Saturday, 13 April 2013

FAL 2013 Q2

Only three things on this list - they really should be doable! (Hmm famous last words - having checked the calendar there is not a lot of spare time between now and June) They are all rollovers from Q1 - I'm not starting anything else until these are finished ( knitting a pair of socks doesn't count - I can't take my sewing machine to swimming lessons)

1 My City Lights Quilt

Fear of quilting is holding me back - just going to have to keep a Friday clear (that is harder than it sounds - this week for example I have the hygienist as well as trying to do the/some housework)

2. My daughters simple Quilt

Need the basting pins from 1 above and then I can get on with it.

3. The Swoon of Doom

It's not really, but those skinny quarters are holding me up. Just need to sit down one evening and work out a cutting pattern and then I get get another two blocks done.

So that's it - I am optimistic I might get it done! (Well if I get the first two out of the way quickly that is)

Friday, 5 April 2013

FAL 2013 Q1 round up.

I had a short list for this quarter, trying to be realistic ( I work 4 days a week and have 3 children - I'm usually too tired to sew when I finally have the time!) but my list of finishes is even shorter! Ah well, I am just pleased that there are some!

she can quilt

1. Christmas Tree Skirt

Finished! Bound with homemade bias binding. Super skinny bias binding! (Er, I didn't mean it to be super skinny. I definitely should not measure and calculate late in the evening....)

2. My Daughters simple Quilt.

Sadly no change - it's not even got as far as being basted. :-( So it will be a rollover into Q2

3. My Busy Lizzie Quilt

Finished! Binding all sewn down and in use.

4. City Lights Quilt

Backing sorted and all basted together - but that's it, so another rollover for Q2

5. Swoon Quilt

I didn't expect much progress on this one - and there hasn't been. I have made 2 more blocks, but am struggling with getting my points accurate. I have signed up for Camille Roskelly's Craftsy course which includes the Swoon Quilt, so I'm hoping to pick up some tips to improve my construction of the blocks.

It's also sitting in the naughty corner as when I got out the additional FQ's I bought for it, they turned out to be badly cut skinny quarters so cutting them is going to be a challenge. I need to spend some time working out if I can actually get all of the pieces I need from the fabric now I've trimmed it straight . I also should try and remember which online store I bought them from to make sure I don't order from them again. (they really were very badly cut)

6. My Dad's socks

Finished and gifted. Yay!

7. My Mum's jacket is still in the same pieces "sigh". I am going to have force myself to do this as it feels like a particularly nasty chore. I know I'll feel better when it's done - I just need to find a way to feel more positive about it.