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Finish along 2015 – The Finish Line

January 5, 2016

Of the 11 projects I had on my Q4 list I actually finished 5. One is a secret sewing project so no pictures and one I forgot to photograph. That said I did complete the 3 projects that just kept rolling over from quarter to quarter last year and I am really pleased with them and how they turned out.

Completed top - this was hand tied and bound sometime in October.

Completed top – this was hand tied and bound sometime in October. I really should do a finished photo, but I was too busy using it.

{Handmade} A quilt for my SIL's 40th, finished yesterday and gifted today (phew!) Super quilting by @trudi_wood, design, piecing and binding by me. Love giving handmade gifts but it's always a bit nerve wracking. She seemed pleased though. #handmadechristmas #ayearofmoments_festive #littlestoriesofmylife #quilt #kellyfairysews

{Handmade} A quilt for my SIL’s 40th, finished yesterday and gifted today (phew!) Super quilting by @trudi_wood, design, piecing and binding by me. Love giving handmade gifts but it’s always a bit nerve wracking. She seemed pleased though.

{Dreams} Last year two of these blocks were a table topper. I loved them so much that I wanted to turn it into a whole quilt. 12 months on, a quilt completed. Every time I worked on this I imagined cuddling up under it watching Christmas films and pictured it draped over the back of the sofa. I love it so very much. Screen printed Christmas Trees, made by me after my @karenlewistextiles class, made into wonky star blocks and sashed by me @simplysolids #simplysewinretreat, quilted by @trudi_wood, bound by me. It's one of the best things I have ever made, a dream made into a reality, and I feel so proud. #handmadechristmas #simplysolidsmakes

{Dreams} Last year two of these blocks were a table topper. I loved them so much that I wanted to turn it into a whole quilt.
12 months on, a quilt completed. Every time I worked on this I imagined cuddling up under it watching Christmas films and pictured it draped over the back of the sofa. I love it so very much. Screen printed Christmas Trees, made by me after my @karenlewistextiles class, made into wonky star blocks and sashed by me @simplysolids #simplysewinretreat, quilted by @trudi_wood, bound by me. It’s one of the best things I have ever made, a dream made into a reality, and I feel so proud.

All in all, over the year I completed 25 projects and linked them up. I love the focus that the finish along has bought to my sewing over the year. I am not sure how this year will pan out, with college and work taking up a lot of my spare time but I think I will continue to join in and link up.

I am linking up with Adrianne from On the Windy Side.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

 

And ready for next year, hosted by not one but nine quilty hosts:

FAL 2016

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Archie The Wonder Dog January 13, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    25 finishes last year? Wow!!! I love the Advent calendars hanging above the (gorgeous) Christmas star quilt, the fussy cut polar bears are fabulous! Hope you manage to join in this year – any chance you’re going to keep me company in the ‘ridiculously long’ list group?!

    • Reply Kelly January 14, 2016 at 11:13 am

      I have quite a modest list at the moment. Sure that will change as the year progresses!

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