Q2 FAL Goals

I have decided. ¬†I will list all the projects that I intend to finish in 2017. If I manage to squeeze in any extra projects, that will be a bonus ūüôā ¬†Any projects not completed in Q2 will be rolled over to Q3 and then Q4.

Goal #1 – Linnea Ruffled bag

I started this in Q1. ¬†The pattern for this bag came from Sue Kim’s book. ¬†It was one of my goals for Q1 but I did not complete it in time for Q1 finish. ¬†See the WIP

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Goal #2 – Gathered zipper pouch

Another of Sue Kim’s pattern. ¬†I had sewn one last year as a birthday present for my sister-in-law. ¬†I would like to sew another one for myself.

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Goal #3 – Wristlet zipper purse

Sue Kim’s pattern again. ¬†It is from her book “Bags the Modern Classic”. ¬†I bought 2 of her e-books last year and I intend to make full use of the pattern books. ¬†I have paired up the following 2 fabric for the pouch. ¬†See the template that I have printed out… all ready to go.

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Goal #4 – Patchwork tote bag using mini charm squares

I started this project towards the end of last year but I got ‘distracted’.

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Hopefully I can complete it this quarter. ¬†According to the lady who wrote the tutorial, she finished it in 1 afternoon. ¬†Can you see how ‘slow’ I am in sewing? ¬†LOL ¬†You can view the pattern cum tutorial here

Goal #5 – Colourful patchwork tote bag by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield

I found Caroline’s blog by accident and I fell in love with her projects and tutorials. Hence I purchased a Craftsy Class by her on Colourful Patchwork Bags. ¬†I don’t know why but this year I just have this urge to sew many bags and pouches. ¬† I have a few packs of charm squares that I purchased from Connecting Threads a few years ago. ¬† Caroline’s bag is the perfect project to use these.

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Goal #6 – Colourful patchwork pouch by Caroline

Caroline’s Craftsy class also teaches how to sew a zipper pouch using grid interfacing. ¬†A friend helped me carry back from US some Pellon grid interfacing which I purchased specially for this project. ¬†Can’t wait to sew the pouch using this method.

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Goal #7- Mini Ring Table Runner

When my friend came back from the States, he also helped carry back a mini quick curve ruler and the Mini Ring Pattern.  I have started on a table runner with the ruler and pattern.

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Goal #8 – Quilt for a colleague’s daughter

I have yet to decide on the pattern for this quilt but I do know the little girl loves lavender, lilac and purple colour.  So I have chosen a fabric for the quilt.

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Goal #9 – 2016 Aurifil Block of the month quilt for my husband’s niece

This quilt comprises of blocks from 2016 Aurifil Block of the month.     The pic below shows the quilt top without its borders.  It is now all pieced.  What is left is to quilt it.

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Goal #10 – Mystery quilt by Meadow Mist

In my last post I showed the first version of the mystery quilt.  Since then I have added a flying geese border and a 2-strip outer border.  Now to quilt it.

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Goal #11 – Hunter Star Quilt for myself

I reserved the following 2 pieces of fabric from my stash for this quilt.

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Goal #12- ‘Peared Up’ wall hanging

This kit was purchased a few years ago and kept in cold storage.  Now is the time to use it to make a wall hanging.

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Goal #13 – ‘Blooming Basket’ table runner

Another kit by Connecting Threads which I had purchased a few years ago. ¬†Don’t know why I bought it and kept it for so long. ¬†My wish is to complete table runner this year.

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Goal#14 – Double wedding Quilt

After I finish with Mini Ring table runner (Goal #7), I intend to work on a Double Wedding Ring quilt using the Metro Ring pattern and the original Quick Curve Ruler.  I hesitated to start on this quilt because I read that the squaring up of the blocks may pose some problems.  Hopefully after I had done the Mini Ring table runner, I will be wiser. LOL.  I have just the fabric for this quilt.  Hometown Girl Jelly roll by Pat Sloan.

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These are my very ambitious goals.  I am linking up with 2017 Q2 FAL

Can I get a Whoop Whoop

March OMG Finish

Where has time gone? ¬†I cannot believe that today is the last day of March! ¬†Let’s take stock of my quilty progress. ¬†I set out to piece the Mystery Quilt by Cheryl of Meadow Mist for March. ¬†I completed the piecing fairly early in the month but I could not decide on the borders. ¬†Let’s see the quilt top.

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All the fabric used in the above quilt top came from my stash. ¬† Then I decided to ‘enlarge’ the quilt top. ¬†To my dismay I realised I ran out of the green, red and dark blue fabric. ¬†I had no choice but to go shopping (fantastic excuse to buy more fabric. LOL) at my favourite store, Sing Mui Heng (SMH). ¬†I remembered I bought the green fabric from SMH not too long ago. ¬†To my horror, they ran out of that particular shade of green. ¬†They also ran out of the dark blue fabric! ¬†My mind was working furiously on other possible colour combinations when I spied green in a corner of the shop where ends of bolts of fabric were packaged neatly in plastic bags. ¬†That was my green fabric! ¬†With my spoils (I also purchased solid red similar to the one I used in the centre of the quilt top) I went home to add a pieced border to the quilt top. ¬†Tada..

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It was not my intention to make this into a Christmas quilt but it definitely looks like a Christmas quilt now. ¬†The size is currently 72″ x 72″ which is still small as I am looking to make a queen size/king size quilt. ¬†Who knows? ¬†I may add more borders…

 

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilt OMG-March Finish Linkup¬†and Let’s Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts

Setting March’s OMG

March is a busy month.  The exams are on and after the exams there is grading to be done. I am not setting any ambitious goal this month.  My goal this month is to piece up the mystery quilt top by Meadow Mist Designs.  This is the first year that I participate in her mystery quilt and I enjoy it.  For every set of instructions that Cheryl gave, there was at least 1 month to sew before the next set of instruction.  That gave me plenty of time to sew and be distracted with other unplanned projects.  LOL.  I have sewn all the units and pieced the blocks.  I just need to form the top.  See the various blocks.

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The quilt finishes at 60″ x 60″. ¬†I would like a bigger quilt. ¬†So I tried to audition the blocks to see if I can add blocks to the original pattern to enlarge it.

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I am still undecided.  Let me piece the quilt top first (that is my goal for March).  If I manage to add borders, that will be bonus :).

In my last post I talked about the Basket Tote that I sewed on impulse.  Even though it was on impulse, it fitted as a finish for one of my goals (Goal 5) for 2017 FAL Q1.  See my 2017 FAL Q1 goals here.

I am linking up with Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts and OMG at Elm Street Quilts

I am also linking up with 2017 Finish Along