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Finish-along Q4 wrap-up

Well, the 2013 Finish-ALong party is wrapping up with the end of Q4. As part of the festivities, my first color tutorial of the year is being guest posted at She Can Quilt!


Feel free to head over there and read about contrast, and why that’s important to ninjas and quilters!

In the meantime, here’s how I did for the quarter.

1. Finished – Dragon Quilt for my niece


My last and favorite finish of the year! I will do a post about this quilt soon, I promise. This was the most creatively taxing quilt I’ve ever made, and the one that had me doubting myself the most, so invariably it ended up being my favorite quilt I’ve made, ever. It was well received by my niece, as well. πŸ™‚ (Yes, I managed to give it up.) This is her twirling around in it after opening it on Christmas.

2. Finished – Urban Lattice for my dad


I posted about this finish already, but I got to gift it to my dad over the holidays! My mom keeps sending me pictures of my dad using the quilt which makes me super happy. πŸ˜€ He loved it, even though it didn’t have dragons on it.

3. Finished – Bento Box for Eli (and me!)


There’s quite the story that goes with the gifting of this quilt, which I’ll share soon, as well. This was the third Christmas quilt (next year: max 1 quilt as a gift. good grief.) and Eli was very happy about it!! And I am delighted every day when I see it on the bed. πŸ˜€

4. Rainbow/low-volume quilt for rainbowy goodness


I started working on this one and realized what I REALLY wanted to be using was oakshotts, not kaffe shots (they tend to be more subdued and I wanted the brighter oakshott colors) and so this has stalled out. I did order some oakshotts but they have no aqua. Can someone who is friends with them tell them to make an aqua? Thanks. πŸ˜€

5. Snake River for April & Kerry


This is my heavy guilt quilt. I haven’t touched it. This is going to be a focus on the new year because I need this out of my WIP list. And they’re past their 2nd anniversary now. Ack!!

6. Broken Herringbone Quilt for [now-known]


Well, I didn’t make this into a full quilt, but technically it’s off my WIP list, as it’s moved on to a new home. It got gifted to someone who really liked it and wanted to turn it into a quilt.

Score: 3/6 (In most classes, that would be an F, but given my track record, I’m giving myself an A for effort!)

Most of these finishes were newer things, I think this next round I need to focus on some of my older stuff to get it out of the backlog. πŸ™‚


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