2017 Q2 Finish A Long List

I’m joining in for the 2nd Quarter of the 2017 Finish A Long. You can read more about it here.

Somehow I’ve actually managed to pare down my list, even if it may not seem like it to some. LOL There are some things listed on here that I know there’s no way I’m going to be able to finish this quarter, however, they are on my list as a reminder to myself that I do need to be working on them.

Things I Need to Complete for Swaps

  1. Mini Geese Quilt for the #geeseswap on IG hosted by @shoppershaz_swaphost
  2. Hexie Mini Quilt for the #hexieminiquiltswap on IG hosted by @shawngorlich
  3. 1 Hour Basket for the #tdbasketswap on IG hosted by @threedandelionsshop – FINISHED on 4/3/17
  4. A Mini Quilt with a Story for the #mwasquiltswap on IG hosted by @pridyprinsis
  5. Fandom in Stitches Mini Quilt for the #fisquiltswap on IG hosted by @stacypacy
  6. Quilted notebook cover for the #gardencraftswap on IG hosted by @sarahhhjayyyy
  7. Garden apron also for the #gardencraftswap
  8. Mini Quilt for the #vintagevideogamequiltswap on IG hosted by @mel_is_a_swapaholic
  9. Mini Quilt for the #heatherrossswap on IG hosted by @ajlockett
  10. Mini Quilt for the #harrypottersummerswap on IG hosted by @mel_is_a_swapaholic
  11. Zipped project bag for the #harrypottersummerswap 
  12. Quilted book cover also for the #harrypottersummerswap
  13. Felt brooch also for the #harrypottersummerswap
  14. Quilted Traveller Basket for the #summerswap17 on IG hosted by @wwarner27 & @justcombined
  15. Mermaid Mini Quilt for the #seamonsterswap on IG hosted by @stacypacy
  16. Mini Quilt for the #uhgswap on IG hosted by @kelbysews
  17.  Mini-mini Quilt also for the #ughswap
  18. 1 medium craft for the #kitchencraftswap on IG hosted by @pridyprinsis
  19. 1 small craft also for the #kitchencraftswap

Quilty Items on my To-Do List

  1. Summer Solstice quilt for my oldest
    I did manage to get approximately 1/2 of the background fabrics cut out for this. This will be a Christmas present for a family member. All fabrics except the background fabric is cut.
  2. Vintage Truck quilt for my Father-in-Law
    This will be a Christmas present for a family member made from a pattern I came up with. I’ve gotten most of the fabric for it cut already. Once I finish cutting, I’m going to chain piece the blocks together, fussy cut the trucks and applique them onto the blocks, sew up the top, quilt and bind it.
  3. Deer head #makedoquilt for hubby
    I’ve had a stack of khaki pants from a friend’s daughter-in-law just sitting here. They are not worthy of going to the thrift store due to being ripped and having paint splatters all over them (she works in a paint store), yet there’s plenty of good, usable fabric on them still. I’ve been playing around the idea for an improv quilt with them but haven’t been sold on any one idea until I seen the cover of Simply Moderne. I’m combining something similar to the cover (Simply Moderne issue #2) with an improv background. This will be a gift for hubby for Christmas. I also have a stack of camo clothing of his somewhere that he was going to throw out (old, worn, etc) that will also be used in this quilt.
    I’ve finished 9 of the improv background blocks already. I have about 20 more to go.
  4. Maggie’s 1st Dance for my youngest
  5. Play with Me quilt top paired with:
  6. Polaroid quilt top for a double-sided quilt for my youngest
  7. #spookydelightsquiltalong table runner
    Well, I started this QAL with good intentions. Then I sewed up the borders wrong… After taking the time to rip out around 15 feet of stitching, I kinda lost interest for the moment. I would like to get this done as it’s the only thing I’ve cut into my precious (insert Lord of the Rings jokes here LOL) Ghastlies fabric for.
  8. Turn blocks from #quiltnon2016 #quiltnonsampler into 2 mini quilts for my vintage themed kitchen
  9. Christmas Tree Skirt for my oldest
    Have pattern and fabric ready. Just waiting for my time and attention.
  10. Farm Fun quilt for my youngest
    When I bought the panels with the momma and babies stuffies to make for my granddaughter and my youngest daughter I also ordered a charm pack and a 1/2 yard of the main print in white. I’m not sure how I’m going to do it, but it will be simple. I’m thinking of cutting the 1/2 yard into larger 9″ squares and pair them up with a solid that compliments them. We’ll see. At first I was going to give it to my granddaughter, but her momma picked out an afghan instead of a quilt.
  11. Illusions quilt for my son
    This will be a Christmas present for a family member. I’ve started cutting but have lots to do still.
  12. My little girl’s quilt
    My 3.5 year old wanted to learn to sew on my machine. So, I pulled out a stack of 8″ squares cut from Disney Princess & coordinating fabrics and we got started. We sat on the floor for close to 2 hours arranging and rearranging them until she thought they were “just right.” I was having a serious internal argument with my OCD self. My OCD side wanted to rearrange them again once she went to bed to make sure that there weren’t any like squares touching each other and that the different colors were evenly distributed. My *ahem* “normal” side wanted to leave them just as they were because it’s going to be her quilt that she made. Don’t worry, I left them just as she arranged them. So far we’ve sewn together the blocks for 2 of the 8 rows. Using 8″ squares, it is 8 squares across by 9 squares down. Realize this – I am NOT sewing these together – she is! I sit next to her and run the foot pedal on the sewing machine. At 3.5 years old she does not have the skill to fully operate the sewing machine herself yet. (She’s 4 now and we’venot got much more done…)
  13. Postage Stamp Quilt
    A long term project to help use up scraps.

Sewing Items on my To-Do List

  1. iPad bag for hubby for work
    Self-drafted based on the dimensions of the iPad and his requests
  2. Carry / messenger style bag for hubby for work
    I have the fabric ready, I’m just debating between a typical messenger style bag or something that he can strap to the passenger seat of the truck and open up like a portable desk…
  3. Christmas Stocking for my oldest
    Have pattern and fabric ready. It’s just waiting for my time and attention.
  4. Christmas Stocking for my granddaughter
    Have pattern and fabric ready. It’s just waiting for my time and attention.
  5. Christmas Stocking for my youngest
    Have pattern and fabric ready. It’s just waiting for my time and attention.
  6. Christmas Stocking for hubby
    Have pattern and fabric ready. It’s just waiting for my time and attention.
  7. Christmas Stocking for myself
    Have pattern and fabric ready. It’s just waiting for my time and attention.
  8. Farm Fun stuffies momma cow and her 2 babies set 1 for youngest
  9. Farm Fun stuffies momma cow and her 2 babies set 2 for granddaughter
  10. Farm Fun stuffies momma sheep and her 2 babies set 1 for youngest
  11. Farm Fun stuffies momma sheep and her 2 babies set 2 for granddaughter
  12. Farm Fun stuffies momma pig and her 2 babies set 1 for youngest
  13. Farm Fun stuffies momma pig and her 2 babies set 2 for granddaughter
  14. Farm Fun stuffies momma chick and her 2 babies set 1 for youngest
  15. Farm Fun stuffies momma chick and her 2 babies set 2 for granddaughter
  16. Felt Christmas Tree for granddaughter
    I’m debating on making 2 of these – one for my youngest and one for my granddaughter for Christmas. Hoping to get them done by the middle of November so I can send my granddaughter her’s right in time for when my oldest puts up her Christmas tree.
  17. dress for my little girl using the floral print she picked out
  18. dress for my little girl using the deer print she picked out
  19. dress for my little girl using yarn for the bodice
  20. dress for my little girl using yarn for the bodice
  21. dress for my little girl using yarn for the bodice

Hand Embroidery Things on my To-Do List

  1. Little House on the Prairie hoop art for a family member
  2. Postcards from Heaven BOM for my In-Laws
  3. Gentle Domestic its BOM for myself

Crochet Things on my To-Do List

  1. Lizard shawl for myself
  2. Kaboom CAL for my granddaughter
  3. FRAN mystery CAL afghan for hubby
    I’ve finished over 3/4 of this so far. I was hoping to finish it for hubby’s birthday which didn’t happen. Then I was trying for Christmas which also didn’t happen. 🙁 So I’ll be trying for his birthday. Again.
    fran
  4. GREG mystery CAL afghan for couch
  5. Corset Socks for oldest
    I seen these on Ravelry and think they are awesome! Wondering if I can pull off wearing them. LOL
  6. Island Play Set for granddaughter
  7. Combo Fabric & Crochet Quilt for my grandma (it’s listed here under crochet instead of quilting because it requires much more crocheting time vs quilting/sewing time)
  8. Tree with Animals for my youngest
  9. Tree with Animals for my granddaughter
  10. Puppy dog scarf for my youngest
  11. Shawl for my Mother-in-Law
    pink-shawl
  12. Unicorn hooded blanket for my little girl

Knitting Things on my To-Do List

  1. Learn to knit!!!
    I started to learn a few months ago. I pulled up a YouTube video, some yarn and a set of needles. I -was- thinking that it would be like crochet, you could use bigger needles and get a looser stitch. I figured out how to long tail cast on with no trouble – had it down pat after about 3 stitches. Then I attempted a knit stitch. Which I was able to do with no problem and had it down after about 5 stitches. I was also able to finish a row and start a new one. However, after about 5 rows I realized that knitting with a larger set of needles than recommended for the yarn actually just makes the stitch look all wonky… Or it could have been my tension. Regardless, I frogged it all. When I pick up a smaller set of needles I’ll try it again.
  2. Make hubby a pair of socks
    using this nice soft yarn and this needle. Seriously, look at how fuzzy and soft that yarn is! I just keep squishing it against my cheek. LOL I found a pattern using this weight yarn and it said to use this circular needle so that’s what I bought. I have NO clue how to knit… However, I’d love to learn, if only to knit hubby socks. Why? My hubby is a big man who wears a size 15.5 wide boots. Do you know what it’s like to find ANY socks that fit him in the rural area where we live? I don’t think he’s ever had a pair of nice soft socks. I’d love to make him a pair asap.
    mikes-socks

Other Things on my To-Do List

  1. Finish reupholstering the mini recliner for my little girl for Christmas.
    When I seen this chair for $5 I had to buy it. The framework is strong but the fabric was yuck. It’s not a full-sized chair, but it’s also not one of those tiny kid chairs you see nowadays. It’s right in between which is good since my little girl is a big little girl. Her daddy (who’s 6’4″) likes to say that we knew she wasn’t going be a horse jockey. LOL Right now at just over 4 years old, she’s 44″ tall!!! I found a really cute heavy-duty canvas fabric that I’m hoping will last until she outgrows the chair.
    chair
  2. Finish my class on Skillshare: Micro Batch Preserves Peach Jalapeno Sauce
  3. Finish my class on Skillshare: Fold Over Clutch
  4. Finish my class on Skillshare: Hand Embroidery Sampler

 

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3 thoughts on “2017 Q2 Finish A Long List

  1. You are so organized. Looks like you’ll have some lucky partners for the swaps. Good luck with your goals and thanks for linking up for Q2 on behalf of the 2017 FAL hosts.

    1. LOL Karen! I -wish- I was organized. My lists are just part of my ocd. My lists help me with the chaos that is my crafting and craft area. Thank you! I’m hoping they’ll like what I’m making for them. Fingers crossed! And thank you for helping to host the FAL without you hard working ladies it wouldn’t be possible. 🙂

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