Sunday, January 12, 2014

Finish Along 2014

I've been inspired by Felicity to join the FAL 2014 so I can actually finish something. I tried to join A Lovely Year of Finishes last year, but it was a dismal failure. I missed the linky every single time by a day or so, and then I finally gave up. I'm hoping that because the FAL 2014 is only every quarter, I should be able to actually post about my plans and finishes. Please, cross your fingers for me.

I'm going easy on myself this quarter. We will most likely be putting the house on the market in the next month or so, so I will have to pack up most of my sewing room so it looks pretty. That makes sewing pretty tough. I am not neat or organized.

Overall, my goal this year is to work on actual quilts. I've been distracted in the past couple of years on sewing small projects, kids clothes, and swap projects. This year I'd like to finish some quilts. I'm going to force myself to finish one WIP, and then let myself start something new. And I might even abandon some projects this year too.

Goals:

1. Constellations Quilt



I'm quilting this one right now. All of the blue is quilted already with simple lines on each side of every seam. Now I'm working on the background, with just a simple loops and stars free motion. I want to send this one off asap, so it is at the top of the list.

2. Heather Ross Swoon



This one is easy! I'm sending it off to Chelsea on Monday to be quilted, and when it comes back, I'll just have to bind it. I'm thinking dark brown HR wildflowers.

3. Yellow/Aqua/Grey Flying Geese


Okay, I've never shared this one, but I made the quilt top at a quilt retreat when I was pregnant with Little Miss S. She's now almost 3. It is basted and ready to be quilted.

4. Sparkle Punch



Hmm. This photo is from February 2012. That is almost 2 years ago!


5. Red/Aqua Pillow?



Not too sure about this one. I started it as a mini, but I think it will turn into a pillow top. Should it be a Christmas pillow with a green binding? Or just stay with the red/grey/aqua?

Okay, I think that is a reasonable list of goals. What are you working on this quarter? Are you joining any linky parties? How do you keep your WIPs under control?

7 comments:

Cathy said...

Love the swoon block! i think that you should stick with the blue red and aqua theme... Or maybe grey for the binding? Hope the house sale goes well... Do you know where you are going?

Samantha said...

Such a lovely Swoon Block! I am glad that you are making something for you with those pretty fabrics :)Great goals!

Alisa said...

Good list! If you have a couple quilted before the house is on the market then you can do some binding while everything has to look pretty. You'll be so glad to finish some of these off!

Fran said...

Love your sparkle punch! What a gorgeous quilt top.

Katy Cameron said...

Great selection of projects, and if #2 ever happened to get lost in the post on the way back, it might be over here ;o)

Good luck!

Carla said...

I am loving that swoon block. My last list was an epic fail!
I'm just concentrating on finishing things with no list : )

felicity said...

Thanks for the shout out! The FAL is definitely more manageable - glad you're joining in!!