Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Drinking the Finish Along Kool-Aid

All of the cool kids are doing it.  


I wanted to join in on Rhonda's Finish Along (FAL) last quarter, but there was just too much running through my head/sewing room at the time to add another "to-do" on the ever growing list.  Now, this quarter is a different story!  I am super excited to join in.


What will I finish this quarter?  Well, Rhonda is telling me that to "finish" a quilt it has to be quilted and bound before the quarter is out.  I can do that. 


1. Stargazing.  Stargazing is currently being quilted by the lovely Trudi, but I will have it back in early June.  I can happily have it bound and finished before the end of the month, therefore within the quarter.  I'd kick myself if I didn't.


2. Cúchulainn.  Cúchulainn has been on my to-do list for quite some time.  I want to say since September, but that scares me a bit.  The appliqué is now finished and the quilting well underway, so this isn't a huge stretch.  Anyway, it MUST be finished off in time for the quilt festival.  So, I will quilt and bind it this quarter.




3. Beginner's Patchwork Sampler Quilt.  This is just a pile of blocks sitting in my sewing room.  So, I will have to add the sashing, layer, quilt and bind it.  Still, it's a very manageable size so I should be able to finish it off in the next month or so.  I am really enjoying this little patch of craziness, so it will be fun to spend more time with it.  




4. Electronica.  Here is my stretch finish.  Electronica.  This quilt is being pieced by Sew Bee Blissful as our March block, so the blocks are now arriving at the house.  It is going to be a whopper!  So, I will have to collect the blocks, finish them off as needed, finish off 2 of the 5 blocks I have to contribute, add sashing, layer, quilt and bind.  It might be a big ask, but at least I have all of the materials I need and a quilting plan in mind.  We'll see how it goes!



24 comments:

susan said...

I love Electronica. I am planning on nicking Stars on the retreat so don't be surprised.

Patchwork and Play said...

Firstly-keep "Stargazing" well away from Susan!! Your Sampler quilt is going to be be fabulous! And you know how much I love ELectronica! (Perhaps I can nick it!) Good luck, I'll be watching your progress from afar!

Irina said...

I love your stargazing quilt! You've been pretty busy...can't wait to see all the finished reaults!

Nicky said...

Wondering which one I can nick!? Love stargazing but don't want to get in a fight with Susan - oh no! Hehe!

Do you get Cuchulainn back after the exhibition of is he displayed somewhere as part of the group??

Cindy said...

Hou can do it. They are all so beautiful.

Judy said...

What a great way to keep yourself on track! Lovely quilts, especially the star one.
Enjoy your week,
Judy

beaquilter said...

don't drink the kool aid!!
your projects look great though

Leanne said...

These are all so beautiful, I do hope you finish them all!

Kelli said...

I drank the kool-aid this quarter too! Can't wait to see these projects become finishes. You've got some good looking stuff going! :)

Flying Blind... said...

Easy! Ha ha ha :)

Svetlana said...

Gorgeous projects, I so, so love that Electronica, it's going to be just amazing!!!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love Stargazing but there's no way I can take Susan in a fight - maybe you could just get Trudi to post it to me and I'll finish and keep it?! Good luck with your plans, I'm really looking forward to seeing Electronica grow!

Annabella said...

Good luck Cindy - you know I love Electronica and your Beginner`s Sampler is so colorful and fun.

Kelly said...

Looking forward to seeing these all finished. I think I maybe in love with Electronica, I know I am in love with Stargazing :)

Sarah said...

Dunno about fighting susie... might see what intense tickling would do... Whatever, keep one hand on stargazing at all times sweetie!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Wow, Electronica is awesome!

Live a Colorful Life said...

P.S. Not that the others aren't awesome as well, because they are.

Katy Cameron said...

Ahh, I always wanted to be one of the cool kids lol

Good luck with your list, it looks nice and do-able :o)

Cherie said...

I love the items on your to do list! Can't wait to see the progress posts =D

Jennifer said...

sounds like a great list, can't wait to see how they transpire!! :)

Dianne Neale said...

So beautful, all of them. Of course you'll finish them!

Dianne Neale said...

So beautful, all of them. Of course you'll finish them!

leanne said...

they're all gorgeous - can't wait to see them finished ! and I'm so glad you decided to send stargazing off to be quilted - you'll be really happy that its done and in use :)

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