Friday, January 10, 2014

My 2014 Q1 FAL list - I hope to see you there too.

Finish Along 2014

I am so excited to participate in the FAL this year - I hope that all of you will too. We need to get our Q1 lists of UFOs that we plan to finish listed and linked at Katy's blog (here) by January 17, as there are excellent prizes to be won from the many sponsors.

I have been trying to decide: do I make a nice short list that I can easily finish or should I go large - and in the end my list is crazy long with some things you have seen before on my lists and some that are new. Maybe I can use some of the time spots that I used up last year hosting the FAL to sew up my UFOs. Here is my list:

Blended Scraps - detail

1. Blended Scraps: The top is done and it needs a back and to be quilted.

Modern Stitching Bee Blocks

2. Modern Blocks Bee quilt - I have all the bee blocks, and need to make three more blocks and then the border of quarter square triangles and whites. She also needs a back and to be quilted.

Pickle dish progress

3. Pickle Dish - I have all but one of the 8 unit blocks made (there are 25 blocks, you can see 6 in this photo) and I need to put the push on to appliqué the "eyes", finish the top, make a back and quilt it. The quilting is scaring me, I might have to rent a long arm. Remember this quilt will be king size.

Asterix and other symbols - in progress

4. Asterix and other symbols quilt - I have all the blocks back from the talented quilters in Always Bee Learning, and have made no more progress. Time to make a quilt.

Improv Sampler - in progress

5. These Free Bee blocks have now been sewn together. I am debating borders or adding 4 more blocks as a 3 x 4 layout is not a nice quilt size. Then I need to finish the quilt.

Stonehenge block quilt - in progress

6. This block is called Stonehenge from the 99 Modern Blocks book and was made for me in the now finished Modern Blocks Bee. I might add some warmer coloured blocks too, I have more fabrics. But they are quick and easy, so surely I can finish this one too.

No - for the No quilt

7. The No quilt is a project near to my heart, and has sat mostly stalled. I am putting it on the list because I really, really want this quilt finished.

Emerald Irish Chain

8. Emerald Irish Chain - Truly should be done already. Enough said.

Placemat in progress

9. Placemats - My family will disown me soon if four placemats are not ready to use.

Giant Plus top

10. Giant Nordika Plus and pattern - This is over due, long over due.

Mystery Quilt - basted

11. Mystery quilt - This is the most beautiful quilt top I have made - Sheila's pattern and teaching have a lot to do with that. I have been too scared to quilt it, but I am thinking maybe if I figure out a long arm rental, this would also be one to finish there.

Ocean Waves blocks

12. Ocean Waves - these are the blocks that are still arriving from the most recent round of Always Bee Learning. As I see this as a winter quilt, I am hoping that the blocks will all arrive this month and that I could finish the quilt right away.


13. Snowfall - This is my next cycles project. This fantastic Oakshott Italy bundle - the fabrics are shot with a silver coloured thread and a colour - is now washed and in the process of being cut. I have been planning this quilt for a month, and I am keen to get it finished now too.


14. MQG Riley Blake Challenge: I have a couple of weeks to finish this challenge, so it will certainly be done this quarter.

That is more than enough, more than one quilt a week for three months, what do you think the chances are? Maybe I will surprise us all, let's be optimistic.

I am going to link my list now (go here) and I sure hope you are all going to be joining the FAL too. And I will be reading about all the Q4 2013 finishes this weekend and, hopefully awarding the Q4 prizes on Sunday or maybe Monday. If you are looking for inspiration, visiting all the linked finishes is well worth it.


Best,

Leanne

47 comments:

  1. Oh my you went for double digits with your goal count. I just love the new Oaksott and I can see why the Mystery quilt might need a long arm for quilting - so pretty.

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  2. You have quite the daunting list but I have no doubt you will be working your butt off! :) I'm sooo stuck on my Riley Blake Challenge. Can't wait to see the new Cycles!

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  3. I'm excited to see what comes next for Cycles! Enjoy getting to be a participant rather than the host this year. :)

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  4. Awesome list this round! Some super gorgeous projects on there can't wait to see them finished up! (especially your latest cycles, love that stack of Oakshotts!) Good luck!

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  5. oooh! Some really nice stuff here! Can't wait to see the finishes. And now I really wish I'd gotten some oakshott fabrics. :O

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  6. You can do it!! I hope you're sewing right now. ;)

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  7. Every last one of these is going to be so awesome....I'm rooting for you, Leanne!

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  8. Wow . . .so many great projects to finish. Love your Blended Scraps and look forward to see what the asterix blocks become. Good luck with them.

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  9. Truly a large number of beautiful projects, but you know I'm most excited by that cycles one! Those oakshotts are gorgeous!

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  10. Your FAL list is adding to my project list! I'm loving your Mystery quilt top, Economy blocks and Blended Scrap top. You've made some real beauties.

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  11. I am really liking that blended scraps quilt. I'm still trying to decide whether I should make a list. My last quarter was a fail : (

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  12. Pretty all of them. Can't wait to see what you get done. Really cool if you do get one done a week! You will be a sewing rock star!

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  13. Your list has some beauties on it! Can't wait to see them done!

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  14. oh my goodness! You are no slacker! ;-) Some lovelies here so I'm rooting for you!

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  15. Lovely projects on this list---can't wait to see them finished.

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  16. Arn't you also working? Wow, These are Lots of stunning project. I would kill for the Symbol blocks and others of your WIPs. Good luck.

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  17. That’s a very ambitious list Leanne, wow, and so many lovely projects!

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  18. Good grief Leanne...I had no idea you had so many WIPs!!

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  19. I've gone big list like you Leanne, well done, I figured then any of my WIP's count as a finish, and I can work on whatever I feel like from them. Best of Luck :o)

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  20. Great projects. I'm looking forward to see your progress.

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  21. wowser! Better get on with it ;-)

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  22. I love love love your True Colors top! It looks amazing!

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  23. Good luck! I think my favourite is the first one - so many bright colours together, but it doesn't seem too brightly 'in your face'.

    I take it the pink place mat will be yours? ;o)

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  24. Wow Leanne that is a hefty goal list for first quarter, so many nice projects. I only listed 4 items for my goals now I feel like a slacker. :) It is my first time participating so was not sure what I could truly accomplish. Even though I have a list a mile long of things I want to finish. I think I will go big in quarter 2. Good Luck. Cant wait to se your finishes.

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  25. We similar lists in length, we better get started. Today I have a ton of blog maintenance to do first! Then I sew!! Oh at some point I really need to pick back up painting the house....ugh

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  26. Leanne you have such beautiful projects here! Can't wait to see them get finished :o)

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  27. You have your work cut out for you! All beautiful and cannot wait to see the next Cycles!

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  28. Blimey! That is a list and a half, though it is full of very pretty projects. I'm sure listing them all will inspire you to stick at it. Can't wait to see how these finish up.

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  29. Wow, that is a serious amount of quilts Leanne! So many beauties there too, I will enjoy seeing these ticked off your list in 2014!

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  30. That's an impressive list that you have there Leanne! Good luck with those lovely projects

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  31. It's a beautiful list and I'm looking forward to seeing more of these gorgeous projects!

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  32. That is an awesome list - they will all make beautiful finishes x

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  33. I am glad you went with a bigger list, I just added my stuff to the linky and I did as well. I so want to get some finishes in! Good luck, I look forward to seeing your progess.

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  34. Such a nice list of colourful projects - really loving those Oakshotts for your next Cycles quilt!

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  35. Wow, what a great list of projects, that is a serious challenge. Can't wait to see how they turn out. Must do a list. But I am afraid! Deadlines have not worked out too well for me in the last 6 months.

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  36. Congratulations on the array of soon to be finished quilting projects. You have your hands full! Also Congratulations on your Sew Mama Sew! feature. Can't wait to see what you do with some of these beauties !!

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  37. You always have the prettiest quilts! Love that blended scrap quilt. I can't wait to see your finishes! THanks for hosting last year--enjoy having more time to sew along with us this year!

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  38. Great projects! I love so many of them and can't wait to follow along as you finish. I am working up my list and I hope to post it tomorrow. It has a crazy 23 projects so far.

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  39. Hi, I just found you and your blog, and am glad I did! I love your list, especially the Oakshott. I have to ask. What is "Snowfall?"

    I can't wait to see what you are up to next. 8-)

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  40. A tad optimistic I feel but you're always so motivated so I reckon we will see a large proportion of these finished up! Curious about the No quilt...

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  41. Your project list is impressive! The UFO's are all soooo beautiful. I know you can do it.

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  42. You can not these quilts unfinished, they are already looking so beautiful! Love the placemats, can see why your family is looking forward to using them!

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  43. so many beautiful quilts - I especially love the mystery quilt so I hope you can find a longarm :) wishing you all the best for getting these done !

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  44. OMG, I am falling in love with all your quilts, especially #2. I also cannot resist your Oakshot cotton. I am drooling all over my keyboard. I am excited to see the finished goods.

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  45. That is all totally doable, especially now that you have a long arm!

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