Tuesday, 7 July 2015

2015 Finish Along - Q3 goals

Well, it's time to think about what I want to finish in Q3.  The answer to that is "lots of things", but thinking about it practically, this is what I hope to finish:

1.  Haunted House
This is an embroidered Haunted House from The Victoria Sampler. The pattern was only released about Halloween time last year, so I couldn't make it for Halloween 2014, but it will be ready for Halloween 2015 for sure.  It may look like I'm almost finished, but assembly takes days of fiddling around with glue and pins.  I want it to be perfect, so I'll be taking my time to get all of the sides even before I sew it together.





2.  Scrappy Bear Paw quilt
You can read more about this quilt here.  A number of people from Capital Quilters are making quilts like this for our guild's 30th anniversary.  Mine is all pieced and I've started hand quilting it. I just need to finish the hand quilting and attach the binding.




3.  Tree quilt
This quilt is my first art quilt.  Jenny Hunter, the designer, was the guest speaker at our guild meeting in June.  She bought along her original version of this quilt and I really liked it.  She also had packs of precut shot cottons for sale, so I bought greens and yellows because they were a bit different for me.  I've already started quilting it on my new Bernina and I'm really enjoying it.



Jenny Hunter's original quilt - Trees Mini Quilt


4. Spinning Stripes
I wrote about this quilt in my last post here. Now the top is all sewn together, and I just need to quilt it and bind it. I'll add it to this list so it doesn't get ignored. Shirley suggested that we quilted along the stripes, so I'll give that a go.



The Finish Along linkup party is working well for me. I finished all 4 things on my Q1 list which was here, and finished 3 out of 4 things on my Q2 list which was here.  Anyone with a blog or Instagram account can join up and share their goals. Adrianne is running the Finish Along this year, so see her blog On the Windy Side for all the Q2 finishes here.

I'll keep you updated on my progress as the quarter progresses.

13 comments:

Dasha said...

This is the first time I have seen the full Halloween quilt for a while. It looks fabulous with all the embellishments.
Also very impressed with the stripey hexagonal quilt. That is lovely.

PaulaB quilts said...

The Scrappy Bear Paw quilt is charming, great use of colors, and the dark quilting you are doing just adds to that. Wish I could see the tree quilt in person, because I'm sure the shot cottons are dramatic, much better than photos can show. But the Spinning Stripes took my breath away when I saw your last post with all the different versions. Your final arrangement seems just right to me. Congrats on all four projects.

margaret said...

4 very varied projects you have shared today, the halloween haunted home looks such fun. Quilt looks good, like the way you have a different colour for each block,trees are wonderful and I think I commented on how much I liked your spinning one on the previous blog

Sandi said...

Love how you bound the tree quilt, I was hoping you would choose the scrappy option, it looks great.

Also love how you are utility quilting your bear paw quilt, now I see your basting stitches I missed them at first on your Instagram picture.

Gina said...

I love the halloween stitchery. A great list, I look forward to seeing them all finished

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lots of lovely projects going on here, but do-able, yes? I love your bright scrappy Bears Paw... the hand quilting is great!

Maryse said...

All beautiful and fun projects, Iooking forward to see them completed.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I am seeing the humour in your accusing me of being the details girl when you are labouring over the tiny details in your haunted house. :)

HeathersSewingRoom said...

I really like seeing your list each quarter. This quarter has some very nice quilts that you have started. Good luck on seeing them come to completion.

Ruth said...

I really love your haunted house - it catches me everytimg you show a little bit more - roll on Halloween!

Julie said...

Those tree quilts are awesome!!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I'm impressed by your progress on your lists! The hand quilting is looking really nice on the bear paw quilt.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Good luck!