Thursday, 8 January 2015

Finish Along 2015 First Quarter

For the Finish Along hosted this year by Adrianne at On The Windy Side ,

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

my projected finishes in the first quarter are mostly well on their way to a finish. As I'm not the fastest though, five projects is a long list! Click on the caption under each photo for a link to more information.

1. Toadstool House
heads the list. It was on my last two lists in 2014, and just didn't make it. I did quite a lot to it, even though this is not my style at all!

Toadstool House

2 Optical illusion
is a project for a course running from November to January at QuiltersPalet in The Hague. 

Optical Illusion

These are the middle four of the 23 strips, and they are the narrowest. They don't look much like an optical illusion here, laid out on my ironing board, but by now I've made half of the strips. The last lesson is this week, and I'm aiming on having the top finished by then.

3 Little Letters
From the quilt along at Temecula Quilt Company

Little Letters

The blocks are all finished; I remade the X. I just need to finish the sashings and cornerstones, and quilt it. 

4 Rainbow Scrap quilt
From the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2014.

RSC 14

The blocks and sashings are finished. I just need to add borders and start quilting. In the meantime the RSC15 has already started!

5 Sew Together bag

Sewing: Sew Together Bag
Sew Together bag (photo from Craftsy site)

This is a pattern (by Sew Demented and available through Craftsy) that I've been thinking about buying for some time, but just bought on New Years Eve in a final dash before Craftsy sellers closed their doors to European customers because of new European Union Tax laws. (In case you missed this dilemma see here at My Quilt Infatuation).
I haven't started making the bag yet; I haven't even looked out the fabric, but I should be able to make it entirely from my stash. 

I hope that's realistic and even though it's longer than my last list I'll be doing my best to get them ALL finished by the end of March!

Happy sewing



Kathy S. said...

Good luck, Marly. You can do it. I've GOT to start not starting new things (if that makes sense.)

I can't wait to see how your optical illusion ends up. It takes a very organized person to do that and I admire your skills.

Terri Ann said...

The toadstool house is so sweet, that will make an excellent cushion! I also love your rainbow scrap project. I don't have enough scraps to do a project like that! I try to use up as much of my leftover fabric frm quilt tops in the back of the quilt which reduces down my "small scrap" collection

NachtPedalQuilts said...

Love your Little Letters and the Rainbow Scrap Quilt and I'm curious to see them finished!!! ;)))
Thank you for saying "Hallo"!
Happy sewing and a good luck for you as well ... ;)

Quiltsmiles said...

I think your list sounds do-able. Your list also reminded me that I also have that pattern, sew together bag, perhaps that can be listed in another segment though as I already have enough listed on my sewing room table.

Ruth said...

I bought the sew together bag pattern too, haven't started it yet will be eager to hear how you get on with it!

Andee said...

RSC is looking FABULOUS! Great job!

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

I love your toadstool house piece. Your embroidery is beautiful. I'm really looking forward to seeing it finished!

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