Q4 Finish Along Goals

I have decided on my goals for Q3.  Some of these goals are uncompleted projects from earlier quarters.  I shall continue to list them here.

Goal #1 – Sock bunny

I fell in love with Susan B. Anderson’s patterns for knitted toys so I purchased her Opal Sock Bunny pattern and started on it.  Do bear in mind that I am still quite a newbie in knitting.  The last time I knitted was some 20 years ago and that was only doing knit and purl.  I used magic loop method which I learnt from Youtube.  My progress so far.

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Goal #2 – Make another Sock Bunny like Goal #!

After I finished the bunny in Goal #1, I want to make another sock bunny but in a different colourway.  I have the yarn ready for this second sock bunny.

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Goal #3 – Pieced and Quilt a quilt using Spinning pattern

I bought the Spinning pattern from Cooking Up Quilts but did not have the chance to use it.  Now is the time to use it for a quilt that is to be gifted to my husband’s nephew.  Ben is getting married in January next year.  What better gift for the bride and bridegroom than a quilt?  These fabric are all washed and ready to be cut into yummy strips.

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Goal #4 – Quilt and bind a pieced quilt top

The quilt top is not pressed yet.  It will soon be and loaded onto the long arm.

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Goal #5 – Corner to Corner crochet a Advent calendar

This Advent calendar pattern is by Repeat Crafter Me.  I fell in love with the pattern when I set my eyes on it.  Christmas is just around the corner.   This Advent calendar is so appropriate for the season to remember Christ.  My yarn from Amazon is waiting patiently to be put to good use.

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Goal #6 – Wristlet

This should be a quick project but I am taking a long time to embark on it even though I have decided on the fabric.  Maybe I should speed up to link up with Elm Street Quilts Bag It.

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Goal #7 – My Funny Valentine

To finish the applique and then quilt it.

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Goal #8 – Sunbonnet Sue purse

Another WIP waiting to be completed into a small coin purse.

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Goal #9 – Colourful Patchwork Tote Bag

To complete this into a usable tote bag.  I am still debating on whether to sew it up with a zipper or not.  See my pellon gridded interfacing with the Essex linen fabric below.  This pattern is by Caroline of SewCanShe.  I took her Craftsy class.

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Goal #10 – Table runner quilt kit

This kit was purchased a few years back.  Time to work on it.

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Goal #11 – Wall hanging kit

Another kit purchased a few years back.  I must be disciplined to finished it up.  When I saw it then, I was so motivated but after I received the kit, I kind of lose my eagerness.

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Goal #12 – Quilt and bind the King size quilt top

Quilt top was completed when I participated in Meadow Mist mystery quilt last year.  What is left is to quilt it and bind.

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I am listing these goals down hoping to complete a few in this last quarter of 2017.  Wish me luck.

Linking up with 2017 Finish-a-long

and My Quilt Infatuation

 

 

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Pinwheel quilt finished for Q3 2017 FAL

I made it!  I’d just finished the binding for the pinwheel quilt.  This quilt was constructed using a method by Missouri Star Quilt Company.  Jenny calls it the Kindred Pinwheel.  I am gifting this to the daughter of a colleague.    I hope she loves it

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I have used the border fabric to sew a dress for my eldest daughter when she was 4 years old and have kept the balance of the fabric untouched till now, almost 20 years later.  LOL.

I am linking up with Can I get a Whoop Whoop and

Q3 2017 FAL

See my Q3 goals here

 

 

A Finish for Q3 2017 FAL

I have another finish for Q3 and that is Goal #14.  I managed to quilt the baby quilt top made with a fabric panel and bound it.  The quilting motif for the green border was taken from Angela Walter’s book.  It was my first time quilting that design.  I really like how the quilting turns out.

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I did simple basic custom quilting. Let’s have a closer look at the quilt.

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I am still rushing to finish up another quilt.  Not sure if I can complete it before the Q3 FAL linkup closes.

I am linking up with Let’s Bee Social

Can i get a Whoop Whoop

Q3 2017 FAL

See my Q3 goals here

Q1 FAL Finish and February OMG Goal Setting

I have been ill since the Year of the Rooster.  Before Chinese New Year, I was busy rushing to quilt the commissioned pineapple quilt.  Meeting deadlines at work and staying up late at night to quilt weakened my immunity.  I caught the flu bug and ran a fever for the first few days of the Chinese New Year.  Urgh!  I cannot remember when was the last time I fell so sick before.

The good thing was I managed to finish the binding for the quilt before I fell sick.   The quilt measures 105″ x 93, about the size of a king-sized quilt.  This is the biggest quilt I have quilted so far.  Oh my, this quilt is heavy.  I think it must be the cotton batting adding to the weight.

My husband and daughter kindly helped to hold the quilt up while I took the picture.

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A close-up picture of the quilt.

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Let’s see how the quilt looks like using my king-size bed as a model.

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This is my first finish for 2017 Q1 FAL.  See my goals here

Ok now onto my February goal.  I have decided to do something simple using June Tailor’s Charming Circle ruler.  I bought this ruler with the intention to sew a denim tote bag.  Well I have started.  See my WIP.

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Now for some good news.  I won a prize for my 2016 Q4 FAL finish!  Thank you Fluffy Sheep Quilting for sponsoring the prize.  In December, during the Sew Mama Sew giveaway, I won a pattern by Sandra (yes another Sandra) of mmm!quilts.  These are all my Christmas presents. LOL.

I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts

Also linking up with Let’s Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts

Also linking up with 2017 Finish Along

2017 FAL Q1 Goals

Since the beginning of 2017, life has been crazy.  On the work front, there are so many deadlines due in January. On the family side, we experienced the loss of an aunt.  One part of me is glad that she has gone to Heaven to be with Christ, where there is no pain nor suffering, but another part feels a sense of loss.  Perhaps I should have done more for her when she was alive, perhaps …  I was feeling rather down that I did not set any quilty goal for January’s One-Monthly-Goal.   These thoughts are not doing me any good.  I must get rid of all these negative stuff and focus my energy on creative things.   So here I am setting my goals for 2017 Q1 FAL.

Goal 1

I have finished the piecing of the scrappy pineapple quilt top.  Now to channel my energy to quilt it.   This is my No. 1 goal for Q1.  This quilt top is about the size of a king sized quilt. The great thing about this quilt is that 95% (not exact Math) of the fabric used was from scraps and my stash, including the beige fabric in the sashings and the fabric for outer borders (not in the pic below).  In the picture below, I had not attached the borders yet.  I had only purchased a dark blue cotton+ steel fabric for the thinner inner border (also not in the pic).  I am unable to show a pic with all the borders as the quilt top has just been loaded onto the long arm frame.  I really want to hand over the completed quilt to the gentleman who is donating to our church as soon as possible.  Praying hard that I will be focused when quilting it.

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Goal 2

After sewing the zipper gathered pouch, I purchased Sue Kim’s book, Boutique Bags, in order to sew more pouches and bags.  My second goal for Q1 is to sew at least 2 of her bags in the book.

Goal 3

I promised my husband’s niece that I will sew her a quilt this year.  My third goal for Q1 is to pieced a quilt top for her.  I found out that her favourite colour is blue.  Also my favourite colour ( at the moment).  The only thing I have not decided is whether to do a scrappy blue quilt or a blue colour coordinated one.  I’ll have to decide … Later…

Goal 4

I saw a Hunter’s Star quilt recently.  See pic here and I have this urge to sew a quilt for myself.  Hey, I have not sewn any quilt for our bed yet.  Those I have sewn were gifted away.

Goal 5

I would like to sew another tote bag.  Similar to this one. But not exactly the same.

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Well that is my list for Q1.  I’ll be very happy if I get to finish half of the goals.

Oh before I go, I thought I will leave you with a pic of my completed tatted doily.  I said that doily was completed in my last post but the pic shown then was not 100% completed.  That should not be the case.  I should have shown the finished product.  So here it is

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Linking up with FAL Q1 2017, Scraptastic Tuesday and Can I get a Whoop Whoop

 

Bags as Birthday gifts and a bag for myself

I managed to sew 2 bags as birthday presents for my sister-in-law.  The gathered zipper bag is also my goal for December OMG.  So glad I managed to finish them.  To say the truth, I am rather pleased with the 2 bags.  I hope the recipient will like them as much as I do.

The Japanese Knot Bag or Grab Bag.

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I followed the tutorial from AllPeople Quilt.  I will definitely make more.  This bag is so cute.

The Gathered Zipper Pouch.

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I followed the tutorial here.  I will use fabric of a different colour the next time I sew this bag.

When I pattern tested for Jantine at UrbanStyleJantine, I sewed a tote for myself by modifying her pattern and using a tutorial by So Sew Easy .  The pictures below show the 2 sides of the tote.

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This bag was made from a quilt sandwich that I practised long arm quilting on.  I had planned to trash this quilt sandwich.  So glad I did not throw it away.  See the transformation.  LOL.

The yellow/purple rose on the tote bag was made with Quick point Scallop ruler.  This ruler has a variety of uses.  I had used this ruler to add scallops to the edge of the Baby Citrus quilt.   Nothing like a ruler with multiple uses.  🙂  Let’s take a look at the recessed zipper on the bag.  I think the gusset for the zipper should be longer for better coverage of the bag opening.  Well next time…

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I am linking up with Bag It at Elm Street Quilts and Let’s Bee Social.

 

December OMG

😦 I did not make it for November’s OMG.  I was supposed to sew 20 pineapple blocks but I only did 10 blocks by the end of November.  See my blocks below.

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What is my excuse for not meeting November’s goal?  I was busy pattern testing a bag pattern by Urbanstyle Jantine.  LOL.  If you remember, I was sewing up 35 log cabin blocks for this bag.  Let me give you a sneak peek on my pattern testing.

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I pieced up all 35 blocks and quilted it.  I will write more about this bag in another post when Jantine is ready to release her pattern.

Well it is a new month.  New beginning.  We have plans to meet up our extended family during the Christmas weekend to celebrate Christmas and my sister-in-law’s birthday. What do you give to a lady who has almost everything?  After some deliberation, I decided to sew a gathered zipper pouch for her.  This will be my OMG for December.  I am hoping to sew it in time to make it for the Bag It event too.  I intend to follow the pattern by Sue Kim.  The tutorial for the pouch can be found here.

For the pineapple quilt top, I am still short of 12 blocks.  I do hope to piece this pineapple quilt top by end December.  Beside this, I also wish to make a table runner for a housewarming gift.  Oh dear, so many goals and so little time.  Don’t forget, I have yet to complete my Q4 Finish-Along goals….  See picture below.  I am in the midst of ‘nemeshing’ one of the 2 Cambodian quilt tops.  I bought a few books by Bethanne Nemesh where she teaches ‘nemeshing’, her unique quilting style.  Finishing these 2 tops is one of my goals for Q4.  Once done, they will be sold to raise funds for the Emmaus Women’s Centre in Cambodia.

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Ok.  Take a deep breath.  Take one step at a time. Now back to quilting.

I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts  and Lets Be Social