Ok, my list was way longer than for me humanly possible and so I finished “only” one project. And all the others will be moved over to the next quarter. But I did some sewing – even if it was “just a bit” – so some projects moved along. Hopeing for a very productive fourth quarter. For that also see my Instagram #30minssewingdaily #octsewingchallenge
Noah’s Quilt “Which Way to the Stars?”
You can read more about it in the post here.
No. 1 – Technocolorgalaxy (Skill Builder BOM)
Since Q2 we do have all the tutorials, so I could finish it – ähh catch up. This project feels very daunting. Probably because I have not had it in my hands for a while. At least I have decided to finish it – as my Aviatrix quilt – with a frame to decorate my sewing room.
I want to get the fabrics associated with this projects back into my normal stash. I just can’t remember what is in those boxes.
No. 2 – Alison Glass – Ocean Waves Quilt
The above picture shows half of the quilt.
I started this quilt in Q2 2016. All the HSTs for both colorways are finished and trimmed, and I even mixed in some new HSTs in Q4. Currently refraining from adding more from my new AG fabrics. Where would it end? All background pieces are cut, everything is sorted and stacked.
I found a longarm quilter! castlequilts She is located in Berlin/ Brandenburg (Germany) and does a lot of quilting types, including the computerized all-over that I was looking for.
I have also picked a background. It will, of course, be the blue new wideback by Alison Glass. As it will only ship in September, there is still a bit more time to wait… well and finish the quilt top. :)
Only six blocks left. I have added 10 more blocks and so I am down to 42 of 48 blocks.
No. 3 – Wanta Fanta Quilt
Originally I wanted to finish this quilt mainly through the bee blocks I received. I have now used most of my bee blocks for the raffle quilt so I will have to finish quite some more blocks to come even near a quilt top size :)
Q4 I cut the color pieces from new and old fabrics for the additional blocks. I still need to cut background pieces but then it is a pick it up and have some fun sewing minutes project as well.
No. 4 – Plusquilt
The layout inspiration is this. The color inspiration was this. I received a lot of lovely white with black fabrics through the second round of #getyourquiltywishesgranded2. Then I bought the background fabric – my first grunge from basic grey – and kept staring at it, somehow the choice did not feel right.
I have now found another background fabric – I will be switching to quilter’s linen in charcoal by kaufman. Now off to order and then I could start cutting :)
No. 5 – Whirly Girl
I will shortly be pattern testing again for Allison @ Campbell Soup Diary. I think she plans to start pattern testing after summer, so I thought this quilt needed to be on this list, too. The above is the color combination I am planning to use.
Being friends with Allison, I have a small head start with sewing. But I am not allowed to show you guys, yet.
No. 6 – “Nonconformist”
I saved the cut off HSTs from the Double Flying Geese quilt and want to use them up shortly. They are quite small so it will me a small quilt.
I have this quilt layout in mind.
About half way through unit building. Somehow I forgot to take pictures. So I have no in between photos so far. :(
No. 7+8 Sew Together Bags
No. 9 – Grete – A Wallet
I had been considering sewing myself a new wallet for quite a while now. I have settled on the Grete pattern (German) by Machwerk. I really wanted a wallet with a zipper closure. So let’s see how well that turns out.
I have ordered all zippers and have a fabric plan. Alison Glass fabric and rainbow of course :)
No. 10 – Some “Folksy Fish” Pillows
My Dad has decided, that he just doesn’t want a quilt but would love some new pillows – but as I can’t do those, that he doesn’t need something. Well, of course I had to state that if I can sew quilts, I can finish some pillows, all though I have not done that yet.
I would love to gift those at his birthday end of July. But I guess that’s way to unrealistic so I will put them on here so they might be finished in time for Christmas?
No. 11 – “Good Wishes” Bee Quilt
I am still receiving blocks but this is a new picture to show the general layout idea.
As I was queen bee in both my bees in the last quarter, I will be receiving lots of blocks and those need to be finished into a quilt, too. You can see some of the blocks with the Instagram hashtag #improvbee, they are the black and white words and symbols.
For motivational purposes I am keeping my bee blocks on this list, although they do not qualify for an official “Finish!” later :)
I am still way behind. I finished the blocks from last quarter. Of course now I am behind on the ones for the third quarter. Two blocks for each theme are still due: Plant Hangers & Miami.
And then I have four new blocks for new themes for the fourth quarter.
quilty circle of bees
Yeah, I am up to date! We will be receiving instructions shortly for October/ November.
My list is still way too long. I am determined to get more regular sewing time in. So I started this Instagram challenge. Come over and join me!
Linking up at Finish Along Q4 2017 @ She Can Quilt