Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Final finish of 2012 and a plan for more finishes this year......

Hello again

Well everyone is back at work/school/nursery as of yesterday and the kids are not impressed about having to get up earlier - much moaning and lying on our bedroom floor.  But we made it and things were a little easier today so hopefully we will be back into our normal rhythm soon.

I thought I'd share my final finish of 2012 (binding was sewn on on New Year's Eve!).  I grabbed a couple of Oh Deer charm packs from Simply Solids when Justine had a sale when she took over last year because I loved them but had no real plan.

But the bird print caught my eye and got me thinking.  The wee chap's teacher is expecting her first baby at the end of February and the classes in Year One are all named after birds so it seemed like a good fit.

Oh Deer baby quilt

I used a pattern by Miss Rosie Quilts called Domino and it went together really fast - I'd definitely use it again for baby quilts in the future.
  Oh Deer baby quilt - back

I backed it in the bird print - I picked it up when I went to the Village Haberdashery open weekend in December (Annie is so lovely!).

I love how bright and cheerful this quilt is and hope that she likes it.

That was a project that went from start to finish in a couple of weeks but I've got a few projects that have been hanging around and are making me feel guilty about my planned makes for 2013.  So in an effort to get them done I decided I would link up with Q1 of the 2013 Finish-a-long in the hope that it motivates me.

she can quilt

1) Siblings together quilt

Siblings together - quilt top 2

This top was completed back in May and I pieced a back only to find that when I went to baste it the back was a few inches too short. Now I had plenty of fabric left over but I was annoyed at myself for miscalculating and so I shoved it in a corner and moved on to other things. It needs to be finished and donated! I have the batting and binding ready.

2) Memory quilt for my Aunt

Memory quilt

After my uncle died last year I offered to make a memory quilt from some of his shirts. I chose a pattern and made a start but it got put to one side when Christmas related sewing needed to be done. One of the shirts she sent is lyocell which is a bugger to sew with but I'd really like to get it done. About half the blocks are made.

3) Alice Mixtape quilt
  Alice Mixtape quilt

This is my oldest UFO, started nearly 2 years ago. It was about the 4th quilt I started and brought home to me that an accurate quarter inch seam is important. The rows wouldn't line up and after much unpicking I left it to languish until the beginning of last year when I finished up the top. The little lady really likes the fabric and I want it finished - I am going to try and FMQ it in something other than a stipple or loopy design.

 4) Lynnebob Squarepants pillow
  Lynnebob Squarepants cushion in progress

Another one that got pushed aside by Christmas sewing. All HSTs are made & trimmed just need to sew it. This is intended to be a thank you gift and although it is a surprise so no particular deadline I'd like to be able to gift it sooner rather than later.

I've got other WIPs but I think three quilts and one cushion is achievable so I'll stop there!

Off to link up and drool over everyone else's projects!



  1. The baby quilt is lovely Sarah, I am sure it will be much loved.

    Good luck on your finishes, you are so close on some of them I am sure you will rattle through them in no time!

  2. Such a pretty finish! Can't wait to see your other finishes too.

  3. Gorgeous! Good luck with the FAL :o)

  4. I love your Oh Deer quilt.
    Great design - I haven't see that one before.

    Your plans sound great too xxxx

  5. Your Oh Deer quilt is gorgeous! That's a great list for FAL - good luck!

  6. I agree, the Oh, Deer quilt is lovely! Good luck with all your finishes!