Friday, May 4, 2018

FAL Quarter 1 Winners!

Today we are celebrating 533 (!!) finished projects in Quarter 1 of the 2018 Finish-A-Long. So many of you are joining in and getting their UFOs or WIPs out of that dark corner, and into the limelight to be shown off as a finish. If you are in need of inspiration go on over and have a look, there were so many great makes. And of course, thanks to our many generous sponsors, we are finishing off the quarter by announcing the lucky winners!!

Without further ado, the winners picked by the Random Number Generator of the 2018 Q1 FAL prizes are:

The Q1 Winner of the $50 Gift Certificate from Fat Quarter Shop goes to  Lynette who blogs at What a Hoot Quilts and she made this stunning wall hanging row quilt for her husband:



The Q1 Winner of the 3 PDF Patterns from During Quiet Time goes to Helen on IG @archiewonderdog and she finished her "Not Too Big, Not Too Small" bag and isn't it lovely:

The Q1 Winner of the $25 Gift Certificate from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop goes to Beth on IG @blue_dragonfly5 and she finished this patriotic quilt that will be donated to a veteran:


The Q1 Winner of the 2 PDF Patterns from Quilting Jet Girl goes to Sophie who blogs at Luna Lovequilts and she made this beautiful quilt she named "Retro":



The Q1 Winner of the $20 Gift Certificate from Sew Me a Song goes to Kathryn on IG @kathrynjonesquilts and she finished this truly stunning (and very large) quilt:



The Q1 Winner of the 3 PDF Patterns from Happy Quilting goes to Kristina who blogs at Krissies Kollections and she finished this lovely quilt as you go quilt that taught her a lot of new techniques:


The Q1 Winner of the 2 PDF Patterns from Charm About You goes to Cath on IG @cumbrianlongarmer and she finished this rainbow Morocco Quilt:


The Q1 Winners (3) of the 6 Month Subscription to Make Modern Magazine goes to:

1.  Crystal who blogs at Crystal's Creations and she finished this adorable memory bear:


2.  Jennet on IG @featherednextstudio and she made this lovely You Are My Sunshine quilt (with minky backing) for her son:

3.  Sarah who blogs at Sarah Goer Quilts and she finished this lovely mini that represents her home town San Jose, California:


The Q1 Winner of the $25 Gift Certificate from Studio 39 Fabrics goes to Jen who blogs at Branch and Vine Handmade and she finished this beautiful Cosmo bag (pattern by Amy Butler):


 The Q1 Winner of the $25 Gift Certificate from Tartan Kiwi goes to Amber on IG @amberleighcrafts and she finished this whole cloth, minky backed baby quilt:



The Q1 Winner of the Minikins bundle from Sew Sweetness goes to Christine who blogs at Cat in the Grass and she finished these two lovely pillowcases:


The Q1 Winner of the $50 Gift Certificate from Mad About Patchwork goes to Terry who blogs at On Going Projects and she finished this extremely useful ID badge:

The Q1 Winner of the 2 PDF Patterns from Blossom Heart Quilts is Heather and she blogs at Quilting and Beyond and she finished this quilt that showcases the "license plates" she collected from 2015-2017:


The Q1 Winner of the $30 Gift Certificate from Clover & Violet is Charlene on Flickr (cyanh2o) and she finished these pretty felted mittens:



The Q1 Winner of the $40 Gift Certificate from Bunny's Designs is Brandy on IG @thirteenquilts and she finished this pretty quilt that had been an UFO for quite a while:


Congratulations to all the winners!  Thank you for playing along with us in the first quarter, and we hope you continue joining in for the rest of the year. We love to encourage you to finish up all those WIPs and UFOs, and to see what great makes will be finished next time.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Q2 Finish-A-Long List

Much of this list will look overly familiar.  Due to an injury in Q1, I didn't get much done.  So, roll over.

1.  Violet Craft's Lion quilt (SLOWLY hand quilting)
Violet Craft lion

2.  Tula sampler block quilt, version 1 (top and back done)  Got batting.  Need to start.
Tula sampler

3.  Smorgasboard quilt (still hand quilting)
Smorgasboard quilt

4.  Project 48 quilt (basted, unquilted)
Project 48 quilt

5.  Libs Elliott Embrace the Chaos
embrace the chaos

6.  Meadow quilt

7.  Garden Gate

8.  Quicker by the Dozen

9.  Delilah BOM

10.  Round robin Improv

11.  Milky Way Sampler, hosted by Blossom Heart Quilts
Milky Way quilt

12. AMQG BOM (designed by me!!!!), version 1, mini size

13.  Summer Solstice quilt (top pieced)

14. Urbanologie BOM, hosted by The Intrepid Thread
Urbanologie quilt

15.  Gnome quilt
Gnome quilt

16. AMQG BOM (designed by me!!!!), version 1, throw size

17.  AMQG BOM (designed by me!!!!), version 2, throw size

18.  Tula Sampler, V.2 Cotton and Steel
Tula block 1

19.  Small World
Small World

20.  Sushi Washi
sushi washi

21.  Octopus top
octopus top

22.  Cross Quilt improv
cross quilt start

23.  Patchwork City quilt
Patchwork city

24. Lawn tunic
lawn tunic

25.  Purple improv
improv baby

26.  HST play

27.  Single Girl quilt
freewheeling single girl

28.  Galaxy dress/washi
galaxy dress

29.  Wrap sweater

30.  Itty Bitty Broken star quilt
broken lonestar

31.  Tear Drop quilt

32.  Dr who shoes (need to resew one and elastic both)
dr who shoes

33.  Love scrap quilt
Love scrap quiltLove block

34.  Tula The Hood quilt (This one is my #quilttheweightoff quilt project)..It's, um, stalled, pending some much needed weight loss.
house quilt

35.  Aviatrix

36.  Log Cabin quilt  (no pic because I have to hunt it up)

37.  Green Tea and Sweet Beans
green tea and sweet beans

38.  Golden Days

39.  Squircle quilt

40.  Girl Next Door quilt
in the neighborhood quilt

41.  Libs Elliott  The Weight of Love quilt

42.  Cactus quilt
cactus quilt

43.  Athena the Octopus quilt
Athena octo

44.  Forest Fancy quilt
fancy forest

45.  Art student tote
Art tote

46.  Cotton Ball quilt  (designed at Sisters)...kind of a secret...hoping to release a pattern

47.  Serenity Circle quilt (blocks from winter 2017)
Serenity Dec

48.  Vinyl zipper pouches
vinyl pouches

49.  Hesperides pillow  (started at Sisters)
IMG_0294 (1)

50.  Project Linus quilt
economy blocks

51.  Glitter quilt (using the scrap pile)

52.  Pool Tote 1 (I cut it out intending it to be a Christmas present and then fizzled)
pool tote 1

53.  Epic Halloween quilt
Halloween quilt

54.  fairy/butterfly for MIL (it's been sandwiched, waiting to do reverse applique)
jersey quilt

55.  Triforce Throw

56.  Skater dress
skater dress

57.  Serenity 2
Serenity 2

58.  Fussy Cut Sampler

59.  Dog bed

60.  Skillbuilder quilt (with FMQ practice)

61.  Hospice quilt 1

62.  Village quilt
Neighborhood quilt


1.  manticore socks
Manticore socks

2.  Peacock mittens  (still on mitten #1)
Peacock mittens

3.  Scrap blanket
scrap blanket

4.  slip stitch socks
slipped stitch sock

5.  Katniss Socks
Katniss socks

Bucket List for 2018  (NOT INTENDED FOR THIS QUARTER'S FAL LIST, but the ADHD might kick in)

1.  Tula Tumbler quilt
Tula tumbler quilt

2.  Sujata Shah's Organized Chaos
Organized Chaos

3.  Sloth quilt
Sloth quilt

4.  Tula Future Garden quilt
Tula Future Flower garden

5.  Steampunk (I have one block cut)

6.  Tree quilt
tree quilt

7.  Fish quilt
fish quilt

8.  Unicorn Quilt
Unicorn quilt

9.  Desert Forest critters
Desert Critters

Still epic.....and still my list.  Luckily, I have part of June off for catching up in case April/May is a wash.

Earlyish on my to do list:  Binding the Meadow quilt and finishing some baby sized (the purple improv, the HST play, and the Economy blocks) that need to head out for deliveries.  Then I have a lot of hospice catchup to do.

Good luck on your list!  Posting up!