Friday, May 1, 2009

Spring to Finish...How'd We Do?


May is here and the spring to finish challenge is over, though I'm going to continue right through May because there are still quilt tops from last year hanging in my closet. I can't wait to see how many finishes we made all together. Thanks for participating with me....so, how many finishes did you have? I'll announce the winner on Monday.
Have a great weekend.

International Folks....if you want to participate in the raffle for the quilt in the previous post...paypal works to send the money for your donation. Also, you may want to put your email as the contact on the ticket. That would save the ladies money! Just drop me an email and we'll work it out together. Thanks so much for everyone who is taking a chance on the 'wonderland garden' quilt!

66 comments:

aneela said...

I finished up one quilt last night before midnight uk time and sadly the second one this morning, so at least that gives me one entry!!

Nichole said...

i finished one! i was hoping for more, but my sewing motivation was lacking this past month. i'll be continuing into may as well. it's still spring, right? :)

Jackie said...

Hey Jacquie, I did finish one top and posted a few days ago. Don't know if you saw it or got the e-mail I sent? I know you are extremely busy. I swear I just don't know how you do it all. Thanks for doing spring to finish, it really got me going on my binding.

Natalie said...

Hi Jaqcuie, I actually got five finished early in the month, and three more bound last night (baby size!) So, my total finished for the month is Eight! whew! and yes, I will keep going...I am completely smitten with quilting!
~Natalie

Heidi said...

I have three finished. Doll quilt, wedding quilt and a yet to be posted finished quilt top. I know that the last quilt isn't put together yet, but my goal was to get the top finally pieced together after a year of working on it. I feel good! I am going to continue too. I plan on getting that second quilt completed this weekend. Then progressing onto some shams that match the quilt.

jessica said...

Hm ... I think that's technically 2 finishes of old projects and 1 new-to-finish-in-April for me :-). Thanks for hosting, it really did push me to get some of these out of the Languishing Pile.

angela said...

I finished 3 projects! I have several more ready to go, thanks for the momentum.

piecemealquilts said...

I only finished one (out of about eight). Worse, I also STARTED three!

Aimee said...

I finished 3! Thanks for the kick in the behind to get me motivated! : )

Tiny House said...

Hi! I finished 4! Thanks so much for the kick in the pants! :O)

KC Quilter said...

I was forced to drop out of the Spring To Finish challenge due to Quilters ADD! But I joyously salute all you finishers!!!

becca said...

hi- i completely finished 1- so only 1 entry but I did also get 2 other in process tops completed along with the backing for 1 of them- so spring to finish continues into May for me. thanks for providing the motivation to finish what i started as opposed to just starting. though i did some of that too :)c

ivyarts said...

I think I have only one qualifying finish - a quilt I call "Going My Way". I posted on it yesterday. My blooming nine patch was done on Apr. 1 before you issued the challenge. I have a few more finishes I'd like to get done in May. Thanks for the incentive.

Ashley said...

I only managed to get one older project completed, but I did pull out a few others, so I'll also be continuing during May! Thanks!

Suzi said...

I managed to do 6 burp cloths, 2 garden aprons, 2 child aprons, a mom and daughter apron, and a headband.

silversmith said...

ok - let's see what i got finished...
-1 Quilt of Valor bound, labeled and shipped to Bethesda, MD
-1 Quilt of Valor top completed and sent with backing to longarm quilting volunteer
-1 baggie bingo square for the mini quilt in a bag group
-1 baby quilt handquilted, bound and labeled and in the box for shipping.

that's 4 completions for me. my drawing isn't complete...and i didn't finish any UFO clothing items.

Linda said...

Hi Jacquie I have 8 finishes for the month, 2 were quilts and the rest were baby sewing items for expected grandbaby.

Erin O. said...

Hi, despite my busy schedule, I was able to finish an even dozen projects. A few were baby quilts and the others were finishes of current projects. I am so happy you did this as I really wanted to plow through my UFO's.

Rebekah said...

I had 7 finishes this month:

1 pair of knitted handwarmers
2 knitted cowls
3 finished quilts
1 crocheted scarf

It feels good to cross some projects on the list and I'll definitely be continuing the spring to finish until the summer solstice :)

amandajean said...

i finished 6! 3 twin quilts and 3 doll quilts. sadly, it was harder to finish the doll quilts. so thanks to you and your challenge, i was able to finish those 3 doll quilts that were sitting around for a LONG time. thank you!!!

Barbie said...

Just two for me - a baby quilt and a doll quilt. April seemed to fly by. But thanks so much for the incentive, I am definitely going to continue into May and get some things finished.

driftwood said...

3 for me, 2 appliqued pillows and a crocheted one - yeah I learnt to crochet xx

two hippos said...

I finished 4 out of 5 and the 5th that is oh so close. Finished sash + 3 aprons, and just need to bind the baby quilt. Thanks for the incentive!

Zonnah said...

One here.

Aimee said...

5 total for me.

I finished a doll quilt and learned a TON from doing that. I can't wait to try another one. And I finished 4 matching skirts for my three daughters and I. Thanks Jacquie!

Pat said...

I finished 2 quilts! Thanks for hosting this challenge!

fancystitching said...

I got 1 project finished (and made good progress on 2 others). Thanks for the kick in the pants to work on these.
Kat

flanthrower said...

Just one finish here. But it was a quilt (just posted some photos of it on the blog) so it feels like an extra special big finish for me. Poor quilt top had been sitting around collecting dust for months! Thanks for this little motivator to finish it!

connie said...

OK, no finished quilts since I had a dead sewing machine however I did get 4 other projects done that I had in the works.... Stringing Pearls, Dress for niece, purse for me and blocks for quilt guild car cover. Thanks for the motivation to finish. I hope you are doing better with the loss of Fudge.. Thinking of you.

Diva Quilts said...

Hi Jacquie - I left a comment on your other post, but I'll reiterate here: I finished three quilts - a baby; a lap and queen.

Thanks for the inspiration to get working and more importantly, finishing!

:)

Mushyhed said...

Thanks to Spring to Finish, I unearth 3 quilt tops and finished them. Yay! I will also continue through May and see how many more I can finish. I may stray a little and start a couple of new projects too :)

~D Spack~ said...

Whew! I took the last stitches on binding at 11:30 p.m. This was so good for me! I got nine! 9! finishes. I'm motivated to continue into May! Now I need to get the house clean! :)

Vicki said...

I finished up one previously started project in April--my Noah's Ark quilt. I'd hoped to make my son's jeans that I've had cut out for quite a while, but I didn't get to them yet.

Michaela said...

I have two sandwiches to quilt, I am happy for those and will quilt them as soon as finals are over, so I count them in. And one other project finished - quilt and two pillows, I will count that as one.
So put me down for three.
Thank you so much for motivation to get to work on those WIPs. I will continue on... for sure.

Mary said...

I finished 4 items. The Oriental Tiles quilt (and it's sent to its new owner), the pillowcase totes (they're sent too), an aloha shirt and a baby quilt. Just need the binding, but I consider it finished because the quilting is the hardest part for me to finish. Yay, thanks so much for the push to get stuff done. I'm going to continue through May as well.

Doris said...

I'm trying to remember if this was only for quilting finishes...I ahd a few others, you can make the call Jacquie!

1 baby quilt (VERY old UFO)
3 baby onesies (two with matching burp cloths)
1 wall hanging
1 handbag
2 boards (Scrapbboking type crafty boards for wedding and b-day gifts)

I haven't even had time to blog about most of these. I am definitely continuing with the Spring to Finish plans though, this was a great incentive!

Doris

Judy said...

Well I am still working on my finishes truth be told, but I am SOOOO happy to have gotten 3 BIG quilts all quilted (almost) and they are ready to be bound! SO even though I didn't truely finish any of them I got 6 quilts ready to quilt, 3 quilted and by the end of the weekend I'll have them all done and will be VERY happy to have stumbled onto your post! I count myself a lucky winner!

Artfulife said...

Still working on a ton of stuff, but I did finish three paintings. If they don't count, no worries. It was fun to play along anyway.

amber johnson said...

Oh, this has been so great! Thank you so much for motivating us! I finished 6 projects and hope to finish a few more in the next month or so! That was awesome. Now, I just need to go catch up on my housework!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi Jaqcuie, Alas not even one, I joined to late and I hand quilt but it will be done this weekend, so a thank you, because without you little push, those blocks would still be in the closet!!

Jill said...

I count four finishes! Woohoo! Thanks for the inspiration. I finally finished my little clothesline into a mini after seeing all of yours. Mine only took a year! :)

Sarah said...

Thanks so much for the motivation! I finished seven projects - four baby blankets, a quilt top (finishing the top was my goal), a baby embroidery, and handbag for my church auction. I haven't had such a productive month in a while!

Amber said...

OK I only finished one "older" project - but guess it's better than non. I did get started on some other projects that have been lying around and am planning on working through May to finish them - thanks for the motivation!

Anina said...

I only managed two finishes, but I have high hopes for May. Is that "Spring to Finish II"?
:o)

Beth said...

I am going to count 4: two bags, a mini quilt, and a quilt for my mom's birthday. I also finished two quilt tops and a back for one of them, but I won't count them since they aren't "done done!!"

Kritta22 said...

5 total.

3 full quilts finished

2 tops done (To finish the tops was my goal...with the lack of money in this household, I knew I would have to wait to buy backing and batting. Quilting is expensive when I'm a Stay At Home Mom!!)

Cheryl said...

I finished two things! One was a skirt for my daughter and the other was my class sample for my beginning quiltmaking class.

Vivian said...

No finishes here, but motivated to try by the challenge I did move three projects along to their next phase, so for me this "push" was still very helpful.

Congrats to all who did get finished and looking forward to seeing all the May completions as well (maybe I'll have some by then too!)

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Hi Jacquie. I had four finishes completed - almost five. What a great feeling! I finished three BOM blocks and one quilt. Thanks for sponsoring this wonderful little work-a-thon - it was just what I needed. - Marlene

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I had two small finishes along with my swap blocks. I finished a top last night that I hope to quilt this weekend :) Hope you have a good one!

Karen said...

Hi J. I finished one quilt, 3 skirts, one crocheted bag, one dress, and started way too many more projects. All are pictured on my blog except for the dress (that one is still in my camera). This is just what I needed to get me going, even tho' I still don't have any more time to sew than I did before. Thanks;)

Karen said...

Forgot about this one...I also made 60 siggy swap blocks for a swap that I'm doing with Cootie Bug;)

Kami said...

I have been inspired by this challenge to finish some quilts too. After 2 1/2 years, I finally finished my christmas quilt I am still waiting for it to come back from the quilter, but some things are out of my control :-(
I am counting that, 1 table runner, and a doll quilt as finishes. So 3 for me! WooHoo, I am ready to finish more this month.

Allie said...

I got 5 finishes for April! I'll keep going into May also! Thanks for getting me going!

Amy said...

one measly quilt. O.N.E. pathetic.

can we do it again next month?

amylouwho said...

I finished 3! I had plans for more - but we had an unexpected trip take up my last 4 days. It's okay - I've got time now to finish up and start more and finish up and start more. . . etc, etc.

Hugs! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol E. said...

I finished only one! But hey, that's one more than I had done last month.

MightyMom said...

My count is FIVE!! yippeeeeee!

I've now put my sister's quilt on the back burner as she isn't moving away from home any time soon and will work like crazy over the summer on big girl's baby quilt!

hand applique' YIKES AND YOWZERS!

metrosupialdesigns said...

Wow, another month? Now I might have to be official.

Michelle said...

Hi Jacquie,

Thanks for this challenge! I have one official finish. I did get 2 projects started and finished in April and lots more organized and further along. This has been great motivation.

Belva said...

Final tally for the month, 1. # bags, 2 quilts bound and done, and 1 quilt top finished and ready for my longarmer. Whew. It was a busy month for me. Thanks fo the challenge.

bitsofsunshine.typepad.com said...

i finished two things.
my taxes.
and the easter skirts for my daughter and i. :)
wish i had finished more of my list . . . let's see what i get done in may!

Diana said...

I just love the orange and white together, just beautiful, give's me some ideas; thank you for sharing the colors....

QuiltyGoodness said...

I finished one--this month was really busy for me so I didn't get to do as much as I'd like.

liz taylor said...

Sadly, I only got 2 small projects done. I am going to try to keep going through May though!

Diva Quilts said...

Oh - and - last time I thought it was just quilts that were included - but it turned out I was wrong. :) Is it the same this time as well? If so, I'll have a lot of dresses and mini-quilts to count! :)