Ugh, this was not a productive quarter as far as FAL goes.
little discouraging to see that I only knocked off a couple of things from my
Q2 FAL list.
been hanging out for awhile. And it felt really good to knock them off my
to-quilt list (not to mention a mental weight too!).
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THE FINISHES | Q2 2019
texture. Oh, and the fun you can have with a FQ bundle too! I just keep coming
back to all that linen. So scrummalicious. Check it out here and snag the
pattern for yourself here.
be able to check this pretty off my list. Not because I don’t like her, but
rather because I’ve been wanting to complete bringing her to life. She’s too
pretty to just hang out on the back of my sofa her quilty life. But it’s a
reminder that good things come to those who wait. Had I tried sneaking her in
earlier, I probably would have just gone with straight line quilting, but by
waiting until the time was right, I was able to do her justice. I knew I wanted
to try out some new quilting motifs and that wouldn’t have happened if I was
under the gun for time. I have the blog post almost ready to go and will be
sharing her soon. In the meantime, you can find Suzy’s amazing pattern here.
ROLLAKAN FLIGHT PLAN BABY QUILT
out too! And that’s super encouraging given the amount of time I spent hand
quilting her. This right here is why it’s so worthwhile to invest the time. I
can sometimes be tempted to take the quick route, but when I know in my quilty
soul that a quilt deserves to be hand quilted, I commit the time. I’ve never
regretted it. I just feel bad for you that it takes me so long to share a
finished quilt! I still have to blog about her, which will happen later this
month when I release the Flight Plan quilt pattern on July 18, 2019.
SECRET SEWING #2 AND #3 2019
|Image courtesy of Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine|
(designed by Cathy Nordström)
and FIGO Fabrics
have been done since February and the reveal finally happened this month! I’ll
be sharing more later this month once I get the quilts back! But for now, you
can see the #harvestfallsquilt and #harvestfallsminiquilt.
officially on my FAL list, so my technical completion rate is three! Better
than zero 😉
QUILTS IN PROGRESS
development. I’ll be upfront and say most didn’t see any development. If you’re
a newsletter subscriber, then you know life has been happening and my dedicated sewing time
has been impacted. But hey, that’s life and I’m all about rolling with it. So,
here’s where things stand with my quilts in the works.
GEOMETRICAL FLIGHT PLAN QUILT
had imagined she would be. To say she delivers an instant shot of pure joy
every time I look at her would be an understatement (it could also be a sign
that I’m loving my quilts too much!). She’d been basted for awhile; I was just stuck
on how to quilt her. After my experience with my Rocksteady quilt, I’ve learned
to not rush it and see if inspiration strikes. Well, it did and didn’t. Since
the pattern is releasing soon, I needed to get ‘er done. Nothing like a
deadline to kick you into high gear. Quilting is now done and binding is
currently being attached! Pattern available July 18, 2019! Snag the Geometrical bundle in the meantime!
NEUFCHATEL MODERN AZTEC CRIB QUILT
trimmy-trimmed-up, which was the hurdle I needed to get over to then chain
piece her together. Love how quick it goes at that stage. She’s hanging out
nicely pieced on my design wall just waiting to be basted. Backing fabric is
already selected, so no delays should happen. In fact, I already have the label
and the binding ready to go. Check out the versatility of the Modern Aztec quilt pattern.
seriously bring me so much joy and I love all the positive feedback you share
with me every time I post a new one. I’ve stopped counting days and I’m just
focusing on making when I have a chance and I’m thrilled to say they are moving
forward. Here are a couple that I completed this quarter, but you can see all
of them under #100daysofsfDminis.
SEW MOJO MINIS
OMGeeee – the one thing holding me up with this project was
getting myself to Ikea! And it finally happened…only I bought the WRONG frames!
Ugh, my luck. I’m just looking for simple white frames with larger mats. If you
have any suggestions, I’m allll ears! If you need some sew-mojo in your life
(let’s face it, we all do!), then check out Suzy’s bundle.
saddens me to write that as I really love this project, but my hand stitching
time is limited and the Rollakan Flight Quilt took all my hand stitching time
IMPROV DRUNKARD’S PATH
to have to wait for my attention as other projects have more pressing
MEDALLION SQUARED QUILT
It’s been awhile and I feel the need for that rhythmic process of lining up,
folding back, pinning, stitching, pressing and continuing. It’s very soothing
once you get into it. Medallion Squared block is a free pattern for newsletter
subscribers – sign up here.
SEWCIAL BEE SAMPLER
progress) was when I did a re-org of some of my fabric cabinet and refolded
this gorgeous backing fabric so it fit better in my closet. That’s it. I
haven’t even opened the box containing my completed blocks. But I bet if I did
open it, it would give me the instant urge to get this pretty quilt finished.
Here are my completed Row 1, Row 2, Row 3 and Row 4. Only one more row to go.
Will this be the quarter it happens?!
half-finished quilted pillows would make awesome Christmas gifts. I’m thinking
my SILs might get a kick out of them. Possibilities!
180-DEGREE QUILT | MOLINARI QUILT CHALLENGE
I got all that thread burying finished (check out this tutorial if you need
tips on how to bury your quilt threads).
Alas, it’s still draped over the back of my sofa waiting for that sleeve to get
WEIGHT OF LOVE
still want her on the list so I don’t forget to get to her…eventually!
love as much is needle turn appliqué – yup, it’s not my fave quilting
technique. So, I guess it’s no surprise this one is taking me a little longer
to finish up. But I know she’s going to be one of my all-time fave quilts once
she’s done. Grab the Bohemian Garden quilt pattern. Oh,
and in case you’re thinking “Um, Shannon, I don’t want to be stuck with a
needle turn applique project” then not to worry as the pattern has oodles of
options other than needle turn appliqué!
MODERN SEWCIALITES SAL
wondering if I might just stitch up the blocks I have completed so far and see
what design I can come up with. The colourway is just the sweetest and I’m
thinking it could make a really cute baby quilt. Something to consider.
BASKET OF QUILTY PLAY
Well, I didn’t get as much quilty play in as I had hoped. In
fact, I’m still finishing up the first mini I started way back at the start of
Q2. But I love this idea and want to remind myself to fit more of these
sessions in. I have a feeling once I finish my #100daysofsfDminis, this project
will kick into high gear.
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE LIST
what’s become evident the longer I participate in the FALs is just how much I
can’t focus on my “current” to-quilt list. I’m always being inspired by new
ideas and opportunities and my lists keeps growing. I like to consider this as
a fluid list that evolves based on my creative inquisitiveness and quilty
challenges that come my way. While I would like to keep things to a manageable
list (that exact number is very much TBD), I above all don’t want to stifle my
quilty journey. So, with that preamble, here’s the new quilty goodies getting
added to the mix.
BLUE DOUBLE WINDMILL QUILT
Not the most adventurous name for this quilt, but it is a
blue quilt, so at least it’s not misleading 😉 This is a personal quilt that is overdue in
the making and gifting. Since I’m planning on releasing the Double Windmill quilt pattern (originally featured in Love Patchwork and Quilting), I thought it was the perfect opportunity to
create her in solids. Based on your reaction to this colourway, I’d say blues
hit the mark for most.
HOT SUMMER NIGHT DOUBLE WINDMILL QUILT
playing around with different colourway ideas. And one that I’m quite smitten
with is this warm earthy combo that has me dreaming of hot summer nights
drinking sangria and chatting with friends. I’m thinking of trying her out as a
baby version of the Double Windmill quilt.
SWEET CHRISTMAS QUILT
radar. It’s what happens when I bring my hubz into a fabric store and he “sees”
fun fabrics for himself. He was instantly smitten with this Sweet Christmas line
by Urban Chiks for Moda. Obsessed! Who am I to stand in the way of him having a
fun Christmas quilt that reminds him of his x-mases as a kid? So, I’m now on
the hook for a Christmas quilt featuring this charm pack (a first – I’ve never
worked with a charm
pack) paired with this backing and binding (I had him choose those too). I’ve been in
“what the heck am I going to make” mode ever since! Stay tuned for where this
one ends up. Your guess is as good as mine!
Jenny, from Papper Sax Sten, was
super sweet to send me a set of her Oval Drunkard’s Path templates and I finally had the
chance to sit and just play over my summer holidays. And play I did. I drafted
a crazy number of design ideas just based on these nifty little templates.
There is one in particular that I just can’t wait to make. So excited, I keep
looking at the drawing wistfully longing to make her! I know, I’m a serious
quilt nerd, but when I can’t get a design out of my head, I just get so
excited. She’s a little different, but I think you’re going to love her as much
as I do. Here’s a pic of the fabrics I’m planning on ordering.
HOUSE OF CARDS QUILT
Flight Plan quilt scraps laying on my sewing table just tempting me. Tempting
me, I tell you! As they say, resistance was futile. I dove in and just started
piecing. And it was exactly what I needed at that time. It felt amazing. And I
love the end result. She’s all basted up and now I’m just waiting for my thread
order for some fun thread / quilty play.
collection by Sally Kelly for Whindham Fabrics. I have an idea though and
I may need your input. More to come…
REFLECTIONS WALL HANGING
Reflections quilt pattern release. Suzy is always a sure bet for a fun design and this one is super
eye-catching, quick to piece and looks way more complex than it really is. Love
those kinds of patterns!
I’m missing something – ha! In any event, I’m certainly not lacking projects to
keep me busy.
Q3. I’m linking up over on Dizzy Quilts and look forward to seeing your projects too!
up about finishing? Mine is my Abstract Pretty that I can’t wait to make and
then share with you!
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