Thursday, April 3, 2014

5 for 5, First Quarter Finish-A-Long

In January I declared that I wanted to finish 5 projects in the first quarter of the year. I wrote about them in this blog post.

There were three quilts, a bag and a pair of socks on the list. I finished all 5 projects with barely a minute to spare until the deadline.
Here are my finished projects and the blog posts that go along with them.

First up was the Super Tote I made for my friend, Mim.  It was a thank you gift for her generous hospitality when she hosted me and another friend at her home in the Seattle area in January. You can read about the bag and the fun we had here and here.

Super Tote

Next were the socks I was knitting for my mom's Valentine's Day gift. She sure was surprised and really likes them. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than making things for the people I love. You can see my mom's reaction in this blog post.
posey knitted socks

Next on my list of finishes is the Winterkist Chevron Quilt. It was waiting a long time to be finished and in the end I sent it off to the long arm quilter. I am really glad I did. You can see more photos in this blog post.

Winterkist Chevron Quilt

The Mosaic quilt is one of my favorite finishes of all time. I just love the way all the components came together. I still have not gifted this quilt to it's intended recipient. You can read about this quilt in this blog post.

Mosaic quilt

Last to finish is the Denyse Schmidt Clam Shell quilt. Technically it is finished, but it still needs a tumble in the washer and dryer and a proper photo shoot. I'll be blogging about this one next week after some of the technicalities are taken care of. I'm hoping to go "on location" this weekend to take some good photos. I take so much pride in finishing this quilt. I can't wait to put it center stage and tell you all about it.
denyse schmidt fabric clamshell quilt

So now to come up with a few projects for the next quarter.
Thanks to Katy for hosting the Finish-A-Long and all the sponsors for their generous donations for prizes.

Finish Along 2014

*something happened to my blog header and if anyone knows how I can get the size back to how it was please comment.


suemac said...

Love all the DS fabrics in your quilt.

Debbie said...

What a great quarter for you! Congrats on the last minute finish!

mascanlon said...

Love all these projects! So fun to make things for the special people in our lives and to share with others too. This clam quilt is just amazing btw!

Cindy said...

I knew you could bind that baby before the weekend. Can't wait to see the photo shoot.

Susan Snooks said...

I'm loving the sneak peek of your clamshells quilt! The colours are luscious! And of course it deserves a very special photo shoot!Congratulations on all you have achieved!

Katy Cameron said...

WTG you! The header picture is in your template settings.

Unknown said...

Great job, Di! I can't wait to see your clam shell quilt!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Spotted your quilt on Denyse Schmidt's Facebook page - right under my fabric line ;)

Well done. Sorry no use on the header xxx

Ginny said...

Love all your finishes Di! Congrats on meeting your goal for the quarter! And cannot wait to see your DS Clamshell!