Thursday, January 09, 2014

2014 Finish-A-Long Q1 Goals

So last quarter? Totally did not finish a single thing on my list. Perhaps this is especially sad seeing as I only had two projects there, but, since I hand piece (when I move and have space, the first thing I'm doing is buying myself a sewing machine. I even have the money set aside and I cannot wait) I give myself leeway there. How quickly do I really expect to finish a double quilt by hand? So both of my items are carrying over.

Cameron's Quilt

the blocks all laid out
This one is inspired by Red Pepper Quilt's Labyrinth pattern, except for the fact that I did my own math. I'm a little out of love with this right now, but my niece is crazy about it and that's who it's for. I'm just doing the sashing now and the top should be done in a week - then I need to decide if I need borders, which I probably should add and get to quilting. This is intended to be a birthday present, and given that said birthday is mid-February I have to get a move on. But let's be honest, this is going to be a slightly late birthday present.

Pillow Covers

pillows to made from random bits, mostly
The other project on the list is some pillow covers, made using the scraps left over from my Trip Around The World quilt that I've used to test little techniques. I used them to test the corner sections of the blocks for Cami's quilt, and more recently I've been testing some flying geese techniques for something I plan on making for my brother. Since I have tons of co-ordinating scraps, I figure that these can eventually become pillows for our living room.

I have quite a pile of co-ordinating scraps
Realistically, I don't actually expect the pillow covers to get done, but a girl can dream, right? Anyway I don't have too much of a space to put them for now.

Finish Along 2014


  1. It’s wonderful to have a sewing machine, but I also love the slow progress of hand stitched quilts! It will be great to be able to choose between both techniques!

  2. I love the aqua and purple quilt! Looking forward to finishing along with you.

  3. All that by hand? Wow, good luck!

  4. Huh. I scrolled past your post and when I saw the fabric for the pillow covers I thought " Hey! Looks like a seventies vintage inspired plan". But then I scrolled back up to how you combined them and then it actually looks very contemporary. Impressive!

    I also keep being in love with the purple and aqua quilt. They;re just such lovely tones.

    Oh, funny sidenote: I got around to reading The Name of The Wind and I loved it. And then over Christmas it turned out that my in-laws gifted the same book to my SIL. They were very happy when I could give a positive review of the book.

    Thanks again for introducing me to that author!

    1. The fabrics are a little seventies, aren't they? They're the scraps from my last quilt, so I know they'll co-ordinate well once I actually get it done.

      I'm really glad to hear you liked The Name of The Wind. I've been on a slow conversion mission with that lately, loaning it to everyone in my life who likes fantasy writing.

  5. I'm amazed that you hand piece all of that!

  6. You have done a fabulous job with your hand work. I love Cameron's quilt!! Beautiful work and colors. Happy Stitching!

  7. You are making an entire quilt by hand? I complain about the binding!! Now I really hope you finish a project this quarter!!

  8. wow i am really impressed that you hand-pieced that quilt! amazing.