It’s is this getting boring listing the same old things? I didn’t actually finish anything last quarter, but there were a few new things started and I did make some 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. Patsy Party Dress
This lovely dress was made for our Goddaughter Bella for her 11th birthday & for her to wear at her end of Primary School parties. She’s a very sophisticated young lady and this classy dress really suits her!
The pattern is by Rebecca Page and is free!
I started it in May but it was only finished in July so I’m adding it to this list and will claim it as my first finish!!
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!
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!
I haven’t decided whether the whole quilt will be scraps or if the blocks will be floated in some solid fabric – they come out at their own size, so who knows!
4 Luna Lapin
Luna Lapin is my Monday Night Sewers project for this term – I was meant to be guiding everyone through the pattern so I made a mini Luna (photocopied at 80% because I only had a small piece of felt) as a sample. I also made a dress for the full sized rabbit. We all started sewing together and everyone else has long finished their Luna and are on with making coats and tweed waistcoats, whilst my poor rabbit still has no head or arms!
My target for this quarter is to finish my other Luna and clothe both of them. I also may make another rabbit, as I fancy making a tweed waistcoat!!
5. Charity String Quilt
I made a quilt for Quilts for Care Leavers last quarter; I’m trying bigger blocks this time ! These blocks will finish up at 11″ square so 24 blocks will make a good sized quilt!
This quilt is now pieced and quilted – just the bindng to do!
I’m hoping to make 4 quilts this year for Q4CL – these string quilt come together quickly, but I’m ready for a change so we’ll have to see what comes next! One problem with the string quilt is that the strings multiply – I started with one bag of strings but people keep giving me more and I found a load more in Hazel’s scrap box!
6. I picked up some more strings this week from the QFCL fabric donations page, with the challenge that they are made into a quilt by the end of September, so that’s another one for the list!
7. 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!
8. 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!
9 Trinket Quilt
My top is finished and it’s basted ready for quilting. I’ve entered it in the Harrogate Quilt Show at the end of August, so I’ve got a deadline to work to!
10 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!
11 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!
12 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!
12 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!
13 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!
14, 15, 16 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!
17 Misdirection Quilt
I cut this quilt and made the blocks for the first YMQ retreat four years ago!
18 Candy Squares Irish Chain Quilt
Another quilt I cut out for the first YMQ retreat 4 years ago!
19 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
20 Granny Square
Another elderly WIP – these were all the rage on Instagram a while ago!
21 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!