Sunday, January 11, 2015

2015 Finish Along Q1 Goals

Another year, another Finish Along! This time, it's being hosted by Adrianne of On the Windy Side. My finish stats were not bad last year - I "registered" a total of 22 projects (though some were repeated from quarter to quarter) and finished 14. A 64% finish rate isn't great but that doesn't count finishes that didn't make it onto the lists. Besides, this is my hobby that's supposed to be fun and relaxing. I refuse to get stressed out by it.

Anyhoo, let's get my 2015 list kicked off, shall we?

1. Pillow using Krista Poppyprint's Improv technique. This is going to be for a fundraiser for my coworker's ringette team. Past projects were another pillow and a quilt.

Improv piecing for pillow

2. Chess on the Steps. This quilt top is done and it now needs basting. The kind of quilting I'm planning really requires spray basting, which I can't do at home, hence the delay.

My version of Chess on the Steps, by Krista Hennebury, all ready for basting.

I used the leftover greys from this quilt to start the pillows. I love me some grey!

3. Jeweled Squares. I made some progress on this during my Loon Lake weekend retreat and it's a long overdue finish, so even though this photo is really old (2011!!), I assure you more has been done:
Jewel Box Squares so far...

And that's it. I have QuiltCon and I'm considering starting a new quilt to enter into the CQA's National Juried Show but I'm trying to be realistic about what I can accomplish between now and the entry deadline of February 4th while maintaining a semblance of sanity and not getting divorced. Wish me luck!

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side


  1. I love the colours of the Chess on the Steps, great pattern too! Good luck!

  2. A finish along is not a test, it's a tool. I would say it has worked very well for you with 14 finishes in 12 months. Congratulations. I'm looking forward to seeing Jeweled Squares completed. It's gorgeous.

  3. Improv is so amazing. Harder than it looks. Enjoy working through that list

  4. Great list. I really love your Chess on the Steps!

  5. You have a great list of interesting projects there. Well done on your list for last year.


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