June will be half over by the end of this week, which means the year will soon be half over. It's been pretty productive year, there has been progress on all the projects on my list. But there's only been one finish so far this year, the SIT's Geek Chic quilt. I was hoping for at least 8 finishes for 2018. Obviously a change in strategy is needed if I want more finishes. So this week the focus has been on doing what's needed move a few more quilts closer to finished. The binding for En Provence is pieced, pressed and ready to be sewn on.
The label is finished, but needs the framing strips before it's ready to go onto the back. That should happen this week. En Provence should be a finish before the end of the month.
The Magnolia Mystery quilt has been finished since February, but needed to be prepped for quilting. That's my least favorite step in the whole quilt making process, so no surprise that it's the one easiest to put off. But I bit the bullet, cleared off cutting table and spread out the flimsy for it's final pressing and de-threading.
Three hours with the iron, lint brush and the small scissors yielded a back that was clear of any dark green and purple threads that might show through after quilting.
Now both the flimsy and backing are ready to be boxed for mailing to Trudy for quilting.
Not the most exciting design wall subjects, but necessary steps in order to move projects along. I should get at least En Provence finished this month. The Magnolia Mystery quilt probably won't get finished till July. That's OK, the goal was for the end of the year.
Next up? I'm not sure. Both Vintage Dresses and Christmas Angels need the final borders added and backs pieced. Since Christmas Angels is still up on the design wall and has pieced borders that are already laid out, it will probably be next on my "get it finished" list.
You can find more exciting design walls below.
Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday