Friday, 10 January 2014

WIP/UFO List Of Shame & FAL

Sew true
As it's a New Year, and it's all about fresh starts, I think I need to start by having a good look at all of the projects I have started/half finished and in progress, and then decide on some priorities over the next few weeks and months.  And while we are there, lets use this as the FAL list!

So, here goes with what is on the table already:

1. Hexy 2
Started: December
Current Status:  Loads of pre-cut fabric already all organised into my new hexy sewing case.  Currently about 90cm x 50cm.
Plan: No fixed deadline for finish, but intended to be a baby project over the next 12 months or so.
 Up a little early so a little epp to ease me into the day....

2. Hexy Pouch
Started: December 31st
Current Status:  One side of pouch hexies finished/sewn together, on side 2
Plan:  Finish this quarter.
 Loving my new hexy storage, now for a little sewing before the day gets crazy busy!

3. Alphabet Embroidery Quilt/Wallhanging
Started: Autumn 2013
Current Status: All Alphabet completed, just need to embroider centre panel with special picture by C and make the quilt up
Plan: Finish before end of Feb and hang on nursery wall 
Alphabet embroidery layout, with lots of polka dots, yum!

4. The Weekender
Started: Spring 2013
Current Status: Taken back apart.  Reduce size of the base, re-sew together and then fix the lining
Plan: Finish before end of February, use as a baby bag (not for actually storing a baby in!)
My wrestling partner for the morning! Just the lining to do tonight. #weekenderbagiwillbevictorious
5. Secret Squirrel items
Started: Late autumn 2013
Current Status: Only a relatively small project, 2/6 finished
Plan: Finish in January

6. Baby Quilt
Started:  Autumn 2013
Current Status: Just needs quilting and binding
Plan: Finish before end of February
Think we'll go with this layout.

7. My Sampler Quilt
Started: 2012
Current Status: Needs one panel replacing, then basting, quilting and binding
Plan: Ongoing project
Quilt top finished.

8. Siblings Together Quilt
Started: Spring 2013
Current Status: Needs re-basting, then quilting and binding
Plan: Get done asap, unfortunately awful morning sickness struck just as I was getting the final phase done and I just couldn't get back into it.
Siblings Together Quilt Top

9. Plus Quilt
Started: Summer 2013
Current Status: Handful of blocks, 300 plus needed!
Plan:  Keep making pluses when I get the chance, and perhaps mix it in with another block so I don't have to make more than 300 for our super kingsize bed quilt!
Some selfish sewing for my own bed quilt.

10.  Stitch Tease House Quilt
Started: Nov 2013
Current Status: Waiting for final 2 blocks to arrive
Plan: Make into a quilt/picnic throw for summer in the garden
2 more beautiful blocks arrived for my Stitch Tease quilt, thx so much @lifesrichpattern!
Gorgeous blocks from @valbetweenquilts arrived last week, thank you so much :-)

11. Simply Solids Quilt
Started: August 2013
Current Status: Just blocks
Plan: Make into a quilt/picnic throw for summer in the garden
Simply Solids August Block, finished.

12. Star/Bright Sampler Blocks
Started: January 2013
Current Status:  Just blocks
Plan: Piece into a quilt!
12 blocks from grp 11 & 13 of 3x6 Bee

13. Improv Mini
Started: Retreat 2013
Current Status: Part hand quilted
Plan:Finish hand quilting and make into something, either a mini or quilting tote perhaps?
Improv Block from @lusummers class #fqretreat

14. Portholes blocks
Started: Retreat 2013
Current Status: Just 2 blocks
Plan:Find a use for them!
Portholes Technique from #fqretreat

15. EPP Star Embroidery Pouch
Started: July 2013
Current Status:  Hand quilting was in progress
Plan:Make into some kind of travel embroidery case/pouch
Front of my new travel embroidery wallet. Rainbow stitchery.

16. Hand Hoop
Started: Early 2013
Current Status: Needs hoop finishing off
Plan: Finish and hang!
Hand Hoop WIP

17. Skill Builder BOM 2013 blocks
Started: Jan 2012
Current Status: Only about 4 or 6 blocks finished I think
Plan: Need to find a use for them, as I have no chance of making a full quilt from them.
Skill Builder BOM January

18.Crochet Blanket
Started: End of 2012
Current Status: All blocks finished, need joining and lining
Plan:Sew them together and get them made into a little blanket

Wowsers, I think even I am shocked by the number of outstanding projects on that list, maybe I need to work on the basis for every 3 projects I finish I can start 1 more small one, might help with the motivation!!!

Wish me luck, I am going to need it, especially as I have a few baby things to get done in the next 8 weeks or so.

Ange xxx

Finish Along 2014


  1. Good that you're realistic they won't all be full quilts! Prioritise those baby makes and then see where you're up to :-) The alphabet blocks look fab!

  2. What a list! Hope you get some of it done

  3. just a suggestion... want me to finish your siblings together quilt?

  4. Love the hand hoop - are you going to put the baby's hand inside your elder daughter's hand before you finish it off! Good luck in getting things done before baby arrives!

  5. That's a stonking list you have there - I'm sure you'll be able to get something finished, even if it is just the baby-growing!

  6. Hahahahahaha! You won't be able to belly up to the machine soon. Keep hand stitching though!

  7. That's an impressive list! You've set yourself quite a challenge there, good luck.

  8. That is a long list. Thank goodness that you aren't having a baby nor will be knackered in the next Quarter. LOL Di x

  9. You can totally do this!!! I believe in you!! (Good luck)
    E xx

  10. Great list. Best wishes for your finishes!

  11. If it makes you feel better, that's less than half what I found last year lol I wish you luck though! I think you need porthole cushions. And maybe skillbuilder double sided cushions... ;o)

  12. Sniggers, oh my! That's quite a list with that bump due soon too! Good luck! I think you're going to need it!

  13. Hey I've got a few of those BOM loners too and I'm planning to make them into "doll quilts" (I have boys so they'll actually be "Angry Birds quilts") by just binding them and calling them done. :) Just an idea for you!

    Love your little plusses! So cool.

  14. Gosh there's a lot to finish before the end of Feb, good luck. I can make you a few plus blocks if you like?

  15. That's quite a list but I'm sure you'll manage them! Such a shame that you had to take apart your weekender. Those little port-holes are gorgeous - I could see them making lovely storage baskets/divided tote for nappies/baby stuff!

  16. That's an amazing list, hope it helps to keep you focused and not start anything new.

  17. Oh, Sonia's a genius! I think that porthole storage boxes is a brilliant idea! Good luck with the list though, but hey, it's not like you have anything else to do!?! (How's the dresser coming along btw?)

  18. This is a great way to know what you need to do. Wall of shame... and ..."not to store the baby in" both made me giggle!!

  19. OMG Ange. It's been too long since i visited! Good luck with all your WIP finishing. And congratulations on your future new addition :)


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