Q1’17 FAL – Wrap Up

I had a lot of projects on my Q1 FAL, and I really got a lot done!  My main goal was to get lots of practice with my new longarm, and I’m happy to say that I did a great job on that front.

  1. Bow-tie Quilt:  this is a really old top I made forever ago that I pulled out to practice with on the long arm.  I need to finish the quilting and try some machine binding.  Update:  DONE – posted about here.
  2. Mess-of-a-Quilt:  I started quilting this last summer during my long arm renting time/classes.  I got it about 3/4 of the way quilted before I ran out of time.  I’ll need to load this on my own long arm and finish it up.  Update:  DONE – posted about here.
  3. Bright Squares:  this is another top I made a long time ago from the leftover fabrics from the Bow Tie quilt.  Another good quilting practice quilt top.  Update:  DONE – posted about here.
  4. Death Star:  I saw this pattern online recently, just loved it, and had to make one.  Update:  DONE – posted about here.
  5. Rings:  I’ve had these rings cut forever but need to put them on the top and get it quilted.  I pulled this one out again as a good practice quilt.  Update:  DONE – posted about here.
  6. Black and White Stripes:  I got this one cut recently – it will be another good practice quilt.  Update:  DONE – posted about here.
  7. Red, Black and White Coins:  This has been cut for awhile – another good practice.  Update:  Quilt top is done, I’ll add it to the Q2 finish list.
  8. Caterpillar Quilt:  I just love this fabric.  I pulled it to do a tumbler quilt for a new baby quilt.  Update:  No progress after the fabric pull
  9. Circa 1934 Squares:  I have a few more practice quilts to do before I’m ready to tackle this one, but I should get to it this quarter.  Update:  I planned out a quilting plan, but I just wasn’t sure it was what I wanted to do.  I got a good dose of motivation after my Angela Walters workshops this past weekend.  I’m loading it on my longarm this week.
  10. Sugar Block Club 3.0:  quilt top is done!  Need to decide how to quilt in and get it finished.  Update:  Again, I did a lot of quilting planning, but am not feeling quite confident enough in my quilting skills.  I’ll add it to the Q2 list.
  11. Blueberry Park Drunkard’s Path:  blocks are done – need to put it together and quilt it.  Update: No progress here.  I need to get some inspiration around this one!
  12. Splendid Sampler:  This has been a lot of work – we are up to 88 blocks, with another 10-15 bonus blocks.  We’ll get to the full 100 by about February or March, and I’m looking forward to wrapping this one up.  Update:  I finished all the blocks (posted about here), decided on a layout and got the top together.  I’ll add the finish to my Q2 list.
  13. Bee-utiful Quilt along:  I’ve done 12 of the 20 embroidery blocks, so I’m not likely to get this one done, but I’m enjoying doing the embroidery every night relaxing after work.  Update:  I finished 4 more blocks – only 4 more to go!

Thirteen UFOs was a long list, and I can’t believe I finished 6 of them.  I also finished the tops for another 3, so it looks like Q2 will be full on long arming.  I should have another good quarter of finishes.

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