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Let’s Finish Those UFQs 2020!

So it’s that time of year that I start looking a my ever growing pile of unfinished quilts and decide, hey I need to finish those!! I know I’m not alone….I’m talking to you! A lot of quilters are SO excited to start a new quilt, their previous quilt tops get thrown into a pile.

Last year I had set up a Finish Those UFQs Challenge in my quilt along group. I thought it might be fun to do it again this year! I know it helped motivate me to finish some of my quilts. I hope it helped you too!! This year I’ve made a PDF Quilt Project tracker with 20 spots for projects (5 more slots that last years pdf). If you have more than 20 unfinished quilts, just print more than one sheet!

You can download the FREE Quilt Project Tracker here

To accomplish my goal, I plan to spend at least 1 to 2 hour each week on my UFQ’s. This way I can still work on new projects, but I’m still chipping away at my unfinished pile.

You can choose to work 10 minutes a day, 1 hour a week, 5 hours a week. It’s up to you!!

JOIN ME!! From November 2nd to December 31st

Each Monday morning I will film a LIVE Check in video in my Facebook Quilt Along Group to let you know what I’ve accomplished and see what you guys are working on!

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Happy Quilting!!

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 2st – Week 1 – Write your list and share your list in the Quilt Along Group or on Instagram!
Nov. 9th – Week 2
Nov. 16th – Week 3
Nov. 23nd – Week 4
Nov. 30th – Week 5
Dec. 7th – Week 6
Dec. 14th – Week 7
Dec. 21th – Week 8
Dec. 28 – Week 9

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Last year I had 8 quilts on my list to finish. This year I only have 6…that may be because I haven’t been sewing as much this year. Since the pandemic hit and the kids have been home, its harder to find time to sew. I have 2 quilts on my list this year that were on last years list. Hopefully I can get most of these finished!

#1 Rainier Echoes Quilt – This quilt is basted and partially quilted.

#2 Starlight Mountains Quilt – This quilt needs basting, quilting and binding done. You can download this pattern for FREE!

#3 KaBam Quilt – This one needs basting, quilting and binding.

#4 Colorful Tiles Quilt – This one needs basting, quilting and binding.

#5 Stepping Stone Quilt – needs blocks put together, basting, quilting and binding.

#6 Joyful Meadows Quilt (Pattern will be released November 30th!) The top needs to be finished, basted, quilted and bound.

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Finish those UFQs 2020 – WEEK 13

Flower Party Quilt

Welcome to WEEK 13 of the Finish those UFQs challenge! Did you make progress on your list last week?

It’s not too late to download your FREE Quilt Project tracker and get those UFQs written down! Click here: Finish Those UFOs

We started our week out with a fun family trip to Great Wolf Lodge. It’s a hotel with a indoor waterpark. It has a couple restaurants and an video game arcade. We all had such a fun little mini vacation.

kids at great wolf lodge

This week I focused on finishing up my Flower Party Quilt!!


I decided to quilt this one in lines from the top to the bottom of the quilt. First I went through and marked my lines (using the seams as my guide), every 2 inches. Then I went through with my walking foot and stitched 1/2 inch from each guide line/seam.

flower party binding

I picked a floral print from the Road Trip fabric line designed by Alison Glass, for the binding. I love how the floral binding looks on this quilt!

This new quilt pattern is now in my shop!!

Paper Pattern
Digital Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (International)

I also started working on my nephews quilt! I got all the pieces cut out and ready to sew.

Goals for This Week!

I plan on finishing my nephews quilt this week! Baby quilts are so fun because they go together so quickly. I am using a new design! The pattern probably won’t be released until at least late March. I will have to wait to share the results of this quilt after the baby shower on Feb. 1st! I’m so excited to have a new nephew soon!

I hope you are making lots of progress on your list!!

Join the Facebook Quilt Along Group to share your progress!

Happy Quilting!

Finish Those UFQs 2020!
Jan. 3rd – Week 10
Jan. 10th – Week 11
Jan. 17th – Week 12
Jan. 24th – Week 13
Jan. 31st – Week 14

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9


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Finish Those UFQs WEEK 7

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Welcome to WEEK 7 of the Finish Those UFQs challenge!! I hope you are making great progress on your lists!

You can download the FREE Quilt Project Tracker here: Finish Those UFOs

This week I finished my Happy Flower Garden Quilt!! I had made this quilt top during the Quilt Along in 2018. It feels good to check this one completely off my list!! It’s been super overcast and rainy here in Western Washington this past week, so I haven’t had a chance to take a full length photo yet.

Next up this week was finishing the quilting on my Happy Block Swap Quilt. I decided to go with a slight wave from top to bottom, then I echoed that way arrows the quilt in 1 inch lines. I didn’t have much quilting left to do, so I was also able to make the binding, attach it to the front and I started hand sewing it to the back.

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Next week my goal is to finish the binding on the Happy Block Swap Quilt.
I would also like to get my baby size Left the Nest quilt basted and quilted!

I received the background fabric in the mail for my next Quilt Pattern, I think I’m going to call it Flower Party Quilt! I’m really excited to share this one with you all. It might be a contender for the next quilt along that will start in January 2020!

I’m using Wasabi by Kona Cotton for the background and the main colors will be this gorgeous Road Trip fabric by Alison Glass.

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What did you finish this week? What are your goals for next week? Join my Quilt Along Group and post your progress photos!

Happy Quilting!

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9


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Week 8 – Frame It QAL – Finishing our Quilts!

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Welcome to Week 8, the LAST week of our Frame It Quilt Along! I have enjoying making this quilt with you all!

You can find the Digital and Paper Pattern (USA and Canada) in my shop 15% OFF thru April 9th!!  If you are located outside the USA or Canada you can find the pattern in my Etsy Shop!!

Now that you have all your blocks done, we need to turn those blocks into a quilt!

Things you will need:
Backing Fabric (at least 6 inches wider and longer than your quilt top)
Quilt Batting (at least 6 inches wider and longer than your quilt top)
Basting Spray or Basting Pins
Binding Fabric
These are helpful but not necessary:
Hera Marker to mark out your quilting lines
Walking Foot (Helps pull your quilt from both the top and the bottom)

Finishing our Quilts!

Quilt Sandwich:
First you will need to make your Quilt Sandwich. You will need to cut and sew your backing fabric to make it fit under your quilt correctly. Make sure it is at least 3 inches wider than your quilt top on all sides (quilt top size + 6 inches). Trim your selvage edge off after joining your pieces.

Make your quilt sandwich by first laying down your quilt backing, wrong side facing up. Tape down to a hard surface, making fabric taut. Next lay your batting on top. Smooth out with your hands, do not stretch. Then lay your quilt top right side up, smooth out with your hands.  

Basting Your Quilt: 

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Spray baste: My favorite way to baste my quilt is by using Spray Baste! It makes basting so much easier. If you have allergies, this is probably not a good option for you.
Find a place where you can lay out your quilt. Make sure to tape the backing fabric taut to the floor (or large table).
Here’s  great spray baste tutorial by Cluck Cluck Sew: Spray Baste Tutorial

Pin basting: You can use safety pin about 3 to 4 inches apart (about the width of your hand). I like to use the large curved basting pins. This takes a little longer than the spray basting, but is a great option.

Quilting your Quilt:
This step is totally up to you!

With my quilt I chose to quilt from top to bottom ‘organic’ straight lights approximately 1 inch apart. I used my walking foot with the guide set to 1 inch. I like to use my seams as a guide to help keep my lines straight.

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Hand Tie your Quilt: Some prefer to tie there quilt.
Here’s a tutorial on how to do this on BluePrint.

Hand Quilt: Here’s a wonderful video tutorial by Suzy Quilts all about How to Hand Quilt.

Machine Quilt using your Walking Foot: 
Emily Dennis from Quilty Love has a great tutorial on how to Zig zag quilt your quilt with a Walking foot. Click here I love this method of quilting, it give your quilt great texture.

Free Motion Quilting:
Free motion quilting can give you great texture and if you aren’t great at quilting straight lines, this would be great for you. Suzy Williams from Suzy Quilts has a great Free Motion Quilting Tutorial. Click here.

Binding Your Quilt:

Binding is the fabric strip that goes on the edge of your quilt. It covers all of the unfinished edges and rounds out your quilt.

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You will want to make sure to square up your quilt before you attach the binding. Cut off the extra batting around the edges and make sure your sides are straight and corners are squared.

Most quilters will cut 2 /12 inch by width of fabric strips and then sew them together at the ends at a diagonal. Then press the strip in half, so that you are wrapping 2 layers of fabric around all of your edges.

You can machine sew the binding to the front of your quilt and wrap it around to the back and hand stitch it down. Or some prefer sewing the binding to the back of the quilt, wrapping it around to the front and machine stitching it down.

One of my favorite binding tutorials is by Suzy Williams of Suzy Quilts. Go check it out!

I’m so excited to see everyone finished quilts!

JOIN ME for a LIVE Video tomorrow (April 3, 2019) at 10:15 am PDT (West Coast USA). I will be going over these finishing steps and seeing if anyone has questions! If you can’t join me LIVE, the video will be saved to the Facebook Group, it will be available on Instagram for 24 hours and I will upload it to my YouTube channel.

Quilt Along Schedule:
Feb. 12 – Week 1-2: Get Pattern and Pick out Fabrics
Feb. 26 – Week 3: Cut out our pieces
Mar. 5 – Week 4: Make Center Units (Square in Square Blocks) (Steps 1-4)
Mar. 12 – Week 5: Finish 4 Blocks
Mar. 19 – Week 6: Finish 4 Blocks
Mar. 26 – Week 7: Finish 4 Blocks
Apr. 2 – Week 8: Add Sashing and Finish Quilt

Join the Quilt Along by posting your progress photo’s on Instagram with the hashtag #FrameItQAL
OR Join the Facebook Quilt Along Group and post your progress photo there!!

Happy Quilting!