Do you every feel like you've done a ton of sewing and then are surprised by the small number of finishes in a quarter? To be clear, I'm not upset about this so much as confused. Last quarter I finished seven projects from my Q2 list. And in Q3 I had a mere four finishes. To be fair, this time included the summer months, when my kids were home all day. ;-) And we did some travel in July and August. I also made progress on a bunch of things that didn't get finished.
I did make some progress on the quilting front, including a trip to rent time on a (somewhat) local longarm machine. I shared my Fandangle Scrappy Squares finish last week, a result from my trip to the longarm.
Here are the four Q3 finishes from my list:
- Island Batik Secondary Pattern
- Floating Hexagons in Petting Zoo (pattern available)
- Pantone Ultra Violet All About Angles
- Fandangle Scrappy Squares
With these finishes, I'm up to 24 finished quilts (including two pillows) and 3 finished bags this year.
Grab a cup of coffee and scroll through my lengthy project list. ;-) I'm not even counting.
Just Need Binding
- Meadow Mystery, Lap Quilt.
- Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, class sample Mini Quilt #4.
- Wonder Full All About Angles #2
Quilting In Progress
- Very Hungry Caterpillar Twin Quilt
Finished Quilt Tops
- Scattered Squares lap quilt (upcoming pattern).
- Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, Greenery Lap Quilt.
- Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, class sample Mini Quilt #2.
- Planned Improv: Playing with Angles, class sample Mini Quilt #1.
- Charity baby quilt. Turned in quilt top and backing fabric to guild for another member to quilt.
- Feathered Star... pillow?
- Variation of Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, Wall Hanging.
- Wonder Full All About Angles #1
- Creative HST
- Island Batik Starstruck lap quilt
Piecing in Progress
- Butterfly mug rugs.
- Purple scrap project.
- Planned Improv: Playing with Angles, class sample Mini Quilt #2.
- Tula Pink City Sampler.
- Improv Abstraction, Small Quilt.
- In the Middle quilt, Lap Quilt.
- Cotton & Steel (and low volume) HST Quilt, Lap Quilt.
- Ocean quilt for my daughter.
- Patchwork City Metro Area Quilt.
- Swoon Quilt.
- Rainbow Chain. The pattern is Autumn Chain from The Bee Hive quilts and IG friends.
- My Floating Squares improv project. (from The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood.)
- Rainbow Remix from Rebecca Bryan's class at Quiltcon. Blocks are all done. Next up, the big job of piecing together irregular blocks.
- Wonky Cross quilt from Rossie Hutchinson's class at QuiltCon. I'm up to 50 blocks and they are now all trimmed up.
- Quartered Log Cabin quilt from Rossie Hutchinson's class at QuiltCon.
- Purple Royalty quilt.
- La Passacaglia. No way I'm finishing this anytime soon, but including it so my list is complete.
- Blogger Bundle baby quilt.
- Playing with solids project from Tara Faughnan class.
- R's Waterfall Quilt from Sewing School Quilts
- Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, large scale. Purples are cut out.
- Floating Hexagons in Heliotrope and Breeze.
- Unnamed in Oasis and Pickle.
- Unnamed in grunge and linen neutrals.
- Blackwood Cardigan in black and white stripe.
I'm linking up to Finish Along Q4 goals link up.
Way to be on it Sarah, first to the linky party! Happy to see Improv Abstraction made the cut. Good luck getting them all (or some) done.
I'm still amazed I was first. Got lucky since I thought the linkup started a day earlier than it did. ;-)
What a fun list! Can't wait to see what you get to! Have you tried machine binding? I love Jenny's Flange Binding from MSQC. It has worked for me several times. Takes a little more time to prepare the binding, but it's so easy to finish quilts.
Thank you, Dawny. Machine binding is my favorite. I've shared my technique in this post. I think I've only done a flange binding once. I should revisit that. It's such a fun design element.
Sarah, thanks so much for the great tips for machine binding!!! I've had a little trouble with my corners and I think using the pins would work better than the clips. I tend to shy away from pins as I have jabbed myself many times, but your method only uses the pins at the last moment so the would be more easily managed. Thanks so much!!!
You are welcome! Glad it helps and I hope you have good luck with the new technique.
Such an ambitious list. Love the variety of your projects. Swoon and improv blocks are very impressive.
Thank you, Jereena... maybe less "ambitious" and more a testament to my project-starting tendencies. ;-)
Oh my gosh! So much absolutely wonderful stuff for you to choose from each time you need a "Next!"!! I love all your work, but your Tula Pink project literally takes my breath away.
Thank you so much, Lynette. I need to get a few more "must finish" projects done, and then I can pick one of the "for fun" projects out again. ;-)