Not going to mention the Olympics yet (doh!), but the finishes I am most looking forward to this year will be in conjunction with my old friend Rhonda!
Are you joining in the FAL? Committing each quarter to finishing some of those WIPs, UFOs or whatever you want to call them, telling the world and being prepared to be get your butt kicked if you don't?
Well I am.
The inaugural quarter will see me aiming to finish 3 things:
i) My Brit Bee Constellation quilt.
I have all the main stars ready, but I still need to make the siggy stars and some other smaller stars to complete the back, then I can turn this baby into the quilt of my dreams!
ii) My Mystery Quilt top.
I fell off the magical Mystery bus about three-quarters of the way there. Having fallen out of love with the fabric, I was finding it hard to re-motivate myself. This is a prime example of using cheap 'n' cheerful unloved fabric when, had I the confidence to use something I was more emotionally attached to, this quilt would have been finished ages ago.
I am not promising to complete all the blocks posted by Sheila (sorry Sheila), but I want to make a quilt top that I can back with a fleece blanket and be finished. I have leant a lot from making these stars, and will definitely use Sheila's instructions again in the future and I don't want to leave it languishing.
iii) My Pips Hexie Cushion.
I have been slowly sewing hexies for what seems like a million ballet lessons and I think the other 'ballet mums' will be as happy to see these finished as I will be! It will only be the front of an 18" cushion, but I really want it this one ticked off.
I have many plans for new makes in the near future too; quiltalongs (at least 2), presents to make for my sister's birthday, the multitude of obligatory handmade goodies required by any discerning quilter for the Fat Quarterly Retreat in June and dare I say a swap, or two; these will definitely roll into the next quarter and keep this ball rolling.
I'll have to save yesterday's sneak-peak reveal until tomorrow now, as I have school bags to find never alone pack!