Friday, 4 September 2009

Finishing Friday - Sept 4

It's Friday again. How did your finishing projects go this week? In my case, there wasn't a lot of progress, and no finishes for this week. But I did make progress on my tumbling blocks - almost half the blocks are sewn together now.

And I finished quilting my 3 year old challenge quilt. This poor quilt has been waiting a long time - so long that I forgot that it was not symmetrical and I hung it upside down.  Can you tell I inverted the image to fix that?

I made this quilt top back when I'd only been quilting for about a year.  It was a shop challenge at my local quilt shop.  Instructions were free enough that you could end up with almost anything.  "make 4 star blocks (any size)"  "make 4-patch blocks (any size)"   "create a border using half-square triangles".  It was fun - but pretty challenging for one of my first quilts.   I did complete it on time, but never got around to backing and quilting it.

It finally made it out of the closet, and is now quilted and ready for binding.  I did a meander over the whole quilt - to tie together the different elements and colours.  Just need to bind it, which will happen this week.

This quilt is backed and quilted with navy blue, again to pull the different elements into a cohesive whole.  I think I was in a "blue" phase back when I started quilting.  This quilt, my lone star (which was planned and fabric purchased  back then), and a number of other quilts from that period are all blue.

So my summary for this week is:

- the shop hop quilt (ready for quilting now)
*- A challenge quilt from my local quilt shop - 3 years ago (needs binding)
- a picture quilt from my 2005 trip to Mexico (needs quilting)
- a queen size quilt (need to quilt it)
- a set of 3 wall quilts (to be hung)
- a stained glass dragon (still piecing)
- a Hawaiian wall-quilt that's been on my frame for 4 years now (finish quilting)
- mystery quilt (ready for quilting)
* - tumbling blocks
- reversible quilt
* - kaleidoscope quilt (new one this week. oops)

How about you?


  1. Well, that is a very productive week!! And the quilt you are showing today - uh,, that is a real challange for a new person to this hobby!! But the results are very nice.

  2. I don't know if either of us would be prepared for an inventory of what I have on deck for projects! That being said, you've inspired me to go into the pile and see what I've really got so I can start getting back into the groove. Hopefully I won't need a miner's cap to see how deep the pile goes - yeah, it's bad!

    I'll even say I'll post the list here in a week, just so we can both keep me honest - how's that?

  3. @Helen
    Always happy to keep you honest. Give me a shout if you get buried in a cave-in :)