Q2: 2016 Finish A Long

Apr 15, 2016

I missed the first quarter of the 2016 Finish-A-Long but about halfway through when I become aware of it on Instagram (you can find me @amistabaker), I was determined to link up for the 2nd quarter. I love the idea of setting goals to finish WIP's or new projects.

Surprisingly, I've already finished a few of my goals for this quarter. But this week and next week we'll be moving into a new home, so everything will be put on hold until that we are finished and settled.

Spell It With Moda Quilt

IN PROGRESS: This quilt top is finished (yay! lol). Im waiting on the wide backing I ordered to come in the mail, then it will be sent of to be long arm quilted. So excited to finish this! Fabric for letters is mostly Modern Minis by Lori Holt, with a tiny bit of Bonnie & Camille Daysail and Miss Kate prints mixed in. Background is a creamy off-white.

Jelly Roll Jam Quilt 

FINISHED! This quilt pattern is beyond easy and fast. You can read my blog post about it here. I made this for my son in 2 days time and to my surprise, he loves it! Even though he's only 14 months old all he wanted to do was play on (or under) it the second I gave it to him. My plan is to use this around the house, but especially when he's in the stroller to cover his legs.

Fabric for entire quilt is Feed Company by Sweetwater.

Sew Together Bag 

FINISHED! I was terrified of this but had no reason to be. If you were thinking of trying this pattern you definitely should! You can see more pictures and read my blog post with tips for making your own here. And again, this was another 2 day finish for me.

Fabric is Little Miss Sunshine by LellaBoutique and Cloud9 organic solid in Ash.

Amy's Pretty Pockets 

FINISHED! My girls needed some wallets for their money. Now that they're both in school (Preschool and 2nd Grade) field trips, lunch, and other events require them to take money to school which at their young age I'm not always comfortable with. Let's admit it, sometimes it gets lost on accident. I usually send sealed envelopes with their name written on it but the last time i did, someone ripped it open and stole the money. No joke.

So, once I came across the Amy's Pretty Pockets pattern, I knew the 4x6" small one would be great for little wallets for the girls. Again, you can click here to see my blog post with pattern link and more.

Hello Darling Fabric by Bonnie & Camille

Vintage Market fabric by Tasha Noel

Mug Rug

1 of 2 FINISHED! My goal is to make 2 Mug Rug's this quarter. One for myself, and one for a friend as a "thank you" gift. Below is the gift for my friend, which I haven't previously blogged about or posted to social media because I wanted it to be a surprise. The block on the right is 6"x6" and is a modified churn dash block. I used Feed Company fabric by Sweetwater + 'Pewter Ads' print from the Fog City Kity fabric line by Pam Kitty Garden for the low volume background.

Im unsure on the design and fabric for my own personal mug rug yet. But my favorite color is purple which I NEVER sew with, so I'm thinking that will be my fabric goal.

Table Runner 

NOT STARTED: This unfortunately has not been started yet at all. I keep going back & forth on fabric choices and table runner designs. I just cant set my mind on one thing yet! I want it to match my home decor (teal, white and gold with a little black) but i recently went to a painting + wine class and made this cute palette wall decor so I'm thinking of removing black and incorporating coral into my home decor instead. I just don't know!

Below is the sign I made. I LOVE the colors. The "Baker" and flowers have copper / gold accents. Its reflective in real life and soooo pretty! So now my goal is to find a fabric line, or individual prints that go well together, in these colors.

Other things I hope to complete.. 

NOT STARTED: As of todayI also have a Necessary Clutch Wallet, Super Tote, mini quilt, and a Goody Goody Binding Kit added to the list.

... and that's all!

That's it for my 2016 Quarter 2 Finish-A-Long goal list. As you can see, most of them are already finished! (Whew!) You can checkout Clover & Violet's post on what the FAL is all about (which is where I learned about it) and below is a list of hosts for the FAL from Clover and Violet blog.

2016 Community of Hosts:


  1. I have been loving the finish along! It is keeping me focused on the things I really want to get done each quarter... and not starting so many other things! One of the down sides of IG.... all the pretty things people are making!!

    1. Me too! I have a long list of patterns I want to buy & make just from seeing them on IG.

  2. I love that jelly roll quilt! Congratulations on the finish and thank you for participating in the 2016FAL, on behalf of all the hosts!

    1. Thank you!! Jelly Rolls are my absolute favorite!


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