The last quarter of the year – after a bumper list of finishes last quarter, I don’t think there will be quite as many this time.
There are still lots of things we know and love on the list – and any progress is better than no progress!
Linking up with Sandra of Sew of Course for 2019FAL
Newest things first so you don’t have to scroll right to the bottom if you’ve seen it before!!!
1.Copenhagen Calling Cowl
A surprise school trip (covering for a colleague) gave me 6 hours on a bus with a load of teenagers. Fortunately they were reasonable well behaved and no-one was sick so I cast on the 250+ stitches for this Copenhagen Calling Cowl.
I’m knitting it in Drops Lima a lovely squishy Wool & Alpaca mix.
This might make a Christmas present for someone if I can manage to get it finished!
2. Curves Workshop quilt
I did a great Curves workshop with Jenny Haynes of Papper Sax Sten at Jenni Smith’s Studio I only completed one block – there’s another three to go and then I have to work out how to make it into a quilt!
It was all going so well and then this happened – i threw it in a bag in a sulk so should really get the unpicker out and give it another go!
3 Scrap Vortex
This is probably going to be another charity quilt – the un-pattern is Scrap Vortex by Amanda Jean Nyberg. It’s basically a bunch of scraps sewn together and seemed to be a good way to use scraps too small for the 2.5″ square box or string bag!
This is coming on well – I’m hoping to get it finished in time to donate it to Quilts for Care Leavers this year.
4 Luna Lapin
I’m two rabbits in and on my way to a third rabbit! Luna and Lilly here will soon be joined by a lovely white rabbit
Once the white rabbit is finished there will be a bit of gender reassignment and Luna here will become Alfie with some smart trousers and a shirt.
I’m also planning a coat each…
5. Charity String Quilt
This is my third string quilt for Q4CL . This time my Monday Evening group wanted to get involved so we’ve had a couple of sessions making blocks. We’re over half way there, but I;m not sure it will get finished for this year’s Christmas dinners.
6. Arabian nights Shawl
This is Drops Arabian nights; it’s knitted in garter stitch from two balls of self-striping sock yarn. I’ve got a bag full of bits of yarn from knitting various pairs of socks so this seemed like a good way to use them up!
it’s getting bigger, but as it’s triangular, each row is taking longer and longer! Better get it finished soon as winter is coming!
7. Xing Quilt
My second quilt from Bonnie Hunter’s String Frenzy book. I started this because i had some small pieces of paper leftover when cutting squares for another string quilt – these little string blocks sew up quickly, but I suspect the star blocks will take me a bit longer!
8 Liberty Kittens Quilt.
This is Elizabeth Hartman’s Kittens quilt made in Liberty Tana Lawn and Kona Solids.
This is my Monty Memorial Quilt – he was one of our gorgeous Bengal Cross Boys that I got for my Birthday in 2016. He was a bit of an adventurer (and pigoeon catcher) and met his fate on the main road near our house last May.
Progress update: the top is finished, just need to piece the back and quilt it!
9 Log Cabin Cushion
Another Liberty Tana Lawn project (can you tell I love it?)
This is a pattern from a magazine – I’ll update the details later!
10 Straits Of Mackinac
One of Bonnie Hunter’s brilliant quilts!
This is from her book String Frenzy; I’m going to make a slightly smaller version as her quilts are huge!
This has slowed in Quarter two, but I’ve spent a couple of YMQ Sit & Sew days making four patches with HSTs!
Update: all the 100 four patches are done, now onto piecing the sashing!
11 Liberty Hexies Quilt
This is definitely a slow burner – I started making hexies in 2013! Each rosette is made up of seven 3/4″ hexagons with five grey hexies so they tessellate. I used to get lots made when I had to sit at band and swimming lessons etc, but now i don’t, it’s become a holidays only project.
I think I worked out I’d need 200 flowers, and this is definitely a quilt I’ll lean to hand quilt for – so don’t expect it finished any time soon!
12 Everything in it’s place bag
This is another “not yet started” – the pattern, fabric and a load of zips and vinyl are sitting waiting for me to get going!
13, 14, 15 Love Notions Pemberley Tunic
I’ve got jersey fabric to make three of these tops. I love the pattern, but it needs a tiny bit of size tweaking to fit me better!
16 Misdirection Quilt
I cut this quilt and made the blocks for the first YMQ retreat four years ago!
17 Candy Squares Irish Chain Quilt
Another quilt I cut out for the first YMQ retreat 4 years ago!
18 Dresden QAYG
This WIP is probably 6 or 7 years old – all the blocks are made but I want to quilt as you go with red sashing
19 Granny Square
Another elderly WIP – these were all the rage on Instagram a while ago!
20 Petals Quilt
It feels like I cut out a million of these petals!
A lot are fused to the squares, but it’s going to be a huge amount of quilting!
21. One last thing for the list is my Secret Sewer gifts for Yorkshire Modern Quilters Retreat in January. I’ve got a few ideas, but need to get making soon!