In the fall I shared a long list of "in process projects". I joined the "2015 Fall UFO" group via a Ravelry Group called Quilters Knitting. I had to list at least 5 "in process" projects and make an effort to get "something" done, or (at the very least) to encourage others with their efforts. I visit the group threads everyday. Seeing every one's success (plus targeting a few of my own projects) resulted in a few completion's of my own!
|fussy cutting and improv QAYG blocks in process|
My first finish was a Quilt As You Go Table Runner that I think I had started earlier last year. It was primarily a stashbuster project. I used a panel that I had on hand and fussy cut the autumn themed leaves, sunflowers, nuts and pumpkins and went at it from an improv point of view from there. I highly enjoyed the process, but came to a complete halt when I hit the sashing bit (and into the UFO pile it went). I finally decided to pull it out, return to the tutorial and soldier on. I am embarrassed to admit how easy it was and how intimidated I had been. The technique is from The Quilting Edge.
|sashing added - QAYG in process|
With a heady feeling of success, I pulled out my second "time sensitive" project. This was a Happy Holiday Runner that had been languishing from last Christmas.
I spent entirely too much time trying to create a great backing fabric using up my leftovers. In the end I was pleased and I guess the upside is I now have a reversible table runner!
I tried my hand at some free motion quilting (FMQ) with varying levels of success - bearing in mind that no one who looks at my quilting efforts (in this house) has a clue!
Other than that I finished (finally) my Audrey Cardigan bribing myself that I could start another knitting project if I did.
I'm very happy with how it has turned out but I need to get used to the slippery / slinky feel it has. The yarn is a llama / silk blend and I'm used to warm and woolly yarns!
Well that's it for now. I've a few other thoughts mulling around in my head right now for this blog - just need to let them "moodle" a bit!
Happy New Year!
(Linked to the Needle & Thread Network WIP Wednesday)