

OPQuilt said...

Lots of fun stuff here--I agree on quilting the minky-backed quilt--horrors!

Love the colors and ideas in your spread of unfinished projects. Good luck to you!

Elizabeth E.

Camilla said...

That's a good list! So many beauties there. I'm intrigued about the method for equilateral triangles beginning with strips? I've haven't made an equilateral triangle quilt (yet). What method do you follow. Your previous one is so gorgeous!

Kelsey said...

Wow that oakshott and low volume plus quilt is amazing!!! I don't know why I haven't seen this yet?! That echino quilt looks fab too, I'm excited to read the post about it.

Annabella said...

Beautiful projects - good luck with the 8!

Annabella said...

Beautiful projects - good luck with the 8!

Nat at Made in Home said...

So many amazing projects! It is going to be an amazing quarter!