Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Four For Me



Finish Along 2014

I wasn't going to join in on the FAL this year. I let it drop the last quarter of last year and decided I didn't want the pressure of having to finish something. But who am I kidding. I love the pressure and the friendship and the cheering. I'm a FAL junkie, and my friend, Katy, is hosting it this year, so I really want to support her efforts. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into hosting this year-long event and I really appreciate Katy volunteering to be our cheerleader.

So here goes. I am committing to finishing 4 things and I know that I will finish them. I could add a dozen more things to this list but then there is no room for new projects and I always jump on new projects. Instagram has two Quilt-alongs going on right now that I am trying so hard to resist. The Economy blockalong looks fun and the scrappy bearpaw QAL has me itching to cut into my Anna Maria Horner stash. But, I am determined to get a few things crossed off my list first. 

First up is the Super Tote. I just started it today and I know I will finish it because it is a gift.


I also know I will finish the Can Denyse Come Out and Play? clamshell quilt because I love it so much and I can't wait to get it on my bed. I am making it king sized and it is fun to get a row or two done every day. This one will go to a long arm quilter, as yet undecided, and I will be so excited to reveal it as soon as it is finished.


The Field Study Mosaic quilt has been sitting in the WiP box for a very long time. I will quilt it and bind it and get it gifted or donate it. I haven't decided yet.


Last is the Happy Zombie Christmas Ripple quilt. I have held off quilting this quilt because it is such a weird size. It measures 120" x 58". I think it's a good size lap quilt, for many laps...maybe all the grandkids lined up, sitting on the couch. Or maybe used as a tree skirt, laid around the Christmas tree. I have Sketch Flannel in the Kiss color to use as the backing.


So that's four projects for me. Sewing is going to be a challenge in a few weeks when we start a bathroom remodel, that's another reason I have created a "no pressure" list for myself.
Oops, one more.  I'd like to finish knitting these socks.  They are the Posie Socks from the book Socks From the Toe Up and I am using Candy Skein yarn in the colorway for January, Confetti Cupcake.




I guess that makes Five for Me!

12 comments:

Trudi said...

It's a great list Di! I'm sure you'll get it all done!

Dianne Neale said...

Good luck Di. I'm sure you'll get it all done.

Strawberry Patch said...

They will be some gorgeous finishes and I love that yarn!

Patchwork and Play said...

Five! Bah! You'll rock that list Di! Love the Christmas Ripple- I don't remember seeing that before!

Nilya said...

Lovely Project - good luck :)

Cindy said...

Man, these are pretty! Your Christmas quilt is such gorgeous colors and your Supertote will be a total hit with those little flowers! What a mighty list you have, there.

Flying Blind... said...

High five my friend - or do you just get that if you finish them? xxx

Katy Cameron said...

Thanks for coming out to play, and good luck :o)

Annabella said...

Oh my goodness, I've completely missed your clamshell quilt. I so want to make one and am very envious of yours. A great list and doable - good for you.

heart of charnwood said...

Good Luck with them Di, it's a great list, and I cant wait to see the clamshell quilt finished, you're making great progress! :o)

Cindy said...

You can do it Di! Good luck with the bathroom.

Leanne said...

This is a good list, and the FAL is fun so I am glad you are in it again.