Q1 of the 2017 Finish-A-Long was small. I got a little cocky and exhausted after the Gravity quilts in January, and spent most of February and March knitting socks instead of quilting!


In Q2, I hope to wrap up a bunch of projects. Some of them I started in Q1, but didn’t get done. Karen’s Log Cabin MUST be number 1 on the list, because I want it done before she comes home for the summer.

Once that quilt is done, I’m going to take a breather and make a quilt that’s in my preferred colour-scheme and tonal range before moving on to other projects.

1. Karen’s Log Cabin Quilt

Started in 2000 by Karen, it’s languished in a closet for about 16 years … then it moved to my house to be procrastinated on here! Karen comes home in June, so I’d like to get this one done before she returns.

Some of the blocks are done

Some of the blocks are done

2. Rainbow Quilt 2

I have so much left over from the first rainbow quilt that I figured I would make a second one. I have about 50% of the blocks assembled. Part of the problem with this one is figuring out what layout to use for the HST blocks. I think I may stick with classic zigzag.

Just playing around with different layout options … which leads to too many options!

3. Alicia’s Memory Quilt

When a good friend asked me to help her make a quilt from her little guys’ baby clothes, how could I say no?! This is a two-for-one quilt: the idea is that half is for Kid 1 and half is for Kid 2, when the time comes. Until then, the two quilts are sewn together to become a comfy sofa snuggling blanket for movie night.

Alicia has pre-cut the squares and done a layout. I just need to sew it all together and quilt!

Due at the beginning of September.

The big box of blocks

4. Mom’s Stash Quilt, #3

Quilt 1 and 2 were so loved that a third is requested. Mom’s stash of fabric is still going, even after making King and Queen quilts… maybe the third will be the end of the suitcase of fabric?

Mom’s Stash

5. Night Sky Quilt

I loved this quilt the moment I saw it. I bought the fabric for a Queen quilt and then did nothing. Time to fix that!

Night Sky

6. Blue Lucky Star Quilt

I bought all of the fabric to make the quilt top for a friend. Then he stalled and so did I. I want to get it done and out of storage.

Blue Lucky Star Fabrics

7. & 8. Gravity Quilt C & D

I had so much fun with the Gravity Quilts I decided to make more. I bought the Kona kits… which are now hogging valuable storage space.

More Gravity Quilts

9. Branches Table Runner for Karen

7′ long Christmas runner. Due for when Karen comes home in June. I have the top assembled, I just need to get it quilted and bound.

Branches table runner

10. Star Table Runner for family

Christmas runner. Due for spring. STILL waiting on a length.

Half-finished table runner

11. Lavender Socks

Two at a time, toe-up ankle socks for yours truly. They’re in the vibrant “Sorry, Not Sorry” pink/purple from Hedgehog Fibres.

Matching my nail polish to my socks isn’t a requirement, but it IS fun.

12. Downpour Pullover

I went to a yarn night at my local knitting store and discovered Sugar Bush Drizzle yarn in Aqua Frost. I was doing okay at resisting temptation until I saw that colour. Then I KNEW I had to make that Downpour sweater!

Aqua Frost Drizzle yarn by Sugar Bush

Aqua Frost and mohair. Apparently my yarn downfall combo.

13. & 14. Gravity Pillows A and B

I keep forgetting that there is a pattern for matching pillows for the Gravity Quilts, made out of the scraps. Good thing I also forgot to tell the purchasers of the quilt that it was an option.

Time to deal with the scraps