Friday, October 11, 2019

2019 Finish Along: 4th Quarter Ambitions

The year of 2019 is winding down way faster then I'd like it too.  Now it's time to decide what can be finished in the three short months left in the year.  My third quarter ambitions for the 2019 Finish Along were a complete bust, zero, nada, zilch finishes for the quarter.  Is there any hope for fourth quarter finishes?


Maybe.  There were no finishes last quarter, but there was good progress on two or three projects. A shoe in finish is Vintage Dresses.

 Vintage Dresses
by 
Charise Randell

It's been quilted and trimmed, it just needs the label and binding.  I ended up ordering a fabric for the binding to finish out the progression of blues. That should be here this weekend, so this one should be an October finish.

Next up is Twinkle Stars.  

Twinkle Stars
Tutorial by Andrea Feldbush of Soscrappy

Just three more seams and this one will be ready for the borders.  I decided to finish out the diamonds along each edge using a pieced border, but those pieces should sew up pretty fast.  A final border of the background fabric to float the blocks and it will be ready for a backing.  This is supposed to be a Christmas gift so it really needs to get done soon. 

Also in the "bordering" stage is the Storm at Sea quilt for my bed.  

Storm at Sea
Paper Piecing Class by Carrie Randell (Quilter's Hideaway)

Just two borders left.  I bought a wide backing for this quilt, so that won't have to be pieced. It would be nice to start the new year with a new quilt on our bed. 

The last possible finish is Daisy Chain. 

 Daisy Chain Mystery
2019 Little Bunny Quilts Mystery
by Alison of Honey, Bunny & Doll Designs

This quilt also just needs borders and a backing.  Borders always take longer than I think they will.  Plus, I'm not sure what I'm going to do on this one. There's not enough of any one fabric to use as a border, nor is there enough to make a scrappy one.  I don't have a lot of those tans in my stash or scraps, so I'll need to do some stash shopping to see what else will work. 

If I can finish all four of these, that will bring the total number of finishes for 2019 to seven, which would be a tie with the most finishes I've had in one year. (Seven finishes happened in 2010, 2011 and 2017, that seems to be my max capacity).  

Linking up the 2019 Finish Along via That's Sew Julie.  Good luck to everyone on reaching their 4th quarter and 2019 quilty goals.  

12 comments:

Alison V. said...

I am so excited to see your Vintage Dresses quilt! As for your Daisy Chain -- I would suggest maybe looking for a paisley print similar to the black that would have a tan background!

Barbara said...

The Vintage Dresses are so cute. I like your idea for the binding. All of your quilts are beautiful. I agree about borders, especially the big ones around the outside. It always takes me forever to get them pinned so there’s no pleating.

Archie the wonder dog said...

You've got gorgeous projects on your list - good luck with them all!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Beautiful quilts to finish off the year with--
all have a nice happy feel to them--
so keep on stitching there--you can make it happen!!
luv, di

DawnyK said...

You have made such lovely progress on these quilts. Your version of vintage dresses hooked me on reading you blog. And the Twinkle Stars is one of my favorites. Your Storm At Sea is so lovely. Good luck with your 4th finish! Hope you make it!!!

Emily said...

Beautiful projects to finish this quarter! I'm always happy to vintage dresses, I'll be sad when it's finished and doesn't appear any more. I hope you get to start the new year with a new quilt on your bed, too! I'd like to finish the I Spy I'm making for my bed by the end of the year, we'll see if that actually happens.

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Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh wow!! they all look so great and they are all just soooo close!

Jennifer said...

All great quilts and I know you will be happy with any of the finishes!

Sandy Panagos said...

So many great projects. I'm thinking you can do it!

SarahZ said...

So many pretty projects, and all of them so close!!! I often find that after a flat quarter, I am really able to bust out some finishes the next quarter...hope that is the case for you this go round, too!!! On behalf of the Finish Along hosts, thanks so much for joining us! Happy Sewing!!!