Wednesday, April 11, 2018

FAL - Q2 Goals

Here are my goals for Q2 of the finish a long.

1. Weaving with Diving board fabric - This project needs to be quilted and bound on my home machine.  I plan to make this a mini to hang on the wall.  Right now all of my mini's and small quilts are in a cabinet, but I would like to get the hung up on the wall above my staircase in my quilting room.  It's a large wall space that I can't easily get to but I found a long wire at Ikea that is meant to display things and can hold up to 175 lbs (if I recall correctly).  I think it would look neat to have that strung across the wall.

2. Bonnie Hunter 2017 Mystery - Orange & Bright Blue - This one I hoped to have done in Q1, but due to some issues when I went to quilt (owners child got sick, then needle fell out and we needed maintenance to dig out the tip of the needle) I was not able to get it in.  Life happens and I'm not in a big hurry for this one, so it will hopefully get done in Q2.

3. Star out of Dot fabric - QAA kit - This quilt top was so fun and easy to put together.  I need to figure out what fabric to put on the back of it, then it just needs to be quilt and bound.

4.Pink & Grey Baby Quilt - I decided on a whim one day that I wanted an easy project.  I pulled out one of my friends patterns, and quickly realized I needed a jelly roll to do the quilt.  So I did a modified version with 5 inch square bundles I had.  I made the lap quilt first and then made this baby quilt from the leftovers.

5. Pink & Grey Lap Quilt - This is the lap quilt I made spur of the moment.  It needs to be quilted and bound.

6. Elephant - Violet Craft - I got the fabric in for this one and started it, then stopped as I didn't like two of the colors I picked out.  So I have reprinted those pages that I had made and have the new fabric ready to go.  I just have to get in the mood to paper piece.

7. Ortiz baby quilt
8. Eickhoff baby quilt
9. Wulf baby quilt
So these next three quilts #7, #8, and #9, I haven't fully decided upon which quilt will be for which baby.  I picked three jaybird patterns I had not made before.  The three patterns I picked are Fast Forward, Tiny Dancer, and Trail Mix.

10. Joshua - Full Size quilt (Red, Grey, Black) - So my nephew got a new bed a couple of months ago, and he needs a quilt that fits his Full Size bed.  His mom also requested that it not be related to his current interests, so that he can grow with the quilt.  So I asked him what his favorite color was, red.  So he has agreed upon a red, grey and black quilt.  I drew out a design based on a couple of ideas I had.

11. Unicorn Mini Quilt - Quilt Addicts Anonymous got this pattern into their shop and before I could get there and purchase it, they were sold out.  So they ordered more.  I want to make this cute pattern to add to my mini wall!

12.Dress from Camo/rose fabric - So my sister is trying to get me into making garments.  I have made three sweaters, two of which fit!  So this is the next garment on the list.

13. Sweater from light weight grey sweater knit - Then I plan to make a sweater out of this.

14. Shirt from Teal sparkly fabric - And a shirt out of this.

15. Shirt from Black & Blue fabric - Then I'll make a shirt out of this.

16.Cookie Cutter (Queen sized) – When I made the baby sized version, I realized that I have some fall fabrics that are beautiful, and would great in the Cookie Cutter pattern.  I just need to find a neutral and cut into the fabrics.

17. Running Zebra - Paper pieced - I won this pattern last year as part of the QAL and thought it would be really fun to make.

18. Zebra Head- I won this pattern last year as part of the QAL and thought it would be really fun to make.

19. Pixelated Wolf Quilt - I still really like this wolf, but it is slow moving due to the number of triangles per row, and not having a place to lay the whole thing out. 

20. Giraffe - Violet Craft - Once the Elephant is done I plan to start on my Giraffe.  Before you know it I am going to have a whole zoo.  I have the pattern already and have the fabric picked out from Cherrywood fabrics, I just need to call them and purchase it.

21. Grandmother's Flower Garden (Queen) - This is my ongoing handwork project.  I think I still have quite a few more to make.  But I am traveling some this summer, so I hope to take it with me on the plane and to my sisters for in the evenings.

22. I still need to also finish the binding on my baby quilt grandmother's flower garden.  It's a baby present and the baby will be here in August, and I will be seeing the expecting Mom in June.  So this will get done, even if I am sewing the binding and label on during the flight to see them.

23. 2018 Block of the Month (BOM) - This one won't be completed in Q2 - but I don't want to lose track of it.  This is my Block of the Month project for the year.  The pattern is Dimensions by Quilt Addicts Anonymous.

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

FAL18 Q1 - Kaleidoscope

The second quilt I finished this week was Kaleidoscope (pattern by Quilt Addict Anonymous).  Starting in 2016 I began participating in one Block of the Month project for the year.  This quilt was my 2017 BOM.  I am now working on a BOM for 2018 that is also by Quilt Addicts Anonymous.  I like to finish things, so it is hard to only do one set of blocks a month.

Here is my finished Kaleidoscope quilt.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

FAL18 Q1 - Glazed Donuts

I knocked another one off of my list this week.  I am happy to say that Glazed Donuts (pattern by Jaybird Quilts) is complete.  I always love making her patterns.

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

FAL18 Q1 - Midway status update

So trying to figure out what I have left on my goals for the quarter, so let's take a look.

#1 Glazed Donuts – Need to hand stitch the binding.  It's almost done.

#2 Licence Plate Quilt -  Done, check it out here.

#3 Kaleidoscope by Quilt Addicts Anonymous - Just need to hand stitch the binding.  This one is also almost done!

#4 - Lion - Done, check it out here.

#5 – Baby Breerwood quilt (Cookie Cutter) - Done, check it out here.

#6 Christmas Tree Wall hanging - Done, check it out here.

#7 - On Ringo Lake - version 1 - This one is getting close.  All I have left to do is the quilting and the binding.  I even have a time scheduled to quilt it!

#8 On Ringo Lake - Version 2 - Done, check it out here.

#9 - Owl Quilt - Here is the inspiration for the quilt. - So this was a good idea, but now I am thinking it may never happen.  The wolf is turning out to be more work than fun.  So I am guessing this will drop off my list for Q2.

 #10 - Wolf Quilt - I pulled it out the other day, does that count as working on it?  Now I need to get to working on it.

#11 Grandmother's flower garden – So the recipient for this quilt hasn't decided if they will find out the gender, but this one will either get finished this quarter or next, as the baby is due this summer.  Can't wait to finish this one.  I hope the mom-to-be likes it!

#12 Weaving with Diving board fabric - Haven't started this yet!

#13 Family Rules wall hanging - Done, check it out here.

#14 - QAA pixie dots quilt - I have started sewing this quilt.  Not sure if it will get quilted this quarter, but I am definitely going to have the top done! 

#15 - Alphabet Soup - Done, check it out here.

So have you been counting?  It's only half way through the quarter and I already have 7 finishes, 3 that just need binding, and 1 that needs quilting and binding.  That means I could have 11 finishes for this quarter, if I keep up the progress!

Don't worry, the rest of the year won't be nearly as productive, as I had a lot of these close to finished last year, which means all of the hardest work on them was in 2017.

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FAL18 Q1 - Cookie Cutter

The last finish I am going to post today is Cookie Cutter, a pattern by Jaybird Quilts.  I made this as a baby quilt for my cousin who was expecting, and has now had a beautiful baby boy.  I mailed the quilt off to her yesterday, so hopefully they like it.

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FY18 Q1 Finish - The Lion

So sorry for the photo overload on this post, but I just love how this finish turned out.  We had a fresh snow a couple days ago, so I was able to take it outside to photograph.  Then I finally hung it up in my bedroom, so I had to take some more photos...right?

The pattern is Violet Craft's Lion, and it is paper pieced out of Cherrywood hand-dyed fabrics.   Violet's patterns are so easy to follow.  I am going to make the Elephant next, then the Giraffe, then maybe the wolf (have to finish my pixalated wolf first.  The fabulous quilting was done by Natalia Bonner.

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FAL18 Q1 - Alphabet Quilt

I have loved making letters following the patterns in the Jaybird Quilts Alphabet Soup book.  After making pillows for my nieces, I knew I needed some letters to be created as samples during the class I was teaching at Quilt Addicts Anonymous.  

So I decided to make this quilt.  Once the letters were done, I knew it needed a border.  So I made up some flying geese out of the leftover fabric.  You can't tell from these photos but the letters are made from Ombre Dots, and I love how this turned out!

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FAL18 Q1 Finish - License Plate Quilt

So by now you are probably thinking, dang that's a lot of finishes....oh and you would be right, but this is only part of them.  Last weekend I was able to machine stitch the binding on 10 quilts, which meant they just needed to be hand finished. 

These are license plates I collected between 2015 - 2017, as part of the Row by Row challenge.  I actually did a a row by row quilt in 2015 and won two bundles of Batik fat quarters (I should cut into them sometime).

I modified the pattern a bit based on the number of plates I had.

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FAL18 Q1 Finish - Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

I also got the Christmas Tree wall hanging completed.  Since I didn't get it completed before last Christmas I will have to wait till this Christmas to display it....but it's done!

Love that the modern look to it.

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