Monday, 3 October 2016

Quarter 3 Finish Along - the Finishes

Quarter 3 of the Finish Along finished last Friday so here is a round up of my progress .... or lack thereof!  Yet again my list was long this quarter - let's see how I fared, all work this quarter in bold ...

1.  Studio Blind - I really want to get this finished ... especially before the nights draw in and the cold returns!  Not even touched :( :( will be rolled over

2.  EPP hexagons - not touched - but I do think I know what I am going to do with this now!  Not even touched AGAIN - will be rolled over

3.  Crocheted hexagons - having asked for some advice on IG I now have a second plan for these, and bought provision this morning!  Have decided on what to make, a basket, and did buy the necessary for making it strong enough but did not get any further - will be rolled over

4.  Italian Houses - this was started in October 2015 at a workshop with Gillian Travis.  It had to go on the shelf for a while because I didn't have the right blue for the sky ..... but now I do plus I have the wadding for inside.   Now all I need is the time! Not even touched AGAIN - will be rolled over - do you see a theme emerging here!

5.  Pears - from a workshop with Gillian Travis.  This will be made into a wall hanging.  Not even touched - will be rolled over

6.  Hearts for Project Linus - in the new year I put a call out for heart blocks for Project Linus and lots came in.  It's now time to get these made up into tops.  I'm not sure how many there will be in the end! Hooray we finally get to a finish!!! UPDATED - this is done - click here for the finished post.

 7.  A Christmas top already pieced, from the same box of donations for Project Linus!!  Yet again it needs to be quilted and bound ready for distribution.  Maybe if I keep adding it to my list it will be done in time for Christmas!  UPDATED - this is done - click here for the finished post.

8.  Back to Front - this started life as a pieced backing but had a life of it's own!  With a little bit more work it will become a quilt of it's own, probably for my niece.   This has been moved to a more accessible spot in my studio and I really want to get this done by the end of October to gift to someone moving into a new home.

9.  Maia's quilt - back to 2nd plan - feathers - background fabric sorted - let's get this one done!!  Lots done on this one - yeah!!!  The top is now finished.  I now realise that I haven't posted any updates of this on here but there has been a record of it over on IG - click here to see the finished top 

10.  What was Maia's quilt - not sure what to do with this but thought if I got it off the shelf it may be finished in some shape or form!  Not touched - I am going to take this off my list for now and maybe revisit sometime next year!

11.  The start of a birthday bunting.  One like this was on my list this time last year - I did finish it but my sister in law liked so much I gifted to her - which left us without one!  Found a completed birthday bunting in our shipping from New Zealand so this didn't really feel necessary - will take it off my list for now!

12.  Rainbow Rose - this was started in June as a QAL and I now have to decide how to finish it and quilt it.  Finally put the borders on at the weekend.  I was all set to quilt this on Sunday but realised I didn't have the right coloured threads.  I am going thread shopping in the morning so I hope to get this done very soon! 

13.  The Stash Bee quilt  All the blocks have now arrived and I have made a couple more.  I have decided that I would like this to be Queen size but I know that's not going to happen before Christmas so will take it off my list for Q4.

14.  The Siblings Together Mini Bee quilt  UPDATED - this is completed click here for finished post

15.  The Bee Hive quilt I had such great intentions to get this pieced and quilted straight away - going to roll this one over to Q4

16.  Project Linus - this was made by my daughter for Project Linus.  I now have quite a lot of smaller quilts to distribute so I think I will add some borders to increase the size and then quilt and bind it.  UPDATED - this is done - click here for the finished post.

17.  This quilt was made by a local Home Educators group for Project Linus.  I am going to quilt and bind it for them.  UPDATED - this is done - click here for the finished post.

18.  These Polaroid blocks were leftover from my Say "Cheese!" quilt and I am going to put them together to make a small quilt for Project Linus.  I have found some fabric that will work with these blocks to make a larger quilt and will roll this one over.

19.  A Christmas quilt - whilst it is really early for me to think of Christmas I would love to have this finished for this Christmas so if I get it on here now it might just happen.  This will happen ....... so definitely rolling over and really looking forward to working on this again.

20.  These couple of blocks were made when I first tried my Quick Curve Ruler and rather than let them sit on the shelf I am going to turn them into something!  This was so close to a finish, see here, it just needs a couple of seams and a fastener so definitely rolling this one over!

21.  This panel was an impulse buy at the Festival of Quilts last year and whilst I like it I have no idea what to do with it.  I have decided to just go head and get it cut and then inspiration my strike.  Not touched - will take this off for now and come back to it later.

22.  My Favourite Colour - this was a challenge run by Popular Patchwork for show at the Festival of Quilts.  The design is made and fabric has been chosen so I really need to get this started and finished quickly!  UPDATED - this is done - click here for the finished post.

23.  A gift for a friend who is turning 40 - obviously no picture here because it's secret!  Sadly this did not get done ..... and is now very, very late - not sure what to do about this.

24.  This is a challenge piece for the Modern Group of the Quilters Guild - "Black and White plus One"  This was another almost finished, see here.  I could not decide how to quilt this but need to get a move on with it and get it sent off so will be rolled over.

25.  Make a Caravan Tote - pattern by noodlehead  Not touched - going to roll over because this is for me and this quarter I realised that most of the things I make are for other people.  Going to put this up high on my list!

So only a few finishes and all in the last fortnight of the quarter.  I have started making my list for Q4 and am really motivated to get cracking on it early this quarter.  I have nearly completed all my commitments and swaps for the year and look forward to some festive sewing once we hit November. 

I am linking up with the Finish Along over at Mrs Sew and Sow but the hosts are all over the globe this year.


  1. Goodness Abigail. I'm exhausted so I can well appreciate that this list is a demanding one. Love in particular your black and white one hope that gets finished soon and will see it at the West Country show.

  2. Oh my - how many projects are you working on? I feel so much better now, we are definitely in the same camp for multi-making. Looking forward to seeing you fly through these!

  3. That's quite a list! Congrats on what you got done. Good luck with your 4th quarter list.


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