Sunday, April 6, 2014

Q2 FAL and AYOLF lists

Finish Along 2014

It's Q2 already in the 2014 FAL - time to make and link up our lists of works in progress that we hope to finish this quarter. Again, I have a very long list, but it is in part because I just cannot pick which things I want to work on the most. I hope you are making your list too, it is time to link it up over at Katy's blog, the Littlest Thistle.

A number of these are carry forwards from last quarter. Here is my list:

Modern Stitching Bee top

1. Modern Blocks Bee quilt - The top is done, but for a couple of mistakes in the bottom right to fix. She needs a back and some quilting.

Pickle dish progress

2. Pickle Dish - This quilt was a big factor in getting my new long arm machine. So it is time to get it finished.

Asterix and other symbols - in progress

3. 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

4. These Free Bee blocks have now been sewn together. I pieced this top but now I am going to take it apart and add a few bits of background. Then to finish it off.

Stonehenge block quilt - in progress

5. This block is called Stonehenge from the 99 Modern Blocks book and was made for me in the now finished Modern Blocks Bee. The top is now pieced, so it just needs quilting and binding.

No - for the No quilt

6. 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

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

Placemat in progress

8. Placemats - There should be four finished, not just one.

Mystery Quilt - basted

9. 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 now I have the long arm. Time to finish this one off.

Ocean Waves - top

10. Ocean Waves - these are the blocks are from my bee mates in Always Bee Learning and I made a few more to finish this top. As I look at this photo I am wondering if I should add another row at the top. Whether I do or not, it is time to get it all finished.

Colour Study pillows in progress

11. Colour Study Pillows: one front is quilted and the other has the quilting half done. They will be 20" pillows when they are done.

Colour Study in progress

12. Not solid, industrial look Colour Study: Her borders will be expresso brown Essex Linen. I hope to have the pattern done soon too. This version of the Colour Study quilt and also finishing the pattern for it are on both my Q2 FAL list and also my April goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.

Hopefully I can get all of these done, at least more than four like Q1. And I am spiffing up the blog, if you are reading in a reader, click through and let me know if you like the new look - which is coming together so nicely wholly due to the assistance of my friend Kat.

Best,

Leanne

35 comments:

Vera said...

Great projects! Good luck! I noticed the new look right away - love it!

*Cornelia* said...

you have so many wonderful projects in progress cant wait to see them finished

Debbie said...

Lovely projects and lots to look forward to! Kind of excited to see Stonehenge come together. AND love the new header!

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

What a fantastic list! Mine doesn't feel quite so huge anymore (I'm going with the put everything out there so I can choose what to work on approach too!)

Issabella The Cat said...

You've got some beautiful projects in the wings there, I can't wait to see your pickle dish and mystery quilts come to completion as they are both real eye catchers!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

All such interesting and beautiful projects! Can't wait to see what you get done! Loving the new look too :)

Charlotte said...

so few projects? Should be a breeze ;-)

Annabella said...

Wow - what a list of amazing projects!! I love those Free Bee blocks and look forward to seeing your economy blocks quilt :)

pennydog said...

Your blog is looking lovely! That pickle dish really is a labour of love isn't it? Will be great to see that finished, it's the one out of all of them I'm really wanting to see all quilted up.

Maria said...

Can I ask the source of the fabric in the top right of the color study quilt? The cream with black printing on it? It's really lovely!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

So much beauty in this post! I hope you get them all done :0)

capitolaquilter said...

Every single one is amazing. It'll be fun to watch them finish up. The Free Bee and Tula projects really stand out for me, good luck.

Lani Glasser said...

I really love your Pickledish quilt and your Emerald Irish Chain quilt! Great inspiration and love the look of the blog!

Beth said...

Nice list. It will be fun to see what you finish! Always such pretty finishes. I love the new look! Noticed as soon I clicked on! Nice and clean appearance.

elle said...

I'm liking the nice clean look. We see way too much eye candy that very often distracts from what wants to be said! lol Your projects always make me want to go cut fabric! ;) Not exactly finishes!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I can't wait to see more of these projects!!!
P.S. Love the new look!

Katy Cameron said...

Good luck with that list!

PS, #3 is asterisk, Asterix is a French cartoon character ;o)

Flying Blind... said...

Ooooh I love the new banner!
Lovely list too - want to see them all done ;) x

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Lots of beautiful projects. Lovin the symbol blocks!

leanne said...

so many wonderful quilts to be finished - good luck and I'm sure you'll have heaps to show at the end of the quarter :)

Katherine said...

I love seeing your lists, Leanne. You have the most gorgeous WIPs! Best of luck with finishing as many as you can this quarter (I'm sure you'll have several finishes as you seem to be really getting the hang of that long-arm in short order...:o).

Carla said...

Leanne, I love all of your projects, but especially the eyelash top....I'm looking forward to seeing your new long arm in action!

Natasha Renstead said...

Wow Leanne, I am impressed by your list! I thought I was being ambitious with 4 :) All the best for Q2 finishes.

Nicky said...

Oh yes you really must finish these!

SewPsyched! said...

Blog looks fantastic with blOglivin on iPhone. Looking forward to seeing your quilts as they progress. They're lovely!

Leanne Parsons said...

That's a great variety of projects! Good luck with them. The blog looks fantastic.

Marci Girl said...

I love your lists because it reminds me of things I have made and things that I have forgotten you have made! Can't wait to see what you decide to work on! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! I can see why you have trouble picking projects to finish! You have so many beauties going up there! Good luck in your goals...

the running hare said...

Not a bad list there, you should get quite a few of these lovelies done!

Rachel said...

Some really lovely tops in this list. Can't wait to see them finished!

Gertie Pye said...

I have been coveting your Pickle Dish since the beginning of time and can't wait to see it all pieced - and so excited by whatever you have in your head for quilting it on your long arm! Fab list Leanne x

dutchcomfort said...

Can’t wait to see that Pickle Dish quilt finished. It’s so beautiful! Good luck on finishing your projects!

tusen said...

I love your list, so many great projects to work on. Although recently I've been rather a lurker than a commenter (is that a real word?) I hope you know how much I like your quilts.

t. anne said...

These are some really lovely UFOs. Good luck finishing!

OPQuilt said...

Great list of projects to keep you busy (like you need any help keeping yourself busy!). I haven't seen Pickle Dish for a while, so it was nice to see that laid out. I assume all winter long you appliqued those centers, and are almost nearing completion on the blocks. I didn't know that quilt was a motivating factor for the longarm, but it makes perfect sense, given what you've written about it, and how you already have quilted a large quillt on your domestic machine. I'll stay tuned.

And yes--mentioned before, but the blog design is fabulous!