Ali Wilkinson

2015 Finish Along Q3 Status


Regular readers, or those observant of my buttons on the right, will be aware that this year I have been participating in Adrienne’s 2015 Finish Along programme. It’s been a great motivator to just get the last bits finished on a whole lot of different projects. Binding is my least favourite activity and so this programme makes me just get on with it and do the binding!

Q3 has been quite productive for me, as illustrated by this table of finishes:
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Strictly speaking the Shimmer Feathers still has about 2 yards of binding still to be sewn down but that will be completed tonight and photos shared in the coming days. I’m pretty pleased with my capacity for creativity the past few months, especially with all that’s going on with work and the deterrent created by winter for spending too much evening time in my sewing room (as it’s the only room in the house without heating).

My To Do list for the coming quarter is long, as usual, and is far bigger than the actual number of projects I expect to achieve. I do this to keep myself honest about the projects I truly think I will complete, and also to give me some wriggle room in case I get in the mood to make home decor rather than quilts, or vice versa. So here is the list:

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The observant reader will see that Jen Kingwell’s Green Tea and Sweet Beans has been dropped off the list. I have had a moment of honesty and decided that I can’t ever see myself finishing that project as it is just no longer inspiring. I am contemplating using the blocks completed to date, and the fabric (which is quite 1930s) to make a sort-of Farmer’s Wife sampler quilt. I say “sort-of” as I won’t follow it exactly and will simply take inspiration from the Farmer’s Wife quilt and from the gazillions of versions being made in the upcoming Quilty Blogland quilt-along. Anyway, I am not so certain about this that I am adding it to the To Do list and I will let the idea percolate a bit more before doing so.

3 thoughts on “2015 Finish Along Q3 Status

  1. This finish along sounds like it’s really useful especially for someone like me – very good at starting but not at all disciplined about finishing! I’m really impressed with the number of projects you’ve seen to completion in just one quarter 😊

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