Friday, January 17, 2014

2014 Finish Along!

One of my goals is to blog more. So far, I have done a horrible job at reaching that goal. lol. But if there is one event that will get me going, it's the Finish Along link ups. Rhonda of Quilter in the Gap started it two years ago(?). Then it moved to She Can Quilt with Leanne last year. And this year it is with Katy at The Littlest Thistle. The link up for the 1st Quarter is open until the 17th, so there is still time to get your WIPs together and join along! It is now closed. so bummed. I wrote this post on Monday, but it's taken me all week to find my camera, which I still haven't. So I have no pictures. I was going to throw in some old pictures, but the event is already closed. Anyway, even though I am not officially participating, I will still blog about it and do it on my own. :) Anyway... still stop by, so you can learn more about it - and be better prepared than I for the next quarter. I have really enjoyed it in the past! Plus there are prizes! (I've won some fun things in the past... which definitely helps with the motivation factor.) :)

Finish Along 2014

I must say I was SOOO sad to miss the last quarter of last year. We moved at the same time as the pre-quarter link up. Although I missed it, I did finish a LOT of my projects that have been on my list for years! (I will post about those soon, I hope). I'm really excited to start over with a mostly fresh and new list this year. With no further delay, here's what I want to finish (and hoping you won't see these projects on my list over and over again. I at least feel like I'm getting better at actually finishing things.) ;)

Ok, looking at my previous list, I still have a lot of repeats... oh well. Anyway, here we go:


  • Kaleidoscope Quilt - needs a back, then quilted and bound
  • 60's Granny Quilt* - I want to change out the orange and teal instead. Then the giant squares need to be pieced to finish the top
  • Tommy's Quilt* - I had the pattern all written out on my computer, and now I can't find the file anywhere. so bummed. I still remember how to make it, but I need to figure out the measurements again.
  • Nest quilt* - just sew together, figure out a few details, and quilt and bind.
  • My newest secret, upcoming pattern quilt.* The top is finished on this baby size. So excited to show this to you, but I am going to wait for the big reveal. I have a lap size of this to finish as well using some of Heather Bailey's new fabrics. So excited for it!
  • Neil's triangle quilt - I started this one at Sewing Summit in Jeni's class. It's half finished. I LOVE how triangles look, but I am realizing that sewing them together is not my favorite. ;) I am probably going to confiscate the quilt once I give it to him. Good thing we live in the same house so he won't notice. ;)
  • Bee Blocks Quilt. I received a lot of quilt blocks a year or so ago from the Quilting for a Cause group on Flickr (which I have been neglecting. the new flickr is so hard - as in hard to enjoy.) :( I laid these out the other day and paired up the blocks, and made a plan for them. I think I'll make all of these into 7 quilts.
Other projects:

  • Numbers book, using My ABCs Numbers pattern
  • Swap projects (these are TOP priority and what I'm working on very very first, like right as I'm typing this, I'm also working on these. lol. I am having a lot of self control not skipping over to other projects.) It's a secret, so the pictures are very secretive. lol. But here they are. :)
  • This pillow from Angela's class at Sewing Summit (I just realized that I never blogged about that. we moved right after... I have been thinking about it a lot, so maybe I'll do a really random recap. lol.) 
  • Coasters and mug rugs
  • Starburst Mini
  • and lots of patterns* that are in the works. but I don't know if those count here. ?

Alright, that is a long list. With everything else going on in life right now, I'm hoping I can still speed through these and get them finished! Who's with me?! :)

I hope you are having a wonderful Monday!



  1. I hate that you missed the deadline! I am usually the one scrambling to get things done!!!

  2. Aww, I'm sorry, it did close at the end of the 17th at midnight GMT, which is where I am! The next quarter opens on the 7th April and runs for a week from then. In the meantime, good luck with your WIPs :o)

  3. That is some list! Sorry you missed the deadline but we'll all cheer you on :) You've a lot of great projects and looking forward to seeing the finishes!

  4. Me! I'm with you. I couldn't link up in time for technical reasons so I decided to post an I'll finish it myself along as well. Maybe we should do a mini link up for those that missed it too :)

  5. I can cheer you along should see some of my pics for the FAL, taken in terrible fluorescent light, but it was great to lay out the blocks and see where I was with my target quilts.

  6. i dont think it matters if you signed up or not. i say still do it. i think i will try too. altho i am horrible about following thru with this kind of stuff :o)


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