Saturday, April 16, 2016

2016 Finish Along Q2: Hope Springs Eternal

It's hard to believe we're kicking off Q2 of 2016.  I didn't do too badly Q1...  I made My Special Snowflake with my Sherbet Pips hexies, made a Sew Together bag to coordinate with my Sewing Circle Tote and got Urban Window and Keeping it Together Again out of TBQ pile...  on the other hand there are still 7 quilts languishing in the TBQ queue with 2 new additions and I still haven't done anything with all those Bonnie & Camille charms.  Bust since hope springs eternal and I definitely do better with a list here goes the plan for Q2:

Tackle the TBQ tower:  1. Mash Up  2. Stair Steps  3. Sloops  
4. Spellbound  5. Houndstooth  6. Here Comes the Sun  
7. Toes In the Sand  8.  Swoon   9. Frenchie

I took this Going Coastal bundle on retreat but didn't get to it.  The plan is to make a Magic Numbers beach blanket.

I whipped up these pinwheels back in February when it seemed like summer would never arrive.  It's time to turn them into a quilt.

I'm also dying to break into this re-released Mendocino bundle.  I'm just waiting for my clamshell templates to arrive.  Nothing says summer like some mermaids and it would be the perfect justification for a beachy vacation/photo shoot;-)

It's a long shot but I finally got enough linen to make the background squares for my Blue Plate Special Dresdens.  It's pieced together so I just need to attach the Dresdens and quilt it.  I'm planning to hand quilt this one but with enough trips to Maine I may be able to get it done.

And then there's all that Bonnie & Camille.  I don't know why I'm so stuck by how to use this but if I keep talking about it eventually it'll happen, right?

Can you tell I'm dreaming of summer?  What are your plans for Spring?  Check out what everyone else will be working on for Q2 at the 2016 Finish-A-Long.


  1. Great list of goals! Can't wait to see what you finish! :)

  2. So many lovely projects! I particularly like that you have a number of projects at various stages...pile of charm squares, blocks. finished tops. Depending on your mood, you have choices! Perfect!

  3. I can't wait to see what you do with Toes in the Sand. I've made good headway on my Jaybird Quilts project and need some ideas for the quilting. : ) I can tell those unused B&C precuts have become a burden. I would be willing to take them -- and the responsibility of creating with them -- off your hands. I'm a good friend like that. Ha!