Tuesday, July 01, 2014

FAL Quarter 2- Results !

We're at the end of the second quarter of the Finish Along hosted by Katy at The Littlest Thistle and it's time to 'fess up about whether or not I bit off more than I could chew again...

Having learnt my lesson last quarter, I made my goals a tad more realistic this time around and chucked in the possibility of a nudie run down the main street of Adelaide to motivate me to a finish on at least one of those projects. Adelaide breathed a collective sigh of relief when the last stitch was sunk into the Dresden quilt binding because it meant people didn't have to disinfect their eyeballs or seek therapy after having seen me running naked down Rundle Mall wearing only a feather boa. You can see the original post for my goals and threat here.

So without further ado or waffle here's the skinny on what went down at Maison Pyjamas in April, May and June. 

Project 1 - Dresden Quilt -DONE



Project 2 - Hexie Flower Garden Quilt -DONE


Project 3 - Stupid Triangles ! (now renamed The Craptastic Quilt) -DONE


I'm never touching triangles again .... 

Project 4 - Seville Quilt -FAIL


So close and nearly done but Katy informs me that nearly doesn't count unless I'm planning to use it unquilted with the basting pins still in it. (I once used a quilt for 18 months without any binding on it - so dont tempt me)  I was planning to take the easy road with this quilt and I started some echo quilting around the peels last week. But something somewhere in the back of my head told me I could do better than slightly curved lines for this quilt so I unpicked , and unpicked and then unpicked some more. Come back later this week to see what I'm planning for this quilt ...I'm equal parts elated and terrified and it could make for some very interesting reading. 

So Im sitting at 75 % success for the quarter, but Im happy those WIP's are disappearing off my sidebar list. Since the start of the year I've knocked 7 off there and only have two to go. One more finish and I swear I'm starting something new..or several somethings. 







22 comments:

Rachaeldaisy said...

WooHoo!! 3 done and dusted! Way to go! Unpicking quilting is the worst! Ugh! But I'm glad you're not rushing the quilting on your peels. It's the sort of quilt that deserves extra attention, plus you'll be able to put it onto the next quarter's list, so it's like you're already ahead.

P. said...

Seriously, that Dresden is to die for! Way to go on your finishes and almost finish! Can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve for the Seville.

AnnieO said...

Fantastic! A trip down the mall in a boa might have caused a riot. Ooh look at all the pretty fabrics and and quilting. I think your 75% is amazing. Great job!

Amanda said...

I think you've done pretty well for 3 months you have finished more than this little black duck who has 3 projects to finalise in the next week and 3 sets of class notes to do. Sweating big time at the moment

Jennifer said...

Well done! I'm sure Adelaide is relieved too.......and probably you are as well, because it's not quite nudie run weather right now. Perhaps if you wait until summer.....

audrey said...

The Hexie Flower Garden quilt is my fave. Love those colors together and the updated look for the Hexie flowers.:) You are getting mad finishing skills going on this year! Way to go.:)

Cindy said...

Three done is an accomplishment! The dresden is just stunning.

the running hare said...

Well done you! I'm sure the whole of Adelaide is breathing a sigh of relief. I love the Dresden quilt especially the quilting and can't wait to see what you do with all those orange peels

Mistea said...

So 75% is well above the pass mark and those are gorgeous finishes, even if you don't like triangles anymore!
Those peels will be gorgeous and if you only have two WIPS left then you sure have time to make them pretty.
I have my first 'quilt' which still has basting threads in it some !* years later. It's still warm and cosy without proper quilting.
Happy July.

Sue SA said...

Yeah for you! Well done, I think the fact you have finished the top of the orange peel is the a great effort along with all the other finishes.

Sharyn T said...

My favourite is the Dresden quilt but all are lovely Shay. (Even the craptastic one) Sharyn:)

Noela said...

You have got some great finishes there Shay. Can you pass some of your quilting mojo up this way. My UFO's would really love to be in the finished pile. Hugs.....

Terri said...

Atta Girl! You've got a great start on your UFOs. I've not touched mine.
Don't count any as fails. They are learning experiences, and chances to try new things. Finish them up, and if you don't like them, donate them to a charity. They will love it.
See you later this week!
Hugs

Canadian Abroad said...

75%!!! I'm not talking to you anymore.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Wow! You amaze me! I love them all! Dresden is just dreamy and I am ignoring the lovely orange peel....it keeps whispering to me! Can't wait to see how you finish it.

Jackie said...

Three finishes, wow!! I keep putting off even starting the quilt I want to make for my bedroom.

You are awesome!!

God bless.

Kate said...

Congrats on all the beautiful finishes. Three of 4 finished is really, really good. Love all the colors in your Seville Quilt. It's worth taking the time to finish it off right. It's gorgeous.

Brandie said...

Congrats on your lovely finishes! I'm sorry you are still having issues with those peels. I'm looking forward to seeing what will become of them. Don't beat yourself up for not having a perfect 100 percent, you had a lot going on.

Marg said...

Three out of four is pretty darn good in my book. To top it off they all look fantastic, even the craptastic quilt. You are smashing those WIP's this year, you go girl.

Katy Cameron said...

75% is soooo much better than my 0% ;o)

thea said...

75% is great! and you've got some beautiful finishes there.

Sarah said...

You are having a fantastically successful year at knocking off WIPS. Well done. I just added up how many quilts I have unfinished and it's not as many as I thought. I don't feel bad about beginning new pretty things now. Not that I ever did!