Friday, October 14, 2011

finish it up Friday, week 1

Welcome to week one of the finish it up Friday linky party! My hope is that this challenge helped you finish up some (or any!) of those WIPs and UFOs into finished projects.

I know this challenge kept me on the straight and narrow this week. I so badly wanted to start something new (every single day!), but I buckled down and focused on finishing rather than starting. I hope I can keep on that trend! :) 
Technically, I finished Mary's quilt last week, but I still had to wash, dry, label, wrap, gift and blog it. So, now it's done. :) And it's my finish for the week.

How about you? Did you finish anything? If so, please link to a specific post from the past week and share your fabulous finish! 
 

44 comments:

notes of sincerity said...

Great job on your finish! :o)
Have a super weekend.
Sincerely, Trish

Cori said...

I finished up my sons Christmas stocking! My blog is brand spankin new so I only have a few posts! Thanks for looking!

Cori said...

PS. I love your finish!!

Mary said...

Love this quilt. Just read about your finish it up Friday. Maybe this will get me to FINISH something. I have almost as many UFOs as ideas for new quilts! Gotta get finishing.

Julierose said...

I love the clean colors of red, white and especially that aqua--soooo pretty. Great finish Julierose

Elena said...

I labelled, sent to Barcelona and blogged my mother's 70th birthday gift: the kokeshis quilt. With my brother's help (he lives there in Barcelona) tonight she's having this great surprise waiting her on her bed.
I love your new quilt, colors are fantastic!
Elena

TheBorman5 Plus1 said...

I love the colors!!!

Jamie Lee said...

I'm home with 2 sick kids (2 out of 3) so I can't wait to click through everyone's finishes while watching yet another movie. God Bless Disney!

Heather said...

dang... i don't know how i missed the annoucement... but, i'm in!

i need some MAJOR motivation to finish off some WIPs and this is IT!

thanks darlin!!
x, H

Debbie said...

Just darling! I strive to stipple like you!

happydaysquilting said...

I love the design and colours of your quilt, thank you for the link up!

aneela said...

Great idea to have a linky party to whittle down those wips!
LOVE your finish!!!

Anita said...

I love that it's not really done until it's blogged about! :) Wish I could join your linky party, but all hopes of finishing have gone by the wayside while we consider moving to a different house.

Julie said...

I had forgotten you were going to do a linky party for finishes! I was so excited about it when you announced it too because I've been on a mission to finish my WIPs. I've wittled them down from too many to count to 2 ongoing long term projects and 3 on hold (one of which is getting ready to be picked back up!). Not to mention the countless little things that I want to start on! This will give me that extra kick in the rear to get things done! I did have a finish that I actually posted about today, perfect timing!

I absolutely love your finish! Those few blocks with the blue and red backgrounds really give it a nice pop! Great job as always!

Alli said...

I love your star quilt! Now I want to do that for the quilting bee I'm in... :)

badlandsquilts said...

I love Friday finishes...some weeks it's easier to get things done during the week than on the weekend when everyone is home.

Kristen said...

Mary's quilt is gorgeous! I love the red and aqua. I just happen to link up with a design of yours! I hope I can keep up with you! :)

Denise :) said...

Yay for a finish! I just happened to post about (a little) one on my blog -- what a happy coincident! Your quilt is loverly! :)

etta said...

I can't wait to have this baby, get rid of this carpal tunnel, and get back to sewing. I miss my machine.

Lori said...

The aqua and red look amazing. I love your quilts.

Thanks for the awesome link-up. I love celebrating finishes!!

bethanndodd said...

Great finish! And I totally agree that a quilt isn't officially done until it's labeled and washed ;)
Hope you have a fab weekend!
Smiles~Beth

Chelsea said...

yay, linky party! love your star quilt.

for next week, could you maybe switch to the photo link like Lee uses on freshly pieced? i just love seeing all the photos!

xox,
Chelsea

leigh said...

I love this idea! I'm totally using it for motivation (but not quite ready to finish something yet).

Clair said...

Way to go on finishing something! It is always a good goal to have. I have a list of five things (only one sewing project) to do soon, maybe even this weekend.

Annie said...

Great idea but I was back at work this week so no sewing got done sob

beth said...

ooooh what a GREAT quilt!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the aqua and red! Thanks for the Finish It incentive :-)

Heather said...

Love that aqua/red color combo! Very beautiful! Congrats on your finish and thanks for the added motivation to finish more of my own. :o)

Live a Colorful Life said...

Ooops. I must be at the wrong place. I'm looking for a blog that only posts "starts" (even though you have 100 unfinished projects)rather than "finishes". Yep, definitely in the wrong place...

Tracy Johnson said...

I rally your tenacity! I started yet another quilt top today, that makes 15 in process. Yes, I am the crazy quilt mom on my street. My mid year resolution was to FINISH my projects before Christmas. I am falling way behind but I have been inspired to stick with it and get them done before I start one new one. Now for me to get to teaching myself how to machine quilt on my machine w/o spending any more money. See you next Friday (and in between.) ;-)

Connie said...

Congratulations on the finish! And thanks for the linky party. I've read a lot of them -- impressive finishes.

Mary said...

Love the colors in this one. I think almost everything needs a little red in it.

I am fairly new to blogging and appreciate the opportunity to be linked to you!

Quilting Yai Yai said...

I did! I did!
But my camera died, needs new batteries, so I couldn't post them to my blog. :o(
I finished two quilts. One is a Soldier Quilt and the other one is for my cousin, Kristi. Does it still count if I post about it tomorrow? If not, I will count them next week.
It sure did help to have this extra little push.
Thank you!!
Deborah

Jen said...

What a great idea for a link party, that will get me to finish some projects, yay!!

Nicky said...

Sadly I don't seem to finish something each week - but your finish it fantastic! Seem to be starting too much that is new - bit naughty like that...Will try to do better!

Suzanne said...

I'm in love with that quilt. It's another one of your great finished. I am hoping when we get home from vacation that I will get a bad (good) case of finishitis. :-)

Deven said...

What a great idea! I have several wip that need to be finished.

Sheila said...

Thanks for starting this up...it's just the motivation I need! And I love your finish this week, and the fact that you met another quilter while trying to get that elusive perfect picture. I'm sure my neighbours wonder what I'm up to, too!

Terriaw said...

What a fun quilt! I love the red-aqua color combo, especially in my favorite wonky star block. I love how much they pop off that white background.

I made a couple of your storage cubes last week to hold snippets for a project, and cut up some flannel squares for a cozy fall/winter quilt.

Erica said...

Great job! I need to do something like this desparately...I have so many works in progress, but also so many new project ideas too and then there's always the guilt of starting a new one...

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

On my! I love the design with the scattered colored blocks. Adorable!

Clothed in Scarlet said...

A quick question ;o) You wrote... 'Technically, I finished Mary's quilt last week, but I still had to wash, dry, label,' Does this mean that you put the label on your quilts after it has been washed and dried? I'm fairly new to quilting. I have completed a couple of lap quilts, a couple of baby quilts and a few mug rugs. So I don't have a lot of experience. But I have to say that you are an inspiration and I really appreciate you being willing to share of yourself by putting your info out on line for others to learn by! Thank you, Sarah

Julia said...

I looks great! I especially like the colour combo. You have a great eye for colour and patterns mix and the overall result is always outstanding. Keep up the good quilting! :D

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Ayana said...

I love the beautiful colors! nice job!