2015 Finish-Along Q2 Round Up

3 07 2015

The second quarter of the year, and the 2015 Finish-Along, proved to be a bit of a bust for me. For those of you that haven’t followed along, the 2015 Finish-Along is a year-long, linky party, where each participant works to complete as many projects as possible.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Technically, I finished two projects, but am not allowed to blog about one of them. Thus, for the purposes of the 2015 Finish-Along, I only finished one:

High Tea Quilt Front

I’d had plans to finish two more projects that have been waiting a while, but I’m now working six days a week. I’m still figuring out how to balance having a life, sewing, and managing a household. I *could* work two eleven hour shifts per week, to get back to only working five days a week. Honestly, though, I’m not sure that I want to.

Especially since I’m sure that my hours will only increase more as we move toward the holiday season. Seriously, I have to think about this. I work in retail. I have to be holiday ready in four months, and will be constantly flexing my store to accommodate my stock levels as merchandise moves.

Anyway, enough about the holidays. Back to quilting…

I can’t wait to share the other project I finished. I can tell you it’s a baby quilt, and that I’m going to be sending it to a friend in Minnesota who just had her first baby. I attempted free-motion quilting on my new machine. I’m… okay with the efforts, but want to improve my technique. I’m not sure it’s possible, as I have this huge mental disconnect with FMQ. I have, however, purchased two Craftsy courses on FMQ, to try to leap over this hump.

In addition to these two quilts, I’ve kept up with my Traveling Bee-utiful obligations. Last month’s farm quilt was fun, but I’ve been looking forward to this month’s arrival for a while. It still hasn’t shown up, and, with the 4th of July, now will not arrive until early next week at the earliest. I’m still excited. I can’t wait to work on this one. It’s not in my usual colors, so it’ll push me out of my comfort zone a little.

Photos when I get it, I promise.

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