Wednesday 14 January 2015

2015 Finish-Along - Q1 List

I've decided to take the approach of listing all my WIPs for Q1, mainly because I have so many I'm starting to forget what they are!  I'd like to start 2016 with fewer WIPs, and who knows what I might finish in Q1.  Here goes:

1. Cherry Christmas Scrappy Trip-Along

Cherry Christmas Scrappy Tripalong

This quilt has been in progress since 2013, and is SO close to being finished (I am stitching down the binding).

2. Ursa Major

Ursa Major

So far, just the bear is pieced (using Juliet's wonderful Big Bear pattern - available here), but I have more of the blue background fabric to complete the quilt top and an idea.

3. Heart Quilt

Pixelated Heart Quilt

This quilt has been hanging out on my design wall since May!  I even made the binding back then, but it's been waiting for the right quilting idea.  I am planning to densely FMQ in the background and hand quilt the heart.

4. Clover Sunshine and Oakshott

Wonky Crosses

I haven't made any more progress with these blocks, and I'm still not totally sure what I want to do with them...

5. Midnight at the Oasis

Midnight at the Oasis quilt - flower border in progress

I still love this quilt, but I haven't really worked on it since Christmas 2013(!).  The fourth border is really nearly done, so I should probably make getting that finished my goal and then start thinking about the next border (all those teeny tiny churn dash blocks).

6. Indie Stripes quilt

Indie Stripes quilt top

I've been hand-quilting this quilt for about a year.  I don't think it will get finished in Q1 (particularly because it's quite warm at the moment and therefore not the best time to sit under a big quilt while you stitch it), but I'm determined to finish it this year.

7. Bangles Quilt

Bangles quilt in progress

I started this quilt in January 2013, and yup, I've still only sewn a single hexagon...

8. Jenny's Fancy That quilt

My version of Fancy That

I started this quilt in October 2013, in a class with Sarah Fielke.  I stitched one quarter wheel in place using the needle turn method and it got a big lump in it, and I haven't touched it since.  I'm going to unpick that part, abandon any attempts at needle turn appliqué (it's just not for me), and machine blanket stitch the appliqué in place instead.

9. Moonshine Stars

Moonshine stars quilt top

This is a fairly new project - started in late December 2014 and already a quilt top.  It's out for long-arm quilting so I will just need to bind it when it's been quilted.

10. Cotton and Steel and Low Volume quilt

Another new project, this one started in 2015!  This is continuing my exploration of improvisational curved piecing.  As you may be able to tell from the name, this quilt uses a selection of low volume fabrics together with fabrics from the first Cotton and Steel collections.  I've made four blocks (out of 15) so I reckon this should at least be a quilt top in Q1.

11. Purple wonky stars and 1930's prints

I started cutting fabric for this quilt in January last year, because I thought it might make a good Radiant Orchid project.  However, I never actually got around to piecing it.  It's inspired by this quilt and I still want to make it.

12. Green and blue drunkard's path quilt

Another quilt I never blogged about - but part of my resolution to conquer curves in 2014.  I used my friend Anne's Accuquilt die-cutting machine to cut lots of blue and green drunkard's path blocks.  I'm planning to put them together fairly randomly.

13. Argh My Eyes V2

I made a quilt called Argh My Eyes! for Quilt Symposium.  I can't share it online yet, because one of the exhibition rules is that quilts must not have been published online before they are exhibited.  However, the process of making this quilt meant I ended up with 60 blocks for a 30 block quilt - so I can make a second quilt using the extra blocks.  I'm thinking I'll add some appliqué to the second one so it is truly a different quilt from the first.

14. Echino quilt

After I made an all Echino quilt last year, I decided I wanted one for myself.  It's super quick to sew up, so I started the top in early January and it's already at the long-arm quilter for quilting.

15. Karen Lewis Log Cabin mini V2

igminiswap quilt

When I started my igminiswap quilt, I knew I was going to love it, so I cut enough pieces for a second version for myself.  I've started making the blocks but other priorities intervened at the end of last year.

16. Blue, White and April Showers High Tea quilt

After I made my first High Tea quilt, I decided to make a second one using a layer cake of April Showers that had been sitting in my stash for a while, and white and navy solids.  I've stitched all the sashing strips together but I think I was defeated by the ironing!

17. Dressing Table set quilt

I've collected quite a few of these colourful vintage doilies / dressing table sets, and I would really like to incorporate them into a quilt.  I have an idea - the main thing I need now is some free time to work on it.

18. Secret sewing quilt

I shared this fabric pull for a little quilt I'm making for an online magazine.  I can't say too much more, but I have a January deadline so it WILL be done in Q1.

19. #orangepeellittleislandquiltingmademedoitquilt

In order to keep up with my Year 30 quilt challenge (read more about it here) while I was away on holiday, I prepared these orange peel blocks for hand stitching.  They were really fun, and a certain someone insisted that I should make a quilt using similar blocks.  At this stage, the quilt may be more of a mini, but we'll see!

I'm actually surprised that the list isn't longer!

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

The Q1 link-up is open for a few more days, so if you haven't made your list and linked up yet, get on it and you you can find the link-up here.  For those who have linked up, I am working through your posts and loving all the beautiful projects people are working on.  I'm aiming to look at and comment on 20 posts a day until I get through all of them, so if I haven't made it to you yet, never fear, I'm on my way!

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Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Adrianne! So many fantastic projects! I can only say thank you for inspiration! I would love to make many of these patterns! x Teje

Vera said...

You have some pretty projects going on. Good luck!

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Phew, I'm tired after reading your list! You go, girl!

dutchcomfort said...

So may beautiful and cheerful projects! Good luck!

Leonie said...

Oh my word Adrianne! I felt exhausted after reading the list! Wow - You are going to be one busy lady but goodness there are going to be amazing goodies coming from it! Cannot wait to see it all!

Cathy said...

Wow, girlfriend, you are going to be busy! I am anxious to see what you do with those doilies because I have HUNDREDS..... well, okay, that’s an exaggeration.... DOZENS of them. Love your Indie quilt. One of my all-time favorite lines.

charlotte said...

Lots of great projects there! Can't wait to see some of those when they are further along.

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Love all the colour in your projects :) I'm sure your list will grow ... mine always seems to!

Pam in KC said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who doesn't really know what I'm going to finish in Q1. Can't wait to see what you do with the vintage linen.

Leeanne said...

Wow such variety! You have heaps to work on and sounds like many more ideas coming! I will be interested to see what you do with your bear block, as I quilted Juliet's for her.

HeathersSewingRoom said...

Hi Adrianne just found your blog and loving seeing all your projects. A real inspiration.

Helen M said...

Hi Adrianne

Very cool list. I must say I was intrigued to see your Sarah Fielke quilt top on there at the same lumpy hand needle turn applique stage as mine. I think I will get mine out for Q2 and finish - you have just given me the gentle nudge I need to finish it.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

I am amazed at how much you are able to get done and keep going at once! Wow!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Great list, heaps to do but I guess if you are anything like me, you will juggle time with them all! I too had a few doilies from my mum and I made them up into an improv quilt, very much treasured now! Linda

DeborahGun said...

so many wonderful projects to be working on. I am interested in machine blanket stitching instead of applique - I really dislike applique!

Linda said...

Phew! I'm exhausted just reading the list! Seriously, you have some lovely quilts-in-the-making there. Great colours. The orange peel one particularly caught my eye. Good luck with them all, look forward to seeing photos of them again as they get finished.

Annabella said...

That's quite a list - where to start? Better just say that they are so so beautiful and I love those cross blocks and your Christmas trippy is gorgeous. Only a few months more and you'll be able to snuggle under it! Good luck with your list :-)

heart of charnwood said...

Oooh, you have been naughty, and I for one am pleased to see that, as I have a big list too! Some stunnign projects, looking forward to seeing some of those finished :o)

Dominique said...

Such beautiful projects, and a great variety, too. How do you decide...

Terri Ann @ said...

Now that's an ambitious list!!! So many beautiful WIP listed here and I can't wait to see you wrap them up in the coming months.

Unknown said...

I like the look of your list. It reminds me I haven't posted mine yet, so I'd better get on that....
My Mom has quite a collection of hand stitched doilies, and she's asked a few times if I'd make a quilt with them, but I haven't seen anything to inspire me yet - maybe you will be my source? Or should we make this a shared goal? First one done gets a prize!

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

You've got tonnes to keep you busy Adrienne, plus a full time job. I love number 5 - Midnight at the Oasis. I'd love to see it finished in Q1.

Camilla said...

Well! That should keep you out of trouble!
Looking forward to seeing your doily idea! I have some of this kind of thing from my grandmother and just can't think how to use them?!
I'm just back from camping completely off grid for 2 weeks and have a big backlog of everything, but would like to get to the finish along link up this year...better hurry up...

Lucy | Charm About You said...

Seriously these are all STUNNING projects!! I adore pretty doilies and can't wait to see what you do with them!

Juliann in WA said...

Just stumbled on to this finish along and I am in! Thanks for hosting. I am excited to have the accountability community.

Archie The Wonder Dog said...

What a gorgeous list! I'm particularly taken by the #orangepeellittleislandquiltingmademedoitquilt!!

Nilya said...

What a huge bunch of fantastic Projects!!!

Juliann in WA said...

You have some lov ly projects. Thanks for hosting the finish along. I am hopeful that this will be a good motivator.

Cut&Alter said...

Hi Adrianne - I came across your FAL and blog from Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle and immediately signed. It was all the motivation I needed - thanks! Your projects look wonderful - some lovely ideas that now need to be added to my to do list!