Monday, January 13, 2014

Celebrate the small finishes

Hi All

I have been working away on a few things and am calling the steps as Finishes.  Sometimes you need the small ones to keep you going towards the big Finishes.

This is block 7 of the 2013 Mystery BOM from Fat Quarter Shop.  There are 12 blocks in total, so half way through the blocks, but I have made all that I have received so far. 

This finish is actually a quilt I am teaching at The Patchwork Angel on Saturday 15th February.  I have called it Spring Picnic.  It is a big quilt, using 2 Jelly Rolls and white solid for the sashings, very easy to make it smaller.  I love this Finish.  Call the shop to book in..

Now don't think I have worked my butt off to get this to a completed top.  I had pieced the strips late last year and only needed to make the sashing and put together, done.  It still needs to be quilted, maybe this week, I would like to bind in a navy stripe, but am not finding something I like as yet.

We had a little road trip this past Sunday and I got these hexagons basted in the car.

This is two more diamonds pieced together.  The above hexagons will be pieced into these units for this quilt.

I have a hand pieced quilt that needs applique borders to complete it, here is the vines and stems completed on 2 of them. The third is started, when all 4 have the vines then I will work on the flowers so I can get some balance to the colours.  I had put off doing this for about a year now, so very happy it is coming along. Oh look my toes made it into the photo

I have had a sampler pattern for ages and thought I would start it by cutting and piecing as I have fabric already out on my cutting table.  Block 1 done but will have to wait and see how well I stick to this plan...

And every project needs cute storage to keep it safe for when it gets forgotten....

and finally the Bonnie Hunter Celtic Solstice Mystery quilt.  Here is my pile of alternate blocks, I think there is 42 here

Still working on the Star Blocks, I have about 6 or 7 still to go, but have run out of the 4 patches

here I have played them the placement of the blocks.  I was a bit worried about my choices, but it is going to come very close to how I pictured it in my head, don't you like that when the finished quilt comes close to the vision...

NO quilt comes together perfectly, at some point you have to do some unpicking. This is the first time I will have to unpick, didn't even notice until after I ironed this block..

Now all of this has been worked on since about the start of the year, not all this week.  This is all about seeing the progress, you know yourself that some days you know you have been busy but feel you have nothing to show for it.  This is for me to look back at the end of the year and see what I have accomplished and remember what I did.

Thanks for making it to the end of another long post, I hope you enjoyed the pictures.. What small steps did you get FINISHED this week

lots of love and Finishing wishes to you all

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