Wednesday, 26 March 2014

FAL freakout!

There's less that a week until April folks - FAL Q1 2014 is zooming up on us, which brings me two sets of angst.

Getting stuff finished, and then making sure I have something started to put on my Q2 list!  But we'll stick with the former for today.

I have two quilts left on my list, one of them is my Midnight At The Oasis, and that isn't going to be finished any time soon, but I am OK with that.

My Hadley quilt is another story.  The top was finished probably back in October, November time; I even cut the backing, but it has sat waiting for me to get the energy to even contemplate basting it, never-alone quilting it.  But today was the day.

Children safely dispatched to school; no strike action for me to re-organise my life around, thank goodness, and hubby left in bed poorly; I cracked on.

Binding was made, backing pieced and the whole thing basted, all in a couple of hours, then the quilting could begin...


I managed to use up a whole small spool of Aurifil, but before panic could set in, I found a super match in some old Gutermann, so I could get the quilting finished and binding on, all before I went back out to get the kids at 3pm...


The colours are a bit all over the place in those indoor photos, this outdoor shot is truer,


I have begun stitching down the binding already, but I feel like I am paying for my excess, so that's me done for the day.

Hopefully I will have this finished by the weekend - if the weather is fine I have a good photo op on Saturday, so that's my stitchy action sorted for the rest of the week xxx

14 comments:

  1. Trust you to get another finish in. Hope it wins you a prize.

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  2. Isn't it fab when you get a great stretch of productiveness in one day? But do be careful and dinnae overdo it!

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  3. You were steaming today! Careful you don't set yourself back. Quilt is looking good.

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  4. Wow, basted, quilted and half bound in between kid runs is pretty amazing and it is going to be a lovely quilt too.

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  5. You really powered through that Hadley, just goes to show how an impending deadline can really kick our asses into gear :)

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  6. That was a work out for sure! Looks brilliant! Jxo

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  7. I've hit the same panic, Hadley! I think I'm safe to say that I'll have a long enough Q2 list with those things I didn't finish in Q1 :(
    You're super speedy, missus, getting that layered and quilted while the kiddos were out.

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  8. You put the rest of us to shame!!!! Looking forward to seeing it - the colours are beautiful x

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  9. Oh well done, I hope Mr Flying Blind is better today. I'm going to see if I can get some of that last border print for a dress.

    BTW I'm totally starting things to have something to finish for next quarter too, that's exactly what I am doing, yeah.

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  10. That quilt is looking fantastic! I don't know how you get so much done. I keep trying to do stuff and then I found the bag of repair work that my daughter handed me at the end of our last visit, that needs doing. So now I need to head on down stairs and crack on with it...she tells me she has found some more :{

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  11. Go you, and glad you could sort the thread problem, it's what freaks me out about using those wee colourful spools every time!

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  12. Damn woman, that's impressive! It looks great!

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