Sunday, March 31, 2013

It's time to link your Q1 FAL finishes!

Mod Pop

So as your hostess for the Finish-A-Long, I have the privilege of sharing my finishes from my Q1 FAL List - which is here - first.

I am very proud to show you my king size Mod Pop. She still does not have an official name, although I am leaning toward Molten or Lava Lamp. This quilt is big - king size - and I have been sleeping under her every night. You can read the Ta Da post about her here.

Mod Pop - detail

I finished this quilt as part of the Mod Pop QAL and you can see other finishes Mod Pops linked here or in the flickr group here. Julie's wonderful pattern is here.

Scrappy Trip

My second and only other finish for Q1 is my lovely Scrappy Tripalong quilt - Trippy #1. This quilt often cuddles with me when I am reading the internet. Her Ta Da post is here and the link to the pattern is in that post too.

Scrappy Trip - detail

That it for me this quarter, 2 finishes out of 6 excellent projects. I did make some bee blocks, and a couple of mini quilts and went to QuiltCon and stuff, and that old statitis has been acting up this quarter too. But no more finishes from my FAL list. I am going to have a long list for next quarter, it is a good thing the sun stays up longer in the spring.

Now it is your turn, link up your finishes. Remember this question from last post:


How do I link up my finishes? Do I need one link for each finish?
  • Please link one blog post or flickr picture for each finished item.
  • If you like, you can link up older blog posts where you first showed off your finished item, you do not have to write a new post for each finish. 
  • It is nice to see one end of quarter post letting us all know how you did overall, so feel free to use this post to link one item and then link older posts for the rest of the finishes.
  • Please ensure that at least one your end of quarter linked posts contains a link to your original Q1 FAL list so that I can check to make sure your finishes are of things on your Q1 list. It is even easier for me if all of the linked posts link to that original Q1 list. If you are linking flickr photos, add a link to the originally linked flickr photo in the photo description. And yes, I do check, Rhonda can be a bit of a taskmaster you know.
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The link is open until midnight MST April 7 - don't be late. You must link your finishes by then for them to count in the draw for the wonderful prizes from our generous and wonderful sponsors. If you are trying to squeeze one last finish in you can link the rest now and that last one at the 11th hour - just saying.

I can't wait to see how many beautiful projects you have finished and gotten out of your sewing rooms this quarter. Oh, and you can start getting together your Q2 lists, the link for posting that list will open on April 8. Don't forget, we have all those great tutorials coming daily this week, in between the link ups - it is going to be a fun week.

I wish you all a lovely Easter,

Best,

Leanne

32 comments:

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

LOVE you Scrappy Trip and your Mod Pop is very impressive - well done!!

Adrianne said...

Both your quilts are stunning Leanne - great work!

Annabella said...

Congrats on your 2 finishes Leanne - if it's quality rather than quantity I say you win every time :)

Katy Cameron said...

I do love what you've made :o) I'll do my round up on Tuesday and link up the main list then, the rest I've popped up now.

Tina Craig said...

Thank you for hosting, Leanne!

Debbie said...

oh I love the name 'Lava Lamp' for your mod pop! Thanks again for all your work on FAL...it is great motivation for me!

OPQuilt said...

Agree with Debbie (as usual) that this FAL has helped me really move along on some of my projects, so thanks for hosting this. I know it's a lot of work and I really appreciate it!

Of course, I'm now wondering if I did it "correctly," that is--one post per completed item and then an additional post showing everything? If that's correct, that's what I did. If that is NOT what we were supposed to do, then feel free to take off that last "overall" post of mine.

I smiled when I saw your Mod Pop being shown with snow on the ground--perfect! for showing off the reason why we like to have quilts to snuggle under. I know that a king-sized quilt is HUGE and so hard to handle under the machine, so in my mind this is worth a bundle of finishes even though it's only one item. I love seeing that quilt--the bright colors really cheer up a gray day. And congrats also on the Scrappy Trip-A-Long. I see lots of those in various incarnations, but nice to see a completed one.

Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com

Newbie Jen said...

Congratulations on your fabulous finishes!

capitolaquilter said...

Your unique spin on ModPop is one of my all time favorites. Congrats on the two finishes and thank you so much for hostessing. I'm so lucky to have the cheering section and love following how the other participants do.

dutchcomfort said...

Congrats on your beautiful finishes!! Thanks for hosting the FAL, you‘ve encouraged me to get some projects done and I’m still working on some, so maybe more to post about in the next few days!

Kelly said...

Two beautiful finishes!

Zosia Samosia said...

Piękne prace!
Pozdrawiam

Flying Blind... said...

2 Brilliant finishes. I will re-group and link up in the next couple of days xxx

Carla said...

Such a lovely finish ; ) looking forward to linking up too

bee said...

this is such a fun way to work on finishing up our projects! love your finishes. how about Molten Ice for your Mod Pop name?

Sarah said...

Yeah lava lamp - that's cool and so apt for your quilt. Two great finishes Leanne! Huge quilts and intense quilting.

Vivian said...

I love the Mod Pop (is that the pattern name because I like it for the quilt too!). A modern quilt is now definitely on my bucklet list.

Love, love, love the Scrappy Trip quilt too. I've got my strips gathered but am waiting to get a few more UFOs completed before I start in (starts this year have to get finished this year). Seeing these always makes me anxious to get started!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Two gorgeous finishes! I'll sort out a post and links sometime this week - thanks for organising this!

Cindy said...

Woo hoo! I love FAL linky time. Thanks so much for hosting. This is just filled with eye candy!

Your Mod Pop is just wonderful. And your Trip eye catching. Great finishes, Miss L.

Alisa said...

I linked up 4 of my 8 finishes. The other ones just weren't quilty enough to link up. Thanks for hosting the FAL, it was a great motivator for me.

I love your two finishes, Leanne. Your trip along looks beautiful, especially against the snow.

Michelle said...

I love the curviness of your lava lamp quilt!

Elisabeth said...

Love your finishes!

joanne said...

Both of your finishes are brilliant!!
I've linked mine up, thanks

Trudi said...

Added some, will do a round up of all, and the original link and add that one too :) You're makes are beautiful!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Love your finishes... just gorgeous! I really appreciate your challenge, it has really helped me keep things moving along in the quilting room.

Quiltin' Jenny said...

Love both of your finishes. They are exactly the type of thing to make me veer off my to do list and start pulling fabric for new projects. Danger! Danger!

Not sure if I should still link since I didn't finish anything, but still thought I should be accountable for my lack of progress. Even though I didn't finish, I did focus on a project and get more done on it than I probably would have. Thanks for the motivation.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I've added my links and hope I've done it all correctly - please shout if I haven't!

Marci Girl said...

Oh your quilt is so beautiful!

evamarie said...

I love both your finishes very much!

Shevvy said...

Blimey, thats a lot of entries - good luck sorting through that lot!

tusen said...

I love your finishes and Trippy #1 has such lovely crincliness (hm, is that a real word?).
And phew, I even managed to link my finishes in time.

leanne said...

love the colours in your scrappy trip-along :)