Saturday, April 13, 2013

2013 FAL - Q2: I'm In!

Always optimistic that external motivation will push me over the finish line, I have joined in the 2013 FAL - Q2.  Leanne at She Can Quilt  Here is the organizer of this FAL and I am now in for the finish!

I have many items that qualify to be included (the projects have to be started and in UFO status, not just floating around in my brain) but I will have to temper my enthusiasm by including those items that I can also finish by the end of the quarter, another one of the rules.  Here we go:

1.  Mod Mosaic Quilt - it only needs the binding put on it, so I should be able to check this one off the list rather quickly.  This is the last photo I took of it, before quilting:



2.  Wonky Log Cabin (in the stack and whack style).  The blocks are all made (in this photo I still had a few to go).  I'm ready to assemble and then quilt (likely by checkbook).  It's too large for my current skill set. 



3.  Scrappy String Block Quilt - it's assembled, backing has been assembled and I'm ready to move on to quilting it (it's small enough I think I can handle it myself).  I don't have a photo of it and I don't want to hold up this post to take one now, so I'll add it later.

4.  Improv Block Quilt - it's assembled and ready for quilting.  This is the last photo I have of it.  That was last summer and it's still sitting around unfinished!

Guess I'll stop at this point.  I do have a few other projects that could be considered for this Q2 finish, but they aren't far enough along for me to realistically believe that I will be able to complete them in time.

Hmmmm, I think I'm beginning to see the hold up in my quilting process as I look back at these projects.  The actual quilting seems to be the roadblock for me!  I love the creative process of design and enjoy getting the top completed.  I don't really enjoy quilting and have only recently started to work on a few of my projects in order to stretch myself.  What about you - do you have roadblocks in your quilting process?

Why not join the FAL and get some additional motivation to complete a project that otherwise might languish? It couldn't hurt!



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Aaaaanyway, that's it from the Robertson household.


10 comments:

  1. Lovely projects, Kathleen, they're gorgeous......I'm sure the finish along will help get these done.
    The actual quilting was my road block as well until I started doing QAYG....of course you know that about me already.

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    1. Thanks Marianne. These are achievable goals. Maybe I'll learn the QAYG approach in 2013 and see if I can break through my roadblocks!

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  2. These will each be such beautiful quilts, I especially love the improv one. I am glad you are finishing along.

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    1. Thanks Leanne for organizing the FAL.
      I'm particularly fond of the improv top also. I have ideas of how to quilt it, just didn't implement the ideas!
      Now I'm motivated to do so.
      Thanks again!

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  3. The improv is really great and yes, you've got a lot of tops here don't you? :) Fun to see Mod Mosaic in the home stretch of binding and happy that you are taking on the quilting yourself on the string quilt, have fun.

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    1. We were in the Mod Mosaic swap together weren't we? Ah, the good old days!

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  4. Quilting is where I stumble as well... I really need to learn how to FMQ! Good luck with your finishes :)

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    1. Thanks Deborah. Hope to see you soon!

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  5. I'm with you on the quilting roadblock ! seems a common issue - good luck with your finishes - they're fabulous quilts :)

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    1. Thanks Leanne. This FAL is really helping me to get moving.

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