Saturday, January 16, 2016


I decided to join in the 2016 Finish-a-Long.  For the first quarter I am listing six projects as my goals.  I hope to do a few more than this, but things come up and change my schedule.  Excuse the unpressed pieces, my tops cupboards are CRAMMED with tops waiting to be quilted and I didn't take time to press them.

First and foremost I need to finish my Quiltmaker Scrap Squad quilt by mid February.  I can't share what the pattern is until it's posted on their blog.  All I can say is the paper piecing is intense!  I love to paper piece, but somehow misjudged how long this would actually take.
parts of Scrap Squad quilt
 This project is so close to being ready to quilt.  I have just a few flowers on the border to hand stitch.  The DJB stands for Debra Jean Bepple, my good friend who passed away in 2010.  She had purchased the BOM but couldn't get it going so I inherited it.  I will do closeups when it's quilted.
This is a scrappy Fairy Frost leftovers baby quilt.  I think I will add one more border and then quilt it.  The scraps are from Gemstones shown in this post.

 Super scrappy 2" squares used as a leader/ender project made up this project.  It will also be donated.

This wallhanging was hand appliqued and will go in my main floor bathroom when it's completed.  The pattern was gifted to me and I used an earth colored batik for the applique.
I still have two months worth of blocks to add to this top, but I need to take all the rows apart and narrow the sashings.  It's just too long and skinny.  I totally mis measured and need to remove some length.  This is the Itty Bitty blocks project from Quiltmaker's blog in 2015.
There it is, six projects to finish before March 31st!  I am looking forward to getting some UFO's done!


Melissa said...

omg! Thank you for posting this! I am going to get in in the nick of time :) I can't wait to see what your challenge top for the scrap squad looks like all finished up!

Mary said...

Your Finale for the Scrap Squad will be Fabulous! I know how good you are at Paper-piecing. The inherited quilt from Debbie is stunning. I didn't make the Bitty Blocks. Just not enough time to do everything. I love the rainbow colors you used. Fairy Frosts are my Favorite!
Good Luck on 6 Finishes in the 1st Quarter.

Sue SA said...

Good luck that is a whole lot of quilting to get through!