Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Q1 Finish Along Review and a final finish

Well, this has possibly been my most productive quarter ever! But before we get into the nitty-gritty of the original list, here's a final finish:

The mermaid embroidery panel is by @aimee_littledear and I've bought it twice now. The first one I have lost. It is somewhere in the house, all prepared for embroidery. One day I will find it... for now, this one is the replacement!

Aimee's designs are beautiful (all available in her Etsy shop), and the instructions are so clear. Postage is a bit pricey to the UK, but if you happen to have a friend who would bring you a little something back in their suitcase, then the panel itself is very reasonable! This is the second I've embroidered. The first and third will get a mention below. And I might have ordered a few more panels.... thanks @moomimomma for holidaying in the US!

So on to the rest of the quarter and the 10 finishes! Five of those were lap quilts! Here they are:

Hidden Agenda - a rainbowfied Tulafest .... or quiet and understated! My first ever truly double-sided quilt.

Architextures and Botanics

Joshua's Quilt (which is definitely too big to be called a baby quilt - it's folded into quarters in the above photo!)

Ice Cream Soda - I put this on the list as a bit of a pipe-dream as there was still so much work to be done on it, so I can't quite believe I'm adding it here as a finish!

Awesome Ocean, which is awesomely huge!

And then five smaller items, including the mermaid above, and the owl panel I also got from Little Dear. Sadly the third panel, the moon moth, will have to roll over to next quarter.

Jessica's "Row, row, row your boat" cushion

The sewing machine mini quilt for our swap

And the Alison Glass Triangles cushion, so popular with family members I actually made three and have two more "on order" with my children!

And then there were the projects that didn't quite make it. A lot of them will reappear next week on my Q2 list, including: Tula Nova, which is now all appliqued; Summer Sampler 2018; and Lisa the Unicorn - 3 blocks down - all of these saw progress this quarter but not completion. Sadly there was no progress to report on the other items on the original list, but I might have started a few new projects, and made progress in unexpected places!

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