Thursday, January 31, 2013

January Finishes

I was busy the last couple weeks and moved three UFQs to topsville, finished piecing another quilt that was in progress, pieced backs for two quilts, and started on two other quilt tops. At this point in time quilts that move to topsville are finishes at least for all intents and purposes.

for all intents and purposes - in every practical sense; "to all intents and purposes the case is closed"; "the rest are for all practical purposes useless"

I am sending two of the tops off to be quilted and when they return they will be bound and then travel to the recipients.

The first  top is a Blue and Yellow Friendship Star Quilt that I started for myself long ago.  I still need to piece the backing for this one.

The second was from a swap I did several years ago. I call it the Green and Burgundy Quilt. The backing is pieced and it is ready to go to the quilter.

The third is from a swap I did years and years ago, where I sent out the focus fabric and asked that they use blues, and whites, with some green to make the blocks. I call it the Blue Hoffman Swap Quilt. I still need to piece the backing for this one.

The fourth is called Two Simple and will be going to someone special when it is quilted and bound, so I am not posting a picture of it until I get a picture back of it with its recipient.  I finished the back for it and it is ready to go. For now you will have to be satisfied with a peek at the backing fabric.

I love the pattern I chose for this and plan to make one for myself using blues.

I am still working on finishing up things, especially my UFQs, but I am also working on new things that are gifts, including a couple of baby quilts and a quilt using the Pat Sloan pattern "Coins in the Fountain."  I have the rows for one baby quilt put together and will finish it up on the first or second of February and pass it on to the grandmother.  The baby boy arrived early and he is a cutie. I have the strips pieced for the "Coins" quilt, but need to cut the sashing and the fabric strips that go between the pieced rows.  This one is a gift also. They are not UFQs, but WIPs or Works in Progress, but they will count as finishes as soon as I sew the last stitch. They will have to be included in my February Finishes, since tomorrow is the first and I am not staying up to finish them tonight.

Happy Stitching and may you finish several UFQs or WIPs  in the next month.


  1. Wanda your tops look great. Congrats on a great start to the year!

  2. Wanda....what a great beginning to the year....go girl!!

  3. You are going full steam ahead on busting those unfinished projects. Great job! They all look so good. Love that Hoffman challenge. (Of course I am a blue girl).
    Happy busting!

  4. Hoping I can keep up this busting trend since I am subbing so much. Next post will be my UFQ's, or at least the that is the plan.