Thursday, March 31, 2016

2016 Finish-a-long, first quarter

Trying to find time to sew these days let alone blog has been tough. But, one thing I have learned from having this new puppy is that I need to make the most of her nap times. She has helped me to better use my time.
That being said, I had high hopes of finishing six projects this quarter. I wrote about them in this blog post. I didn't finish six but I did finish three four projects.

The first project was this dress. It was a total disaster and looked horrible on me, 

so I took the dress apart and salvaged the fabric to make this Flared and Flirty Tee. I am counting that as a finish for sure! It is my own design. I am still working on drafting a pattern for it, hopefully coming soon.

Next up on my list were these socks for my friend, Karen. Done, shipped and received!

The final finish for this quarter is my Bee Sewcial quilt. I had so much fun quilting it. I haven't had time for a proper photo shoot, but here's a photo of the finished quilt hanging over a door. I need to take it on a field trip to get some really good photos of it and then I can write a blog post about it and give everyone credit who helped make this quilt.

Edited April 5, 2016
I finished one more quilt with a few days to spare.

Curves not curves quilt

So that's my finishes for the first quarter of 2016. I really don't know where the year has gone.

2016 FAL


Carol said...

Nice shirt. I am impressed you could turn the dress into a shirt. I like it.

Lynz said...

Your refashioned tee looks lovely (and much more you - the dress is nice but you're far too funky for a mumsy dress! *g*) and I'm loving that teasing photo of your quilt! Puppies are so time consuming, aren't they? I remember my Mum being almost housebound the first few weeks after getting hers, it's like having a baby again!

Archie the wonder dog said...

The quilt is stunning! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.