Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Q2 Finish Along...I'm Still In!

As Spring arrives I foresee less time to sew, but I do have a few projects lined up for those rainy days sure to come!
 My list for the second quarter of the 2014 Finish-Along with The Littlest Thistle:

1.  I made progress on my Voyageur Quilt last quarter, but wasn't able to get it all together.  I have ALL the materials necessary to finish now, so hopefully this is a "gimme" for this go round. However, I am experiencing some trepidation with the prospect of all the straight quilting on this big quilt...I really hope I don't mess it up...time will tell.  And there is always the seam ripper....

2.  Happy Stack/Fly Home Quilt  I started putting this together last quarter, and I am LOVING it!  I made a slight alteration to the block arrangement to accommodate my complete lack of free motion quilting abilities!  
the original Happy Stack!
Fly Home, free downloadable pattern from Art Gallery, by Jeni Baker

 I may end up calling it "Back and Forth", in honor of our many moves in the last several years....

3.  Much like last quarter, something has come up which requires a special hug, in the form of a quilt.  Last quarter it was the Happy Healing Quilt for my Mother-In-Law, which I was able to finish, yay!
This time, a hug for one of my sisters.  I shall call it "Lemonade", because when life hands you lemons, you may just need a quilt instead!  I will use this "pattern" by Anna aka noodlehead, except mine will be smaller.

 I do not have the fabric in hand yet, but these are en route, from Hawthorne Threads :)

                               Amy Butler - Love - Water Bouquet in Midnight
Jennifer Paganelli - Lucky Girl - Maggie in Pink

P & B Textiles House Designer - Color Weave - Color Weave in Silver
Mmmmmm!  I think it will be absolutely delicious!!!

4. In keeping with the spirit of the Finish Along, I will also include a longer standing WIP this quarter.
I would like to finish at least one of the five Dresden Plate Quilts, begun by my Great Grandmother, Gertrude Artherholt, of Iowa :)
There are 20 original blocks, which I have made into 5 separate tops, one for each of my sisters, and myself.  There is an abundance of other pieces and parts with which I will make something for my Mom as well.
But for now, finishing just one would be awesome! But if I somehow finish more than one, I will count it as a separate finish also, Kay?

Good luck and happy sewing to all!!!


Gina said...

That looks like a veeeery long list Sarah!! Lemonade is going to be gorgeous!!!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

You have some fun projects on the go and some beautiful fabrics to work with!

Andee said...

Lots of great projects on the horizon for you! I LOVE that Voyageur quilt....stunning in its simplicity! I might have to make one like that!

ratama said...

Wow, great projects!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

how marvelous that you have your great-grandmother's blocks, and the rest of your projects look pretty fab too!

Jessica said...

Your quilt for your sister is going to be absolutely lovely. I love the idea of just three fabrics! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing it!!