Monday, April 8, 2013

2013 FAL - Q2 Begins

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It is time to link up your lists for the second quarter of the 2013 Finish-A-Long. If you are new to the FAL, welcome and the rules are here. If you have questions, just send me an email or comment on this post and I will try to answer them.

Just a reminder, the FAL is to provide motivation for you to finish your Un-Finished Object, so the project needs to be started to be a UFO that qualifies for the FAL. And to qualify at the end of the quarter as a finish, it needs to be finished and out of the sewing room.

My list of UFOs to finish for Q2 is:

37 pickle dish units, 163 to go. #pickledish

1. Pickle Dish Quilt - this is to be a wedding present for the oldest and the wedding is at the end of June. As of this photo, I had 37 of 200 of the single dish units done. I have done a few more but there is a lot to do, although I am highly motivated to get this one done this quarter.

Borders?

2. Grannie square quilt - the blocks are from the Modern Stitching Bee and are ready to be basted, quilted and bound.

Emerald Irish Chain

3. Emerald Irish Chain: The quilting has started, but I have about a quarter of the quilt to quilt and then it needs bindins.

Low volume top and EPP

4. Low Volume Quilt with circles on it. It needs the circles to be finished, then appliquéd on, then basting, quilting and binding.

Octagonal Orb blocks

5. Octagonal Orb quilt for Siblings Together, with blocks from the Always Bee Learning bee. I have received 4 blocks in the mail and there are more on the way. This one is due in July, so again there is considerable motivation to finish it. The pattern for these blocks is by Elizabeth Hartman and the tutorial is here.

That is all I am putting on my list because I think I will mostly be pickle dishing and octagonal orbing - those quilts have deadlines. But it would be great to finish all 5 in Q2. I am so looking forward to seeing all of your lists too.

Remember, you can also post pictures of your progress, and your finishes throughout the quarter on the FAL flickr group which is here, but your pre-quarter list must also be linked to this post to qualify for the Q2 prizes. Later this week I will tell you all about the wonderful sponsors and great prizes lined up for Q2.

Over the next few days I will be reviewing the finishes, and then I will announce the winners of the prizes from our lovely Q1 sponsors, so stay tuned.

The Q2 pre-quarter link will be open until midnight MST April 15, 2013. Don't forget to link your list.

Best,

Leanne

31 comments:

dutchcomfort said...

You have some lovely projects there to get finished! Now I’m of, to think through what I really will be able to finish in the next 3 months!

Celtic Thistle said...

Looks like you will be very busy this quarter! Good luck.

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

You have lots to do there but they are lovely projects, can't wait to see the finishes!

Ali said...

I know I'm getting too into quilting when I see your first pics and say out loud "pickle dish!!!" Things are looking great so far, can't wait to see how they all turn out!

Di said...

Beautiful quilts on your list. I really enjoyed being part of Q1 and it was a real motivator to get projects finished. Thank you for organising the FAL. Di x

Patchwork and Play said...

Lots of ambition here! I certainly admire your intentions! Good luck with it!

Jess said...

Such lovely quilts Leanne! Best of luck.

Annabella said...

Such lovely projects Leanne - you are sure to have at least 2 beautiful finishes :)

jeifner said...

I'm excited to see the progress, especially on the pickle dish and low volume ones :)

Sarah said...

Well obviously I want to see the grannies done... but number 4 excites me most - cant wait to see that done!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Great projects! I adore your pickle dish and the circles look fabulous on the low volume!

elle said...

Great! I need a bit more realistic planning than last time as I was in a pickle! lol

Debbie said...

Awesome list and, thanks for all the work you are doing on the FAL! Good luck especially on those pickle dishes!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks so much for heading up FAL...

joanne said...

What an amazing list, I can't wait to see the Low Volume quilt and Pickle Dish quilt finished!!

Vivian said...

Great projects fearless leader! Is your "Pickle Dish" that pattern from the Kaffe Fassette book? I have a DWR to finish up and then want to do PD. But I have to decide whether to do the modern version like yours or the traditional spiky one.

Catherine said...

Your projects are fabulous Leanne, I can't wait to see the pickle dish all finished up

Flying Blind... said...

So glad I don't have your pickledish deadline! I am sure you will getting the binding on before we know it x

Nancy said...

You are so prolific, Leanne! And all of your quilts are beautiful.

diane said...

You have some huge projects t finish. Thanks again for hosting the Finish-Along

Sheila said...

Wow, that is quite the challenge! I know you will pull off the two deadline quilts though.

Kelly said...

Love your list of to-do's!

Tina Craig said...

I love all of your project, especially the low volume. Thank you for hosting! I love a deadline!

Toni said...

Your Pickle Dish is going to be amazing, Leanne! I love that pattern but know that it is going to be quite a while before I'll attempt it. You have quite an impressive list to attempt. Good luck!!

Pat V. said...

These are all great, I especially love the pickle dish! Even though I had no Q1 finishes, there was definitely a lot of sewing going on! Hopefully the finishes will be accomplished this quarter...

Kimberly said...

Beautiful projects! I am just joining Q2 and I'm so excited! Thanks so much for hosting!

Marci Girl said...

I can not wait to see what you get accomplished this quarter. So many beautiful quilts, especially that Pickle Dish quilt, wow!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Talk about leading from the front! Good luck with all your projects, I'm really looking forward to seeing them!
P.S. I've linked up a Flickr photo this time, I hope that's okay? I'll sort out a blog post when I get rid of this cold...

Pam Pollock said...

Love your pickle dish!!!

leanne said...

can't wait to see your pickle dish - its on my 2014 list !!

Katherine said...

Gorgeous WIPS, Leanne! I'm crushing on each of these quilts you're working on (especially the low volume one... I'm anticipating how you will arrange those circles - such eye candy!).

Best of luck with your finishes.