Sunday, June 30, 2013

Q2: 2013 Finish Along...what got done...

Okay, so my FAL list for Quarter two might have been a bit Cray Cray.  Because I wasn't, maybe, trying to finish my school year or, you know, plan for a wedding.

It had 33 items on it. I blogged about it here.

Surprisingly, I got more done on it than I thought I would.  I apologize in advance for the crappy photos.  Some were from my iphone and, since the finishes need to be posted individually, I've had to enlarge bad photos.

Here's my report:

1.  Must Dash Quilt--Completed and gifted to faculty member for new son!
I finished it at the Stash Bash.

Must Dash done!

2.  Star Block bag--Done!

Star Block bag

3.  Orbit Quilt--I got the top done before Stash Bash.  Love this one.  Sad I missed the QAL deadline.

Orbit quilt, done!

4.  HST Project Linus quilt--yea, not really sure why I haven't finished this one.  Maybe because an older Project Linus quilt (which I think used some of the same fabrics) bled when I washed it.  (Even with color catchers)

5.  Bag #1 (khaki Irish chain)--

Bag #3 (white Irish Chain)

6.  Bag #2  (batik)

Bag #2 (batik)

7.  Bag #3  (white Irish chain)

Bag #1 (white Irish chain)

8.  Bag #4 (grey/black)

Bag #4
9.  Bag #5  (Red/black drunkard)

Bag #5 (red/black drunkard)

10.  Bag #6 (B/W/Green)

Bag #6 (B/W/green)

11.  Bag #7  (Malka)

Bag #7 (Malka)

12.  Bag #8  (B/W pinwheel)

Bag #8 (b/w pinwheel)

13.  Bag #9  (B/W swirl)

More bags!

14.  Bag #10  (red/black block)

Bag #10 (red/black block)

15.  Bag #11  (Orange Hope Valley)

Bag #11

16.  Bag #12 (blue/green)

Bag #12 (green/blue)

17.  Sewing Summit Mini--Yeah, didn't do it.

18.  Tula Skirt--gained weight.  Since I can't comfortably wear my other frog or the spider skirt in this pattern, I'll wait til I drop some weight to finish this one.

19.  Halloween Spider Web--got all the blocks done (and back).  It's got the binding on and part of the quilting done, but I decided to hand quilt it, so it will be done in July.  Progress, though!

20.  Red/Purple Quilt--on hold.  Still waiting on blocks.  Will hopefully finish this one in the next quarter.

21.  Heal Orange March quilt--done and delivered by Nicke!

Heal quilt

22.  Hexy MF--I've got this on my summer plan.  I really want it done.  I can't start another EPP quilt until I finish this one.

23.  Mom's Quilt--Still hanging in the closet.  I have to look it over.  I don't think it's mom worthy since I made it so early in my quilting career.  I question how good my seams are.

24.  Converging Corners--Not feeling it.

25.  Bridesmaid Clutch #1--Done!  and delivered.  I even made her a second one for her bday.

Bridesmaid Clutch #1

26.  Bridesmaid Clutch #2--Done!  and delivered

Bridesmaid Clutch #2

27.  Best Woman Clutch--Done!

Best Woman Clutch

28.  Infinity Scarf--Done!

Infinity Scarf

29.  String Block quilt--Uh, the supply box is still sitting in my car from Stash Bash

30.  Scrappy Trip Along--top done and the rest not.

31.  Wonky Star Baby quilt--still in bags from not getting it done at the Stash Bash.

32.  Secret 80s swap--Done!

I Love the 80s swap

33.  Pouch for Stash Bash...which I apparently forgot to take pictures of.  Elena over at Hot Pink Stitches got it.  (I swear.  I did it.  I was just trying to organize stuff and forgot the pic.)

So, 22 out of 33.  Not bad.

June ALYoF Fail...

So, I picked finishing my scrappy trip along baby quilt as my June goal.'s still hanging over my railing, just a completed top.

I haven't bothered to find backing fabric or binding....or baste it.

So, um..I've given up on June.

But, I have a goal for July!...and it won't be the scrappy trip along., I'm back! And I'm married!

I will have a ton of posts going up today...mostly about Finish Alongs.
This one will be the shortest, as I have yet to upload any pics to my computer from my phone or my camera (which, sadly, did not get used much as my shoulder didn't like it when the camera and a giant water bottle were in the load of stuff to drag around town).

So, here's a pic from one of my BFFs post ceremony.

I only had glasses off for the ceremony.  My eyes couldn't take them after the shoot with our photographer, so all the receptions pics feature glasses.

I think this was from the first dance...which may or may not *cough* have been Queen's "Fat-Bottomed Girls".

Summary:  I don't feel any different, any more "married" than I did before the ceremony.  That may be, in part, to being exhausted.  We both got hit with some kind of tummy bug on day 2 or 3 in DC and have yet to kick it.  Ugh.

Anyway, more pics forthcoming....