Friday, July 8, 2011

Finish It Up- Week Three

Happy Friday to you all you Finish It Uppers! How are you all doing?  You can see a couple of my finishes from earlier this week at this blog post

When I was organizing my sewing area, I ran into these last few Dream On charms leftover from this quilt.  I know it wasn't on my list, but they were sitting there in my basket taunting me.  So I whipped up a little doll quilt.  I just love this line of fabric.  I love the fresh bright, spring colors.  I think I will save this little quilt and give it to one of my girls for their birthday.

I also made some headway on my Fussy Cut Bee blocks.  A couple of the blocks needed a little more to make them 12.5", and I needed two more to give me twenty.  So I now have all the blocks I need.  On to sashing and finishing the top!  I am hoping to get that done this coming week!

I also put together a backing for my 9 patch quilt.  I have to say if there is a part of quilting I just don't like it is making a backing and basting.  I hate basting!  I love quilting though, and I am eager to finish this one.  I would love it to be a picnic quilt, and no better time for a picnic quilt then the summer, right?

So, I made another decision.  I was looking at my granny pj pants that I wanted to fix, and I just had to admit they were a failure, and I didn't even want to fix them.  So I cut them up and now have some pretty scraps.  It was hard to admit to defeat, but I didn't want to waste any more time thinking about those granny panty pjs! ;0p

So here is how my list is looking!

1. Ruffle Clutch- Finished!
2. Inset Clutch- Finished!
3. Coaster Set- Finished!
4. Maxi Dress- Finished!
5. Sienna Dress
6. Swoon Mini Quilt- Finished!
7. Modern Meadow Quilt- Quilt Top Done!
8. 9 Patch Quilt- Backing Done!
9. Pinwheel Blocks
10. Fussy Cut Bee Blocks- Blocks Finished!
11. PJ Bottoms- Scrapped!
12. Men's Shirt

So how are you doing?  Are you staying focused?  I was reading Pat Sloan's blog, and she says to pick three projects and have a finish date.  So, if you feel like you are losing focus or getting discouraged, maybe that is the right approach for you!  I know some of you are doing that already!

Next week I have a little giveaway planned!  Finish up a project whether it be big or small and leave a comment next Friday letting me know what you finished to enter!


  1. I love those impromptu projects! I did one myself this week. They actually encourage me along with my (planned) progress!

  2. Meg i really like this idea to write your goals down for projects each week and well done on your projects for the week

  3. Great projects, I'm doing the Kaleidoscope by Betsy too.

  4. Had a snafu this week with my quilt (stabbed my finger with a needle and had to go to the E.R.) But it's all good now, so I have no excuses but to get back on the horse and finish hand-sewing this binding. :)

  5. Dont have a blog yet...BUT I did finish a knit set of baby booties I started many years ago (have no idea why I didn't finish them...but there they were) So I finished them, made a matching hat & then a friend asked to purchase them for a baby shower gift! Maybe there is a cosmic reason for the UFO....I didn't know this person when I started knitting them...thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Love the doll quilt. I am such a fan of the Dream On line! You are making great progress on your list!

  7. You are accomplishing a lot! :) I can't wait to see these quilts finished up. How do you do your basting? Pins or spray? I always pinned & found it hurt my back too much. So I tried spray basting & love it! (Although you have to have a big open space & I actually do all of mine at a friend's house because she has a good setup for it.)

  8. Well done, YOU! I need to make myself a list, but I keep getting thrown off track by projects coming and butting into the line. Hopefully this week I will get something finished.

  9. You've done amazing work finishing soooo many items! I finished my Rocket Man quilt for a friend. It's off to the quilter. Now to finish my quilting on my wall hanging! Thanks for offering a give away!


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