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!




M-R Charbonneau said...

Seriously crushing of your Twirl quilt, Leanne. Wow!

Debbie said...

2 beautiful finishes - definitely worth celebrating!

Sew Hungryhippie said...

Lovely! Can't wait for the Twirl pattern, just absolutely love it.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

COngrats on the great finishes!!!!

Farm Quilter said...

Well done!!! Love them both but Twirl...oh my!!! Stunning!!! I need to make one for myself!!!!!

Kim B. said...

somehow i missed the earlier post with Pink -- I really love it. Glad to get a chance to go back to it thanks to your FAL post!

Jayne said...

Always great to have finishes and Twirl is gorgeously amazing!

Judith, Belfast said...

These are both stunning, but my scrappy heart belongs to Pink! Jxo

Unknown said...

wow Leanne, I don't know how you get so much done and it's always really beautiful - congratulations on two beautiful projects done

Archie The Wonder Dog said...

They're both stunning but Twirl has stolen my heart!

CapitolaQuilter said...

Twirl has such a delicate feel so the name is quite fitting. Glad the baton is being passed along for FAL despite having come up shy Q4 myself (zip to be exact) the concept and cheering on I fully support.

Nicky said...

Can you do Pink in other colours and will you still call it Pink? Or blue Pink? I need to know!