Thursday, 11 April 2013

Finish-A-Long Q2

So now's the time to link up with Leanne and list those UFOs that I would like to turn in to finishes before July.


It's warming up here and my sewing hours are going to become more limited so this is a modestish list...oh and my husband is starting to wear the 'how many quilts does a home in a hot climate need' failing to appreciate the aesthetic pleasure they give when casually draped over every available surface in the house.

My Cameo Giant Star needs basting, quilting and binding. This is a recent make but one I'm keen to see finished - it's so much prettier in person.  This photo doesn't do it justice!


My Godson's Union Jack quilt is shamefully lying in a heap after I attempted to quilt it a few weeks ago and dismally failed -  but I need to finish it so this will be first up.


My Drunkard in Central Park quilt top needs enlarging and finishing - a rollover from Q1. I love this quilt top - it's just too small but with some more Central Park FQs I bought at the beginning of the year I hope to make it a decent size.


My Stitch Tease quilt top has arrived and it's gorgeous - I can't wait to reveal it to you on Monday when all the bee members will do a collective ta-dah!! For the time being I shall remind you of one of my starter blocks I made for it - my theme was curves and I love these clamshells.  If I had the energy I would make a whole quilt of scrappy clamshells!


...and I shall save my hexies for Q3 when I shall have packed the machine away for a couple of months!

Are you joining in?

21 comments:

cheeky monkey said...

Lovely quilts! It must be a man-thing asking about how many quilts a house needs .. no matter in which climate you are in!

dutchcomfort said...

Yes I’ve joined in and I love your FAL projects!

Cindy Sharp said...

I understand your husbands thoughts...i have had them about my own home. However, I would think that piles of quilts would fit right in with the atmosphere in Moroco.

diane said...

Lets have a virtual quilt the star party! I'm excited about Monday.

Sarah said...

You have some real treasures to finish up this quarter. Love your clamshells! Can't wait to see the big reveal of all these mysterious quilts everyone is hinting at.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous list, very impressed with the clamshells! And totally sympathise re hubby. My mans first comment is usually "what are you going to DO with it though? But we dont NEED another quilt."

Nicky said...

Gorgeous all! And yes I think you should do a clamshell quilt!

Love the simplicity of the giant star - it just lets the fabrics shine!

Dianne Neale said...

Gordon doesn't get quilts either. I don't have so many yet, but I still get the look, and the question " where is that for?"
Love your drunkards path quilt

Patchwork and Play said...

One can never have too many quilts! Looking forward to seeing the strip tease reveal! (Does that sound a little naughty or what?!!!)

Elisabeth said...

Gorgeous projects! Can't wait to see them all finished. No pressure ;-)
Here's to finishing WIPs!

Di said...

Really lovely projects. I am a sucker for stars and your star quilt is a beauty. Di x

Canadian Abroad said...

Lots of lovely quilts. And one really exciting one indeed at the bottom of the list. Bring on Monday.

Flying Blind... said...

Husbands are all the same the world over, no matter what the climate!

Some lovely finishes you will have (according to Yoda!) xxx

Rebecca Lynne said...

Holy crap I love that scalloped one - the clamshells. Gorgeous! How did you do that?

Katy Cameron said...

That looks do-able, given the heat, good luck!

Carla said...

I really love that giant star ; )

Archie the wonder dog said...

I can't wait to see your ST top - the clamshells block is stunning!!

tusen said...

Great projects. Can't wait to see how you quilt the Giant Star and I'm really looking forward to seeing your Drunkard finished.

Leanne said...

This is an excellent list! And I expect that one could lie on top of a quilt, not just under it.

Wendy said...

wow, there's some beautiful quilt tops there!

ScissorsandThread said...

Great plans for this quarter - hope you get some sewing done before it gets too hot. Love the cameo quilt in particular.