If it’s time for Fall Market, it must also be time for the Fall Bloggers Quilt Festival. My blog feed is filling up nicely with quilts being shown off, and my IG feed is filling up with the fabric that will no doubt feature in the Spring Bloggers Quilt Festival. Since it was all kicking off, I toddled off to have a look at my quilty finishes in the last 5 months and discovered…
I Katy Cameron, hoster of the Finish Along 2014, am the slowest quilt finisher ever. I have finished precisely no more quilts than I had in May, oh the shame of it! That’s not to say I haven’t finished anything mind you, I have a lovely set of pillow cases, more bags than you can shake a stick at and a Christmas stocking, but no quilts. It’s also not to say I haven’t started any. I actually have all of these on the go:
I swear this is an entirely basted quilt now. A whole weekend’s retreat worth of people saw me basted, so it honestly isn’t a figment of my highly overactive imagination, it’s just not finished. And I haven’t taken another photo since this one.
Then we have this, from my Stitch Tease bee mates. I had really high hopes of getting to this on our recent weekend away, but it’s not got further than the top 2 rows sewn together (after I’d filled all the curves in and, you’ve guessed it, forgot to take a photo):
Then there’s this one, started at the weekend away, but now I’ve changed my mind on the recipient because all laid out it became clear it was too pink/peach for the original intended giftee, so now I’ve had to swap with the other recipient in my to do list:
Which then brings me to this one, which needs a whole bunch of HSTs to be sewn and used to fill in the gaps, and another 3 rows added on the bottom (there’s 3 rows already there, I know it’s not particularly clear, sorry!)
I’m just not even going there on these 3 either, I don’t have the energy!
I hope you fared better than me in the finishes for showing off stakes!
Did I spot the modern Stitching Bee blocks in your list? So many lovely tops and ideas! You will rock the next Bloggers Quilt Festival!
Don't worry, most of my quilts are unfinished.
Ha, that makes me feel better!
You'll be pleased to know that I'm even slower -I have only started one and not finished any! Juliex
Look at all those beautiful quilts that you will be working on this winter, a perfect time.
I've been thinking that it's not because we're slower at finishing but it's the year that has flown by at the speed of light.
hahaha!! You should get all of us slow quilters together and we could wrestle for who is the slowest. It might not outshine quilt market, but I bet it would come close!! I love love love what you're doing, cant wait to see more of those navy's!! XX!
It looks like you'll have all your finishes done at once and then – BAM – you'll make us all look like slackers. I like your projects alot! The stitch tease one makes me think of a tropical drink. The squares/rectangles one is so Lotta-licious and the Reunion one really makes me want to cut into my charms. Very inspirational – thanks and get busy and if you need someone to come shake a stick at ya…
I always think of you as being one of the fastest people around. Quilt finishes aren't the only ones that count. You have been super bag making busy!
Most of mine are finished – though I've started lots of new ones ! You need a butt kicker or two like I've had this year
Yep – but you started lots of stuff and have lots of different things in progress so at some point you'll have a ton of finishes.
Trying to make you feel better so Im just going to point out that you have had work kicking your butt, volunteered at the Commonwealth Games, run the FAL, and taught a quilting class or two in this time period. You are one BUSY lady !
It is always reassuring to read a post like this one. I have projects in piles, baskets and ziplock bags as well a pile to be quilted. Yesterday I got halfway through trimming threads ready to quilt and I bought a mini pattern online, printed it and started a new project.
You are definitely not alone Katy 🙂 I love the too pink/peachy quilt…is that made from a pattern or just your brilliance?
It's a pattern by my friend Laura at Quokka Quilts :o)
Thanks Katy 🙂
Umm….how many design walls do you have?:)
Sounds like you are close on several….Chin up! There's always tomorrow. 😉
Perhaps you are too busy organizing all of us to sew your own stuff ; ) thank you by the way…
What you do have loos beautiful
So glad I'm not the only one- I had to finish one to ba able to enter!
We are all human and bite off more than we can chew.
At least they look pretty in their current state of unfinished-ness!! They will be even more fabulous when finished! Jxo
You're so funny! It sounds like you've achieved an awful lot. Those quilts are looking great – you'll probably have twice the average number of finishes as everyone else in a quarter or two!!
I feel exactly the same way i.e loads in progress but no actual quilty finish! But you have achieved a lot tho and you fly through those finishes soon 🙂
Hey, those look like a lot of fun! Maybe you should take some time off of work! ;o) FYI, I'm the slowest knitter ever and have…uh…I'm not sure how many UFO's. :o(
I have been very lax also. My creative energy has all gone into building websites for other people so i haven't felt the need to sew!
You're going to have eighty jillion quilt finishes next year with all those almost-done tops! 😀
I'm with you on this one!
No, I think I have you beat for being the slowest. I have four quilt tops waiting (not-so) patiently to be quilted: one since June, two since this time last year, and one since *cough* this time the year before last.
Everything is lovely. I really like how that stitch tease quilt is coming together.