March – A Lovely Year of Finishes – Participant Highlight


Happy mid-March! Shanna and I hope your finishes are coming along beautifully! Are you having March showers?  Here is Washington we are definitely getting our fair share of rain. Today we have a wonderful participant highlight for you.  Michelle @ Squeek Crafts has been participating in A Lovely Year of Finishes since we started just over a year ago.

Make sure to take a moment and visit our wonderful sponsors who make this whole endeavor a lot more fun!

Quilting Lodge
Sew BitterSweet Designs
Persimon Dreams
Sew Sweetness
Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies

Green Fairy Quilts
Stitches n’ Giggles

Michelle from Squeek Crafts

Photos provided Michelle @ Squeek Crafts

Blog name: Factotum of Arts

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Name you’re known by throughout quilting world.
Michelle @ Squeek Crafts

What’s your ALYoF goal this month?
Finish the X & + quilt top

How do you approach your sewing goals?
I have a lot of unfinished projects that I have accumulated in my first year of quilting. So, I have become super organized this year.  This was my plan at the beginning of the year, and each month I adjust as I need to. I use link-ups to keep on track – A lovely year of finishes, Finish along 2014 ( and this month 30 /30 Sewing Challenge (

I am also using these free monthly quilting project sheets from Taryn @ from pixels to patchwork (

How do you organize/prioritize your projects?

I have several project bins with each of my projects materials and patterns etc all contained in that bin.


What is your current favorite project that you are working on? Will you share pictures with us?
My favorite project, at the moment, are my Tapa Star paper piecing pattern which I am making into cushions for my mum.


What is your dream project to work on?

I have two projects that I would put on my dream list – the Amy Butler Weekender bag, like the one Elizabeth Hartman made, and then the Tula Pink Butterfly quilt.

What is your favorite time of day to sew?

I really only get to sew during the weekends, and I love working in the afternoons but would sew all day if I could get the chance.

What is your favorite quilting/sewing accessory?
That is my small seam ripper (or in NZ lingo that would be a Quick’n’Pick)

What is your number one quilting/sewing goal for 2014?
I would like to finish at least 2 quilts per quarter

What is one technique you really want to learn?
I would like to learn how to use design software, so that I can create designs for fabric

Thank you so much Michelle for joining us today!

 Keep up the great work on your one goal for this month – you can do it!

 The finishes link-up starts the last 7 days of the month and will end before the month is over.


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13 Responses to March – A Lovely Year of Finishes – Participant Highlight

  1. Melissa says:

    Love this post! I also downloaded those projects sheets. I am hoping that will help me get more done since I love to cross off tasks! Thanks again for sharing.

  2. Debbe says:

    You can do it! I love all your ‘projects’

  3. Susan says:

    Always nice to read about another quilter’s projects and dreams. Thanks!

  4. Barb N says:

    Michelle’s Tapa Star is wonderful – love the fabric choices!

  5. Wonderful! I love seeing others ideas and finishes! She creates beautiful things!

  6. Katy says:

    Lovely colourful makes 🙂

  7. Thanks Melissa and Shanna for the opportunity to be a participant highlight. It was a blast filling in the questions. Some were obviously harder than others 🙂

  8. Paula M. says:

    WOW Love the fabric Very nice they looks great Paris with

  9. CeLynn says:

    Thank you Michelle for inviting us in for a little tour of your sewing space. It is so nice to see other sewists creative spaces. Your star is beautiful,green,love it! Good luck on a finish for this months goal 🙂

  10. Lori Morton says:

    Loooove the X & + Quilt!!!!! Also the Hexie quilt too…I want to learn how to make those this year! 🙂

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