So I thought I'd better share some of my current projects and while I'm at it link them up to a goal setting group.
Firstly here are my goals for the Q1 Finish-a-long at 'On the Windy Side'. I haven't done this before, so I'm being cautiously optimistic about how much will be completed:
1. My Double Wedding Ring Quilt in blues for our master bed.
I've made 100 of the arcs, but think I'll need 168. I have foundation paper pieced them but am using the Creative Grids template to help with the cutting. I still haven't made a decision about the background fabric but am tending towards 'pure' kona white (top centre) as our duvet is the same white (see in background). I would have liked it to match the pillow (here) seen right at the top - but I don't really fancy working with that much linen. There are four other alternatives across the bottom - as well as the Kona 'snow' at the top right. What do you think?
My goal is to get the top pieced in Q1 - I'm not sure whether I'll quilt it myself, so will leave that to later in the year.
|Across bottom: Kona tan; Bella linen; Quilter's Linen; Essex linen in flax|
Just two seams on the top, then I need to sew the backing together (purchased) and then quilt and bind. I think I'll do a floral FMQ design using a template I'm keen to try.
This one has been hanging around for far too long! I need to piece the scraps into a design for the back, then quilt and bind.
This one is even older! I have the main pieced, but need to add final borders, then piece the background, quilt and bind. I'm being optimistic here. I do love the colours and hope I'll have some scraps left.
I made my daughter's plywood tree to match this quilt, so better get this finished before she is too old for both.
I'm using 8ply Skeinz Vintage in 'Carmine' (not available in that colour any more) and knitting a Customfit 'Ayana' by Amy Herzog. I'm super excited about having a jersey that fits me well but just a bit nervous about how careful I was with the measuring. I just have some finishing, blocking, then neckline and seaming! It's high summer here so this won't be a priority.
It's been very quick to knit and I'm keen to try another one for myself when this is finished.
Elizabeth' cardigan for my girl.
I'm using up some moda vera cotton and knitting a Tikki pattern. A fun knit - but VERY lacy so may take longer than I originally had thought. At least I should have plenty of yarn as I have 5 balls and had only used one at the point I took this photo.
Then just to show you that I do finish things....
A 'Mini Spools' quilt by Camille Roskelley (Thimbleblossoms) using some 'Color Theory' fabric by Vanessa Christenson.
But here's a super-quick project...
I'm linking this up to Adrienne's blog for the 'Finish-Along' and will also link up to Crazy Mom Quilts because I have actually finished something!
I'd better get back to the garden ...