2013, The Year of Finishes

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This year I am going to continue with the Finish Along, now hosted by Leanne at She Can Quilt. Technically I’m a couple of days early for the link up but I also want to take part in “A Lovely Year of Finishes” too and I think these two things will work well together at keeping me motivated, however the latter deadline for link up for this is 7th January so I didn’t want to leave it too late, so please excuse my eagerness.

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For the Lovely Year of Finishes, for January, I want to finish piecing the top for my “Fryed Pixels” quilt. I did a bit more work up until about 8 this evening then I got tired (and so did Fletcher). Here’s how Mr Fry looks right now on my newly cleared, not-wide-enough design wall (more on that later)- cue heavily-edited evening photos throughout:
Yes seriously, this is all I have done- almost the top row. This is a hell of a lot of work before me but I’m determined!
Which means for the rest of the first quarter for the Finish Along (i.e. until the end of March) I want to:
1) Totally finish the Stephen Fry quilt. Quilt it, bind it everything. Because the Finish Along is all or nothing and I want to enter Quilt and Stitch Village with it and if I don’t hit deadline then there’s no way I’ll do it.
2) I want to finish quilting and bind Rain Deer Limbo, I’d say I’m nearly halfway through that (all ditch quilting is done, just got 6 more bars of misc)…
3) And I want to finish my Great Granny quilt that was on my FAL list last year. Look, look, I finished piecing the top last night! That’s why my design wall is clear for the first time in ages!
I think that’s plenty to be getting on with, especially since I have bees to sew for and I will need a lovely Finish plan for February on top. Oh yeah I will definitely be starting some new projects soon too, for “work reasons” though you understand…
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