2019 Finish-a-long – Q4 – The Final Furlong

Eek! How did we get to the last FAL list of the year and I’ve still got so much stuff left!?! Having only completed a pitiful two projects from my Q3 list I only have myself to blame. With the addition of a couple of Christmas-related projects that need adding for this quarter my list for Q4 my numbers are creeping back up.

I’ll be using the hashtag #2019FALQ4afoxmadethis on Instagram to link all my finishes from this post together.

Quarter 4 Proposed Finishes List

1 & 2 Summer Sampler – Amy Butler /Summer Palette (started May 2016)

The Amy Butler one is so close to being finished, look…it’s under the machine being quilted.

I have decided to not complete the final blocks for the summer palette version, but I will make them up into a charity quilt and donate it instead.

3. Eat, Sleep, Quilt, Repeat (started July 2016)

Of all my quilt UFOs this is probably the furthest from being finished. Started at a Sarah Fielke workshop in Huddersfield, on one of the hottest days of 2016, I still love the idea of this quilt and would like to pick it up again. Maybe it will become a wall-hanging rather than a full quilt?

4. Pollinate (started June 2018)

There has been definite progress on this over the year, but it needs a final big push to get the top complete. Long winter nights on the sofa, hand-sewing and watching TV seems to be in order for Q4.

5. La Passacaglia (started January 2016)

Ah, old friend. My first foray into both EPP and fussy cutting, the catalyst for my love of Tula Pink fabric. This project means a lot to me but it has been relegated in favour of Pollinate and other projects. I haven’t touched this at all this year, which I regret.

6. Mandolin (started January 2018)

Trying to have three large EPP projects on the go, two of which require extensive fussy cutting was a bit of a poor decision on my part. This one may well rollover to FAL 2020 but never say never, right?

7. Jenny Haynes Footloose Mini (started September 2018)

Jenny Haynes, perhaps better known as Pappersaxsten, came to our Leeds Modern Quilt Guild to run a curves workshop. I started making her new Footloose pattern but have only completed 2/4 blocks. The picture below on the right is a mock-up of what it should look like when finished.

8. Up and Away Mini (started July 2016)

This was a pattern test that I did for Sheri at Whole Circle Studio. It just needs basting, quilting and binding to finish it off.

9. Hawaiian Applique Block (Started July 2016)

This was the product of another Sarah Fielke workshop (on another very hot day in Huddersfield). Originally I intended to make a set of four into a mini, but I think I’ve used the set aside fabrics in another project. I might border it and make a cushion or use it as a pouch front.

10. Tula Kalidescope Triptych (started June 2018)

Another workshop product from last years Simply Solids Retreat. This EPP Kalidescope pattern match was made using the pattern and instructions by Amy at Coffee Rings Studio. I want to make two more from other Tula prints and frame them as a triptych for my sewing room wall.

11. HST Triptych (started March 2017)

I drafted this design for three panels made up of HSTs to hang in my newly decorated bedroom. Two years on and the wall is still blank, I do have a small pile of HSTs though and fabric set aside to make more.

12. Wagon Wheel EPP (started June 2018)

Last, but not least, my final UFO from the Simply Solids Retreat. The start of an EPP block designed by Jenny Jackson of Hashtagsew. The fabric is all still set aside for this and I plan to make up a four or six block mini.

13. Granny Cabin SAL Quilt (started September 2019)

I couldn’t resist joining in with this sew-a-long organised by Then Came June, for her Granny Cabin quilt pattern. The top came together quickly and easily at the Sewing Shindig Retreat I went to at the end of September, not sure if I’ll get to basting/quilting this quarter.

14. Triple Pouch Gift

This is a Christmas gift so will definitely need to be made this quarter. I’ve got as far as a fabric pull and ordering some zips but as it’s a present I’ll just post a picture of one I’ve made for myself previously. The pattern is by Aneela Hoey, from her Stitched Sewing Organizers book.

15. Guild Christmas Make

This could well turn into 15 & 16, as I’m in two guilds, but the second one hasn’t decided what (if anything) we’re doing for a Christmas swap this year. So there’s definitely one, possibly two swap makes on my to-do list for this quarter.

Adding else to this list would basically be pointless as even though I’d love to start and complete several other projects that are tucked away and calling my name, I want to finish the year with a couple more ticks off the original list.

I haven’t decided how to go forward into the 2020 FAL, I think I will continue trying to clear the remaining projects on this list but perhaps I will consign another couple to the donation pile so that I can start new projects with slightly less guilt. Anyway, we’ll cross that bridge in the new year, until then I need to muster some motivation and get back to sewing.

Good luck with your FAL lists this quarter, wrap up warm this winter and get stitching – or to any in the southern hemisphere, enjoy the sunshine and get stitching!

One thought on “2019 Finish-a-long – Q4 – The Final Furlong

  1. So much great stuff. I love how your Pollinate quilt is looking! And the Footloose mini is fabulous! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2019 global FAL hosts.


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