Saturday, January 3, 2015

Hoping for Another "Lovely Year of Finishes"

A new year, new motivation, new goals.  I didn't complete as many of my goals as I would have liked in 2014.  Sometimes it was because I set a way-too-complicated goal.  Sometimes it was just that life got in the way.  It is time to start again.  I am setting as my goal for January -- Finish this quilt. 























I started it in 2011 when a friend of mine had a 50th Birthday Party/Quilt Retreat.  She chose the pattern and I shopped in my stash.  (I can't convince Sweet Adorable Hubby that this means it didn't cost a penny!)

The pattern is called "Root Beer Float" by Hyacinth Quilt Designs.















The blocks were fun to make.



















It didn't take all that long to put together.  I even made the binding ahead.























I really have no idea why this ended up in the UFO stack.  It just needs to be quilted and the binding put on.  So that is my goal for January.  

I am linking up as #68 with Fiber of All Sorts for the Lovely Year of Finishes January goal setting party.






























11 comments:

  1. I think it is a very pretty quilt. What are you using for the backing?

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  2. What a pretty quilt! Good luck with your year of finishes. I am hoping to use the first half of the year to work on getting tops finished. Then, if all goes well, I can use the second half of the tear to complete the quilts completely.

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  3. I love star quilts. I'm sure you can get it finished. Best of luck! :) It's lovely. It will be a "lovely finish". :D

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  4. Great job shopping your stash! The quilt is great! The dark border "under" the stars really make them pop. (And what a fun birthday party... a quilting retreat!) I'm looking forward to seeing your finish. :-)

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  5. I love how the stars extend into the frame. It looks great!

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  6. Good luck on your January goal! I have a lot of quilt tops that aren't quilted... maybe this year! :)
    Carol

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  7. Wow, you're really sewing up a storm. It must feel great to get in front of your projects like this. Those stars are lovely!

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  8. Those stars do look fun to quilt. Your quilt will look great when it's finished.

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  9. Good luck finishing your quilt. It is adorable. I just love the design. I can't wait to see the finish!

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  10. Stars are always a great design! I like the way they "split" the double sashing. Very creative!

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  11. That will be great to have finished. So pretty!

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