July 29, 2016

Finished or Not Friday {a Linky Party!} + Summer Solstice Quilt Along Progress

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Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

I've been on vacation at the Washington Coast with my parents and siblings this week, and they let me bring my sewing machine!!  Now I'm caught up with the Summer Solstice Quilt Along, having completed the flying geese and HSTs except for trimming the HSTs.  If I had been thinking ahead, I would have used my Accuquilt Go! to cut the HSTs so they wouldn't need to be trimmed, but I totally forgot!  I ♥ it because it saves so much time trimming HSTs!

My quilt will have 9 blocks, each made from 3 different fabrics in the same colorway with a black background.  At first I wondered how to figure out how many HSTs and flying geese to make since the pattern is written with all of the blocks the same, but then I had an ah-ha moment.  Use the instructions for the single block rather than the instructions for making 9 blocks at once!  

These fabrics are from a repurposed quilt kit, North to South from Craftsy.  This quilt kit includes Kona 2014 colors in 32 fat quarters and 6 yards of fabric and cost $59.57.  That's 14 yards of fabric for $59.57 - $4.25 a yard!   I ♥ to buy kits with fabrics I love when they are a super deal even if I don't ever envision making the pattern that's included with the kit.  It's so worth looking at the yardage that's included with a quilt kit and calculating how much the fabric is per yard.  

Last week's most viewed link was Alycia's Brick Cottage Lane {2}, a pattern of mine which she tested!  I love her version with low volume prints in the background!  You can get this pattern in my Craftsy shop!

Sunday is the last day to save up to 33% off select Accuquilt Go! dies!  It's time to stock up during their Christmas in July sale!

It's your turn to share your finish {or not}!  What's welcome at this party?  Any in-progress or finished project made with fabric, yarn, or thread is welcome!  Include the Finished or Not Friday button or include a text link that links back to that week's link-up.  No, I won't delete your link if you don't, but hey, adding a link in your post is just being friendly, so be friendly and share!!

I will pin your links to my Finished or Not Friday Pinterest board to get your link more exposure.
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Linking to:
♥ Finish It Up Friday ♥ Fabric Frenzy Friday ♥ Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?!? ♥ BOMs Away ♥ Main Crush Monday ♥ Handmade Monday ♥ Sharing Sundays ♥ Monday Making ♥ Podunk Pickins ♥ Building Blocks Tuesday ♥ WIP Wednesday

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Jayne said...

The colors in your geese and HST's of gorgeous! How lucky to get such a great deal on the kit! Craftsy has it going on!!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I am trying to link up, but it says it is closed. It could be a problem on my end as our internet is exceptionally slow this morning...

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Wow - Look at that - It is a great pattern. My Quilt is on it's way to a VietNam Veteran ;-) Thanks for featuring it!

Shannon said...

Wow! I love the beginning pieces of the quilt-a-long! How are you using those 18 colors? Are you using 2 colors per block?

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I love the flying geese with black! So very striking.

Melissa Corry said...

Oh, I can't wait to see your Summer Solstice come together!!! The colors are just so pretty on that background!!! Great job getting all of your piecing done and have fun with the trimming ;) Just stunning!!!

Anonymous said...

I just love your project and the vibrant colors!!!

Marsha Cooper said...

I was in hopes of winning the Flying Geese ruler at the quilt retreat, but it wasn't my lucky day.
I love your colorful geese.

beth s said...

Vacations are meant for sewing!