Friday, July 5, 2013

I'm taking the CHALLENGE! A Lovely Year of Finishes - My 1st EVER quilt!

Ok....so here goes.
I'm putting it in TEXT, right out there publicly, so that should mean NO TURNING BACK!

Well, at least I'm hoping it will especially motivate me to finish this month.
My friend Melissa at Sew BitterSweet Designs has been hosting this challenge all year called, A Lovely Year of Finishes, to try and challenge us to FINISH those projects that we have started....whether tangibly or in our head. And until last month, my project existed only in my head.....and the multiple messages I had sent Melissa asking how to go about starting my 1st quilt! :)
(Thanks again for all your help and suggestions Melissa!)

So, I'm officially declaring that JULY will be the month that I finish my 1st quilt and it becomes a lovely finish! I'm joining the challenge by adding my post to the "Goal Setting Party" here. And, YOU can join too!!!! :) Get all the details here.

If you saw my posts on facebook, this is where my quilt currently is....
I'm doing Quilt As You Go (QAYG), and have 9 Patch I-Spy blocks with a dark gray solid border to separate them.

Here's what I'm working on now...
 I had originally bought this rainbow chevron as the backing....but found an alternative that was highly favored by all those sharing their opinion on facebook when I posted. Thanks all! I really think I'm going to like the alternate backing better!
However, I had to find a way to use a bit of the chevron since I loved it and it's so happy! :) It will be the main boarder around my quilt top. The problem.....I decided it would be a good idea to quilt EACH. WHITE. CHEVRON. And while I love the look....OH MY WORD this is taking FOREVER!!!! lol! :) Remember....I'm a total newbie, and this isn't just QAYG, but design and learn as I go too!

And by the way....is quilting normally this messy or do I have a problem???

JULY 31st.
My first completed quilt and my first Lovely Year of Finishes project.
It's ON!!!! 
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8 comments:

Pam @Threading My Way said...

I love the I Spy blocks with the grey sashing, Kristy!!! The kids are going to love it, too. I have every confidence you WILL finish by the end of the month.

Melissa said...

I'm so excited for you!!! I can't wait to see you finish your first! I know the kids will love it! Don't forget to enter today's giveaway too, we are doing a special one for people who link up in July!

Melissa said...

Oh, and I forgot to mention, quilting is definiely a messy hobby :)

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Thanks for supporting 100 Quilts! And your 9 patch quilt is just so happy :)

Darlington Delights said...

Popping over from a Lovely Year of Finishes! I am so glad to see that you create a mess when creating beauty, too....I can't seem to do one without the other! These are going to be beautiful. I look forward to seeing your finished project at the end of the month!

Sew Sister said...

Your so clever I'm too scared to make a quilt LOL...I look forward to seeing it when you finish.

make.share.give said...

Looking good! Keep up the great work.

harleywife57 said...

Great Job !!!! keep it up now !

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