It feels unbelievable that we are already half way through 2015. I spent most of the second quarter away from home (and my lovely fabric) so I have a bunch of project roll overs since not everyone could come along for the ride! Right now I am in Cape Cod for a bit of a break before heading home where I can’t wait to hit the ground running!
I am excited to once again join in the Finish Along fun with Adrianne at On the Windy Side.
In order to keep up with (and make up for being a bit behind on) Mini Quilt Mania I am planning to make a 14 more mini quilts for the second quarter of this year. These are in various stages of completion: sketches, patterns drafted, fabrics chosen, and I even have several tops completed.
In January I started a starburst quilt based on my Happy New Year! mini quilt, and this project is a rollover from Q1 and Q2. I have this piece over halfway quilted right now, and I would really like to get this one finished up this quarter!
For my Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake challenge quilt I am making a “potholder” style quilt using hexagonal bound blocks rather than the more traditional squares. This quilt will be completely reversible, with one side being predominantly turquoise with the other side leaning toward the pinks in the collection. I made a lot of progress on this quilt in Q2, and I have actually just finished it as my first finish of Q3. (Post to come soon!)
I joined my Simply Mini Quilt Swap a few days ago which is my first online swap, and I am so excited to create a mini with someone else in mind! The deadline is mid October, but I am optimistic that I will finish in this quarter
I signed up for the Modern Quilt Guild’s Michael Miller Challenge, so I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the fat eighth package. I have worked out a general design and some Michael Miller solids are on there way to me right now. I am sure I will be tracking down more of the challenge fabrics once I’m certain which ones will be the most useful. This project doesn’t have to be finished until the end of November, but I would love to have it complete before that!
This “secret” project (roll over from Q1 and Q2) is still quilted, ready for finishing, and needs to stop hanging out under my work table! Here’s hoping this quilt makes it into a finished pile this quarter!
I started a set of placemats last fall. I have a set of four that just need the binding finished. (Roll over from Q2)
I started sewing this hexagon project when I needed some handwork. I’m not entirely certain how large this is going to get, but I’m hoping to discover what exactly this wants to be. (Roll over from Q2)
In the first quarter I created a baby quilt sized Sweet and Simple Hashtag Quilt. This quarter I hope to make a lap quilt size version of this quilt. (Roll over from Q2)
What about you? What are you looking forward to working on in the next few months?