Saturday, 13 July 2013

From K - 15 in 15 weeks (Q3 FAL Goals)

For a girl who is crazy for finishes, and normally feels overwhelmed to have more than 3 quilts on the go at once, I've landed myself in deep water. Right now my project list is a meter long and includes 8 quilts and almost a dozen miscellaneous sewing projects on it.

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My ultimate goal is 15 projects in the next 15 weeks (of which nearly half of which aren't started yet). To keep me driven and on track, I've committed to finishing some WiPs/UFOs as part of the Q3 2013 Finish-A-Long over at She Can Sew. Because my '15 in 15' goal hovers horrifying close to crossing an insanity line, I'm just going to link a few high priority projects here.
1. Sew Positive Baby Quilt

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to pattern test a new design for Elizabeth Dackson from Don't Call Me Betsy. The pattern is a stunner and could not be more perfect for a dear friend who's sporting a new baby bump. I've never pulled a faster palette from my stash. Don't you love when that happens? All of my pieces are cut and I'm half way done the top (pictures to follow next week).
2. Salt Water Swoon Quilt

Tula Pink's Salt Water collection and butter soft natural linen are going to make for a snuggle worthy stunner. Have you heard about the 2013 Swoon along party organized by Sarah over at FairyFace Designs? I signed up and am SO excited to get started on this one. Nearly a third of this quilt top is cut, and piecing is going to begin right after this post!
3. Black & White Kites Quilt

I really have no reason for this baby quilt not to be complete. I'm determined to knock it off my WiP list.

4. Magic Wax Print Quilt

This quilt top was pieced together almost a year ago. I ordered backing material from the Netherlands (where many of the African textiles are printed) so this one's just waiting for a finish.

Amanda is in the midst of an international move (which includes a month long 'Farewell Canada' driving tour along the way to visit family and friends). Being the ambitious lady she is, she plans to knock out a couple of UFO/WiPs of her own.

5. White Star Quilt

White Star Quilt Top

This quilt top is finished and waiting to be quilted and then snuggled. It's on the list for a finish this quarter.

6. Posy Quilt (2.0)

After this unfortunate event happened to the original Posy Quilt, Amanda purchased more fabric and has already started making it all over again. She'll definitely be purchasing different batting for this new version. 

We've been feeling very inspired by all the link ups that are going around the quilty blogisphere for Q3. If you haven't linked up yet, there is still time. Check out the rules here and come join the party before monday night when the link closes. Hope to see you there!


  1. Wow, great list of projects! I love the stack you have cut for the sew positive baby quilt. And a salt water swoon... that's going to be gorgeous! Good luck with the list!

  2. That's quite a list! But such inspiring projects, I'm sure that'll keep you going!

  3. The saltwater swoon is going to be fantastic and I love your Black and White Kites quilt. Good luck with your list.

  4. You are one very busy quilter! Almost done with my swoon blocks, they are a lot of fun! Enjoy!!

  5. All of your projects look great! I am especially excited to see how #1 and #2 turn out - the colors look awesome. Best of luck with your list!


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