It is that time of year again, we are starting a new round of the Finish-A-Long! The Quarter 1 Link-up is open, and there are more and more people joining in.
I am a host again this year, and I am also still the Social Media person. High time to make my own list!
I have an extremely easy job of it this time, since there has been no change at ALL - ooops!
If you want to know what it is all about, go and read my Finish-A-Long page. And of course, if you want to join in, too, you are most welcome!! Any questions, just ask...
This is my list for Quarter 1 of the 2018 Finish-A-Long:
1. Flower Fans
This project was started a while ago with the local quilt group. I am designing it as I go along, and I am finally using my collection of batiks. I have been working on this for the last half year, only a small bit done though. I have decided that this is going to be finished as a table runner rather than a quilt.
2. Feathered Star top
Well yes, this still needs quilting!
The quilt top from (More) Hearty Good Wishes fabrics and sashiko-stitched linen is finished. It needs to be quilted and bound.
4. Cubes quilt
Not worked on this at all recently, time to finish it though, it's so close.
5. Curved improv
The top is (probably) finished, time to turn it into a quilt. And yes, Instagram followers may recognise this as my IG profile pic!!
The blocks are together for years, I intended to quilt it for free motion quilting practice. The idea is that the riot of colours and shapes will not show up my lack of experience too much... (also not changed from last time).
7. Stack and cut log cabin
Another top ready for quilting.
Started as a sample for a quilt-as-you-go workshop many years ago (when my boys might have liked it) it really should be finished and given (sold?) to someone else to be enjoyed.
9. Black and white/folk fabrics quilt
This collection of fabrics are mainly Dutch national costume style fabrics (I think I have a few more stashed away somewhere). I cannot decide whether I will move it to a black and white quilt (leaving out the red and adding different B/W or even grey fabrics), or whether I will keep to the folk style and include the red. Decisions to be made before I can start sewing.
10. Log cabin
I have been looking for a project to take on my holidays, and decided to start hand sewing log cabin blocks. I raided my stash and decided on these fabrics. The bottom image is of a mock up from laying the fabrics log cabin style. When I looked at the fabrics I pulled I was surprised to find that I am more attracted to very saturated colours than I thought. I started as I intended, but have since sewn a few blocks by machine, too. Only to be expected I suppose... Still a lot to do though!
For ages I have a few dress making fabrics in the cupboard, and it is high time I did something with them. I intend to dust off my old dress making skills, and start with a simple top (I meant to make it last summer). There is enough fabric there for a dress, but I cannot see myself head to toe in this colour, so a top it is. Hopefully my confidence will increase so that I can make a dress next.
12. ABC doll's quilt set
Another very old project. The quilt is a panel, and has been hand quilted. But the pillow/cushion is not done. This could make a child's doll or teddy bear very happy, if only it was finished.
13. Flannels for a traditional quilt
I won this box of flannels at a guild challenge
14. Flying geese sampler
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I have a Flying Geese quilt hidden away (deeply hidden away, therefore still no picture). It is pieced in purples and blues and creams, and has all variations of flying geese blocks in it. I started hand quilting it ages ago, so the quilting needs finishing off, and binding.
15. Shawl/wrap for myself
wrap I made for Lily Lapin, but by the wrap I saw at Ireland's online fibre and crafts magazine Olann and called "Mind the Gap". I am not going to add any gaps though, with the wool I am using there is enough going on, but I am going for the shape. This image was posted on my Instagram, when I had it with me on the train to Dublin in September. It has been progressing steadily since and I am decreasing. Hopefully not long to go...
I am sure if I had more time, I could find more projects for the list, but I think I will be busy enough with this lot for a long time to come!
Linking up with the 2018 Finish-A-Long for Quarter 1 at the post on my own blog.