14 January 2017

Finish-A-Long 2017

I wasn't going to, but at the last knockings decided I will join the Finish-A-Long 2017 (FAL2017).  I will be putting photos on Instagram also, but I thought I would have a round up of my works in progress here as well.

1. Dolly Dress Up Quilt

Not a brilliant pic but just laid out the quilt as you go blocks for this Dolly Dress Up quilt. It is a slow quilt which has been lingering for ages and has had several mentions previously on the blog. Last summer I made the Dresden Plate blocks one of which has been quilted, another part quilted and the other two are waiting to be quilted.  The whole has been a good bit of hand quilting to take with me to quilt meetings but I am getting to the point where I would now like this finished.

2.   The Frivols Quilt

This quilt is quite new, having bought the Moda Frivols tin last summer and just started this on 2 January (this year!). The top is completed and quilting has started. I found some fabric in my stash for the inner border as I ran out of the background fabric and this week bought a bit more of that fabric to use as binding. So I have everything I need to finish this quilt - no excuses!

3.  Godfrey Gadabout

A bit of knitting.  This photo was from last Saturday evening's craft along on Instagram hosted by Lucy of Charm About You.  This is the shoe of another clown that I am knitting, except that my granddaughter Isobel knows about this and it's for her birthday in March so its not secret knitting.  The clown has progressed beyond one shoe and since then another has been knitted. Now I'm knitting the body.

4.  Hexagons.  

For a while I subscribed to The Bramble Patch's Box of Delights and it's been a nice surprise to see what would arrive each month, but during the short time I've received them I haven't had time to make anything with the kits other than I made a cushion one month.  I took the hexies to tack around the card shapes but haven't joined up and put onto backing, so would be good to finish that in this quarter.  I have decided not to renew, even though it would be nice to receive a surprise project as I just don't have the time I'd like to make things with them.

I am hoping this will be a year when I get things done (did I say that last year?) and it would be good to clear my room a bit. The room, and me, have had a feeling of being overwhelmed by stuff and by finishing off and clearing some things would be a good place to start.

Let's see how it goes.....

Charm About You


  1. Good luck with your finishes!

  2. Lovely projects Sue! The Dolly Dress Up quilt is really adorable! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2017 global FAL hosts.


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