2012 Finish Along – Third Quarter

Hosted by Quilter in the Gap, the 2012 Finish-A-Long provides great motivation to get those quilting projects done! I’ve joined the Flickr group to keep me inspired.

Check out my first quarter post (I finished all three projects from January through March).

Check out my second quarter post (I’ve provided links to the projects I have finished on that post – in total I completed four projects – I was shooting for five, but did not quite make it).

So now it is time to figure out what I want to finish up from July through September! You will see some of the quilts from the second quarter here because, well, I still need to finish them. But, I’ve also added some new ongoing projects to the list! Once again I’ve separated these into categories: Currently Quilting/Pinned and Ready to Quilt; Completed Tops/Backs and Ready for Quilting (but not pinned yet); In Process – Quilts being Cut and Pieced.

I have included more quilts in this post than I probably can realistically complete. But, I like to be able to choose which projects to work on by whim…and so, I’m giving myself a lot to choose from. My goal: finish five of these. I will be crossing them off as I complete them and providing a link to my blog post about each quilt.

**Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view

I.     Currently Quilting OR Pinned and Ready to Quilt

  • Star Friendship Companion Quilt

This one was on schedule to complete in the second quarter…but I just missed out. It is currently in the process of being quilted with an all over loopy star pattern. I am already working on the borders…then it just needs to be bound and the label stitched. I am itching to get this one done (finally)! This is a lap quilt which uses Denyse Schmidt’s gorgeous Hope Valley collection.

COMPLETED July 20, 2012 (read my blog post)

II.   Completed Tops/Backs and Ready for Quilting (but not pinned yet)

  • Blush Kaffe Fassett Quilt

This is being carried over from the Second Quarter. I’ve got the back and front completely pieced and the binding constructed. I need to get this one pinned and then I am really looking forward to quilting it. Those of you who have followed my quilting endeavors know how much I adore Kaffe Fassett and his gorgeous fabrics. I purchased the Blush kit quite some time ago and then took ages to get it pieced. This is a double bed size quilt and it is bright and amazing.

COMPLETED September 5th, 2012 (read my blog post)

III. Top and/or Back Being Pieced

  • Garden Steps Quilt

I’ve been working on this quilt as part of a quilt-along being hosted by Clover and Violet (the Flickr group is here). I really need some motivation to finish this quilt because I have fallen behind on the embroidery part of the project. I  want to get it done and quilted because I love the whole thing. I’m using Kate Spain’s Good Fortune collection. Each block is 16.5″ square and there are 12 blocks total. I will probably sash this one with Kona Snow.

COMPLETED September 23, 2012 (read my blog post)

  • Kool Kaleidoscope Quilt

I started this quilt totally on a whim after buying Ricky Tims’ book. I actually completely pieced this one in a weekend. So the top is finished, but I need to piece and cut the back and then get it pinned and quilted. This is a smallish lap sized quilt. The fabrics are really a mix of a lot of things – but you can see some of my favorites Kaffe fabrics are included.

  • Patchwork Prism Quilt

Another quilt I started on a whim when I saw this quilt-along hosted by Sweet Diesel Designs (here is a free download of the pattern which was designed by Anna Maria Horner). I have a lot left to do on this quilt…and really, this is one I might not even come close to finishing. But it sure will be pretty if I ever get it completed.  The quilt top is approximately 70″ X 76″. 

  • Starlight Quilt

I absolutely could not resist purchasing this amazing quilt kit from Hawthorne Threads. The fabric is Bari J Ackerman’s new Lilly Belle collection and the quilt will measure approximately 80″ x 80″ when completed. I have the entire quilt cut out and ready to piece. I have to tell you, Art Gallery fabric has the most wonderful “hand” – I am looking forward to getting this one done soon.

  • Due South

This is a “carry over” from the Second Quarter. I’m using a pattern by Carrie Nelson found in A Touch of Rosie Quilts called Due South. This  pattern uses a combination of flying geese and star blocks and has a terrific pieced border. I’ve got all the fabric cut and have been working away on piecing all those flying geese – whew. I’m using the Papillion collection by 3 Sisters. This will be a double bed sized quilt when done. The photo below shows only a few of the blocks I have already pieced…so I am farther along on this one then it appears!

  • Good Folks Triangles

Another “carry over” from the Second Quarter. I think it will be a stretch to finish this one…but I am adding it to this post to motivate me to keep on plugging away on piecing the 1400 triangles which make up the quilt. This is a huge, but very fun project. I’m enjoying the piecing (believe it or not) and loving how it is all coming together. Like Due South (above), I have actually pieced far more blocks than this photo shows.

  • Diamond Chevron

Another “carry over” from the Second Quarter. During a senior moment, I purchased not one, not two, not three…but FOUR charm packs of Lily Ashbury’s bright and cheerful Summer House fabric. I guess I really loved it! I’ve got this one mostly cut out and it is on my design wall. I’ve been playing with the layout. I keep moving all those half square triangles around with the goal of creating a quilt which celebrates diamonds and chevrons. Stay tuned – this one is calling to me and I hope to get it finished up soon. It will be a comfortable lap size when completed.

  • Vintage Spin Cycle

Like half the on line quilting community, I went a little crazy when Denyse Schmidt re-released the fabulously popular Flea Market Fancy collection. I actually bought yard cuts of all the fabrics plus some large cuts of two of the fabrics to use on the back of a quilt. I purchased the Spin Cycle pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew and have started cutting and piecing this quilt. Although the pattern is for a 75″ X 75″ quilt, I’m planning to make this one a bit bigger so it will drape nicely on my bed (and I have plenty of fabric!!)

  • Unnamed Kate Spain Quilt

I had a ton of fabric left over after making the Colors of Spain, and I am dying to use it up. I recently purchased the amazing Quilting Modern book by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen…and I am in the process of cutting fabric and designed a quilt inspired by two quilts from that book: Blind Co-Pilot and Swirling Medallion. I’m not far enough along in this process to show you much…and truth be told, I probably won’t finish this one. But you never know – I may get so excited as I go forward that I just cannot stop!

Wish me luck – I think I might need it!!


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  1. Your quilts are gorgeous works of art. I am always in awe of them. BTW, you won the April giveaway for The Stephen King project. I have 3 King books to send you if you can email me your mailing address to pizzo_kathleen@yahoo.com I will get the books out to you and announce the win on my blog.

      • Wendy on July 13, 2012 at 08:24

      Thanks, Kathleen – I’ve emailed you!

  2. Oh my, you have some seriously beauties in the works! Your quilt tops are really gorgeous, can’t wait to see them finished! 🙂

      • Wendy on July 13, 2012 at 08:25

      Thanks so much Kati R! I am eager to make a dent in these WIPs!!

  3. That’s a great list of projects, I like the idea of listing so many options!

      • Wendy on July 13, 2012 at 08:26

      Thanks, Shanley. I like the flexibility to choose what I want to work on without being too restricted 🙂

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