Tuesday, 9 January 2018

A New Year and a new Finish-A-Long Q1 list

Happy New Year! Happy New Finish-A-Long Year. 


I suspect the only thing that motivated me to get anything already started finished was the finish-a-long and whilst I think there were at least three further items I could have probably got finished, I am delighted with the three finishes I did accomplish.  

I also did a fair amount of adding to my Fancy Dr Who Scarf. I didn't actually expect to finish it as it requires left over scraps of yarn from other projects. Although once I'd got back to knitting it (and I did go wrong and need some assistance from Helen in getting back on track!) I discovered I'd got more yarn to add to it than I realised. It may not have been a finish, but if it hadn't been on the list I'd have probably found more excuses to put off getting back to it. Which is a shame as once I'd picked it up again I really enjoyed it!

I am delighted to report this new quarter list has no additions. I have started some embroidery, although I've not decided if I'll frame it when it's finished or add it into a fabric book I cut the leaves out for but didn't actually embellish. If it turns out to be the latter I can see this being a very long term project so I've decided not to include it here. But I might blog about it's progress if I remember! 

This also means my list is under 20 items. I reckon I could easily do at least 3 again this quarter. Wish me luck! 

Things I'd quite like to get finished. Here goes:

1. Fancy Dr Who Scarf - no optimistic of a finish because I have to generate left overs to add to this!
Finish a long


2. Birdie panel made by the last bee I was in. Wanted to make this into a cushion but I'm not sure it's a suitable shape or whether one of the panels would hold up to being a cushion.
Finish a long

3. X&+ quilt. Totally doable she says bravely. It's about half done top wise.
Finish a long

4. Highland Coo panel to turn into a cushion
Finish a long

5. Hexie flowers to turn into a knitting project bag.
Finish a long

6. Every day place mats - I started cutting at least
Finish a long


7. Panel that needs turning into a cushion
Finish a long

8. Four identical bags, interfacing and snaps in their own plastic bags. Destined to become a little shoulder bag.
Finish a long

9. HST's destined for a table runner!
Finish a long

10. plus blocks destined for a cushion
Finish a long

11. Orphan blocks destined to become a scrappy kitchen sink quilt
Finish a long

12. Never did plan a whole quilt of these. But I did plan a small quilt to use as a table centre piece
Finish a long

13. need to finish hand quilting and turn into a cushion
Finish a long

14. Bag pieces cut out for a fab Noodlehead tote
Finish a long

15.  Liberty Apple Core sewing organiser - (I'd have finished this at the weekend but I can't find my rotary cutter. The one in the picture is an old one and blunt!)
Finish a long

16. PJ Bottoms. I made these in class at the Fat Quarterly retreat. I think they only need length sorting and hemming - presuming they still fit because I think these were from 2013!
Finish a long

17. Scrappy Trip Quilt. I'd got some suitable strips left from making Chiefs quilt and had cut some more and started to sew them together. But then I ran out of steam!
Finish a long

18. My precious large star quilt. About 6 - 7 years ago these large star quilts were every where and I pulled some precious fabric started cutting and even got the back ground fabric in a zingy shade of Klona. But then I couldn't work out how to cut the blocks well given the size would be larger than my cutting mat!
Finish a long

19. Low Volume blocks - had visions of a vintage/modern heritage style quilt in low volume colours with the odd pop of colour.
Finish a long





5 comments:

  1. You have a lot of choices for what to work on! I'll be rooting for you to finish three.

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  2. No additions? Wow!!! I wonder what that feels like?! Good luck!

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  3. Lots of choice there, I can see some of them will come together very quickly, especially the cushions. x

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  4. A great list here. My favourite from before were the bird squares. Time to get at them!

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  5. Ok, suggestion for you- get that Noodlehead tote done- it looks like the 2 for 1 tote, I have made a couple of these, they go together really well, and give you a real sense of accomplishment, and are quick to do... so do that one first to give you the buzz to get on with the rest! Good to see you here, Jan

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