I've missed the last few rounds of the FAL. I got totally overwhelmed with my massive to-do list and couldn't face making a list of stuff that I knew I probably wouldn't work on. But I've realised those projects aren't going to finish themselves are they? So here goes
1. My Brit Bee round 2 quilt. I have the most beautiful pile of blocks and the lovely Sarah has guilted me into putting this top of my list ;)
2. my St Louis 16 Patch quilt. I love this quilt and have already added an extra row as I wasn't happy with the square shape. I've got backing fabric and just need to get it basted and quilted.
3. My Scrap Vomit Quilt. I think I might have lost the plot a bit with this one. It was actually quilted, but I wasn't happy with the backing fabric I used (a flannel sheet that I dyed a hideous colour) or the quilting so I ripped out all the quilting and binned the offending backing, so it has regressed back to being a quilt top.
4. Moving swiftly on...
My Fat Quarter Shop BOM 2012 blocks need to become a quilt top. I'm trying to decide on a layout for these blocks, and I'm considering making a second version of each block so the quilt is bigger, I've got plenty of fabric and I really enjoyed making the blocks. I really wish I'd made 2 of each one as I went along, but that's a lesson learned!
5. I started a scrappy Tumblers quilt on a whim months ago, and fell out of love with it halfway through making the quilt top. I'd really like to get this one finished and onto my bed!
6. My Brit Bee round 1 quilt. The lovely Emily basted this for me and I've started hand quilting this. I would really really like to get this finished.
7. My FFA2 Dresdens quilt. I think this might be my oldest WIP. I started this when Lynne did her dresdens QAL and loved making it, but once I basted it I fell out of love. I'm hand quilting this one too and I'm hoping I'm going to love it again once I finish the quilting.
8. My Recess quilt. This was another one I started on a whim and loved making it. I'm hand quilting this one too and got bored. I need to get this finished up because I really love the fabric!
9. My freshcut quilt. I was hoarding this fabric for so long and finally decided to use it in a quilt. Once I finished the quilt top I didn't like it at all and I've ripped out some bits and it's been sitting sadly ever since.
10. My Row Along Quilt. I started this QAL that Lori Holt hosted, but I think I got bored and it got abandoned. I love the fabric and either want to use what I've made so far to make something - a baby quilt maybe? Or make the rest of the rows and get it finished!
Now that I look at that list, I think there's no way I'll manage it all, but if I even get a couple of things done then that's better than none :) There's also a bit of a theme going on there: start something on a whim and either get bored of it, or not like it anymore once it's a quilt top :(
Maybe I'll love them again if I ever do get them finished.
Thanks to the lovely Leanne for hosting the FAL!
I think you will love them again when they are finished! It's funny how that happens..... Pick one hand quilting top to finish and work exclusively on that. Do the same for the machine quilting and/or piecing. Before you know it you will be on a roll and each finish will be the impetus to finish the next one!ReplyDelete
I agree with Susan, it's amazing once you're finished the toil how much you love things again! I also agree with picking ONE hand quilting project (they are all absolutely beautiful so good luck with that!) and so on. I hate lots of half finished things and like concentrating on one to just-get-it-bloody-done! It is a gorgeous collection of things to work on, though, lucky girl!ReplyDelete
If you finish all those i think you deserve all the prizes!! ;-) they are all gorgeous projects though and i really love the dresdens!ReplyDelete
Oh Fiona... didnt mean to make you feel guilty.... lol But it is going to be my favourite, i just know it :-) But then theres round 1 too... and I'm really loving your row along effort too.... So much wonderful stuff!ReplyDelete
Oh wow that's a BIG list. But I think you're smart nailing them all down then you pick your absolute favourites ie. one that'll be easy to finish, one that you want to hand quilt etc and get cracking with those!ReplyDelete
I wasn't going to point out the theme but since you did...I totally do the same thing. The ripping out on the other hand, wow I don't do that! So many lovely quilt projects and hopefully you'll fall back in love - maybe you just needed a break.ReplyDelete
Iffen you want to, you know, pass on that HR quilt (if there's no love), I'd be willing to take it off your hands....just saying.ReplyDelete
Mmmmmm. Some lovely projects up there! Good luck with finishing them but I think everyone's right - pick one and concentrate on getting that one finished first xReplyDelete
Good luck with getting at least some of them done :o)ReplyDelete
Get the bloody Brit Bee quilts finished woman!!!ReplyDelete
I am so impressed that you had one of your quilts backed and quilted and then successfully unpicked it all - and yet you still haven't given up on it!ReplyDelete
Sending you lots of positive thoughts towards completing all these lovely quilts!
oh that IS quite a list, but so glad you are back with us! Good luck getting going on those finishes! ;-)ReplyDelete
Fiona, I cannot believe how many absolutely gorgeous quilts you have on the go. Wish I could come up and help you.ReplyDelete
wow, you are one fickle quilter! And that is a lot of unfinished stuff! I totally love that row along top - please do something with this! Also I must do something similar myself!ReplyDelete
I have a crazy long list too this quarter but look at those beauties on your list, each one is a wonderful project. I blame startitis on my constant starting a new thing. I am hopeful that both you and I will get a lot off our lists this quarter.ReplyDelete
Lovely finishes (and not quite finishes), I'm glad it's not just me who has so many projects on the go at once! Love your St. Louis, it looks gorgeous in these fabrics. I've just finished my second one, its my favourite pattern at the moment - good to have a quick finish in amongst the more complicated stuff.ReplyDelete
Sounds like too much ripping out is going on Fiona! Hope it is all fast forward from now on! Great quilts in the making...ReplyDelete
You have some pretty quilts to finish there! Good luck. I love the fabrics/colours in your row along too.ReplyDelete