Saturday, January 2, 2016

Q4 FAL - two finishes!

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Adrianne at On the Windy Side has the Q4 FAL finishes link open (go here) and it is time to post a link for each of the projects from your Q4 list that you did finish. 

I posted a crazy long list for Q4 (go here to see it), as I had done for Q3. When I started packing for the move, I was forced to review what projects I actually had on the go that are not finished. Then I moved and well, my time quilting this fall has been limited in the extreme. 

The good news is that I did finish two quilts.


Pink was a good bet for finishing as I was making here on a deadline for a blog hop for Christa Watson's most excellent book, Machine Quilting With Style - the design is Christa's and the original Ta Da post is here.

When I made Pink I was thinking that this pattern or some other variations on the traditional rail fence pattern is a great scrappy quilt idea, so I have added it to my Scraptastic Tuesday list. I am thinking about a number of variations that could be achieved with my overflowing scraps.


Twirl was my second finish from my list - you can read the Ta Da post here. I so love this pattern and am working to finish it for testers right now - I have been making an orange version and I will share my progress soon. I love this modern medallion - plenty of negative space, strong graphic image, bold but not overwhelming secondary designs, dainty yet also industrial, whatever.

On a list of 35 projects to finish, only finishing 2 is not a great ratio of finishes,  but on the other hand, having 2 finished quilts is wonderful. So I'm counting it as a win.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

I am looking forward to seeing your finishes, don't forget to link up over at Adrianne's blog, On the Windy Side, before 11:00pm PST, January 6. I'm linking this post for Pink and I will link up my original post about Twirl too.

2016 FAL

And don't forget to plan to join the global community of FAL hosts for Q1 of the 2016 FAL - you can start your list and we will be opening the link for those Q1 lists on January 7 - you can see the whole 2016 FAL schedule on my 2016 FAL page here. You can grab our button on the sidebar too!

The sun is just rising here, I hope that you have a great weekend!