Friday, October 12, 2012

Q4 - Finish - A - Long - Crazy Plans

A little of this? - for the front of the tote bag

Time for me to fess up - I have a lot to finish. So here is the plan for Q4 of Rhonda from Quilter in the Gap's Finish - A - Long.

1. Mouthy Stitches bag - Above is my start, for my secret partner. It is a good bet it will get done as there is a deadline.

Mod Pop QAL

2. Large Mod Pop - I am loving these warm colours and have some additional fabric on the way. I am hosting the Mod Pop QAL, surely that is incentive to finish.

Windmills and Trees - top

3. Windmills and Trees - this is Lynne from Lily's Quilts' pattern which I am pattern testing. I have a bit more to do on the back and to quilt and bind it. I think this one will be done soon as every part of it is fun to do.

Low volume top and EPP

4. Low Volume top with circles on it. Well, I have been getting a little help on the circles but it is not much further along than this picture. I love this project, time to get it out and finish it off.

50 Polaroids for the swap

5. Polaroids - that is actually a picture of the 50 I sent to the swap that Debbie from A Quilter's Table hosted. I made a very similar set of 50 for myself and I got 50 back in the swap. They are all so cute. Time to plan a quilt and use these lovelies.

More Dresdens

6. Dresdens - I would love to get this quilt moving again as these were so fun to play with. But this is item 6, wish me luck.

Mystery Quilt - basted

7. Quilt the Mystery Quilt - This quilt is just so nice, I hope to brave the quilting. If I just did a little a week, it would soon be done. It has been on my FAL list every quarter, I truly want it to be done.

Finishing-A-Long - LBSP

8. This is another repeat FAL project. LBSP blocks, again designed by Lynne from Lily's Quilts. This is going to be a great quilt but I have not been in a hurry to finish it. However, I want practice quilting and this would be a perfect quilt for that. Do you think it is even possible?

#quiltphoto - just beginning - Liberty fabrics

9. A stack of Liberty tana lawn fabrics. I need to decide on a solid and then I am going to make patchwork, squares of prints and squares of solid. This is just an indulgence quilt, for me, just because. I need to make it. Who knows, it might get done.

You know there are more projects in my drawers, beautiful Bee blocks to finish up into quilts, and a Proverbial Quilt to start, for example. But I know you already are laughing very hard, thinking that there is just no way I will get these done, so I am stopping the list here. Wish me luck, I will need it. Lots and lots.



It is not too late for you to get out your WIPs and post a list for Q4 of the FAL. The FAL has, in fact, helped me to finish a lot of projects this year, and it is fun.  Head over to Rhonda at Quilter in the Gap's blog to link up or just to see all the amazing projects that are on the go.

If you want to see my photos for Rhonda's photo a day, there is a tab at the top of this blog or click here or you can search #quiltphoto to see even more pictures.

Needless to say, I hope to sew a lot this weekend.

Best,

Leanne

32 comments:

Alisa said...

Wow - you sure do have a lot to finish. It's good to list it all though so you know where you're at. I'm sure if I would list everything there would be a lot too! Enjoy the ride...

Ramona said...

I admire you for being brave enough to post your list. I wouldn't know where to start, but can so relate to having too many projects going at once - and I think some of them are almost old enough to vote now!

Jenelle said...

You have so many beautiful projects going! My list for this last quarter was also massively long, but it's also good to just get it all written up to see what's what. Good luck!

Dianne Neale said...

I think you will have to take three months off work to get these finished. They are all beautiful though.

MariQuilts said...

Multiple projects...how wonderful. I'm not laughing just so happy I'm not the only one.

Susan Standen said...

OMG! You have massive projects to do there. You amaze me!

Charlotte said...

you're going to be busy! Some really lovely things :-D

Catherine said...

Glad that I am not the only one with a long list for Q4! You need to get them all done, as they are all amazing. I especially love the mystery quilt

Emma said...

I've already said this on the Flickr group, but your Mouthy Stitches work is looking great :) Absolutely love your mystery quilt too - such lovely, subtle colours. Thanks for the tip RE the FAL - I had presumed you could only get involved if you'd done the earlier quarters too, but perhaps I'll have a go :)

Liz DandeliondD said...

You have some amazing projects to finish - my faves being the MS bag and that wonderful trees quilt.

Flying Blind... said...

Flipping heck lady!!!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Wowed that's quite some list!!

Good luck. Can't wait to watch your progress

Patchwork and Play said...

I think you may need more than god luck to get through this list! maybe some sewing elves or lowly servants might do it for you!

Quilter in the Gap said...

Well if anyone can... You can!

Karen said...

Oh so love your mystery quilt, always happy to see it. I also cannot wait to see your finishes :D

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Leanne! Thank you for inspiration that your post is so full! I love everything here! I must find time for stars! x Teje

Jenny-Narcoleptic in a cupboards mum said...

Your going to have a pretty quiet quarter then !!!?! Love all you projects,especially the trees, and wish you luck with them.

Sarah said...

Oooh wowza there are so many awesome tops in that list! I wouldnt be able to pick what to do first! You will get them all done, you're pretty awesome at that too....

Toni said...


That is quite a list, Leanne! But it looks like you are fairly close to finishing many of them. I love how your Mod Pop is coming along! Good luck!

Sarah said...

Those truly are crazy plans, but it's good to aim high and you are just the woman for the job!

I've been trying to think what your Windmills and Trees quilt trees remind me of since I first saw it. The tree trunks look like svelte evening dresses topped by mad 70s afro hairdos, like fabulous girl groups or backing singers (or maybe I just had too much sugar at lunchtime).

Svetlana said...

what a list, Leanne!!! All your projects are so wonderful, good luck!

Jennie said...

I'm not laughing at you! My still is still more ridiculous than yours :) Good luck with getting some finishes!

Tina said...

Such beautiful projects! Can't wait to follow along as you finish them up!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Ohhhhhh Leanne; I love each one of your projects!! The Mod Pod is coming right along too. great Dresdens..everything is great!! But.....I simply love the Mystery Quilt..I would love to own that one!!!!

Thanks for stopping by earlier...the quilt show was quite nice. And thanks for the wonderful compliment..The quilts made that picture...I wish you could see the Cathedral Window right in the middle of the background...tiny blocks; very nicely done.

Trudi said...

Wow that's quite a list! Now that's why I'm not taking part, my lists would be so much longer and I don't want to fess up to it all!

felicity said...

Very ambitious but a whole bunch of gorgeous projects. Am looking forward to seeing your progress as the quarter moves along.

tusen said...

They are all so beautiful, and the Mouthy Stitches bag is just awesome. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the finishes but even more for your having lots of fun with them. And I can't wait to see what solid you choose to go with the Liberty squares.

Annabella said...

Such amazingly gorgeous projects - ALL.OF.THEM. Lucky you pattern testing the windmills and trees pattern - it's amazing!

Debbie said...

That is quite the list!!! Lots of beautiful projects though!

Archie the wonder dog said...

A list of beautiful projects - which one are you tackling first?!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Fabulous and very inspiring projects and a super long list :) Looking forward to seeing your finishes!

Katy Cameron said...

Good luck with that list, hope you get down to the 'for you' things :o)