Friday, December 28, 2012

Finishing up Works in Progress!



I've been working through some works in progress this week! I have a ton of new things I want and need to start, so I thought I'd take this last week of the year and try to finish up a few things. This first project has been on-going for well over a year. I originally made a 16-block quilt and then set it aside.


I just wasn't happy with the kind of off-kilter layout the 16 blocks gave.  So...I made a few more blocks and now have a 25-block arrangement that I really like! This is now hanging in the closet waiting for a backing...still not completely finished, but at least it's out of the box!


This Fig Tree quilt had been hanging in the closet (waiting for backing, quilting, binding) for well over a year as well. I pieced the backing right before Christmas, and just attached the binding last night. Just a little bit of handwork and this will be finished soon!


I've got a few more things to finish up by the end of the year, and then a whole lot of starts for January!

One of my starts will be a quilt-along with free blocks (2 per month) for the next six months. At the end I'll give you a couple of different finishing options. I hope you'll join along--more on this project soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful day!


23 comments:

•stephanie• said...

i love that fig tree quilt. such gorgeous colors. and i can't wait to see your quilt along. how fun!

Regina said...

Love that first quilt - so cheerful. I've gotten 2 UFO's nearer completion this week - feels good!

suemac said...

I have one quilt to bind and then two that are pin basted. I am getting there.

Material Mary said...

Love your setting square with your scrappy stars...must give that one a try.
Mary

Dana Lynne said...

Ok...both of those quilts are gorgeous - but I LOVE the star quilt!
I look forward to the quilt along! I have a huge stash of vintage sheets that need to cut and quilted!

Cindy said...

Love both of those quilts! I am trying to finish up a few things, but I've already started two new small quilts. I couldn't help myself:)

Cindy said...

Ah, Sherri, why do I just tumbler quilts so much? Yours is GORGEOUS!!!

What BOM will you be participating in? (wink - I'm hunting)

Abby said...

I LOVE the star quilt - can't wait for you to show us a finished quilt picture! So curious about your BOM - can't wait to see it.

Mary Ann said...

Love your projects that you make.

Helen L said...

I love your first quilt: thanks for sharing it!! I've pinned it (I've always loved star quilts.) Let me know if you don't want it pinned and I'll remove it. I'm hoping to do a tumbler quilt too: it's a wonderful block! And before I read your post today I was thinking, "I need to finish that one quilt that has been hanging around for over a year now." I guess a new year makes us think of things that need to be finished!! Have a great weekend!! Helen in Healdsburg

Nedra said...

What is the pattern name for the first quilt? It looks like a great way to use up scraps. Looking forward to seeing what things you do in 2013!

Micki Clemens said...

Finishing projects by the end of the year is a great idea. I aim for it too...

Joan said...

It is always so inspiring to see what you are doing, thank you for always sharing your projects with us.

Chris said...

AHH, your scrappy stars with the red setting blocks is one of my favorites that you have blogged about! So glad you have been able to do more on it. Lookijg forward to seeign the free quilt along progress this coming Jan, not sure if I am going to join in , still have alot on my plate but it sure looks tempting! :)

CathyK said...

I just love the scrappy star quilt!!!! Beautiful!! The quilt along sounds fun!!!! :)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Both of your projects are beautiful~ I so love Fig Tree fabrics and I really like the setting you used for the stars offset by the square blocks.

Jan Marie said...

Great finishes. I am looking forward to the quilt along.

thedodds said...

Just spotted your project over at the Moda Bakeshop: gorgeous, Sherri! x

Carol said...

Love both of your projects! The red setting squares are wonderful with the stars! And the tumbler is just yummy! Love your quilt over at the Bakeshop!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I love the scrappy star with the red alt blocks! Great setting!!

Wendy said...

Oh, I really love this one!! Love the pops of red and the scrappy stars. Did you use a pattern?

Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

Love!!! I have a whole pile of scrappy yellow stars that have been needing a setting, and I looooove this idea! Super cute! ~Angela~

Nanette Merrill said...

This is another quilt I've been wanting to make!