Q3 Finish-A-Long Update

If you can remember way back in July I had 2 projects I was hoping to finish this quarter. I got a little sidetracked and finished quite a few projects this quarter, but only one from my list, the Baby D quilt:

chevron quilt 1
Original post about finish

When I finished this, I didn’t know the baby’s gender, but I had a feeling it was a boy and it was! I just delivered it to the proud parents over the weekend. He’s going to be one stylish little guy.

My picnic quilt is going to get move to the Q4 list. I made a little progress on the scrabble board, but am still missing all 4 swoon blocks and the 3rd game (still tbd). I’ll post some pics of where I’m at with my Q4 goals list… coming soon! :)

I’m super excited to check out everyone else’s finishes over at She Can Quilt

Q3 Finish-A-Long and WIP Wednesday

It’s time to link up my Q3 WIP List for the 2013 Finish-A-Long over at She Can Quilt! And while I’m at it, they are also my projects for WIP Wednesday. Two for one! Here are the projects I’m currently working on.

#1 – Baby D Chevron Quilt:
chevron layout
This quilt is for my friend who is due in mid August. I thought it would be finished in no time, but I have been going very slow. I finally finished pressing and trimming all of my HST triangles after putting it off during the recent heat wave. It was really fun finally getting it laid out. As you can see from the picture, I didn’t buy quite enough of the red and white so I supplemented with some other red-ish, white-ish colors from my stash. My husband says it looks weird with the different colors, but I’m going with it.

#2 – Picnic Quilt (for me!):
checkerboard
This is the first quilt I’ve worked on that I’m keeping. I’m very excited! If you look at my last post, it goes into more details of what I’m envisioning. But in a nutshell, I’m planning on something comfy and colorful, with some built in games. I started on the checkboard section last week and have the scrabble(!) board planned out and ready to cut.

If you look closely you will see my slippers and my pajamas, oops! More important to work on my quilt than get dressed I guess.

That’s all the major WIPs I have for this quarter. I really hope to wrap those up so I can plan some new ones :)

Last week for my WIP Wednesday, I posted about learning to sew a zipper. Thanks to an extra dose of confidence and some great tutorial recommendations, I did it!binding pouch4
Loving my new pouch to hold my binding supplies. Much cuter than the ziplock bag I was using.

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I love the roundy-ness of this one. I can’t wait to make another one. Hopefully I’ll get better at the curve (it might also be that I don’t have a printer, so I traced the template off of my computer screen… haha)

I’m now officially addicted and now am looking to buy some zippers in bulk. Everyone’s getting a pouch for Christmas! :)

One more fun thing to share, the voting has opened on the Threadbias quilt design contest! I’d love it if you’d vote for me :) I created this entry… my first ever design – Granny’s Wild.
Granny's-Wild-web

Wow, that was quite the post. Thanks for sticking it out to the end. :)

-Michelle

Q2 Finish-A-Long

I’m excited to link up my Q2 finish for the 2013 Finish-A-Long over at She Can Quilt.

I only had one project I was working on at the start of Q2, my hand quilted wedding present for my best friend. The Finish-A-Long inspired me to start this blog to keep track of my progress and I have really enjoyed chronicling making my first ever quilt.

Q2 Finished Quilt

You can read all about this quilt and it’s meaning here

I also went back into the archives and found a few photos of when I was working on the quilt. Really fun memories.

piecing AE quilt

hand quilting

AE quilt up close

hand binding AE quilt

My original link up for the start of Q2 was over at my flickr page.

Thanks for following along, I’m very excited for Q3!