Friday, July 10, 2015

Third Quarter Finishing Goals

Lights, camera, action!!
It's time to set some finishing goals for the 3rd quarter of 2015
Here's the pile waiting for their turn to be documented!!
The first three are rollovers from the 2nd quarter?!?
I've been hand quilting on this off and on for the past 3 months but keep drifting away to my EPP.
I have two blocks left to quilt and the sashing (stumped on the design) and borders.  Finishing this quilt is a major priority!!
All the embellishing is finished on my Bug Hut round robin and as you can see it's layered but I'm stuck in one of those "how to quilt it" pauses.
I did get these sweet blocks from Nat's Sunflower sew along set together and the backing organized but now I have a potential recipient for this quilt so need to forge ahead and quilt it. 
This little piece surfaced during a "search and rescue" mission in my studio -- it's a sample of a triad color scheme from the workshop series I taught based on Gai Perry's Color From the Heart. 
This piece was made by my younger daughter and she lost momentum somewhere in the quilting phase so I offered to bring it home with me and finish it so she could use it for a donation back in her community.
I finished this top as part of the 2015 #apqresolution challenge a couple months ago and plan to give it to a friend this fall, but first . . . . .
My #apqresolution pick for June was this quilt.  I designed it during Ohio Bicentennial as a mystery quilt for my shop (2003) and made three versions of it for my three Ohio born children.  Two were finished that year because they lived out of state but this one has been laying.  All I got done on it during June was to layer it up, but that's an important step in the right direction.
I was impressed with the quality of my hand applique when I was layering it up. 
This cutie keeps coming back to haunt me and finally I have a reason to finish it this summer as a gift for friends who are moving out of the area.  I finally finished the stitching around the appliques this spring and added the print border to make it a nice lap size quilt.
(FINISHED on 8/8/2015)
The layered ones are folded up neatly and on the table next to my APQS George, ready to go!
Now to make wise use of my time over the next three months and move through these projects at a steady pace!!
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's lists at Adrianne's On the Windy Side third quarter link-up for the 2013 Finish Along!!
Mary Huey


  1. What a fine list of quilts to finish. I don't know where you find the time and the energy!

    I like the picture of the folded quilts on the chair - oh so pretty!

  2. I like how the sunflowers are set in hexagons instead of the usual square blocks. I'll have to note that as a future Dresden plate or appliqu├ęd block layout.

  3. What a huge body of work...I especially love the applique that you are hand-quilting in the first picture ! :)

  4. I love how you photographed all of them in a pile. I am going to have to follow suit next time.