Friday, 8 July 2016

I am purposeful ~ FAL Q3 2016

I have been saying 'yes' a lot lately, which means I have a few deadlines and some are secret ones that can't go on the list! With that in mind I am starting my Quarter 3 Finish-A-Long list with what must be done, followed by 'if there's any time left'...


1. A quilt made with the gorgeous Chalk & Paint by Sew Caroline for Art Gallery Fabrics. I still have a couple of rows to piece and then can hopefully get quilting this weekend.


2. I have some lovely Tilda fabric that I would like to use to make things for my girls, I'm thinking some nice baskets for their room...


3. and some cute hair accessories would be good, especially since my middle daughter is growing her fringe out (again!)

4. I am excitedly planning a mini quilt from the Simply Solids bundle I curated!


5. A heap of See It All pouches - pattern by @laura_zuckerkuss - for teachers gifts and class samples. The fabric is ready:


6. Although I have never made a pickle dish I want to create a rainbow pickle dish cushion and use it as a class sample. I have been very inspired by these gorgeous blocks Mary made:



and just for me if I get time...

7. My Rose Star quilt, only a few more centre hexies to quilt and then I need a plan for more quilting?!


8. A tote bag than has been on this list many, many times and always gets forgotten or pushed down the list!! Just seeing that cloud fabric again makes me want to make it right now:


So that little lot combined with secret sewing should be plenty to keep me going! 
How do you prioritise what to do first from your lists? Deadlines, size of project, what you want to sew most or something else? Let me know in a comment!


Finish A Long 2016

20 comments:

  1. Good luck! Anything with a firm deadline (rare) comes first and then it's a combination of what I want to work on, what's nearest to being finished and what I'm well enough to tackle!

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  2. someone on IG is making an all-DS pickle dish, hang on let me see who it is. Bluebirdsews. It is amazing.

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  3. My mood choose the priority :) plus deadlines works too. Good luck with your projects!

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  4. A mixture of deadlines to meet and what I am in the mood to finish...Sometimes I need a kickstart of something interesting to get me going ....well that is my excuse!

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  5. Mary's pickle dish is awesome! As is your Rosestar quilt which I want to see IRL!

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  6. I always say you should finish the one that is closest to being finished first. That works as long as you don't have a deadline (or get seriously distracted by something new!) Love the RoseStar- it's looking beautiful!

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  7. what a wonderful list! Always deadlines first here, but sometimes fun things sneak in there "just because"

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  8. Lovely list with lots of pretty projects! If there is enough fabric why not make something to wear for the kids instead of baskets? would be great with the hairband (which never worked on my girls)

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  9. Good luck with your list and thank you for participating in the 2016FAL, on behalf of all the hosts!

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  10. You have gorgeous fabric here for your projects - I really like your curated Simply Solids bundle. I don't prioritise as such on the list but just put everything on there .... some projects have deadlines but that doesn't always stop me from working on others first!

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  11. This is a great list! I usually prioritise based on deadlines and then whatever is closest to being finished. :-)

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  12. That Rose Star Quilt, OMG, so pretty! You have such a lovely list. Good luck!

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  13. A full list but fun variety! Love those pickle dishes!

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  14. Great list ! I have the cloud fabric in my stash too and haven't used it so far. I'm looking forward to seeing your tote bag.

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  15. Ooj you've got a good list there! I usually let my mood pick my sewing priority (and/or nagging factor from my girls!)

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  16. Great list and gorgeous fabrics. I think I might have a go at some of these😀 I do things in dates they are due....I have got a couple of just two firm things on the go... a Round Robin and a Beehive quilt and these get done first xx

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  17. Great list and gorgeous fabrics. I think I might have a go at some of these😀 I do things in dates they are due....I have got a couple of just two firm things on the go... a Round Robin and a Beehive quilt and these get done first xx

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  18. a very respectable list there , good luck!

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  19. Good luck with your list, it seems doable! Deadlines first with me, then whatever has caught my fancy.

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