Q4 Finish-A-Long To Do List
Time to look at what I'd like to get done in the last quarter of 2013. There are many projects that I'd like to have completed, but with the holidays approaching, I'm trying to be realistic about how much time I will actually have to sew. I decided I'd be a little bit conservative - so I can hopefully feel good about getting lots of things on my list done come the end of December.
First on the list is a holiday mini-quilt for an exchange that is being hosted on the Modern Quilting Facebook page. This is my first exchange and I have to say I'm a little nervous about sending my projects to another quilter. I feel like it has to be perfect! The person who is assigned to receive my mini-quilt selected Christmas as her holiday of choice (you had to choose a holiday to be the theme of the mini quilt). I opted to try out my new flying geese bloc-loc templates (rulers?) - and they were so fun and easy to use! All I have left to do on this project is finish the binding.
Next on the list has to be the King Chevron quilt (again). I'm sooooo close.
Quilt top - check
Backing fabric - check
Binding made - check
Batting in hand - check!
Now all I have to do is put it all together. My personal goal is to have it done and off to the customer by the end of October.
Third on the list is my Modern Trees QAL with Christa Quilts. The blocks are done (officially done - since I've run out of the white backing fabric), and are up on the design wall. Sorry about the horrible picture - but the lighting in my sewing room isn't great for photos). I chose to "slash" my trees to make garlands and like the result. I also chose to alter the pattern a little to make more white space around the trees. Now I have to assemble the squares, add sashing (?), maybe a border, layer it...and I think I'm going to treat myself and have this one quilted by a professional long-arm quilter! This quilt is for ME. So I think I'll give myself a break and let someone else do some fun and fancy quilting on this.
Last up on the list is my Texty St Louis 16-Patch. This was a spur-of-the moment project that I whipped up in a weekend or so. It was a lot of fun. Now it just needs to be layered, quilted and bound.
10/8/2013 01:20:09 pm
Very fun quilts in your FAL Q4. I love your modern trees with their garlands--very inventive and an idea to tuck away for another year (I'm already working on a Santa quilt at the moment!). Love the 16-patch, too.
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