Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Finish-A-Long 2013 Q1

she can quilt

Alright.  I'm doing it.  Clearly I need to...I'm joining the FAL being hosted this year by one of my favorite virtual people ever, Leanne from She Can Quilt.
[I must also give kudos to Lucy and Helen whose posts about the FAL furthered my resolve to join...]

When I lamented that taking a pic of my projects to be completed was my first barrier in this process Leanne was kind enough to email me and say just take a picture with your phone!  Damn, that woman knows how to get me going.  So, haha, I did.

Now I usually bite off more than I can chew.  However, I am going to make a goal that I think I can very reasonably reach in the hopes that it will only serve to help me going for Q2!  Good strategy right?

To Be Finished #1: ZigZag Quilt

Yeah yeah, please ignore all the stuff around the zig zag.

In my defense when I unpacked my sewing stuff after the move this was the first UFO I put up after hanging my design wall.  So...clearly my subconscious is screaming "get a move on chica!"  After all, this flannel quilt won't be all that in the summer months...

To Be Finished #2: Rainbow Quilt


I have the backing...I have the binding...I have the batting.

Then we moved.

Miss E's birthday is this month so I'd really like to get this one done first.  I am thinking straight lined quilting within the rainbow square and perhaps diagonal quilting on the white?  As usual I am probably taking on too much...I'll start with the straight lines and go from there!!!

Alright.  Wish me luck.  Send me lots of "atta boys"!!!  I'll get my girls on it too...  Oh and go visit the 2013 FAL Link Up - lots of amazing stuff happening!

- rebecca lynne


Canadian Abroad said...

Go on, you can do it. That rainbow quilt is going to be a gorgeous finish and one that makes you smile every time you look at it.

Carla said...

Goals are good. You can do this : )

kathy said...

Your rainbow quilt is so pretty. You'll feel so good once it's complete! Go for it!

Trudi said...

Of course you can do it! :)

Janine said...

Good luck! I love that rainbow square and I think straight stitching will be perfect :)

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

YAY for the rainbow quilt. Go girl! x

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

oohh awesome! Both gorgeous and sounds like a good plan!
I think straight lines and diagonals would look really cool :)

Leanne said...

Good for you, you managed to get in the game! I love both these quilts, working on them should just make you smile. Your quilting plan is great for the rainbow quilt. I would just do straight lines all the way across if it were me but different quilting in the border will add a lot of interest.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Yeah, you joined! Keep plugging away and you'll get there! You can do it!! *bouncing up and down, with added high kicks*