I know I'm not the only one who struggles to finish projects. With quilts I often get hung up on the borders, so the quilt goes into the Closet of Doom until I can figure out what to do. The other stopping place is the actual quilting. I do most of my own quilting. On small pieces I can get fancy and free-motion quilt, but on larger pieces I'm satisfied to do simple straight quilting.
Mary Mashuda's recent book Foolproof Machine Quilting offers very useful tips on quilting your own quilts on your regular machine by using your walking foot and some simple freezer paper stencils. I love all of Mary's work, and I plan to use some of her tips on the stack of pin basted quilts I have ready for quilting.
But in the meantime, I did finish "Caprice," a quilt I blogged about here and here.
Here are some close-ups of some of the vintage and contemporary fabrics I used.
Among my favorite fabrics is the aqua calico I used in the borders.
I added a piece of gingham to this lovely bright seersucker for the back.
And I also finished my locker hooking rug.