Thursday, March 29, 2012

Finishing - A - Long - First Quarter Report

On January 1, I posted my FAL goals for this quarter. I optimistically pointed to 6 quilts that had reached the UFO pile and needed to be finished.

Well I finished 3 of them, and they are all wonderful quilts. 

A quilt for my bed

First I finished this quilt for my bed in January. The Ta Da post and plenty of photographs are here. I love this quilt and use it every day. The Laura Gunn fabrics make me smile and the Essex Linen adds a nice texture and weight. This pattern is called the Wedding Quilt from the Purl Bee.

Kaleidoscope Quilt

In February I finished my Kaleidoscope quilt and sent it to my nephew who is away from home at University. He was thrilled. The Ta Da post and pictures are here. I started the Kaleidoscope as part of the Elizabeth from Don't Call Me Betsy's Kaleidoscope QAL. I really like the kaleidoscope pattern and will be making more of them in the future I hope.

Colour +

In March I finished Colour + which is the quilt I made as part of the Across the Sea QAL run by Sarah from Fairyface Designs and Jennifer from Ellison Lane Quilts. The Ta Da post and many pictures are here. I am not sure what or who this quilt is for yet. It may be a gift but right now I like it too much to part with it.

So, three finishes in three months, I call that a great success, especially with all the other things going on around here. If you head over to visit Rhonda at Quilter in the Gap you can check out all the finishes that are being linked up.

And there are some tutorials to come in the next few days as a reward for the finishing, including one from me on April 4.  (I best be finishing that soon too.)

I have made some progress with the other three projects from January's list and they will go on the list for the next quarter. A few other things got started this quarter and will likely appear on the next quarter list too. It seems that I am still quicker at starting than I am at finishing. I hope the FAL runs for a good while.

Best,

Leanne

23 comments:

What Comes Next? said...

those are fabulous finishes - I love the kaleidoscope quilt - perfect colours!

Alisa said...

You've done very well. I think I've probably commented on all of them before, but I like them all. Very nice work!

MariQuilts said...

I really do love that quilt on your bed.

Debbie said...

Oh your finishes are great, Leanne! I really love your version of Colour +. I really found the F-A-L motivating!

Dianne Neale said...

Oh dear is it that time already. Well done on all you finishes. I love the kaleidoscope quilt best of all

Dianne Neale said...

Oh dear is it that time already. Well done on all you finishes. I love the kaleidoscope quilt best of all

Dianne Neale said...

Oh dear is it that time already. Well done on all you finishes. I love the kaleidoscope quilt best of all

Flying Blind... said...

Your quilts are gorgeous, and all the other things you have made are out f this world! x

Patchwork and Play said...

Three fabulous finishes in three months! That's a great effort! Looking forward to your tutorial!

susan said...

Three large projects finished. I would call that a huge success!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

You did so good this quarter Leanne! You're putting the rest of us to shame!

Judith, Belfast said...

LOL! I think us creative types are always better at starting than finishing! But you've done really well this quarter to get so many big projects finished. Well done! Jxo

Sarah said...

You have such an amazing catalogue of work! Big, big success! x

Marg said...

Show off, lol! That's fabulous that you finished all three. They are all beautiful quilts, I think my favourite would have to be the kaleidoscope quilt. Fantastic success.

Shevvy said...

Finishing 3 up is nothing to be ashamed off, 6 would have been showing off! I can't decide on a fav, each time I look I choose another one!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

They are all wonderful!

Susan said...

Love your First Quarter Report! Wonderful job. I think I have dreamed about your bed quilt...I absolutely love the style, fabrics you choose and the way you quilted it. :) Can't wait to see your tutorial next week.

Catherine said...

well done on all your finishes : they look fantastic

Katy Cameron said...

3 quilts in 3 months seems pretty darn good to me, especially with everything else you've made!

Lynz said...

Yeah, you bet the pants off me with your finishes!! *g* I couldn't pick a favourite (really!!) but think I am most intrigued by that kaleidoscope pattern. It is so effective! Well done, m'girl.

Sheila said...

Excellent finishes Leanne.

Karen said...

Well done one all your finishes, they're all stunning quilts :o)

Manda said...

Well done on your finishes! They are all beautiful! :)