Saturday, January 4, 2014

2013 FAL Q4 and look back at all quarters

Bonus triangles by capitolaquilter
Bonus triangles, a photo by capitolaquilter on Flickr.
One last post before I compile my Year-in-Review with a look back at the goals and completions for 2013 FAL including Q4.  I consider my xPlus a "Special" quilt deserving of more than a plain backing so it was a perfect choice to use my bonus HSTs (see tutorial) The stack was put to good use bridging these two similar green backings and bringing many of the fabrics from the front to relate for cohesiveness.
so worth the extra step
I grouped the lights to the center, staggered to avoid too many of one color way together and originally considered putting two partial strips but liked one full length one instead.
design wall playtime 
The quilt is still hanging at my LQS so I'll have to add a full shot later when it comes home.
all sewn in to add some scrappiness
Here's a photo tour of all four quarters:
4 out of 16 got DONE
Q1 Goal: NoIsod, Tassels, Driving in Circles, Luminosity, Sisterly Love,
Scrappy Trip Along, Schoolhouse Tunic, FMQ Quiltcon Charity, Tote Bag Swap 
You can see I "rolled over" a number of items that eventually got done. Without kicking myself for not finishing each goal within the quarter timeline (link ups were don't properly for the actual qualifying tally at the time), For this post, I'm going to focus on IF the projects got done at all:

Tally: Twenty-Three projects that might not have otherwise gotten done - Thanks FAL!

Jigsaw and Sparkle Punch were abandoned early on.  A few but not all of the dozen unfinished from this quarter will join those in my UFO bucket but some like Polaroid and Get Your Curve On I hope to still tackle. 

Linky time for 2013 FAL Q4 Finishes and don't forget to set your goal for 2014 Q1 FAL.  I'm definitely going to participate again after reflecting on how many things got accomplished.  Be sure to also check out the guest tutorials at SheCanQuilt including Anne@Play-Crafts latest of her  Color Theory series featuring the topic of Contrast.

One item will be on the list for sure and that's my January 2014 ALYof goal.  This Echino clutch has been sitting since this time last year all cut and fused ready for sewing and gluing.

A Lovely Year of Finishes January GOAL
This is my 199th post and I'm determined to make my 200th a Year-in-Review so stay tuned!


  1. You certainly had a very good quilty year! Beautiful work! :) Pat

  2. You are doing so well with the finishes, and they are so lovely too. And how exciting about the posts, I will be watching for the next one.

  3. Way to go, Karen! I gave up early on with the FAL, and may be sorry I did. Ah well. Also, I hadn't initially realized that the first photos were your backing for the Xplus quilt. LOVE how you put that together! Happy New Year!

  4. Congrats on all of these lovely finishes!

  5. Lovin' all those finishes!! Can't wait to see the year in review. :D BTW, did you change a setting? Your post no longer shows up in its entirety in my rss feed.


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