2016 Finish-A-Long Q3 Projects

Colorful Hexies for Weight of Love quilt | Q3 2016 Finish-a-Long | Shannon Fraser Designs 

I'm cutting it close with my post; today being the last day to link up for Q3 of the 2016 Finish-A-Long

But before getting to my Q3 list, let's recap my Q2 progress.


So, Q2 of the Finish-A-Long wasn’t as productive as I had hoped. I only got 2 of my 4 projects completed.

This butterfly pillow, hand quilted just for my mum.

Quilted Butterfly Pillow | Q3 Finish-A-Long 2016 | Shannon Fraser Designs

And this custom Blue Odyssey quilt I designed for a client.

Blue Odyssey quilt folded on black chair | Q3 2016 Finish-a-Long | Shannon Fraser Designs 

50% isn’t usually what I strive for, but in all fairness, I’ve been out of commission for the last couple of weeks due to a severe case of tendinitis in my right hand. 

Clearly I need to ease up on all the hand quilting work I’ve been doing, but it’s just so fun! In any case, the splint has really put a damper on my daily activities and I’m limited to using my left hand only. Ugh!

I’m hoping that the 6 weeks of recovery will do the trick and see my right hand back to full form by mid August (fingers crossed).

Once I’m back, I’m hoping to tackle the following projects:


I made great headway on this Riley Blake challenge, considering I changed the design when I first started cutting. It became a total improv project, which, for me, are never quick.  Plus, my first attempt at needle turn appliqué is proving longer than anticipated (and not a technique I’m hurrying back to – am I missing something?!). So, that’s where it sits. About halfway appliquéd and sitting in the very same pile as the next project on my list!

Close up of central hexies of the Hexed quilted table runner | Q3 2016 Finish-a-Long | Shannon Fraser Designs


I know what I want to do with my Weight of Love Quilt, I just need to find time to appliqué my completed hexie to a white backing. Then I’ll be able to move onto the fun of quilting her up. 

Weight of Love central hexie on my design wall | Q3 2016 Finish-a-Long | Shannon Fraser Designs

I’m keeping my list to these two projects.  And, looking at it, I realize both involve heavy hand work. Maybe not the best projects to be tackling right when I get my splint off. I’m keeping positive and linking up anyways.

What are some key projects you would like to finish up?

Happy quilting!




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