I'm super over the moon excited that I was able to finish all my first quarter goals for the 2016 Finish-A-Long. I actually split my list into quarterly goals and yearly or ongoing goals. Granted, I didn't set the bar too high, but in my book it's much better to under promise and over deliver! Even though it was originally on my yearly/ongoing goal list, I just barely missed the mark by days last quarter for completing what is my biggest finish of the year... my Facing East quilt!
So, it really wasn't my orignial plan to share my new quarterly goals list and my "tah-tah" moment at the same time! This finish is a very long story that I've been talking about here throughout this whole past year.
When I first started this quilt, I had always thought that I would send this out to be quilted by a longarmer because as a new quilter I just didn't trust myself to tackle such a complicated design. I suppose that all those projects in between helped me build the confidence that I needed to go for it. I decided that simple quilting really was the way to go... sometimes more really is just more, right?
I still haven't worked my way up to free motion quilting for such a large quilt, so the graduating circles were quilted with my walking foot... and boy, oh boy, talk about some major quilt stuffing!?!
I usually end up doing a simple pieced design on all my quilt backs, which sometimes get more attention than the much more complicated fronts.
Can you spot my little helper trying to hide in the corner?
Quilt pattern: "Facing East" from Savor Each Stitch by Carolyn Friedlander
Started: January 2015
Fabrics: Basic Grey Grunges, selected fabric accents from Anna Maria Horner, Amy Butler fabric, and various additional prints. Low volume background fabrics
Finished quilt size: ca. 63 x 83 in. (160 x 210 cm)
So, I think this quarter is starting out with a bang, getting to share my first finish of the quarter right out of the gate! I'll be carrying over my yearly/ongoing goals as well as adding a few new things like my Churnstile blocks and Green Smoothie audtion blocks.
How was your first quarter? Any big goals in sight for this quarter?
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