Monday, 9 April 2012

Finish along - second quarter targets

I've been busy sewing for the last few days getting to know my new machine and I must say I'm very happy with it, particularly the automatic thread cutter. Its the little things...

The time has come to set out my stall and say what finishes I want to achieve for the next quarter as I join in with Rhondas finish along http://gapquilter.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/pre-second-quarter-linky-party.html.

Firstly and most importantly, I want to get my paper pieced quilt finished. This was started as part of Becky at Sarcastic Quilters QAL last year. All the piecing is done and the top is in four pieces ready to be quilted. This has become a very important quilt for me, it is going to be a gift to a cousin and has quite a sentimental story so I want to do it justice. I think I know how I want to quilt it but keep wobbling over the idea. It has to be finished by August as that is when it is needed for but I don't want it to be a last minute job. This is one of the four pieces.


These blocks are one of my scrap projects. I've got all the blocks pieced and quilted, they just need to be put together.


And one of my old UFOs. Early last year I had 13 tops waiting to be finished, that is down to 4 so I am going to plump for this one....

6 comments:

Di said...

13 top to quilt!!! Did I read right? That is scarey! 4 sounds much more manageable. Will you go for more than one though??? Go on.... Di so

Amy said...

Wow you must been sewing in your sleep to get that many done!!! V. implressive. Love the last quilt - very cheerful and happy.

Leanne said...

I love that quilt for your cousin, it is stunning! The other two are also lovely and it sounds like soon all your quilts will be quilted! Glad to hear the new machine is fun.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Your work is as pretty as ever and man, I love your color choices for the QAL. It's coming together so beautifully. If you forget to post final photos, I might have to hop on a plane and hunt you down. I want to see this baby complete! :D

Pat said...

Love that paper pieced quilt! Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

Shay said...

Im really liking the fabrics in the last offering for this quarter Shevvy. What are they?

You can do it - I have no doubt you'll get all of these done. Im on a WIP kick this month myself. Im dying to start something new!