Finish-A-Long 2014 Q1

I was fairly successful finishing WIPs (works in progress), PHDs (projects half done) and UFOs (Unfinished Objects) when I joined the Finish-A-Long hosted by Leanne last year. I did miss Q4 as that was just around my move to Switzerland and I found it difficult to find the time to blog and sew. Hence, I have a whole pile of WIPs, UFOs and PHDs calling my name.

This year the FAL is hosted by the lovely Katy of The Littlest Thistle and I’ve decided to join in again. Now this list is probably going to make you chuckle as it is incredibly long but I’m aiming high. Whatever isn’t finished by the end of Q1 will simply roll over to Q2. No stress. Right, here goes:

1. Athea. Two blocks that I have had on the list a couple of times already. One is destined to be the centre for a medallion quilt, the other one is going to become a cushion.

Athea Spring Version and Bloom

2. The DQS 14 mini quilt. I’m still waiting for some more Liberty which is winging its way from England as we speak.

DQS 14 Mini

3. In the Woods. I have no idea what to turn it into. I was going to use it as the pocket for a tote but I have so many bags already that I have to have a little ponder before I decide.

In the Woods Finished

4. Triceratops. I’m pattern testing for Juliet again and I want to make sure I don’t end up with another orphan block. This one will be turned into a cushion, I think.

Fabric for Triceratops

5. Robin. This little bird was supposed to be turned into a cushion before Christmas but ended up on the heap of WIPs due to lack of time.

Close up Robin

6. Scrappy Trip Around the World. When the impromptu quilt-along started last year I made four blocks before stopping. I love them and am thinking of starting again and turning them into a lap size quilt.

Scrappy Trip

7. Art Deco. This Epp block isn’t big and I made it without any plan whatsoever. Not sure what to do with. Answers on a postcard, please!

Art Deco

8. A Dashing Echo. I’ve quilted in the ditch and then got the scared. I really want to free motion quilt it but am not sure how. It’s been sitting on my table for a few weeks now and I really want to finish it.

A Dashing Echo

9. The Log Cabin. This quilt is for me. It’s going to sit on my sofa even though I really don’t need it. Our flat is too hot anyway as our neighbours below turn up their heating big time and thus heat our flat as well as their own. The quilt will give a lovely burst of colour that will go well with my yellow chair, though. It needs to be basted, quilted and bound.

Heron Log Cabin

10. The bag. It’s been a year and there isn’t a lot left to do but somehow it wasn’t something I wanted to work on.

The Bag

11. Liberty Butterfly. This one was started because I wanted to use up the tiny scraps left over from the DQS14 mini. Again, I don’t want this to end up as an orphan block lying about. Little Miss Bossy-Boots asked if she could have it and I’d be happy to give it to her. However, she already has lots of cushions on her bed and I don’t know what else to turn it into. A bag maybe?

Liberty Butterfly

12. Portholes. These were made at the Fat Quarterly Retreat in 2012 and I feel bad that I haven’t turned them into something.

Pink Porthole

13. Spring Carnival. This is a project I’d really like to finish for this year’s FQR.

Spring Carnival Progress

14. Sew-Euro-Bee-an quilt. I asked for blocks made in blue and turquoise and have received some fabulous blocks from my fellow bees. Sadly, I never received blocks from two of the bees so I will have to make a few more myself to turn this into a good size quilt. This will then have to be pieced, basted, quilted and bound.


15. Good Fortune by Kate Spain. It was supposed to be a cushion cover. Maybe one day it will?

Good Fortune

Fairly ambitious list, n’est-ce pas? I’ll see how far I get.

13 thoughts on “Finish-A-Long 2014 Q1

  1. I love your art deco block. I can’t tell what size it is, but my first thought is a cushion! I’m sorry to hear you didn’t get all your sew eurobean blocks. I’m still missing two as well, with no word of acknowledgment, apology, or anything from one of them

  2. Well the good news is that this is less than half the length of the longest list I’ve seen so far… The bad news is it’s 15 times bigger than the shortest one ;o) Orphan blocks? Cushions. Lots of cushions!

    Good luck with the list!

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