Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 Finish-A-Long

Rhonda at Quilting in the Gap is holding a Finish-A-Long to help us finish up all those quilts/projects that are languishing in bags, cupboards etc.

There are a few UFO's I have sitting around, but I'm not going to commit to many finishes as my track record is, let's face it, not the best.

The first one that I want to finish is Tiggly Winks.  I started this back in early May 2011.
Close up of central applique block

It's not very big or complicated, but I couldn't decide how to quilt it.

Tiggly Winks pattern
Tiggly Winks
I've decided to hand quilt it, and started quilting it yesterday.

McFlurry was started as a  Christmas QAL  back in July. It didn't take me long at all to finish the top but I haven't touched it since.
I need to make the backing, before I can go any further with it.

Flurry Quilt
McFlurry - it really really needs pressing

Jacobean Flower is another quilt I'd like to finish. I made this in a weekend, but it's been sitting waiting for me to get up the courage to FMQ it since May last year.
Jacobean Flower
Needs to be quilted
I absolutely love this mini quilt, it was such fun to make and it's frustrating that I just can't get up the courage to quilt it. I'm hoping this FAL will be the push I need to get it done.

I'm also sneaking this one in. It's almost finished. I started this quilt in May 2011. It took me a month to make 4 blocks.
Blocks for Floral Bouquet
Lily Quilt
Floral bouquet blocks
Blocks finished
I finished the rest of the blocks in June, but didn't sew them together until late in the year. I finished the backing in December and it went off to the long arm quilters because I was too scared to quilt this one. It should be back soon so I will just need to do the binding to finish it.

I do have some others that need finishing but I'm not particularly confident that I'll finish them in the required time, as I also have other projects that I'm working on and want to make in the next couple of months, including a quilt that I started last month and needs to be finished by the end of January.

I'm having trouble adding the FAL button so if you click on Quilting at the Gap at the top of the post that will send you to the FAL.


  1. You have a great list here. I can't wait to see them finished but espeically the Jacobean Flower Quilt...that is beautiful!

  2. Wow Marg, they are all STUNNING projects!! You should have no problem at all finishing them because they are all such great eye candy, and I have every faith in your quilting ability :)

  3. Those are such wonderful projects, I love them all but especially that Lily Quilt. I hope the FAL will keep us all motivated!

  4. GO GIRL GO.

  5. Wow you have some lovely projects to focus on. Your Jacobean Flower is stunning.

  6. Fear of Quilting--is there a psychological term for that? Surely there must be! Hope you gather your courage and just get going--you won't ruin anything, promise!

  7. I LOVE the Lily Quilt! Good for you for hand quilting "Tiddly Winks"! I don;t blame you for not wanting to spoil your Jacobean Flower- its beautiful!! What a great start to the year!

  8. Love the colours in the Tiggy Winks quilt - absolutely beautiful.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  9. The Tiggy Winks quilt is gorgeous....I have just bought the book to do the Lily quilt...I have a Sandi Henderson Jelly Roll that falls out of the cupboard frequently...I think it is trying to tell me something...but seriously all those quilts are gorgeous!

  10. These are beautiful quilts . Aren't we all going to be good little girls if we finish all these projects!

  11. you are off to a flying start. Well done. I look forward to seeing the finished pile growing! Moira

  12. wow, these are all amazing, I especially like your jacobean flower. Can't wait to see them all finished

  13. I think 4 is a very manageable goal ....I'll be here to give you a push if you need it.

    I feel really guilty about Flurry .Mine is sitting being neglected too....

  14. Awesome sauce, get into it! Looking forward to seeing them all finished, esp the Jacobean Flower - 'tis gorgeous.

  15. Late in my blog reading but so glad someone else is putting so many things on their FAL! Can't wait to see them getting done.

  16. You do such great work, I can't wait to see them all done.
    I'll be finishing along with you :)

  17. Such gorgeous projects, I really, really like your Lily quilt. I need to find that pattern.

    Good luck with getting them all to the finish line.


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