I’ve silently been watching the countless FAL lists popping up all over blogland, and it’s got me really excited about finishing my own projects. I never sign up for the FAL because I like to keep it loose, and meander my way along a quilting journey. Plus, I don’t tend to carry a lot of quilt baggage (that is unless I’m shopping in the US!), but looking around I do have a few carry-on items. Here’s what I’ve got confirmed.
These past few weeks, I’ve had two quilts being quilted by Gemma of Pretty Bobbins. Mood Ring (above) and Echo (below) are being sent back to me tomorrow! That means I’ll be able to get my binding on just in time for 50 Shades of Grey. Do you think the cinema will let me bind my quilts while watching a movie about binding?
I am practically, and by that I mean, like a border away, from finishing my brother’s t-shirt quilt top. For those new around here, and I can say this with confidence, this quilt is probably the best t-shirt quilt you’ve ever seen. I also just sourced some backing fabric today. Game. Set. Match.
I’ll be one flew over the cuckoo’s nest after all these Shimmer feathers are finished for a queen size of AMH’s infamous pattern. I’ve got seven blocks done, but all pieces are cut and ready for some stitchin. This one has an April deadline, so yeah, priority.
We’ve talked about this before, and I just need to get the seam ripper out and start again. I know it. You know it. Kate Spain knows it. Just do it already. Note to self, never buy Yarn Dyed Essex Linen in Denim; it doesn’t suit your skin tone.
There are a few loose items to make as well, such as cushions for our neighbour, a red keyboard mat for my desk, possibly a mini-Mickey quilt, and a sophisticated table runner. That last one will probably be the biggest challenge of all!
It looks like I’m gonna be charged an excess baggage allowance after all!