Wednesday 7 January 2015

2015 FAL and ALYOF goals

2015 FAL at On the Windy SideThis year Katy @ The Littlest Thistle has passed the baton for Finish-A-Long 2015 to Adrienne @ On The Windy Side.  This will be my third year taking part and setting goals to finish projects quarter by quarter.

I can't say I am the most successful at completing my to do list - I do get things finished though it takes a while as I am usually starting more projects than completing them!  This year though I hope to be a little less distracted and dig in deeper exploring quilt design and the techniques used to make a quilt.  I really hope 2015 is when I get comfy with free motion quilting!

So the projects I hope to focus over the next 3 months are
My ButtonFinish Night Sky QAL - yes I have a quilt top.  This was one of the things I kept going on, a little bit at a time, over Christmas.  Hoping to have this quilted and finished to link up with Jana Machado for the 25th of this month.  This will be my January goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes too hosted by Sew Bitter Sweet designs.

Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt swap round 3 - this is my attempt at 3D letters using a technique from Kerry @ Pennydog Patchwork.  I may have over stuffed it a bit!  I hope to matchstick quilt this with varieagated thread to keep all the little bits in place under the netting.  Need to have this in the post by the 16th!

I have a pattern for Make Modern Issue 4 that's due at the end of the month too so January is pretty much accounted for - Really need to get cracking!  Can't wait to show you guys in March!

Hopefully for the rest of February and March I might be able to get some me sewing done!  I think I have enough Camera fabric now thanks to Serena and Claire's generosity and Yvonne's help tracking down retro cameras on Etsy to make a photo quilt all for myself.  Truly selfish sewing this one!  Big thanks to you guys for gifting me fabric and helping me out.  I know we often say quilters are givers but only because it's true!

I also need to thank Wanda @ Old South Fabrics.  I'm making this giant star quilt for our bed and decided I had to use Wrens and Friends fabric for it. 

I had bought some in a bundle from Fluffy Sheep Quilting and it was the perfect colour for what I wanted but of course I didn't have enough.  Before Christmas I scoured the internet and found some on Old South Fabrics and have to say buying from them was a pleasure.  Wanda was very friendly and helpful with shipping and even included a Christmas extra for me in the parcel.  Thank you so much Wanda, I will be back for more!

And lastly but not leastly, I want to get somewhere with my Japanese inspired quilts.  I hope to free motion quilt the applique one and hand stitch the second with lots of Sashiko designs.

That's plenty to be getting on with I think!  What about you, have you made your list yet?


  1. You do sound booked up for January! Your Night Sky flimsy looks great, and I look forward to seeing the mini quilted and finished up. The camera quilt is going to be so much fun. Lots of great projects for this quarter, and I hope you have fun working on them.

  2. Love your Night Sky and the lettering looks brilliant! Looking forward to seeing how the mini comes quilted. The camera fabric is really fun.

  3. You are going to be very busy!! Looking forward to them all :)

  4. Looks like you've got heaps to keep you busy! I'm looking forward to seeing your next secret sewing project for MM-Mag :) I've only got one thing on my list this quarter - that's plenty to keep me busy!

  5. Really love your Night Sky quilt! I bought the pattern recently and it's on my to-do list for "soon" (probably the next thing I start after finishing off a few goals -- maybe next quarter).

  6. LOVE that camera fabric. I picked up a bit of another really cute camera fabric at my LQS a couple weeks ago. Shoot me an emai and I'd be happy to send you a pic to see if you need just a litte more for your selfish project :) I'm happy to run down and pick more up this weekend.

    Also love your night sky! Good luck finishing up this quarter!!

  7. Nice projects! Have fun and good luck!

  8. Lots of lovely projects to keep you busy. I love what you have done with the mini, looking forward to seeing it completed!

  9. what gorgeous projects to be working on. I love the Night Sky quilt especially.

  10. That's a lot to get on with!
    Yes, I have a whiteboard list. I have no deadlines (apart from bees) and am just happy as long as I stick to my list and slowly cross things off it. I plan to update it each month.
    The tulle technique is fascinating!


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