08 July 2014

Finish Along - Q3

I decided to participate in the 3rd Quarter of the Finish Along hosted by The Littlest Thistle. I'm hoping it will keep me more focused and get me to finish the projects I'm working on. I am definitely a 'list' person, meaning whenever I need to buckle down I hand write a to-do list, then I work through it, physically crossing off each item as it's completed. Hopefully this digital version will work just as well!

I want to quilt this (king sized) guy: 
Birds and Butterflies Quilt
I've got it all basted and I have a quilting plan in mind, I just need to start marking it and just do it!

I need to quilt and put together this pillow cover: 

Zipper for Zipper
Zipper Pillow Cover!
I've got it and the back set up, I just need to get everything to size, baste, and quilt them. The recipient's birthday is at the end of the month, so that's a good motivator.

I'm halfway through my second attempt at this dress:
Colette Moneta
My first version is awesome! Now I'm making the version in the image (version 1), and so far it's a little smaller than I'd like...something went wrong with the lining...hopefully it'll finish ok!

I want to finish this quilt, but probably won't get past the top, if I even get that far: 

Southwest-speration Quilt Center Panel
Southwest inspired quilt top
While I still love this piece I kind of hate how inaccurate (in my eyes) my piecing is. That'll teach me for making a challenging pattern before I worked on my piecing precision!

I've got a few other projects, but I think this is enough to list for now. The summer heat really puts me into slow motion...especially without any AC in my sewing nook!


  1. Your zipper project is SO COOL!! You picked the perfect prints for it. Love it!!

  2. I love the way you used the scissors in the zipper opening. I made that pattern too and have yet to do anything with it.

  3. I love your southwest inspired quilt!

  4. Your southwest piece looks great to me, but I know we often see every mistake when other just see the beauty in it.

  5. Great projects! I love the zipper pillow! I don't think I'd be able to gift it myself. :-) Birds & Butterflies is amazing too!


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