Saturday, 14 January 2017

stripped back ~ FAL Q1 2017

I am still experiencing that new year motivated feeling and am trying to get my projects finished! This year I am thrilled to be one of the hosts of the Finish-A-Long and, although I can't now win prizes, I love joining in and the FAL has really helped keep me motivated the past few years. I will be cheering you all on as we conquer all those unfinished projects together! 

There are some really exciting projects happening for me this year and I will be doing a lot of work in the coming months, so I don't want to be overly ambitious with my list this quarter. I need to get into a flow and see how much of my own sewing I will be able to fit in. So with that, this is my short and sweet list:

Here is my list of projects I want to complete for the Finish-A-Long...

1. My Everything In It's Place Bag - just a bit more binding and a couple of finishing touches to do. These are some of the panels that I quilted for the bag:

2. Guitar Baby Quilt - For my sister's baby due at the end of February! Still needs basting and quilting:

3. Octopus Pouch - I got this awesome fabric from Skinny Malinky Quilts and am making the Triangle Patchwork Box Pouch from Patchwork Please by Ayumi Takahashi:

4.  Hexie tiles - I love these and would like them to be a cushion:

5. Last year I had a Christmas banner on my FAL list, I realised that wasn't going to happen because I was just too busy and have decided instead to change it to a banner featuring my word for the year. Then I can hang it up and see it everyday! I have fabric picked out and some words to appliqué.

There are a heap more WIPs I would like to get through but I don't want to put too much pressure on myself. I'm really hoping to get all of these done, I need to clear some space! I also plan to have a destash of fabric soon so keep an eye out on my instagram for that!

If you are quick there is still a bit of time to get your FAL list written up and join the link up before it closes today, click here to link up on my blog

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  1. That's a great list! I love those hexie tiles ... is there a pattern or do you just sew over paper like foundation paper piecing?

  2. Great list - that guitar baby quilt is going to be so cute! Good luck with everything!

  3. Thank you for being a FAL host this year! Great list of projects, I can't wait to see the finishes, beautiful so far!

  4. Nice projects Lucy! Good luck with them!

  5. I love your lists, Lucy. I can't wait to see some of these finished. I love seeing the projects you choose come together!

  6. Lovely list and it's very sensible not to put pressure on yourself but to enjoy the FAL. I hope all of your other plans for the year go well and that you find a nice balance and flow soon.

  7. What lovely projects you have on the go Lucy - I especially like your guitars and hexi tiles. Good luck with them all!

  8. I can imagine the FAL will have a huge amount of admin . You could well be glad your own list to relax !