Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 Finish-A-Long

I'm glad to get back to the Finish-A-Long this year. I participated a few quarters last year but my trip to Turkey kept me from posting finishes and making up new goals. So here we go. It's a big list because I have high hopes for the new year. My general goal is to finish 24 quilts this year as well as a variety of smaller projects.

1. Red and Aqua Greek Crosses - the top is done so I just need to quilt, bind and gift. I know who it's going to and I may see them in person this spring.

2. Grand Bazaar Square Dance - top and backing are ready to go. This one is for me. Please look away from my list last January, this was on it.
Grand Bazaar Top

3. Origins Original - top and backing are also ready to go. This doesn't have a place to be though yet. (P.S. Mom, that means it's not for you.) It looks like I started this in 2011 so it's not too old in the grand scheme of things.

4. Argyle from Turkey - the top is one piece so it's done, I am short a bit on the backing fabric and trying to decide what to do before I quilt it like crazy.
Argyle from Turkey

5. Rainbow Strips - top stage as well. I haven't decided on backing yet and only partially decided on the quilting.

6. Dot Swap Whirlygiggle - quilted and partially bound. I meant to finish this in 2012 but the plague wrecked that plan.
Polka Dot Whirlygiggle

7. N's Great Aunt's Dresden - this just needs repair so I don't know if it counts for the FAL. It was passed over to me by a neighbor who knows I quilt and brought it over on the off chance I would know what to do. Otherwise she was just going to leave it in the alley.
N. G.A. Dresden Repair

8. Yellow Farm and Flannel - old top that I had completely forgot about it until I was sorting through flannel scraps in December. It is currently on the frame so should be the next thing quilted. Probably. I don't have a photo of it at the moment but this is the fabric.
Yellow Farm Swatch

9. Hometown - this was supposed to be a Christmas present but just didn't make it. I didn't want to rush the quilting just to meet that deadline.

10. Jungle Links - this top went together really quick but again the plague sidelined me. It's been taunting me from my design wall for over a week. Or something. I'm not sure how far we are into this year.

This is by no means all of the projects that I have in progress. I do bounce from project to project a lot but track everything in Excel. So far this year, I have 27 quilts that I would like to make, 22 that I've started and probably enough fabric for a billion more.


  1. Wow! Great projects. Good luck!

  2. You have some great projects to finish, by the looks of it, you can do it!

  3. There are a lot of beautiful project here. I love your quilting. Thank you for joining the FAL, I look forward to seeing your finishes.