Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Finish Along Q4 Goals

Hmmm. What to do, what to do? I've got many MANY more WIPs than there is time in this final quarter of the year. It's a bit hard to predict everything I'm going to work on. I know some that are "for sure" additions to the list but I want to make this aspirational.

1. My top priority right now is making an Elsa costume (of course) for my sweet G. For the longest time, she insisted she would be an Enchantress and had even drawn up a diagram of what her gown was to look like, together with an additional drawing of the cloak and wand that were required to complete the outfit:

Enchantress cloak diagram.

I think that's like 6 pockets - yikes!

At this point, I'm kind of glad I get to sew with a pattern (even if the yoke has to be adjusted to look like the "real" Elsa dress and I have to make a detachable train/cape because ELSA'S CAPE ISN'T ATTACHED IN THE FRONT MAMA ONLY IN THE BACK AND PLEASE USE SNAPS SO I CAN PUT IT ON AND OFF):

Here we go! One Elsa dress coming right up. So glad I have a serger! #finishalong

2. A mugrug for a coworker. It's designed, the fabric is chosen, and it's next in line after the Elsa dress is complete.

3. I signed up for the fabric for the Michael Miller Spring Cotton Couture challenge from the Modern Quilt Guild - there's a special category in the QuiltCon show for these quilts. I've got a design and more fabric on the way. November 30 is the entry deadline.

My #quiltcon Michael Miller Cotton Couture challenge planning.

4. Oh, hello, fully basted Wonderland quilt that just needs quilting. You're going to be one of my Loon Lake retreat projects in November. Stop looking at me like that. I know you've been on the FAL list every quarter this year, okay? I feel like this is your quarter.

Wonderland Quilt Top

I see on Flickr that this photo was taken in JUNE 2012. *sigh*

5. My Mod Mood quilt was begun at QuiltCon 2013. Going to try to get it into a finished state to enter into the QuiltCon 2015 show. I'm hoping the FAL and the show will be motivation to finish. Here's where I got by the end of the workshop:

My Get Your Curve On WIP

6. Digging deep into the past for this collection of bee blocks. I got these blocks in 2011! Wow, I wouldn't have guessed that long ago but there you go. These colours go with our bedroom so I really want to make the blocks into a bed quilt. I may revise my original design (numerous blocks with the "boxes" of varying size) to something a little more quick to finish. Stay tuned; in the meantime, kindly admire my bee mates' handiwork!

Jewel Box Squares so far...

I think that's enough for now. There are a couple of other projects that are only at WIMM (Works In My Mind) vs. WIPs so they aren't quite at FAL goal status: a new tote bag for work with some fabulous Melody Miller linen/cotton blend fabric; an item for my partner in the Teeny Weeny Swap, a swap the VMQG is doing with two Australian MQGs (FUN!); possibly also a Super Tote.

Plus, I've ended my online bee embargo and you'll hear more about that in coming months - this blog is kind of a WIP/UFO that isn't getting enough attention but ironically, when I have little things to share - like bee blocks - I tend to write more frequently.

Linking up this list to the Finish Along linky over at Katy's blog. There's time to join if you want. The more, the merrier!


  1. I love the Elsa costume diagram! Good luck with that ;) There's lots of great projects for you to be getting on with this quarter!

  2. Hey hey! Your bee blocks are gorgeous. Won't they make a fabulous quilt ; )
    All the best with your list

  3. Good luck!! I'm drowning in ideas but no action since my return to real family life. And good for you jumping back into the bee. Is it the one with Leanne? I declined, but I know I'm going to regret it....maybe.

  4. ooh man, I love that mod mood quilt! And I cannot say enough about how much I admire folks who sew their children's costumes. I cant wait to see it!! XX!

  5. I love the designer demands! (And I'm pretty sure enchantress need at least 6 pockets!) I also love the phrase WIMM- I may (will) have to steal this!

  6. I am cracking up. Glad I'm not the only one getting down with an Elsa costume. I'm too cheap to buy the pattern though. So that should work out well! Good luck mama! Can't wait to see it.

  7. Don't EVER throw that sketch out! Thanks for sharing what you are up to!


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