It's that time of year again, and the 2014 Finish-A-Long has begun! This year it is being hosted by the amazing The Littlest Thistle. For those of you that don't know much about this event, its a fantastic way to make yourself accountable to finish those WIP's and UFO's that we all have lying around the place. I have been participating in this event since its creation in 2012, and am looking forward to the pile of finishes I hope come from it again this year.
The pre-quarter linky party is open for a week starting today. Would you like to participate yourself? Here's how!
Step One: Write a blog post with your list of would-be-finishes, or compile them into one image which you post on Flickr. In previous years I have used only Flickr posts, but now I am branching out into blogging :)
Step Two: Link your blog post or Flickr photo to the pre-quarter linky party that is held on The Littlest Thistle's blog.
Step Thee: Start sewing! It's as easy as that. At the end of the quarter, you join another linky party and link up your projects (individually) to the party with photos to show your awesome completed projects!
Did I mention there were prizes to be won? For each finish you link to the linky party (hence the individual links) you go in the draw to win some amazing prizes from some amazing sponsors!
Now that I've gotten all of that info out of the way, I shall get down to my own pre-quarter list of hopeful finishes.
Charming Triangle's tutorial. This one has been sitting in my sewing room for the last six months. It has a deadline, which is later in the year, but I'm hoping to get a head start on all of those HST's. Especially since I plan on making enough for a second HST quilt using a different design.
Garden Fence QAL. It has been in this state since the QAL started
6. Another wool project. This is my partially completed aqua cable bag. The pattern was designed by Jackie O'Brien and can be found in the August 2012 Issue of Country Style. I had started this bag as soon as the issue was released, and after an initial burst of enthusiasm it went onto the backburner. I have done a tiny bit more knitting of it recently, since this photo was taken. Now I am just over halfway through the knitting aspect of this bag. After that I have to hand sew in the lining and hand sew on the leather handles. I would love it if I could finish this bag in time for winter so I can actually use it. It would be even more amazing if I could also knit up another one for my amazing mother in the olive green wool she liked.
Samelia's Mum. Hopefully.
10. Diamond EPP Quilt in denim tones, with a hint of red. Pattern from Tacha Bruecher's HexaGoGo book. This one has been in the works for almost a year now. With three out of 19(?) blocks completed in that time, I think this quilt is worthy of getting some love and attention this quarter.
Well there you have it. My pre-quarter one list for the 2014 Finish-A-Long. I cannot wait for the quarter to end so I can hopefully say that some (if not all) of these long awaited UFO's have finally been completed. Of course there are tons more projects I could - and probably should have - added to this list. Especially since there are more growing every day. But for now I hope to stick to a potentially manageable list... and potentially manage to complete it!
How about you? What projects have you put on your pre-quarter one list this year?