Friday, 11 April 2014

FAL 2

I'm doing a double post for today, just so I can get myself linked up properly. I do apologise for my poor blogging etiquette.

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Ok so I had myself an epic fail on FAL quarter 1.  I finished my sewing machine cover and mat, but didn't get around to linking them up.  And the other 3... yeah. No. I didn't get them done.

SO why am I linking up for quarter 2??? Because I like to set myself deadlines and goals that I know I will not meet! I'm quirky that way!

So my FAL 2 list is as follows:

1- Harry Potter
I am loving this project! I think I have fallen in love with foundation paper piecing, in general.  It is super time consuming and my sewing room is a disaster of  a mess, because I'm using so many different fabrics.  But it is progressing.  And with three months of steady work, I can TOTALLY get this top finished.
That being said, I have no idea how I want to quilt it, or what I want to back it with, so maybe not totally finished.....


 2 - Radiant Orchid Dresden
I am more than halfway through the quilting.  I have to stop working on HP and finish this sucker! It was supposed to be done weeks ago, but I got distracted by HP and haven't gotten back into my quilting groove.


3 - Radiant Orchid Hexies
Another project I just love.  I need to make my bag and go from there. I have a pattern picked, but I think I want to do a practise before I commit my hexies to it.



 
4 - Mini-Charms
I still love these little pieces of sunshine and happiness. But they are my simple sewing. They need me to be in a certain mindset... We'll see how the mood strikes me this quarter. It could be a nice simple finish...


5 - Penny Patch
Ok, this is taking up desk space. it must be finished.  It is a simple pattern. There is no reason at all why I can't get this done this quarter.


6 - Swoon
I cheated and had this long-armed. (It looks amazeballs by the way)  So this month I am going to get this bound. I want this on my bed for winter. I am determined.

 
7 - Carpenters Wheel
I also cheated with this one. I sent it out be long-armed too.  I am so happy with my Swoon, I can't wait to see what this one looks like! And then a quick easy binding and it'll be finished!!!!!!!!


8 - Improv
I am further along with this than you've seen (I promise a post in the imminent future!) and I think I'm going to get it long armed.  So three months to get it back form a professional and ad some binding - definitely do-able!




Ok. So I'm a little ambitious. But with a little bit of elbow grease I can totally get this list tackled and at least get some of thee moving along.  They're all active WIPS.  I'm not including the things that are tucked into hidey holes or that have been sitting in boxes for months, collecting dust.

Is anyone else linking up with the FAL? Any tips on how I can actually achieve my epic list?

E xx

16 comments:

  1. Ooh! Fun list! And I think sending out to a LAQ is totally acceptable and awesome. I can't wait to see both of those quilts! :)

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    1. Oh my goodness. That swoon is just melt at the knees gorgeous. It's what made me decide to send out the improv too. If I can justify it, cost wise, I'm tempted to send all my quilts out in future :-) It's just soooooooo much better than anything I could do myself.
      But I've told myself I'm not allowed to blog it until I bind it :-P Gives me one more motivation to finish it up.
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  2. Awesome!! Your HP quilt looks great -- those glasses took me FOR-EV-ER when I made mine!

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    1. Thanks, Alison. Those glasses were absolutely awful! I must have unpicked at least 30 times.
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  3. Was the Long Arm quilting expensive? There's one local to me that charges $40-$90 per square metre depending on design but I'm not sure how worth it that is :S

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    1. I had the same debate with myself, because I really don't want to pay for somethign that I should do for myself. but this is goign to be MY quilt on our bed, so I decided to just throw caustion to the wind and do it. It actually worked out to be very reasonable. I'll definitley use the service again.
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  4. I love your Swoon, and your Penny Patch colors are so pretty! I would love to do a HP quilt, but I don't think I have the patience for paper piecing. I can't wait to see yours all finished!!

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    1. Thanks, Cristina. I have to say, the HP is totally addictive and not as hard as I though tit would be. I delayed it for years (literally) because I thought it was beyond my skill level, but it's totally doable. Particularly when you think, it's all broken down into bocks.
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  5. Wow all your projects look great. I will wait to see what you do with the mini charms too.

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    1. I'm doing a big postage stamp quilt. I don't think I realised how many squares I was getting myself in for, but I am loving it. I need to be able to lay it all out thoguh to try and arragne them all, and I just don't have the space!
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  6. Erin I think we need more then one monthly meet up!. hehe Love that Jubilee I bought some today. oops. Can't wait to see some finishes good luck. All of you projects I can't wait to see finished! x

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    1. lol. #ihavetoomanyprojects
      How cute it the Jubilee!! I think I might get soem more. Even if it just goes into stash or I use it for the backing... I've pretty much convinced myself I'm doing it :-D
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  7. Loving your list this quarter! Love your stack fro your penny sampler! And i can't wait to see the quilting on you swoon!
    Good luck with you list, i wish i had some advice to help you finish but i'm still trying to figure out how i can finish all mine!!

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    1. ha ha. Well if you have no advice, what use are you!! :-P
      I have to get my butt organised and get my sewing and photos happenign so I can share properly.
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  8. You've got some great projects going on. Those Harry Potter glasses look fun, and the dresdens and hexies are impressive. I had a blast with the Penny Patch quilt; there was something really nice about the ratio of design complexity and progress speed (just complex enough but not so much that it took forever.) I liked doing my four patch pinning in front of the tv... I can't do much sewing in front of movies or tv shows, but I remember enjoying the pinning process a lot because I could multitask it...

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    1. I really love the design for the penny patch. Simple, but not simple. It has that traditional feel, but also it's fresh and modern. i think it's all the low volume that really makes it work. I really have to get working on it.
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