Wednesday, 5 April 2017

2017FAL Quarter 2 :: My List

Quarter 1 saw a list of 29 unfinished projects drawn up.  Only 7 projects were finished in these three months, but I also did start and finish some projects that weren't on the list, and 6 projects were worked on but not completed - that's got to count too right?!!!  So the question is how many do I roll over?  And how many more do I add to the list?!!!

Here goes:

Projects with a time deadline:

1.  Churned to a T - finish quilting, bind and add hanging sleeve

2.  Pools of Blue - I have an challenge mini quilt to make for Cottonopolis at Festival of Quilts.  This fabric pull is from all my old scraps and remnants and I hope it will make a good improv (if not I have some Kona cotton standing by!)

3. Rainbow Star Mini No 3 - whilst playing around with EQ7 I came up with similar but different design and I would like to see how they compare in real life. 

4.  A Study in Triangles - this is a piece for the Art with Fabric Blog Hop  UPDATED 16/05/17 this is finished and blogged about here

5.  Cot Quilt - this is the fabric choice for a cot quilt and I have a design ...... somewhere!  I drew it up on a loose of paper so who knows where that may be?  I remember what it was and it was a loose plan with a lot of make it up as you factored in!

6.  Riley Blake Challenge - the challenge is I have had the fabric for over 2 months and I still don't know what I am going to do!  UPDATED - this was not done in time - sadly I was uninspired by this challenge but having seen other entries I wish I had thought harder!

7.  Liberty and linen Easter/spring bunting to be made.

Almost done - so these really should get finished this quarter!

8.  Finish making these samples from trying the Quick Curve Ruler into pouches - one down, one to go.

9.  Make this block into a cushion cover - I am either super early or rather late!  My tutorial to make this block can be found here.  I felt rather ashamed because other people who used this tutorial had their cushions all finished and in use for Christmas whilst mine languished in my studio.  This is now bordered and quilted only the final step to go!

10.  Turn these two blocks from the Bee Hive into a cushion- these are now quilted and just need making into a cushion

11.  Make this block into a cushion cover - this is now quilted and just needs making into a cushion cover.

12.  Charley Harper mini quilt - whilst the one for the swap has been made, sent and received I was making one for me alongside.  This needs quilting and binding.

Ready to be quilted:

13.  My Bee Hive quilt from 2016 - all pieced, backing ready just need to get it quilted.

14.  My daughter's Feather Quilt - quilting and binding to be done.  Need to work our quilting design and get this done ..... hopefully first or second up.

15.  My Christmas Quilt - quilting and binding to be done.

16.  Quilt this Beatrix Potter embroidery quilt for my Mum.

Rolled over projects:

17.  A Caravan Tote.  I have now got all the interfacings required for this - this has been on my list for ever ......

18.  A Happy Birthday bunting - it's my birthday next in the family and I would love a bunting up having given away our other one.

19.  Turn these crocheted hexagons into something - the item in the background is very rigid interfacing because I am thinking a bucket/basket type thing!

20.  Radiance Wholecloth design challenge - everything about this is new to me and rather scary at the moment but hopefully it will all fall into place.

21.  Back to Front quilt - finish top, quilt and bind.

22.  Turn these spare blocks from my Polaroid cot quilt into a small quilt for Project Linus.

23.  Make another Lighted Houses piece from an Anne Hellyer workshop - it didn't get made in time for Christmas so I had to gift the one I made for me!

24.  Decide what to do with this!  It was a jelly roll race quilt I started making for my daughter, before she changed her mind.  The top is actually finished but as she doesn't want it anymore I'm not sure whether to cut and re-use the fabric in something different - any ideas?

25.  Christmas Tree wall hanging - do you see a theme here?!!  I am going to be well prepared for this Christmas!

26.  Finalise my Union Jack flag pattern and get it out there!  It is so close, what's really stopping me is the technical side required to convert to a .pdf but hopefully I will now be able to concentrate and get this done.

New projects for the list!

27. Sewing Machine

28.  Stash Bee quilt - these are blocks from Stash Bee 2016 Hive 5 and Stash Bee 2017 Hive 8.  I recently pieced them whilst on retreat in Jersey and now have to quilt and bind.  I love this quilt so it will be a pleasure to do!

29.  Union Jack - this is a small Union Jack piece from the pattern I designed last year.  Not quite sure what I had in mind with this one but I think I will finish and make it into a cushion.

30.  Italian Houses - started in a workshop with Gillian Travis 18 months ago .... enough said!

Wow I guess I stuck with my habit of making a long list!  Have you linked up yet?  There's still time if you haven't - grab a photo of all your WIPs/UFOs and then do a quick blog post and link up here - the linky party is open until Saturday 08 April.

I am going to be linking up with Let's Bee Social today aswell!


  1. wow, and I thought that I had a lot in the works!?! I'd say list them all! I find that usually in a quarter that I have at least one to three projects that I finish that weren't my original list, mostly because I wasn't planning to work on them, but it just happened, but hey, a finish is a finish, right?

    Lots of fun projects in the works... I'm so toally digging your Charley Harper mini! Good luck with the next round of finishes!

  2. My goodness. Your list makes mine look like I don't have anything to work on. :)
    So many fun projects on there though. Gives you plenty of options for whatever quilty mood you are in.

  3. Huiii, long list. There are some fun projects on there. I especially like the sewing machine which I want to do one day myself and the cute Italian Houses. How darling :) I wish you all the best and lots of fun and joy while sewing.

  4. This is a wowser of a list! Good luck on finishing some of them. I am overwhelmed.

  5. Lots and lots of beautiful projects. I love the Italian houses and the study in half square triangles.

  6. Woooo! Your list is fabulous! Glad to see another long lister!

  7. Listing all your UFO's like this is the best way to bring them out of the depths of darkness and into the light. I have UFO's that I haven't even thought about in over a year. Time to make my own list.

  8. That's a great list, Abigail! I like seeing long lists because then I know I am in good company! :)

  9. Lots of fun projects on your list. Even if they don't all get done, progress counts too in the over scheme of things. Good luck!

  10. I am always amazed at your list but I think you may have just outdone yourself this time. Thing is I know how much you can get through, so I am looking forward to seeing this list demolished. I did a jelly roll race at my quilt group, I finished the top but I hate it and it has been screwed up in the bottom of a drawer ever since. I do mean to get back to it sometime though, I'm thinking of lust slicing it into pieces and maybe adding some solids, being radical and just seeing how it ends up. After all it's just fabric.

  11. Oh my goodness -- you have so many projects! I'd be frozen with indecision if I had that many projects in the queue! But I guess that's the OCD in me that doesn't allow me to start too many projects. My brain just can't handle it. Good luck on tackling some of these projects. Looks like many of them are close to completion so you definitely have that going for you.


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