Saturday, July 12, 2014

FAL Qtr. 3 Hopefuls

Time to make my intended Qtr. 3 finishes public.  I'll be linking up with Katy at The Littlest Thistle.

#1 Making a reappearance is the Kaffe Fasset stripe quilt.  It's basted and ready to quilt. 

#2 The Social Tote.  I'm hoping that this one works out.  There are some sewists on my Christmas list that I think would love this.

#3  Lucky Stars.  There should be 12 stars finished.  This was  BOM from 2013.  I may or may not make something with all 12 blocks.

#4  HST baby quilt.  These are the leftover scraps and yardage from a quilt that I made my grandson.

#5 Tumbler baby quilt.  These 2 charm packs have been sitting around since last summer.  I finally cut them into tumblers.

#6 Disappearing 9-patch.  The 9-patches are all sewn. This should be an easy one. (famous last words)

#7  The Local quilt.  I really, really, really want to finish this.  Unfortunately, this is the only block that is done.
I may be a bit delusional, but I think I can get most of these done.

Joyful stitching

Finish Along 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Finish Along Qtr 2

My 2nd quarter finish (yes, singular finish) was a bit lacking.   Just one completed project from the list.  My list of hopefuls is found here
I participated in the Layer Cake Sample Quilt Along hosted by Amanda at Material Girl.   Each block consists only of HSTs.   I used a Ruby layer cake along with Kona Snow.
It measures approx. 72" x 94", which is a bit larger than my normal finishes.
The rain finally stopped and I was able to take a few photos today.  The sun was a bit bright and washed out a bit of the photo, but I'm not complaining.
I had a difficult time finding something for the back.  This fabric collections contained multiple shades of red, blue, green, pink and gray.  Nothing seemed to match.   Initially, I figured I'd find some kind of floral  that would pull in some of the colors, but no luck.
Finally, after visiting 5 shops, I ended up with this stripe.
It was not at all what I was looking for, but in the end, I think it worked out really well. 
I did straight-line quilting in each block.  For the binding I used a Kona green (don't know the name of it).

As for the rest of the list, 
HST baby quilt - didn't even look at.
Summersville quilt - searched for a backing - no luck.
Economy Block quilt - cut a few more squares, but nothing more.
Kaffe Fassett stripe quilt -
It's basted and ready to quilt.  It will make a reappearance in Quarter 3.

Joyful stitching,

Linking up to 
Finish Along 2014