Two out of Six. Not Bad. Especially when you love them both. Thanks to the boost from Finish A Long, the WIP list is chipping away.
Typically, if I drop everything to make a project that has no deadline or specific recipient in mind, it will just sit and collect as a UFO until the purpose presents itself. This time, I put the mini on my FAL Q4 list and got it done! All I had to do was sew on the binding but that step has tripped me up big time in the past.
Rachel of Stitched in Color had a challenge to create and share 30 designs on IG Participating in this sparked a new found interest and if I may say so myself, a batch of successful future quilt prospects.
Taking one basic shape and tossing, turning, cropping and filling. So much fun!
|Trim to uniform size|
|before the surround|
There were shapes that jumped out like the imperial walker from Starwars and silhouette of a half vase in the lower corner as well as bending body parts throughout.
My friend let me use her long arm so I kept the whimsy going and doodled. The creation of this mini brought me unexpected joy and reminded me how fulfilling designing and bringing to life a quilt can be.
The binding finished it up as a completed goal for FAL Q4 (posted here). Usually I choose projects that take a lot of work to get done so I was glad to have been so far along with this one for once. Aurfil thread stash also delivered. The 40wt was fine because the color match was perfect.
|Mosaic shared on IG 12 weeks ago!|
The other finish I managed to do was to make something instead of just stash the stamped fabric that I had created during a play date with my friend.
During a weekend sew-away with several other friends, I made a pin cushion and thread catcher. Truth be told, I still toss my thread on the floor and stash thing like thread, extra bobbins and a seam ripper in it. (linked up my finish via IG).
As for the other four goals, here's where they stand:
My Reflection BeeSewcial 2015 blocks are now - drum roll please - A TOP!!! and an amazing one at that. The puzzling on this was pretty much the entire focus at our guild's 5th annual retreat. Four glorious days in the redwood. Check out #beesewcial and #inspiredbybeesewcial if you're not already familiar with my talented mates.
The final two unfinished goals Glam Clam from an old workshop and my Dresden blocks from a more recent one were not touched.
So there you have it!
Now to start compiling my 2017FAL Q1 goals because the linky party will be opening in a few days!
Happy Stitching and thanks for stopping by.