2017 FAL Q1 List

A new year, a new FAL. 🙂 If you don’t know what the Finish Along is, you can read more about it here.

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I’ve divided up my list by type of craft to make it easier on myself. I know my list is long, but I’m not sure what I’ll feel like working on when. So I figure if I list them all I can’t lose. Right? LOL

Quilting

  1. Summer Solstice quilt for my oldest
    I did manage to get approximately 1/2 of the background fabrics cut out for this. This will be a Christmas present for a family member. All fabrics except the background fabric is cut.
  2. Vintage Truck quilt for my Father-in-Law
    This will be a Christmas present for a family member made from a pattern I came up with. I’ve gotten most of the fabric for it cut already. Once I finish cutting, I’m going to chain piece the blocks together, fussy cut the trucks and applique them onto the blocks, sew up the top, quilt and bind it.
  3. Pi quilt for my step-son
  4. Deer head #makedoquilt for hubby
    I’ve had a stack of khaki pants from a friend’s daughter-in-law just sitting here. They are not worthy of going to the thrift store due to being ripped and having paint splatters all over them (she works in a paint store), yet there’s plenty of good, usable fabric on them still. I’ve been playing around the idea for an improv quilt with them but haven’t been sold on any one idea until I seen the cover of Simply Moderne. I’m combining something similar to the cover (Simply Moderne issue #2) with an improv background. This will be a gift for hubby for Christmas. I also have a stack of camo clothing of his somewhere that he was going to throw out (old, worn, etc) that will also be used in this quilt.
  5. #100days100blocks for my youngest
    Yep, I got sucked into another QAL. This time I brought a friend. ROFL and no surprise, I’m behind and she’s ahead. You can see all the blocks I’ve made over on my IG account.
  6. #100days100blocks in half-size for myself
    Same as above only I’m doing a set half sized in a more modern feel for myself.
  7. Maggie’s 1st Dance for my youngest
  8. Play with Me quilt top paired with:
  9. Polaroid quilt top for a double-sided quilt for my youngest
  10. Crossroads quilt
    This was supposed to be a Christmas present for a family member. However, I’ve changed my mind and I’m not sure what I’ll do with it.
  11. #spookydelightsquiltalong table runner
    Well, I started this QAL with good intentions. Then I sewed up the borders wrong… After taking the time to rip out around 15 feet of stitching, I kinda lost interest for the moment. I would like to get this done as it’s the only thing I’ve cut into my precious (insert Lord of the Rings jokes here LOL) Ghastlies fabric for.
  12. Take 5 (plus) quilt
  13. Turn blocks from #quiltnon2016 #quiltnonsampler into 2 mini quilts for my vintage themed kitchen
  14. Christmas Tree Skirt for my oldest
    Have pattern and fabric ready. Just waiting for my time and attention.
  15. Farm Fun quilt for my youngest
    When I bought the panels with the momma and babies stuffies to make for my granddaughter and my youngest daughter I also ordered a charm pack and a 1/2 yard of the main print in white. I’m not sure how I’m going to do it, but it will be simple. I’m thinking of cutting the 1/2 yard into larger 9″ squares and pair them up with a solid that compliments them. We’ll see. At first I was going to give it to my granddaughter, but her momma picked out an afghan instead of a quilt.
  16. Illusions quilt for my son
    This will be a Christmas present for a family member.  I did manage to get all of the fabric that I need. YAY! I’ve started cutting but have lots to do still.
  17. My little girl’s quilt
    My 3.5 year old wanted to learn to sew on my machine. So, I pulled out a stack of 8″ squares cut from Disney Princess & coordinating fabrics and we got started. We sat on the floor for close to 2 hours arranging and rearranging them until she thought they were “just right.” I was having a serious internal argument with my OCD self. My OCD side wanted to rearrange them again once she went to bed to make sure that there weren’t any like squares touching each other and that the different colors were evenly distributed. My *ahem* “normal” side wanted to leave them just as they were because it’s going to be her quilt that she made. Don’t worry, I left them just as she arranged them. So far we’ve sewn together the blocks for 2 of the 8 rows. Using 8″ squares, it is 8 squares across by 9 squares down. Realize this – I am NOT sewing these together – she is! I sit next to her and run the foot pedal on the sewing machine. At 3.5 years old she does not have the skill to fully operate the sewing machine herself yet.
  18. Postage Stamp Quilt
    A long term project to help use up scraps.
  19. Blazing Star
    Craftsy 2017 BOM – making with a few changes

Sewing

  1. iPad bag for hubby for work
    Self-drafted based on the dimensions of the iPad and his requests
  2. carry / messenger style bag for hubby for work
    I have the fabric ready, I’m just debating between a typical messenger style bag or something that he can strap to the passenger seat of the truck and open up like a portable desk…
  3. Nora bag for myself
    Have pattern and most of the fabric – need to get the interfacing and hardware.
  4. Christmas Stocking for my oldest
    Have pattern and fabric ready. It’s just waiting for my time and attention.
  5. Christmas Stocking for my granddaughter
    Have pattern and fabric ready. It’s just waiting for my time and attention.
  6. Christmas Stocking for my youngest
    Have pattern and fabric ready. It’s just waiting for my time and attention.
  7. Christmas Stocking for hubby
    Have pattern and fabric ready. It’s just waiting for my time and attention.
  8. Christmas Stocking for myself
    Have pattern and fabric ready. It’s just waiting for my time and attention.
  9. Farm Fun stuffies momma cow and her 2 babies set 1 for youngest
  10. Farm Fun stuffies momma cow and her 2 babies set 2 for granddaughter
  11. Farm Fun stuffies momma sheep and her 2 babies set 1 for youngest
  12. Farm Fun stuffies momma sheep and her 2 babies set 2 for granddaughter
  13. Farm Fun stuffies momma pig and her 2 babies set 1 for youngest
  14. Farm Fun stuffies momma pig and her 2 babies set 2 for granddaughter
  15. Farm Fun stuffies momma chick and her 2 babies set 1 for youngest
  16. Farm Fun stuffies momma chick and her 2 babies set 2 for granddaughter
  17. Felt Christmas Tree for granddaughter
    I’m debating on making 2 of these – one for my youngest and one for my granddaughter for Christmas. Hoping to get them done by the middle of November so I can send my granddaughter her’s right in time for when my oldest puts up her Christmas tree.
  18. dress for my little girl using the floral print she picked out
  19. dress for my little girl using the deer print she picked out
  20. dress for my little girl using yarn for the bodice
  21. dress for my little girl using yarn for the bodice
  22. dress for my little girl using yarn for the bodice
  23. Birthday dress for my little girl
  24. Unicorn stuffy for my little girl’s birthday
  25. Floral unicorn horn headband for my little girl
  26. Felt heart garland with clouds for my little girl
  27. Pink tutu for my little girl
  28. Felt & Stick unicorn for my little girl
  29. Unicorn pillow for my little girl
  30. Unicorn banner for my little girl

Hand Embroidery

  1. Little House on the Prairie hoop art for a family member
  2. Postcards from Heaven BOM for my In-Laws
  3. Gentle Domestic its BOM for myself

Crochet

  1. Lizard shawl for myself
  2. Kaboom CAL for my granddaughter
  3. Pink Pearl Cap CAL for myself
    This is a CAL for Expression Fiber Arts group over on Ravelry. I’m making one for myself and one for my oldest daughter.
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  4. Pink Pearl Cap CAL for my oldest
  5. Fingerless Gloves for myself – FINISHED – READ ABOUT THEM HERE
    I don’t know why I keep putting these off. They’re almost finished!
    fingerless-gloves
  6. FRAN mystery CAL afghan for hubby
    I’ve finished over 3/4 of this so far. I was hoping to finish it for hubby’s birthday which didn’t happen. Then I was trying for Christmas which also didn’t happen. 🙁 So I’ll be trying for his birthday. Again.
    fran
  7. GREG mystery CAL afghan for couch
  8. Hexi Cardigan for myself
    I’m testing the pattern on Ravelry and making this for myself. (photo is from the pattern maker to show what it will look like) I’m making mine in a blue heather.
    hexi-cardigan
  9. Corset Socks for oldest
    I seen these on Ravelry and think they are awesome! Wondering if I can pull off wearing them. LOL
  10. Island Play Set for granddaughter
  11. Winterbird Shawl for oldest FINISHED – READ ABOUT IT HERE
    I’m almost done with this. Just waiting on a bit more yarn to arrive from Turkey so I can finish it and send it off to her.
  12. Combo Fabric & Crochet Quilt for my grandma (it’s listed here under crochet instead of quilting because it requires much more crocheting time vs quilting/sewing time)
  13. Tree with Animals for my youngest
  14. Tree with Animals for my granddaughter
  15. Puppy dog scarf for my youngest
  16. Shawl for my Mother-in-Law
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  17. Unicorn hooded blanket for my little girl

Knitting

  1. Learn to knit!!!
    I started to learn a few months ago. I pulled up a YouTube video, some yarn and a set of needles. I -was- thinking that it would be like crochet, you could use bigger needles and get a looser stitch. I figured out how to long tail cast on with no trouble – had it down pat after about 3 stitches. Then I attempted a knit stitch. Which I was able to do with no problem and had it down after about 5 stitches. I was also able to finish a row and start a new one. However, after about 5 rows I realized that knitting with a larger set of needles than recommended for the yarn actually just makes the stitch look all wonky… Or it could have been my tension. Regardless, I frogged it all. When I pick up a smaller set of needles I’ll try it again.
  2. Make hubby a pair of socks – this is a carryover from Q3
    using this nice soft yarn and this needle. Seriously, look at how fuzzy and soft that yarn is! I just keep squishing it against my cheek. LOL I found a pattern using this weight yarn and it said to use this circular needle so that’s what I bought. I have NO clue how to knit… However, I’d love to learn, if only to knit hubby socks. Why? My hubby is a big man who wears a size 15.5 wide boots. Do you know what it’s like to find ANY socks that fit him in the rural area where we live? I don’t think he’s ever had a pair of nice soft socks. I’d love to make him a pair for Christmas.
    mikes-socks

Pattern Making

  1. Fall Love mini quilt – hand embroidery + quilting
  2. My Vintage Kitchen – quilt + hand embroidery
  3. Project Bag – customized yarn project bag
  4. Carry All Bag – combining 2 of my favorite ideas for a bag
  5. Floral Fairies – embroidery
  6. Floral Fairies – applique
  7. Center for spool block along with guild
  8. 3 different quilt layouts for spool block along with guild
  9. Mini Christmas Quilt
  10. Eagle Tabletopper
    The pattern I designed and fabric is sitting here all together just waiting for me…
  11. Bluework Snowman lap quilt

Other

  1. Finish reupholstering the mini recliner for my little girl for Christmas.
    When I seen this chair for $5 I had to buy it. The framework is strong but the fabric was yuck. It’s not a full-sized chair, but it’s also not one of those tiny kid chairs you see nowadays. It’s right in between which is good since my little girl is a big little girl. Her daddy (who’s 6’4″) likes to say that we knew she wasn’t going be a horse jockey. LOL Right now at just over 3.5 years old, she’s 4’1″ tall!!! I found a really cute heavy-duty canvas fabric that I’m hoping will last until she outgrows the chair.
    chair
  2. Finish my class on Skillshare: Micro Batch Preserves Peach Jalapeno Sauce
  3. Finish my class on Skillshare: Fold Over Clutch
  4. Finish my class on Skillshare: Hand Embroidery Sampler
  5. Finish my class on Skillshare: Basic Quilting How To

Yeeeeeaaaaaaaaa… So… There it is. My #ridiculouslylongfallist 😉 

6 thoughts on “2017 FAL Q1 List

  1. Finally! A list that looks like mine! Good to see it all written in one spot, now all you have to do is start checking items off of it, totally doable! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2017 global FAL hosts.

    1. LOL I couldn’t find your list Marci! But if it looks anything like mine then you’re also a member of Helen’s (Archie the Wonder Dog) #ridiculouslylongfallistgang 😉 And, congrats & thank you for being one of the hosts for the FAL!

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