Thursday, January 10, 2019

First Quarter Finish-a-Long

Last year I only made it through one quarter of the 2018 Finish-a-Long. This year, I'd like to complete every quarter. If you haven't heard of it before, it is kind of like an accountability group that encourages each other to finish projects. At the beginning of the quarter, like now, a group of hosts post the starting linkup, and everyone who joins writes a blog post naming the projects they want to finish in the next three months. Then, at the end of the quarter, there will be a finish up post where everyone links up their finished projects.



1. Since finishing the Depression Blocks quilt is my OMG for January and February, of course it will be here too. I haven't decided whether I am going to try to quilt this or send it out for quilting.

2. I want to finish this blue&green scrap basket and make a red one too.



3. I need to make three more of these Pond Lily blocks in three different colors. This block tried my patience and I seriously considered stopping with this one and making it a medallion quilt instead. But my plan was to make four of them, and by the time I finished this one, I think I was beginning to get the hang of it. I wish I hadn't used batik though. It doesn't make the curve as well as regular cotton fabrics. So, like taking bad tasting medicine, I need to make myself finish these.



4. I need to do something with this black and white star block. My goal was to make a wall hanging but after I got to this point, I didn't have a clear idea what to do next, so I set it aside. So my goal is to completely finish it this quarter. If you have any ideas - borders, etc, I'd love to hear it. I don't have any more of the black and white fabric, but I have a little more of the black on black.



Linking up to the Finish-A-Long at Studio Sew of Course

9 comments:

  1. So lovely scrap baskets. I want to make one also.

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    1. I like the yellow I made several months ago, but I can't find the instructions for it now. I thought I could tell just by measuring, but the blue green one is a little different so I didn't remember well. They're easy and no reason for me to wait so long between them. lol

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  2. Is that star block going to be a pillow, a placemat or might you make more blocks for a table runner? As for a border, what about a string border with different black and white fabrics? I like half square triangle borders too as you can make some fun designs with the angle. I look forward to seeing your finishes!

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    1. Do you mean like a piano key border? Good idea! It will be a wallhanging; I just need to add something to finish it off.

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  3. Love those scrap baskets. I think I need to make some too!

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    1. They're really easy to make. I found a tutorial online, but I can't remember where now. I'll see if I can find it again.

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  4. You've got a very doable list for the first quarter. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks. Nothing hard in my list, just making myself go up there and do it.

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  5. Batik can be harder to work with having such a tight weave - ask me how I know, haha. Good luck with the other blocks getting easier. It's always a fine line for me on when to change the plan. On behalf of the 2019 Finish A Long Hosts, best of luck with your goals and thanks for linking up.

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