Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Lovely Year of Finishes 2013

What's this all about?  Do you have a pile of WIP's sitting, waiting, and waiting, for your loving attention for become full fledged quilt? 

It's ok! Many of us do! Now the question is how many? No, no, I won't make you count, but I do have an linky party for you -- may be just the "kick in the pants" that you need to get them finished!

Shanna over at FiberofallSorts and Melissa of bittersweetdesigns are hosting a linky party 
complete with prizes for completed projects each month of 2013!
It's easy! Pick one to work on -- any one, and commit to finishing it that month. You must link up a pic at the beginning and end of each month to be eligible for the prizes.  So hop on over to one of their blogs and link up!  If you have not done a linky party before there will be a tutorial on how to link up posted today!

Here is my project for January. It is a batik, raw edge applique quilt that I made many years ago during a very difficult time in my life. I actually named it Coming out of the Dark, and it reminds me of beautiful tropical flowers in a lush green setting. It was lost for a long time when I moved, and I was thrilled to find it last year! Now it needs the binding finished, so that is my goal for January. See it doesn't have to be a big goal just a committed finish ;)

We actually had beautiful sunshine today so I packed up my quilt and ran out on my lunch hour to a local park. Salomon Farm is actually a working farm that the Park District uses to grow vegetables and teach classes. But the important point today was that there was light! So I grabbed a picnic table and took a couple of quick pics!

Binding clips in place just waiting for some action :)

So, go choose one of those WIP's, hop on over, link up and grab a button! You may just win!


  1. I think the lovely year is a great idea. Looks like you're off to a sure start!

  2. It's a beautiful quilt, and a great starting project for a year of lovely finishes. =)

  3. I would love to read a post on how you did the batik flowers!


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