Tuesday, 6 January 2015

2015 First Quarter List

     I joined the finish alongs in the second quarter in 2014 and found them to be a great way to get at least some of my sewing goals met.  Thanks to Katy at The Littlest Thistle for hosting last year.  This year Adrienne at On the Windy Side is hosting (Thanks Adrienne), and I'm joining the party again.
     I think I had 5 projects listed for the 4th quarter of 2014 and I only managed to complete one.  No matter I made quite a bit of progress on three of the others so I'm carrying the three of them  over to this quarter.  Surely I can finish them this time.



     First up is the Giant Chevron Quilt, designed by Jess of Elven Garden's Quilts. It's about 1/2 quilted and giving me lots of joy and  sometimes frustration as I practice my fmq on it.  I'm really stretching myself with this quilt as I quilt along with Jess. 


     Next up is Swoon .  I've got the rows together .  Now I have to get the sashing between the rows (the hard bit) and then quilt it (the other hard bit).  


    
 I made great progress with my hexagon sewing kit., last quarter. The outside is quilted quilted.  I just need to assemble the pockets and other goodies for the inside and it will be all done.  



     Of course I have to replace my one finish with a new project.  Our local Guild is having a quilt show in May and these are the two challenge fabrics.  We have to use these two fabrics and they have to be recognizable.  We can add other fabrics as well.  It's definitely going to be a challenge using these two fabrics...but of course that's the idea.  I think this is enough to get me busy this quarter so I'm linking up with Adrienne  On the Windy Side, and because I feel like being social I'm linking up to  Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.

     




10 comments:

  1. I love your hexie sewing kit ... are you following a pattern or is it your design?

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  2. The hexie sewing kit is from a book called Quiltopedia by Laura Jane Taylor. I borrowed it from my local public library.

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  3. Hmm, a book bag perhaps or does it have to be a quilt with your challenge fabrics?. It could be fun fussy cutting the owls.

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  4. Good luck with your finishes. Your challenge is definitely a challenge.

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  5. Interesting gathering of projects to finish! I wish you luck with the challenge; I barely got mine off the start line (decided on a project but it stopped there) for our show that was last September... I will have to check out this Finish Along...I, ahem, have a few candidates...

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  6. Good luck with your finishes. I hope you and I both get our Swoons done this year! :)

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  7. I love fabric challenges! I will be checking back to see what you create with the purple owl fabric. Good luck on getting your projects finished up. These linky parties really help me a ton.

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  8. You are doing a super job of that fmq. Looks fabulous! Hope to see your other wip's finished, too. All your projects are so pretty!

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  9. Lovely projects you have on the go - good luck!

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  10. Lovely projects! Good luck getting through all of them!

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