Wednesday, 9 July 2014

FAL Q3- The Usual Suspects Plus A Couple of Newbies

So, there are 12 items left on the list for this quarter, and with the previous pattern/aim of 2 items per month my goal is to have all of these finished by the end of the year.  Yes, i know that's ambitious, but you don't get anywhere without aiming high, and I need to focus on getting them done.  It's clear from previous quarters that there is enough space in my month to fit in a few other projects too, so I can still start some other smaller things, but no more quilts until a few of these are done!

And here it is, in all it's glory:
1. Hexy 2
Started: December
Current Status:  About 1/3 of the way through this, need to cut and prep a load more hexies.
Plan: Aiming for end of year finish

 Up a little early so a little epp to ease me into the day....

  2. The Weekender
Started: Spring 2013
Current Status: Taken back apart.  Reduce size of the base, re-sew together and then fix the lining
Plan: Get it done so I can face making another bag (one day)
My wrestling partner for the morning! Just the lining to do tonight. #weekenderbagiwillbevictorious

3. My Sampler Quilt
Started: 2012
Current Status: Half quilted yesterday (hooray)
Plan: Finished July 2014
Quilt top finished.

4. Plus Quilt
Started: Summer 2013
Current Status: Handful of blocks, plus I have added the New York Beauty to this plan, as the centre piece, still need around 200 pluses.
Plan:  Have the pluses as my Stitch Tease block (next month), so my Bee sisters can help me get this one finished!
Some selfish sewing for my own bed quilt.

5 & 6.  Stitch Tease House Quilt
Started: Nov 2013
Current Status: Enough for 2 I think, will decide once I get to it!
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 :-)

7. 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.

8. 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

9. Portholes blocks
Started: Retreat 2013
Current Status: Just 2 blocks
Plan:Find a use for them I can only find the top one at the moment, vague idea of hanging laundry bags.
Portholes Technique from #fqretreat

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

11.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

12. Jumper Blanket
Started: June 2014
Current Status: A big pile of squares cut from some of my old, favourite, felted jumpers
Plan: Sew them together for a winter blanket, fabric backed

Should keep me quite busy, and I'd better get a few of these done as I have ideas hovering in my brain for a Christmas Quilt, Single Girl Quilt, something Polka Dotty, an Oakshott Quilt, and a day to day bag as mine is falling apart after 5 years, how inconvenient! :o)

Ange xxx

Finish Along 2014


  1. Get to it lovey!! Ooh nice choice for Stitch Tease ;) xxx

  2. Love that Sampler quilt :)

  3. Gorgeous list, I love that plus quilt!!
    Do what I'm doing, start with an easy one. Otherwise I might get frightened off by one of the bigger wip's!!

  4. Lovely makes here, good luck getting them finished! The portholes are cute, they'd make a great laundry bag. And I daren't think how old some of my WIP are, so you're brave posting the dates!

  5. Phew, for a horrible moment I thought the NYB's were going to be next month. I love you dearly but... ;o) Good luck with that list!

  6. Great projects! Good luck!

  7. I love the idea of the hand embroidery! Should get on to that before my kids' hands catch up to mine.


I love hearing your comments, so go ahead, say something, it really makes my day.......