Friday, July 11, 2014

We Will Try This Again

Did you happen to notice that I posted my second quarter FAL hopes and dreams list, but did not post my second quarter finishes?  That's because there were none.  No. Finishes. Last. Quarter.

Incredible.

Let's give this one more try, then:

1. Swoon (from the Swoon Along 2013 *ahem*)


The Swoon top is finished.  It was sent to the long arm quilter at the end of April and there it sat.  It's only now that we're swapping sketches of how it may be quilted.  If there's not a stitch in this quilt by the end of this month I'm taking it back.  Seriously.  


2. Twinkle Twinkle


When you last saw this quilt it was layered in a hotel lobby.  I decided to hand quilt it, echo quilting inside each star.  The stars are now finished and I am working on the square/diamond pattern between each star block.  I have been struggling trying to decide what color to use in the square/diamond quilting so that was a bit of a delay.  I am sorted out  now and back to stitching happily.


3. Medallion

I have been testing out blocks for my last medallion quilt border.  I have created a LONG list of border blocks I do not like. 


 Most importantly, though, I have found one that I do!  I just need to get to stitching and I can finish off the final 6.5 inch border of cross stitch blocks, followed by two quick and easy thin borders to finish this top off.

Not a great photo - it's inside on the design wall.  You get the idea....

I am not convinced that this will be finished this quarter - I am thinking of hand quilting it, which would mean it will be finished by the 3rd quarter of 2015.  

4. Big Stitch Swap Mini
I can not show you much of this super top secret sewing project, but it involves this:


and some of these:



Fingers crossed that I finished something (anything!) on the list this quarter.  Oh, how I'd love a finish sometime soon.





26 comments:

tomomi mcelwee said...

You gotta get busy Cindy!

Kirsten said...

Hoping there is some progress on your beautiful Swoon quilt soon so you can get it back in time for winter.

maria said...

Don't get downhearted, I'm sure you'll get something finished soon. All the projects are beautiful.

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

You are so not alone in this! :-) Chin up. I'm sure you'll have a finish soon and get back into the groove!

Sarah Lou said...

Progress counts in my book (even if it doesn't in the FAL!) Good luck this quarter, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished medallion.

Strawberry Patch said...

i am sure you will make progress but that swoon is too beautiful to be sitting around....tell them to get their finger out!

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

You will have a finish at least, the Big Stitch Swap ;)

And I am sure you will finish one of those beautiful quilts.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I think you'll have a flurry of finishes this quarter, these are all too wonderful to be hanging around unfinished.

Leanne said...

It's a lovely list and I am sure you will have that Swoon quilt ready to be on your bed by the end of the quarter.

Karen said...

Great quilts all of these! Love twinkle twinkle with your dog modeling it :)

Teje Karjalainen said...

Beautiful porjects, Cindy! Good Luck! x Teje

Sarah said...

You have amazing quilts there! Hope you make progress this quarter. I cannot wait see updates on your medallion.

Sarah said...

You have amazing quilts there! Hope you make progress this quarter. I cannot wait see updates on your medallion.

Andee said...

I love all of these projects! You have amazing fabric/pattern taste! Cannot wait to see Swoon quilted, I love mine so much I cannot even use it!

Katy Cameron said...

Good luck this quarter! Since April in a queue though? Wow!

Francine said...

You can do it! I didn't have any q2 finishes either, so I had to make a more realistic list lol. Can't wait to see your finishes ­čśä

Canadian Abroad said...

EVery time you show these quilts I love them even more if that is at all possible. They are so different but all so beautiful.

Judith, Belfast said...

You've certainly got lots going on, I'm guessing you'll have a flurry of finishes soon!

Ruth said...

Bet you will have them all finished within a few weeks of each other and you'll be wondering what happened!

Missy Shay said...

I have faith you can get it done this month!

ColleenaMareena said...

Yikes! I think you need a new long arm quilter--that's just ridiculous!

Also, I LOVE your Twinkle Twinkle quilt--it's perfect! That blue with the bright rainbow colors are just gorgeous. And your model helps it look even better!

Linda in Calif. said...

Oh I've been there, done that - making a list and then doing nothing. Well, this quater will be different and you'll get something done I'm sure. (Swoon is so pretty!)

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Good luck!

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Nicky said...

Don't know how you fit any in with job and shop and pup I think you are doing incredibly well to stitch at all!

Would love to see the medallion top finished and a bit more stitching on the star quilt!

My best way to get going is to prepare a little target and get that done - often I do more ....but looking at a huge target is more likely to make me leave it on the shelf!

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