Announcing the 2019 Finish-A-Long!

I slipped this in to my last post and a few of you caught the news that I am joining the fabulous team of hosts for the annual Finish-A-Long!
I’ve used the FAL as motivation for a few years now to help me finish off those darn projects that just linger. I hope you’ll consider joining in as well. I have a dedicated page on my blog with all sorts of useful info. 
I look forward to seeing your beautiful finishes over the course of this year, starting on January 10.


Sandra – Studio Sew of Course

Marci – Marci Girl Designs

Leanne – She Can Quilt

Izzy – Dizzy Quilts

Ella – Throw a Wench in the Works

Karen – Capitola Quilter

Lynne – Tinking Along

Sarah G – Sarah Goer Quilts

Sarah Z – Cedar Fork Stitches

Julie – That’s Sew Julie

Sharla – Thistle Thicket Studio

Nicole – Handwrought Quilts  (that’s me!)


The 2019 Schedule


10 Jan 2019 (Thu) Proposed Finishes List – Linkup opens

18 Jan 2019 (Fri) Proposed Finishes List – Linkup closes

1 Apr 2019 (Mon) Finishes – Linkup opens

9 Apr 2019 (Tue) Finishes – Linkup closes

TUTORIALS April 2-6, 2019


10 Apr 2019 (Wed) Proposed Finishes List – Linkup opens

18 Apr 2019 (Thu) Proposed Finishes List – Linkup closes

1 Jul 2019 (Mon) Finishes – Linkup opens

9 Jul 2019 (Tue) Finishes – Linkup closes

TUTORIALS July 2-6, 2019


10 Jul 2019 (Wed) Proposed Finishes List – Linkup opens

18 Jul 2019 (Thu) Proposed Finishes List – Linkup closes

1 Oct 2019 (Tue) Finishes – Linkup opens

9 Oct 2019 (Wed) Finishes – Linkup closes

TUTORIALS Oct 2-6, 2019


10 Oct 2019 (Thu) Proposed Finishes List – Linkup opens

18 Oct 2019 (Fri) Proposed Finishes List – Linkup closes

1 Jan 2020 (Wed) Finishes – Linkup opens

9 Jan 2020 (Thu) Finishes – Linkup closes

(No tutorials in Q4)

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Global Host 2019 - Handwrought Quilts

The linkup for Q4 2018 finishes started today if you were participating this year and are ready to link up your finishes.

Cloth Napkins are done

But I have good news and bad news about these.


The good news is they’re done. Finally. It’s been more than a year at this point so I am relieved.

The bad news is I made them as big as possible with the fabric I had….aaaaand they’re too small for my kids. Good thing I have small nieces!

I did learn how to do mitred corners, so that’s another good thing. And they’re done. Yayyayayyay me!

This was my October goal with Elm Street Quilts AND it was on my Q4 Finish Along list.


2018 Finish Along, Q4

I’m getting better at planning and being realistic (high fives for being a grown-up!) Some projects just need to get done. They don’t need to be on a list, or lingering unfinished for months and even years. In that vein I’m going for a more modest list than my usual list of epic proportions.

Three of these are intended for QuiltCon submissions, so that’s enough of a prompt. One is a baby quilt. And one (the napkins) have been on every list for a couple of years at least.

In no particular order:

  1. bind the Jacob’s Ladder quilt
  2. bury threads and bind my original sampler quilt
  3. bury threads and bind my X&+ quilt
  4. gd cloth napkins. I’ve cut them out at least…
  5. work through an idea for a quiltcon quilt and get it done obviously
  6. baby quilt. It needs to be in “earth tones” whatever those are.

I’m pretty sure I’ve posted pictures of allllll these in every other list I made.

I’m linking up for accountability and glory with the lovely hosts of the Finish Along!

2018 Finish A Long Logo 2

Wonky Stars

A finished quilt.


I collected these from the instagram wonky star swap earlier this year. Rather than let them languish I whipped up this quilt in just a week or two. Quilted it in under five hours. Trimmed and bound it just as quickly.

In fact I bound it the afternoon of quilt guild meeting. Didn’t notice that my sweater matched the binding!









This block below is my favourite in the whole quilt. Orange and blue forever!


A better look at the fabulous backing. I wish I had bolts and bolts of this. It’s super.


**This quilt is for sale.** Email or message me.

Quilt Stats:

Title: Wonky Stars

Lifetime quilt no.: 76

Started: August 3, 2018

Finished: September 20, 2018

Size: 60″x80″

Number of pieces: loads.

Quilting: longarm pantograph. totally generic light grey poly? thread on top, generic sassy yellow thread in the bobbin.

Previous posts about this one are HERE in reverse chronological order.

This was on my 2018 Q3 FAL list, so yay! Also linking up with Finish it up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts.