Wednesday, 2 January 2013

A Lovely Year of Finishes

I received an invitation the other day to join Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs and Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts' 2013 challenge, "A Lovely Year of Finishes".  I need all the motivation I can get to finish things that I start sewing and I love joining in so I thought 'why not'!  Here's how it works (copied from their blogs):

Each month pick one project, anything you like (it can even be an entirely new project, so long as you can finish it in the current month) and tell yourself, “I Will Finish It.” Then write a blog post about the project and link it up to our Goal Setting linky party. Spend the rest of the month working on your finish. We will have a mid-month check, and though you are not required to link up to that post, it would be fun to see your progress! Finally, after you have finished your project, write a second (or third) post showing us your Lovely Finish and link it up to our “Finishes Party.”
So for January, my goal is to finally finish my Scrappy Wonky Star quilt which has been basted for well over two weeks now.  I MUST get it done in January because I told myself I had to finish a WiP before I could start something else -- and I have a dozen things I want to start!!


Wish me luck with my first goal and to finishing!!!  Linking to Freshly Pieced.

18 comments:

Charlotte said...

good luck! It's lovely :-D

Izzy said...

Such a nice quilt! Good luck with finishing it!

CityHouseStudio said...

I love this idea!
And your quilt is so pretty!

mtnquiltr said...

I love the wonky stars and the scrappy border is so pretty! I know you'll be finished it soon!

Sarah Lou said...

It's such a pretty quilt, it'll be lovely to see it finished :D

Tanyia said...

lovely! I happen to love wonky stars! I am stopping by from the WIP hop, I would love to have you come by and see what I have been up to :) http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/01/wip-wednesday.html

Abby said...

Love this quilt! Thanks for sharing - I may have to join in the party - I need help finishing up some quilts!

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wombatquilts said...

I love the border on this quilt. It really adds a nice finish to the quilt. I may "borrow" this idea for my next wonky quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Annabella said...

Oh that sounds like fun and even I might be able to finish one thing lol. Good luck - I'm sure you can do it. It's going to be gorgeous. I love stars and tiled borders.

Di said...

Sounds like fun. Go for it! Di x

Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts said...

So glad you'll be joining us. I can't wait to see this adorable project done!

Texas JennyWren said...

I so want to make one of these. But first I will do a finish this month!!

Ellie Q said...

Love this, Amy! What a great way to use not-necessarily-modern scraps and make a modern-looking quilt! Ooh...I want to start a new project...but must resist and finish some that are in the works first...!!!

Thearica said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!

I am having a monthly to-do list linky party on my blog if you would like to take part over there as well. :)

Patty said...

What a pretty top! Get 'er done!

Melissa said...

Good luck! The quilt is lovely and will make a wonderful first finish for the year. Don't forget to link up to the party :)

desertskyquilts said...

Love the border you added around the stars. That's a great idea! Good luck with your finish.