Sunday, January 26, 2014

ALYoF - January goal complete!

For the month of January we were asked to set one goal for a Lovely Year of Finishes.  My goal (if you don't want to click back to the previous post) was to finish the top only of my Florence Starburst quilt (quilt along courtesy of Melissa at Happy Quilting).
Ta da!

This quilt was good for me in several ways:
1) It had lots of basic blocks in it that I don't make very much (goose in the corner, flying geese and HST) and I got lots of practice.  Melissa's tutorial/instructions were very clear.  The only thing I changed was to press my seams open.  I got half way through the HST with the seams pressed to one side and just couldn't take it any more!  Apparently I'm an open presser kind of quilter.
2) The large block size was good for my ego - it makes it look like you've done more than you actually have.  It was also pretty easy to make one block in a session and then put things aside until the next time.
3) Now I have a quilt top ready to go for the next appropriate occasion

Yes, I don't plan on doing anything with the top until it has an intended home.  It's just so much easier to toss a "flimsy" (I recently came across this term in someone's blog) over a hanger and put it in the closet for safe keeping than it is to store a completed quilt - especially a big momma like this one!

Hurray for a successful first month of ALYoF!  Let's hope I can do 11 more :)
Linking up with the January Finishes party!



  1. very nice, love the Starburts!! I will have to check out that pattern, I love stars, and the bigger the blocks the better

  2. Well done, it's looks fantastic. I did that QAL too and you are right about the large block being good for the ego!

  3. Gorgeous finish, congrats!!

  4. This is pretty! Love the colors. Once I have a flimsy I just can't put it away. Gotta finish it. It is how long it takes to get to flimsy stage.