How did I do with my Q1FAL list? I had 8 projects on it, and I completed 6 of them!! I am very happy about that. I will move two of them over to this quarter.
Here is the new list:
1. Stack 'n Whack quilt from Q1FAL
2. Brrrrr Park from Q1FAL
3. Charity String Quilt
These are a bunch of blocks I have made so far using Cyndy's Scrap-a-Palooza Quilt #8 from August 2014. I intend to give them to a seniors' residence in our town, along with a second as-yet unplanned or started quilt. They will both be lap quilts for residents in wheelchairs.
4. Bento Box quilt for one of my nephews
This has been in the works for a year now; my friend, Nancy, and I shared the pattern. I have since learned the original colour scheme I thought would work, won't. So most of the blacks and whites are staying, I've added a couple meaningful ones, and totally changed the colour run.
5. This is a small project that I've seen floating around quilt blogland, but I saw a good tutorial on Molli Sparkles blog.
6. Secret Quilt Project #1
This is going to be a star quilt out of Pam and Nicky Lintott's Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts book, but I might modify the pattern as I will not be making it out of a jelly roll.
There will be some more fabric in this quilt; I just do not have it, um, available for the photo.
7. Secret Quilt Project #2
You've seen some glimpses of this baby. 'nuff said for now.
8. Hand-quilted runner
9. NINE??!! Fabric bucket
a cuppa and a catch up and I did buy some Amy Butler fabric at that time with the bowls in mind. Then at fabric.com I saw this, and thought, 'Ooh, that would make some cool fabric buckets. Because I had quite the success last quarter with creating pouches, I think why not make some more buckets/bowls in the second quarter?
I also have a charity quilt to be completed for this quarter for Hands2Help and my placemats for my April goal at ALYOF (see sidebar buttons). This a lot to do, I know, and for 12 days in early May, my mum is coming down to visit us in Kingsville! I'm excited for many many reasons, but one is to show her how I quilt on my longarm.
One last note about the cutting backwards technique that I mentioned in my last post. Here is the method I used yet again this morning. You can do this in any increments that result in your desired measurement. Here I needed 3.5"X6.5" rectangles, so I cut a 13" long strip out of my WOF fabric, but I could have cut a 19.5" strip.
|13" line and then cut in half to yield 2 6.5" rectangles by 3.5" wide|
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