Friday, 7 July 2017

FAL Q3 List

I did ok at the second quarter finishing three of the four projects listed.  I decided to keep my list short again this time too, that way it is achievable and if I have a good think I can get rid of some stuff that have been hanging around for too long.  If I make it any longer I start to feel despondent at my perceived failure and end up doing the more recent WIP stuff and leave the long term UFOs languishing in the cupboard.  So here goes:


Yes circles is still hanging around.  This was the one I didn't finish last time and the one I wanted finished the most.  I did get half the quilting done though and this time I want to finish it and get the binding done so I can finally put it to bed.


No, I still can't show you anything for this one, it's my project for the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop in a couple of weeks, AND I STILL HAVN'T FINISHED IT.  The top is almost done and I still have to do the layering, quilting, finishing stuff.  I know strictly speaking it isn't eligible as a UFO because I can't show a pic but I wanted to include it anyway.  Come back on Wednesday 19th July to see it revealed in all it's glory, and if there is no post you know I have failed miserably and will never be able to hold my head up in bogland again..............


I still have some blocks to make to finish my Be Inspired bee quilt.  Then I have to put the top together, layer, quilt and bind it.  It is strictly speaking a WIP in my book as it was started this year, but what's a few letters between friends?  Lots of work for this one.


All these coasters are just waiting for binding.  Why didn't I finish them?  Because they are so small and fiddly of course.  However, a UFO is a UFO, they don't all have to be big, especially when there are so many of them.  


This is the one I know I won't be able to finish, partly because I still don't know how to quilt it.  I was given suggestions such as feathers (which I can't do) and ribbon candy (which I haven't tried yet) but I can't 'see' it.  Does that mean I do ribbon candy on every log?  Anyway, my goal for this one is to get it layered and quilt in the ditch to secure the blocks.  It may be an easy goal but it will be a step forward after two years.

So, that's it.   Five projects, although I have added in the one that doesn't really count so you could call it four really.   All achievable and it gives me time to start new WIPs too which hopefully will not turn into UFOs my goal for this year.  Of course I could always move on to one of the others, it would be a fantastic feeling to get 'just one more' UFO to bed this year.

So, see you on July 19th, I hope.................

Until then,
Smiles from,
Kate x


  1. I like all of them, especially the circles and trees. I'm curious and looking forward to seeing your blog hop post. I'm still working on mine too.

  2. You've got some fun projects on your list. I really like the circles quilt and those coasters are really cute. It's a good list, with a mix of the old and new. Wishing you lots of success on your third quarter projects.

  3. Post your 12 days project, even if you don't finish it. Most of us don't get things finished on time.

  4. Oooh, I love that log cabin, Kate! You'll figure out how to quilt it, I have confidence in you!

  5. Such a variety of projects! The circles quilt is beautiful! The coasters and the trees are fun.


  6. Where is the rule that doesn't count one you have not shown? Don't be so hard on yourself. Do what you feel like and that will,get done faster and make you feel like you've won a prize. Why stick to some rules you feel are,necessary? I have never even heard about them. Quilt for fun!

  7. Oh, it's so fun to see all the gnome and tree blocks all together! Maybe you can get that one done in time for Christmas! I really like your log cabin quilt . . . a lot! But of course, you know I am a sucker for anything with houses. What if you were to quilt it in a cross hatch pattern with brown thread on the brown parts and white thread on the white parts to keep it simple?

  8. I've been wracking my brain to think of ways to quilt your log cabin quilt, and I keep coming up empty. I can't do feathers, either, and share your puzzlement about the ribbon candy. I would probably do a big google image search of "FMQ log cabin quilt" and see if any inspiration comes along.

    And if nothing surfaces, that means it isn't really ready yet and you have complete permission to start something completely new that makes you smile :)

  9. Five projects , four projects , a blink of an eye ... my favourites here are your Russian doll coasters. Followed very quickly by the circles

  10. wow impressed with those circles and other projects are good too, loving the coasters

  11. Reading this blog was like revisiting an old friend. Oh I remember this quilt. Oh yes those dolls are so cute. Trees and Gnomes brought a smile to my face. And the no peek secret project will keep me intrigued the entire quarter. I am sure whatever you do will be terrific.

  12. Good luck for this quarter Kate ! I'm looking forward to seeing your secret project !

  13. Good luck with all your projects for this quarter, Kate! I can't wait to see your Christmas hop quilt!

  14. You've got some great projects and I'm intrigued about the mystery one! Good luck!

  15. Good luck with your list. I haven't quilted my project for the blog hop either. I have a top. Luckily I have until the 24th LOL

  16. I could have sworn I'd commented on this post. I'm so glad a revisited it! Your goals are pretty ambitious, but I'll bet you are able to check each one off your list! That last quilt top sure is pretty! I used the search engine on Pinterest - FMQ log cabin quilts - and saw several suggestions. Maybe yo could take one element from one, and one from another, to avoid using feathers. I'm still not confident enough to use them, either! XO

  17. Your quilty projects are amazing! Love that circle quilt and your Santas and trees are adorable!

  18. Your snowmen are so cute...I wish I could get my hands on one :-)


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