Q4, 2017 Finish A-long

I recently updated and fiddled with my spreadsheet of lifetime quilts, quilts in progress, idea file. Just in time too as the link up for the last quarter of the 2017 Finish A-long is open now.

Rolling over a bunch of stuff from many previous lists…am too lazy to work out just how many previous lists.

This is the nearly-done, just bury threads and bind it already squad:

  • fix and finish binding on Fancy fox
  • gridlocked/cross hatch
  • blue 15 min X&+
  • rainbow log cabin grey/white
And then in other states of being:
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  • door quilt (add two more rows, layer, quilt, bind)
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  • buy a minky backing and puffy batting. Tie it for the quilting. Bind.
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  • Polaroid is layered and basted. I quilted 70% percent of it and ripped that out. Quilt it again and bind.
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  • This fabric pull is too pretty to abandon though the original project no longer is in play. I have an idea for what to use this for.
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  • This is is from WAYYYYY before blogging, started in January 2014. Time to get this done.
  • Rounding it out for an even 10 projects, napkins for kids. I’ve had the shark goldfish fabric for a while and the alphabet fabric for a very long while. Worn out napkins are on the right.

Time to get ALL of these done. I am ripping through my WIP list; I want to start new things and try out ideas to see where those takes me. Linking up with the global hosts of the 2017 Finish A-long.

  • Sarah – Sew me – Northern Ireland
  • Judith – Just Jude – Northern Ireland

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2017 Finish along Q2 review

Way back when, all the way back in early April I cheerfully and optimistically over-estimated how much I could get finished this quarter. You can go here to see my list.

Ooof. I used to get stuck on the getting it quilted stage. Now I’m stuck on the burying threads stage.

1. Gridlocked quilt, trimmed, and bound

Still to do: bury threads, bind.

2. rainbow log cabin, quilting fixed in one spot, then trimmed, and bound

Still to do: bury threads, bind. And fix that bit of quilting.

3. blue 15 min X&+, quilted, trimmed, and bound

Still to do: bury threads, bind.

4. Polaroid quilt, blocks sewn together, etc etc

I actually did get the top sewn together (yay!), and I have the batting and the backing ready to go.

5. art piece to submit for a show with a deadline

I actually got this one done!! But it wasn’t accepted to the show, and I don’t know what to do with the quilt.

WHBS FULL online

6. tooth fairy pillow for W. The client is being particular about the details.

Ditto for this one!!

7. Slab blocks for the Canada Ronald McDonald thingie using the Riley Blake MQG challenge fabric.

NOPE. And got all stuck on writer’s block for making it.

8. soccer hexie, make background and appliqué, etc etc

I’ve been working on this quilt since 2012, and thinking about it for longer. I really don’t care anymore about this one.

9. mighty lucky bananas quilt, get backing, etc etc

Still like it.

10. F door quilt, sew a few more rows, then etc etc

Totally hate this one so I never work on it. I bet it will finish easier than I am expecting.

I linked up my 2/10 finishes with Leanne at She Can Quilt.

Tooth fairy pillow

My wee one had a wiggly tooth a month or so ago. I thought I had time enough to make a tooth fairy pillow before the tooth fell out. But I forgot about older sisters.

B helped things along and ripped that tooth out around 8:45 one night (well after lights out). Both girls piled into the living room, one holding the tooth aloft and the other jutting out her bleeding gum, both ecstatic. We started work on the tooth fairy pillow the next day.

But it got put away for a while forgotten about, and then W had another wiggly tooth. I found the fairy fabric again but moved slowly. Darned if that new wiggly tooth didn’t get yanked out the next day! W did it herself, at school so that she would get the coveted plastic tooth-shaped tooth holder necklace. That afternoon we made the pillow in about half an hour.

 

Not fabrics I would have chosen or how I wanted to make it, but W is very, very happy with her pillow. She was most adamant that the tooth fairy needed to look like a fairy, not a tooth. Luckily I had a few of these fairy charm squares I bought for 50¢ at a garage sale a while back.

I had no polyfil so I folded up a skinny strip of batting; this is the flattest pillow ever.

All scraps, yay. And finished, extra yay. This was on my 2017 FAL Q2 list.

It amazes me how different two kids can be. B had a strong hand in making her pillow years ago. For this one the tooth goes in the mouth, money in the pocket on the back. This tooth fairy pillow was inspired by this one here.

 

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilt of course!

2017 FAL, Q2

2017-fal-button-300-1-1AKA the 2017 Finish A-long, second quarter.

For my first quarter I did sort of okay, finishing two of the ten I wanted to get done. I got close on two more but we all know close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

Trying again, here’s my list. And wow, this will take me all the way to the end of the school year.

 

Oldies but likely to get done:

1. Gridlocked quilt, trimmed, and bound

2. rainbow log cabin, quilting fixed in one spot, then trimmed, and bound

3. blue 15 min X&+, quilted, trimmed, and bound

4. Polaroid quilt, blocks sewn together, etc etc

New works in progress:

5. art piece to submit for a show with a deadline

6. tooth fairy pillow for W. The client is being particular about the details.

7. Slab blocks for the Canada Ronald McDonald thingie using the Riley Blake MQG challenge fabric.

Really unlikely to get done but I’m including them anyway just in case I *do* get them done:

8. soccer hexie, make background and appliqué, etc etc

9. mighty lucky bananas quilt, get backing, etc etc

10. F door quilt, sew a few more rows, then etc etc

 

So there we go! Thanks to all the hosts and all the sponsors. Good luck everyone.