Monday, April 8, 2013

2013 Finish-a-Long!

My goals for this year are to free motion quilt a finished top each quarter, finishing 4 quilts this year, plus 1 to be hand quilted. So far I have finished a Forest Fairies quilt for my granddaughter Delaney which I gave to her for her fourth birthday. Here are some detail shots of it:


Next in the free motion line-up was a Southwestern themed table topper, which I put it lot more quilting into, it was much smaller. I like the way it came out! It is obvious that my skill improves with practice. 
First Block
The Finished Tablecloth in time for Easter!
Alternate Block
 Next up I plan to join the 2013 Finish-a-Long sponsored by Leanne of She Can Quilt, and this is what I plan to finish next: 
It is another Southwestern Style quilt, this one a Sampler which I believe may have been a Block of the Month program I joined at some point, I really don't remember. I made all three of the quilts tops around 1997 or 98, and put them aside to work on something else, figuring I would get around to quilting them someday, and that someday is 2013! This top is pin basted, layered with a Warm and Natural quilt batting, and backed with a fun jalapeno peppers print. I plan to stabilize the layers with long lines of quilting diagonally through the blue chain, then stabilize each block by stitching in the ditch with invisible thread, then having a go at some fun quilting designs in the negative space. Wish me luck! 

1 comment:

Nancy said...

I love Delaney's quilt. Gorgeous colors, beautiful stars! And I think your FAL quilt top looks beautiful. I love the variety of blocks. You don't need luck: you'll do great!