Finish-a-Long 2018

Because I hand quilt and most of my projects are hand work I don’t anticipate many quick finishes but I know that I’ll at least finish one thing this quarter so …….

The Basics of the FAL

“The FAL is a low pressure community event that allows you to make a list of projects that have already been started but not finished and thus are hanging about in your sewing room as UFOs. The list is linked up at the beginning of a quarter and then at the end of the quarter you link up a link for each item on your list that you finished. Each link is an entry into the random draw for great prizes sponsored by our generous sponsors.”

I am going to enter this Botanical Quilt Top.  This couch sized top, hand appliqued, was finished in February of last year.   These are a few blocks from a larger project.  ( see my post The Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt : A Beautiful History )

I am currently in the process of hand quilting it.

It went into the hoop towards the end of August or beginning of September. A few progress shots along the way :

I am now working on quilting the last block.

After that, the border needs quilting and then I will bind it.

We have some dear friends that just got engaged and plan to marry this summer and I gave them the choice of this quilt, yet to be finished, or the Scrappy Granny that I’d finished prior to this. They chose this one.

I am pretty sure that I can finish this up by the end of the quarter and enter it in to the FAL to have a chance at the prizes :)

Linking up to She Can Quilt Finish-a-Long

Also joining Esther’s Quilt Blog

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14 Responses to Finish-a-Long 2018

  1. Karen says:

    I’m sure you can finish it!

  2. Kyle says:

    No problem for you!

  3. Marly says:

    Good Luck! Your hand quilting and appliqué is beautiful.

  4. Eileen says:

    Hello, I am sure you can do it. It is a lovely quilt.
    Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  5. Margie says:

    Your work is just lovely!

  6. How wonderful that this gorgeous quilt already has a home waiting for it! That will motivate a finish!

  7. Ann says:

    Applique is always great and this is especially beautiful. They will cherish it forever.

  8. Carla says:

    What a great quilt to have in the hoop this time of the year! I have not gotten very far with my SBQ blocks. Maybe someday I will get back to them.

  9. Joyce says:

    Your quilt will make that couple a very happy one! I know you’ll finish it and I hope you win a really nice prize!

  10. Kat says:

    It is lovely and I have no doubt you’ll work hard to get it done.

  11. Joanna says:

    That is so beautiful! Good luck!

  12. What an absolutely wonderful gift that will be. :-)

  13. Lynne says:

    You do such beautiful handwork and I always am in awe of hand quilting. You have a great start and the finishing of that quilt is in sight. I look forward to seeing it at the end of March. On behalf of the 2018 global FAL hosts, thank you for participating in the FAL,

  14. Lynette says:

    What a lovely first heirloom for their wedding gift. Hand work is priceless, and yours is so pretty.

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