Monday, 9 July 2018

Pineapple Hoop [A finish] and Q2 round-up

I think it's fair to say that I didn't achieve as much as I had hoped in Quarter 2 of the Finish Along. Various  commitments, and a desire to hand sew rather than machine sew, have meant less time at the sewing machine and as a result, fewer finishes. Though some good progress on my hand-sewing projects has been made.

First up, my final finish of the quarter: a hoop I started on a whim last year using a pattern by Louisa at Sew Motion. The pattern uses her signature curved paper piecing, and came together quickly. The ring was then appliqued to the background, and I added some hand quilting and a splash of embroidery. The pink is a Kona Solid (probably Candy Pink), the blue is a shot cotton, and the pineapples are from Art Gallery. The quilting and embroidery is in Finca perle #16.

Now for the rest of the quarter: just three other finishes... firstly a quilt for Jess, with lots of cats on it. 

The Inside Outside Pouch I had planned using a pattern by Aneela Hoey.
I planned one, but made two when I couldn't decide on the fabric!

And my favourite finish: the Tula Nova cushion. This is the centre of the Tul Nova EPP pattern by Tula Pink. It's what I made while at Simply SOlids attending her workshop. But in the end, it just wasn't right for where I wanted my Tula Nove to go, so rather than waste it, I made it into this cushion - a fab reminder of an amazing day!

You can find my original list, with all of the projects I didn't finish, here.

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Karin - BluePip Designs said...

This was my worst finish-along quarter too - only one finish! I did start nine new projects though, making my WIP the longest it's ever been by far. Oops. Summer is for fun, right?

Lynne said...

Hi Jennie! I am looking around the FAL finishes and realized that you were familiar to me....I am the super, super lucky recipient of the absolutely gorgeous sewing machine cover that you made for me for the modern swap in 2012. I love it! I love your finishes this quarter, the sweet hoop and the great Tula Pink projects. I am currently doing her 100 blocks and see so many incredible fussy cuts with her designs. On behalf of the FAL crew, congrats on your finish and thanks for participating!