Thursday, 14 April 2016

Q2 FAL - Goals

Since Q1's challenge went so well, I might as well up the ante for Q2. :)

Soaring Complements
This quilt was started way too many years ago.  The top was completed in a weekend and has sat there waiting for quilting ever since.  Actually, this was the quilt that made me realize that my piecing skills had developed quite a bit but my quilting skills hadn't (I pretty much only did stitch in the ditch and a few weak hearted attempts at stippling at this point)  So that weekend became the point where I started learning how to quilt so I could actually finish this one.

Nearly Insane
Another quilt that has been basted for a year or two waiting for quilting inspiration.  I've made a decision! and now it's time to get quilting.

Black, Green, Red Table Runner
This one was a cute little kit that I bought a number of years ago.  Again basted and waiting for quilting inspiration to strike.  This one has orange seed quilting in the squares and I'm trying to figure out what to do in the borders and centre.

Blue Dancers
Another quilt that is basted and ready for quilting.  (Yes, there really are no surprises as to where my quilts get stuck).

Wool Candle Mat
I've been so good with sticking to finishing projects lately, but I really really wanted to start a new project.  This UFO to the rescue!  This kit was purchased years ago but never started.  So I get to take it off the UFO list but it feels like starting a new project.  Double bonus!

Teeny Tiny Blue Tuesday
This is another quilt started ages ago.  Though at least this one isn't basted and waiting for quilting. :)  This one needs the borders and then it's ready for quilting...

The Circle Game
Once again, this one is a bonus project.  I don't expect I'll finish it, so it doesn't count for the FAL.  I would like to get the top pieced and ready for quilting.

And this will be another bonus project.  I'd like to finish the embroidery on this one but I have no idea on framing/finishing, so it won't be 100% done.

If you'd like to see what others are focusing on this quarter - check out the 2016 FAL link-up.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

OMG - April

So far for the OMG goals, I've managed a complete finish for each month (even if I didn't blog March's finish - ooops.) and am hoping for the finishing streak to continue.

For April, I'd like to finish this quilt:

It has been a UFO for over a decade and has been basted ready for quilting for a year or two now...  It's time to get this one done!

Now to settle on a quilting design.  I have sketched out several ideas over these last few days trying to settle on a design, but keep changing my mind.

I tend to do fairly dense quilting but would like to keep the quilting on this one light.  It results in a softer quilt which would be nice if this one becomes a baby quilt.  Plus, the blue fabric is pretty cool, it has a subtle pattern and I don't want the quilting to make it impossible to see.

Here's a closeup of the fabric.  Can you see the dancers?

If you want to see what other people are planning to accomplish this month; check out Red Letter Quilts OMG April link-up.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Q1 FAL - Finishes!

Way back in January, I joined the Q1 Finish A-Long and declared a few goals for this quarter.

So, how did I do?

The Solids Quilt - Done!

Circa 1934 charm pack quilt - Done!

French General charm pack quilt - Done!

Apparently I hit save instead of publish on this one.  (bad blogger!)  Thanks to everyone's suggestions to try matchstick and straight-line quilting, I was inspired.  Though I added a bit of a twist to it.  For scale - the back is made from leftover charm squares.

The Circle Game
While it doesn't look like much progress has been made, I'm happy with what's been accomplished.  It's not done, but many of the centres that were waiting on applique are done.  Plus, I've finished the back!


Another one that isn't done, so it doesn't count for the FAL, but I'm thrilled with the progress.  This one has been a UFO for over a decade....

All in all, a successful quarter.

If you'd like to see how everyone did with their Q1 FAL goals, check out the link-up.