Monday, 7 January 2013

The FAL Quarter 1 List

I stalked the finish along last year without ever joining in. But I've decided I need some serious motivation to turn my WiPs into finishes this year, so I'm joining the Finish Along, being hosted this year by Leanne of She Can Quilt.


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My list (in no particular order) for Q1 is:

1. Sherbet Pips Lucky Square quilt. 
I'm pattern testing this for Jess (Sew Crafty Jess) and need to have the quilt top pieced by the end of January at the latest - and I'd love to get it completely finished by the end of the quarter. I have the backing and binding ready to go as well, so I don't have any excuses on this one. In fact, piecing starts tonight!


2. HFWYG QAL quilt. I would love to get this one finished up - I'm still trying to decide on border/s (I'll probably just use the background fabric though) and the back but I've decided how to quilt it, so it shouldn't take too long to get it done. Famous last words?


3. Bird and Bees Colour Blocks quilt. This is probably my most ambitious quilt in the list. Make that my most ambitious quilt to date. I've only done a couple of the sections, and it's going to be mahusive (full queen size - my first!) and will probably take a couple of weeks just to quilt it (which may end in tears - I've never attempted quilting such a big project). But I'm really, really excited about this one, and want to finish it while the excitement is fresh ;o)


4. Retro Flowers. All the hard work is done on this one - the curves are all pieced and trimmed, I just need to sew the last seven lots of petals together and put the quilt top together. No idea on a quilting plan yet, but hopefully that'll come while I'm finishing the top. Another one I keep leaving (started last May I think) but everytime I pull it out I fall in love with it over again, so I would love to finish it up in the nearish future, and get it hanging on the wall.


5. Stained quilt. I've only pieced one block, but the rest is cut and waiting in little bags. Another one I absolutely adore, just need to knuckle down and get it finished :o)


6. Swoon. This one has been on the back burner for a loooong time - and honestly I've fallen out of love with it. So I've decided to keep it to the five blocks I've done and make a baby sized swoon (the fifth will be part of the back). I adore the pattern though, so I will definitely make a full sized one at some stage (possibly Peacock Lane/Madrona Road?) 


7. Tea for Two - can't show you the top for this yet (Alyce is putting the finishing touches on the pattern so it shouldn't be long) but the quilt top is made, there is a quilting plan, and I am completely in love with it. Hoping this will be a finish sometime this month :o)

So seven finished quilts in three months. Crazy? Probably. But I'm determined to give it my best shot! 

If you're keen to join the FAL fun, head over to Leanne's blog and link up your WiPs - it's open for another week :o)

xx Jess

25 comments:

Charlotte said...

you can do it!!!!! (note that I am not daring to join the FAL!)

Kim said...

I have sooo many WIP's, and soo little time. It would probably be a very good idea for me to join in - but just a touch soul destroying. Queue image of me chained to sewing machine, wild woman hair, manic laughter...

Patchwork and Play said...

WOW ! That is some list! I love the Stained in Saffron Craig! Good luck with your ambitions for the first quarter! I need to move a few of my things along before a finish is in sight! Maybe next quarter for me!

Trudi said...

I'm sure you can do it, as a fellow former stalker and joining in this year, I am equally ambitious!

Kelly said...

Course you can do it!

Jessica said...

You are going to be busy...stay focused and you can do anything!

Archie the wonder dog said...

You can do anything you put your mind to - good luck, I can't wait to see more of these gorgeous projects!

Jessica said...

I'm seriously struck by every single quilt, even the one you fell out of love with (the fabric is so cute :) ) - you got this, girl! (I especially can't wait to see the Birds and the Bees one!)

Sadie said...

Oh I have WIP envy! They all look beautiful! Good luck with your FAL list :-)

Catherine said...

You have some fantastic WIP's to be getting on with there: good luck!

Vivian said...

Go for it! You've got a lot of quilty goodness working up there. Onward!

Katy Cameron said...

Good luck! And don't forget, projects can roll over ;o)

bearpaw said...

lots of lovely quilts on the go here - I especially love the Retro Flowers one, good luck!

Canadian Abroad said...

If you do all seven you should get a prize just for achieving such a feat!

Deborah Hamilton said...

My favorite is Retro Flowers.

Adrianne said...

Great list - I love that you are thinking big! Can't wait to see your version of Lucky Square - I had such a blast making mine. Also, retro flowers in Good Folks fabrics - gorgeous!

Leanne said...

Each project is just better than the last. I love the colour blocks but am hard pressed to pick a favourite. I am pulling for you, I am so glad you joined the FAL.

Kirsten said...

Such a wonderful collection of projects! Love the Retro Flowers blocks and of course I can't wait to see your Sherbet Pips quilt.

Natasha said...

YOu are going to have a collection of beautiful quilts when you finish! WOW

amy g :) said...

i'm feeling the same way about my swoon. sigh. it may just sit there for another 6 months.

Newbie Jen said...

Ha! And you thought my list was intense! I love your HFWYG top!! I am now feeling guilty that I haven't finished mine. In due time....

Sarah said...

Wow what a great collection of projects. Love the Birds and Bees quilt - look forward to seeing it finished :-)

elle said...

Give it your best shot. All things are possible!

tusen said...

Lovely projects, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. I'm especially intrigued by the Bird and Bees Colour Blocks quilt. Can't wait to see it finished.

Nicky said...

Fabulous list Jess! Go for it !