Wednesday, December 26, 2018

2019 Finish-A-Long

I've been participating in the Finish-A-Long for many many years now. I stumbled upon it October 2013!! I loved the idea of setting goals each quarter and getting entered in for prizes for each one I finish. Sounds like a win win, right? I was contacted to be a host this year and gladly hopped on board. Now I get to tell everyone else about it and help them be motivated and possibly win prizes! You'll find the various global hosts and schedule below. If you want to see the rules or come back to this at any time I have a separate page you can find here. The linkup for 2018 4th quarter opens January 1st. Then on January 10th we start the linkup for 1st quarter of 2019. I hope you'll join in!



The 2019 Finish-A-Long Hosts: 

Sandra of Sew of Course - Ireland

Marci of Marci Girl Designs - USA Louisiana

Leanne of She Can Quilt - Canada

Ella of Throw a Wench in the Works - USA Georgia

Karen of Capitola Quilter - USA California

Lynne of Tinking Along - USA Maryland

Izzy of Dizzy Quilts - Canada 

Sarah of Sarah Goer Quilts - USA California

Julie of That's Sew Julie - USA Iowa

Sarah of Cedar Fork Stitches - USA Montana

Sharla of Thistle Thicket Studio - USA Kansas

Nicole of Handwrought Quilts - Canada 

The 2019 Finish-A-Long Schedule:


10 January (Thu) Proposed Finishes List - Linkup opens
18 January (Fri) Proposed Finishes List - Linkup closes

1 April (Mon) Finishes - Linkup opens
2-6 April - Tutorial Week
9 April (Tue) Finishes - Linkup closes


10 Apr 2019 (Wed) Proposed Finishes List - Linkup opens
18 Apr 2019 (Thu) Proposed Finishes List - Linkup closes

1 July (Mon) Finishes - Linkup opens
2-6 July - Tutorial Week
9 July (Tue) Finishes - Linkup closes


10 July (Wed) Proposed Finishes List - Linkup opens
18 July (Thu) Proposed Finishes List - Linkup closes

1 October (Tue) Finishes - Linkup opens
2-6 October - Tutorial Week
9 October (Wed) Finishes - Linkup closes


10 October (Thu) Proposed Finishes List - Linkup opens
18 October (Fri) Proposed Finishes List - Linkup closes

1 January 2020 (Wed) Finishes - Linkup opens
9 January 2020 (Thu) Finishes - Linkup closes

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Ombre Lattice Quilt

It's been a while since I posted on the blog but it feels like it's time to pick it back up again. The baby I had last year is getting bigger and I have more time for sewing and completing things. So, we'll start off with a bang and my latest finish.

This is the Ombre Lattice pattern done in Ombre Confetti fabric. Fabric and pattern are from Vanessa Christenson of V. and Co.

I quilted it on my friend's long arm machine doing a simple meander using Aurifil 50wt thread in gray. I wanted to try something a little more adventurous but was strapped for time and just got it done. Next time!

I bound it in solid black. A first for me but I love it with this pattern. It really makes it pop. The backing is from Spectrum by V. and Co.

Quilt Stats:
Size - 74.5" by 91"
Fabric - Kona white and Kona Black with Ombre Confetti and Spectrum both by V. and Co.
Quilting - Simple meander on a Bernina long arm using Aurifil 50wt thread.