My last quarter was dominated by my internal goal “to not start new projects”. I was annoyed by my over- and ever-growing project list and was really determined to make a dent. And I did – if not on the number of items than at least with a lot of progress. I loved my #30minssewingdaily challenge which I mainly did in October but I will continue on in January. Come and join us, there will even be a fun giveaway! This will also be the first year where I join One Monthly Goal: See No. 4 for what I picked.
#quiltygift — Sew Together Bag for Allison
You can read more about it in the post here.
Some „Folksy Fish“ Pillows
You can read more about it in the post here.
No. 1 – Technocolorgalaxy (Skill Builder BOM)
This project is so “old” it does not speak to me at the moment. Still thinking about whether to finish it or not…
No. 2 – Alison Glass – Ocean Waves Quilt
The above picture shows half of the quilt.
The longarm quilt is found: castlequilts The wideback backing arrived. Now I “just” have to finish the top. Only six blocks left. I am down to 42 of 48 blocks.
No. 3 – Wanta Fanta Quilt
Because of the Instagram challenge I finished all blocks and arranged the layout. Ok, I will now have to unpick and resew some blocks, around six, but it got pushed along really far.
No. 4 – Plusquilt
No. 5 – Whirly Girl
“Whirly Girl” is me pattern testing for Allison @ Campbell Soup Diary. I thought this was going to start sooner, that’s why it got started already. So far the oficial testing has not been scheduled. 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 a lot, yet.
No. 6 – “Nonconformist”
I finished all blocks and decided on a layout. “Just” piecing the top and quilting :) As it is a slightly smaller quilt, I hope to manage this, too. I would really love to finally reduce the number of open projects.
No. 7 – The last Sew Together Bag
One sew together bags still left. I started three in one go. You can read about my first one here and I finished the second one this quarter. Now only the last one for myself is left. And it is sooo close to finishing!
No. 8 – 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 :)
I had hoped to finish this one with the help of Iva @schnigschnag-quiltsandmore at our patchwork retreat. Unfortunately I got really sick and had to leave after just one morning of sewing. It is about third to half finished. If I could just figure out how to finish it by myself or visit/video-conference with Iva :)
No. 9 – “Good Wishes” Bee Quilt
I am still receiving blocks but this is a new picture to show the general layout idea.
I received 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.
No. 10 – #Patchwork Forest Christmas Quilt
This is the ONE project I started this quarter – I held strong until the 3rd of December when I caved and decided to finish an 80×80 quilt top in a week. You can read more about it here.
It is “just” a top so far and needs quilting. As it is a seasonal substitute for my quilt frame no binding required here :)
No. 11 – Six more Couch Pillows for my Dad
And this is one project I was asked to add to my list. My dad looooved his
For motivational purposes I am keeping my bee blocks on this list, although they do not qualify for an official “Finish!” later :)
I have decided to stop this bee for the moment. It takes me way too long to do the required blocks. I am actually still way behind. So even without 2018 appointments I am still due some for 2017! Two blocks for each theme are still due: Plant Hangers & Watercolor Shapes.
quilty circle of bees
Yeah, I am up to date! We will be receiving instructions every two month.
NEW: Fleißige Been’chen
In exchange for the #improvbee I joined this new one. It has a simple one block approach with fabrics sent out – no working from you own stash. Some members even send precut pieces you “just” have to assemble. That is why my January blocks are already finished. I am hoping to stay up date here “easily”.
My list is still as long, so I am keeping my approach – “no” new projects and regular sewing time courtesy of the #30minssewingdaily challenge. You are still able to meet the giveaway requirements – join us!