Friday 10 July 2015

Q3 2015 FAL - goal setting

I love lists.  I write a list everyday so here is my overly ambitious Third Quarter list of things I would really love to complete:

1.  Fresh Lemon Quilts inspired Poinsettia  table topper - finish sewing together, baste, quilt, bind, label

2.  Arrows bee quilt - baste, quilt, bind, label

 3.  FIVE Michelle Pattern Grocery bags - all cut out and ready to sew since August 2014!!
Picture borrowed from Michelle Patterns

4.  Simply Solids Amaranth bee quilt - baste, quilt, bind, label

5.  HST Quilt - add another border (?), baste, quilt, bind, label

6.  Lizzy House Meadow quilt - baste, quilt bind, label

7.  Make a back, sandwich, baste, quilt, bind and label my Diamonds in Diamonds quilt

8.  Big Bear - add paws, border, backing, sandwich, baste, quilt, bind, label

9.  Finish my EPP Carnival project (Katy Jones pattern) from Fat Quarterly Retreat four years ago.  This will become a cushion I think. 

As you can see, I hope to turn some of these quilt tops in to REAL quilts!  Wish me luck!
Linking to:

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Saturday 4 July 2015

Q2 2015 Finishes - two things completed

 2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

For various reasons, my 'sew-jo' abandoned me in September 2014 and has still not fully returned.  I have made several things (baby quilt and five brooches) in the past eight or nine months but only managed to complete TWO of the items on my Second Quarter Finish-Along list.  Here is the link to my original Q2 to-do list!

I completed my Polar Bear cushion (paper pieced pattern by Quiet Play) and I am thrilled with it!  I tested this pattern and the block sat for the longest time so I am pleased it is no longer an orphan!  And now I appear to be ready for Christmas - win win!

My other finish was a Sew Together Bag for Nathalie.  We did a 'talent/skill swap' - she made me the most gorgeous hand knit socks and I was to make her the Sew Together Bag.  However, I had made one before and swore to NEVER make another.... which could be why it took me a year and three months to complete!  But I gifted it full of things for Nathalie to enjoy.  I am pretty pleased at how it turned out - so much so that I may even make a third one in the future.... 

Nat's favourite colour is teal/aqua (also one of my favourites too!!) so I enjoyed picking the fabrics for it - and the zippers too!  And of course I sewed one of the THIS TOOK FOREVER tags inside -- because it was the truth!

I am all linked up to the 2015 Q2 Finishes linky party.