Friday, January 18, 2019

FAL 2019 Q1 - Goals

New year, and a few new goals for 2019, since I was able to get quite a few finished in Q4 of 2018.  I am hoping to not add too many to the list, as I really want to make some of these ones, that I already have all of the supplies for.

1. Elephant - Violet Craft - I have the fabric and have started sewing this one.


2. 2018 Block of the Month (BOM) by Quilt Addicts Anonymous - I have the top together now, but it needs to be quilted and bound.



3. More baby hats from this yarn


4. More baby hats from this yarn


5. Crocheted temperature blanket - I am a bit behind, but am making progress.  This won't be finished this quarter, but I want to keep track of it.


6. Sweater out of this fabric -  I have the fabric, and will use one of the Annelaine patterns I have, probably the coffee and tea pattern.

7. Sweater out of this fabric -  I have the fabric, and will use one of the Annelaine patterns I have, probably the coffee and tea pattern.
 

8. Sweater out of this fabric -  I have the fabric, and will use one of the Annelaine patterns I have, probably the coffee and tea pattern.


9. Sweater out of this fabric -  I have the fabric, and will use one of the Annelaine patterns I have, probably the coffee and tea pattern.




















10. Sweater out of this fabric - I have the fabric, and will probably use one of the Annelaine or Patterns for Pirates patterns I have.


11. Shirt out of this blue strip fabric - I have the fabric, and will probably use one of the Annelaine or Patterns for Pirates patterns I have.


12. Make something out of this panel I wove

13. Make something out of this panel I wove


14. Running Zebra - Paper pieced - Have the pattern and fabrics will be pulled as I go from my stash.
15. Zebra Head- Have the pattern and the fabrics will be pulled as I go from my stash.

16. Giraffe - Violet Craft - I have the pattern and fabrics (Cherrywood of course) all ready to go, but am waiting till I finish the Elephant to start this one.

17. Mountains - Violet Craft - I bought the pattern this summer when in the Seattle area and can't wait to make this one.  It may even get finished before the Giraffe.  Can you tell I am really liking Violet Craft's patterns.

18. Baby Hats out of this yarn (2-3 hats depending on what pattern I use).
19. Baby Hats out of this yarn (2-3 hats depending on what pattern I use).
20. Baby Hats out of this yarn (2-3 hats depending on what pattern I use).
21. Baby Hats out of this yarn (2-3 hats depending on what pattern I use).
22. Baby Hats out of this yarn (2-3 hats depending on what pattern I use).


23. Baby Hats out of this yarn (2-3 hats depending on what pattern I use).


24.  Hat for me out of this yarn.

25. Another Hat for me, out of this yarn.


 26.  Hat for my son out of this yarn.




27. Jelly Roll Rug out of this jelly roll.  I am addicted after taking a class at Quilt Addicts Anonymous in December.


28. Jelly Roll Rug out of this jelly roll.


29.Set Sail by Jaybird Quilts  - I really need to finish this one soon, as the baby is due before too long.



30.Ribbon Candy by Jaybird Quilts - I have the blocks done, just need to put them together, quilt and label.


31.Good Fortune mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter - I have all of the sub pieces done and then got an ear infection, so once I am feeling better I can't wait to start assembling. 



Mid March I am at Quilt retreat for 5 days.  Here are the projects I plan to complete from the new Jaybird Quilts patterns I just got!  Thanks to my friend at Quilt Addicts Anonymous I was able to order some of the patterns I was missing from my collection.

33. Lucky Charm - Using scraps from my stash.


34 - Mini Tasty using Rainbow fabric from my stash.


35. Nova - using Rainbow fabric from my stash

36. Jawbreaker - from my scraps of rainbow stash. 

37. Biscuit - I will use scraps from my stash to make me a new pin cushion.



There is a glimmer of hope that these will get done this quarter….if I try really hard:

38. Grandmother's Flower Garden (Queen) - This is my ongoing handwork project.  I think I still have quite a few more to make.  

39. 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. 

And that is another long quarter list….but here in the Midwest it is winter which means  means more time inside and only minimal time outside.  Once again I am hoping to work on the newborn hats while my son is at cub scouts, and while in waiting rooms.  I am hoping to finish at least 12-15 per quarter in 2019 to donate to the University of Iowa hospital.  They need approx. 2000 hats a year.

Can't wait to see everyone else's lists and finishes for the new year.



FAL link: http://www.marcigirldesigns.com/2019-finish---a---long.html

Monday, January 7, 2019

Q4 FAL #7 Grey Sweater finished

I finished another item on my Finish-a-long list!

Here is my Grey Sweater - Number 7 from my list.  It's not 100% perfect, but I am getting better with my garments.









My goals: https://quiltsbyheather.blogspot.com/2018/10/fal-q4-goals.html
FAL 2018: http://www.shecanquilt.ca/p/2018-finish-long.html

Thursday, January 3, 2019

FAL Q4 - finish #3 Cookie Cutter

My third goal for Q4 was to make the Jaybird Quilts Cookie Cutter quilt out of a pack of fall fabrics.  In, I believe 2017, I won a gift certificate through this Finish-a-long (really wish I could remember from which shop) and I paid a bit extra to up the yardage amount.  

I loved how this turned out, until I washed it.  I don't have a full photo of it, because it has spent the last 4 days wet, in the bathtub and washing machine.  

I am so sad - and have been trying all sorts of things to try to get the bleeding out.  I have never had an issue with fabrics like this.  It was the backing that bled.

FAL hosts - If you need a full shot for it to count let me know and I'll try to get one - it just weighs about 30 lbs, as it's soaking wet.

Super sad.







My goals: https://quiltsbyheather.blogspot.com/2018/10/fal-q4-goals.html
FAL 2018: http://www.shecanquilt.ca/p/2018-finish-long.html

Q4 FAL - finish #8 Green Stripped Sweater

Another finish for Q4 - I am on a roll.  Here is my green sweater.  I love it and got complements on it at work.  I may shorten the sleeves some, as they are a bit long.  But this sweater turned out really good.

This was number 8 on my Goals list.






My goals: https://quiltsbyheather.blogspot.com/2018/10/fal-q4-goals.html
FAL 2018: http://www.shecanquilt.ca/p/2018-finish-long.html

Monday, December 31, 2018

Q4 FAL - Finish #18 Baby Hats

I didn't get very much sewing done this quarter, but I did get lots of baby hats made.  I finished goal number 18, and then also made three extra hats from additional teal yarn.  I had some extra time to work on hats at my son's cub scout meetings in December. 







My goals: https://quiltsbyheather.blogspot.com/2018/10/fal-q4-goals.html
FAL 2018: http://www.shecanquilt.ca/p/2018-finish-long.html

Q4 FAL - Finish #2 Red, Grey, Black Quilt

Last year my nephew got a Full Size bed, and his twin quilt was no big enough for his bed.  The only request from my sister was something that he could use for a long time as he grows older.  I asked him if he had any preferences, and being 7, he didn't have any opinions.  His favorite color is red, so I drew up and made him this quilt.




My goals: https://quiltsbyheather.blogspot.com/2018/10/fal-q4-goals.html
FAL 2018: http://www.shecanquilt.ca/p/2018-finish-long.html

Friday, November 30, 2018

Jaybird Quilts Miniatures

Last month I taught a miniatures class at my local quilt show.  Participants could choose from 3 Jaybird patterns.  Since I needed pieces for class I cut pieces for the Mini Lotus, and Mini Splash quilts.  The third quilt they could make was mini Tiny Dancer, but I have made that quilt 3 or 4 times and didn't want to make another, so I just cut sample pieces (that then went to my friend who loves scraps).

Of course when I did my FAL Q4 goals I knew I was teaching the class, but totally forgot to put the mini's on my goals list, so these don't count towards that drawing.  But I still wanted to get them done.



I also made these as shop samples in August at retreat, and apparently never blogged about them.  Mini Science Fair was supposed to be one for the class but I had issues with keeping the pieces from stretching, so I didn't want a beginner to pick that pattern and then get frustrated, so we removed it from the class options.  Not sure why I had so many issues with that one, as when I made the full sized version I didn't have those issues.



I had already made Mini Splash a couple years ago, so that became my class sample.