Sunday, April 6, 2014

Finish Along 1st Quarter Achievements

I'm playing along with Katy at The Littlest Thistle's Finish Along.  For quite a few weeks the end of the first quarter's Finish Along seemed ages away, then all of a sudden it was here!

Finish Along 2014

I've popped my successful projects on Flickr so that they have one entry each and I'm summarising on my blog.  Hopefully I'll get all this right, this is my first time playing along!  My original list of 9 projects was here.

Let's go with my wrap up!

 1. Bag for Evie - completed and given to a happy niece!  I finished this pretty quickly back in January, and there's more pics on this blogpost.

2. Shirt for me - made and I'm pretty happy with it.  My choice of fabric wasn't really clever, I used a voile which doesn't have any ease at all.  It's a little tight across the upper arms, I've washed it hoping that it might loosen it a bit and haven't actually tried it on again yet. The pattern is a Style Arc tunic, the Michelle. 

3.  Dress for my daughter - made and given to her, and here's a pretty rushed photo of it that she sent me tonight when I realised I didn't have one.  It's a Lisette Portfolio dress, made with Denyse Schmidt dress fabric from Spotlight.  
4. Open Your Windows quilt - I didn't get this completed.  I've got the blocks together into a flimsy, but it's not quilted and I can't see it getting finished for a while yet and some other quilts have taken priority.

5. Vintage Tribute Star - I didn't get this done either, it's pinned but I had heaps of indecision about a quilting pattern and didn't make a start.  I've got a plan for it now, and as it's only a small quilt it won't take long to quilt, maybe in the next quarter!

 6. Boy's charity quilt - quilted, bound and ready to be donated to Vicquilters for their Very Snuggly Quilts project.  My quilting group make a couple of quilts a year to donate to teenage boys through to project.  I helped with the piecing and quilted this one, the Batman fabric is fun!

 7. Schnibbles Spot wallhanging - completed and ready to go on the wall once I've found the dowel for it.  I'm so pleased with this sweet little quilt, I found it quite trying to get all the sashing nicely lined up and I'm so happy that it looks effective.  The quilting is just a random meander.
8. Linen bag - made and used, although I'm not terribly happy with it.  I decided to make a 'foldover' bag but I find it annoying to use as when it's straightened out it's very deep to put my hand into and find stuff.  It is completed though!
 9. Scrappy tripalong - although I did get the binding machine stitched on it isn't hand sewn down yet.  Another one for next quarter's list.

I've loved joining in this quarter and I'm looking forward to next quarter.  I'm pleased with what I've achieved, even though I didn't get everything done.  Hopefully I'll remember to take photos of projects as I finish them, as quite a few of these I've taken tonight so I could include them in the FAL.  Thanks Katy for all your hard work to keep us motivated.

1 comment:

  1. Well done, that is a lot of sewing! So impressed you make clothes, I cannot get my head around dressmaking at all! Love love love the Open your windows quilt and Scrappy trips is always a favorite.