Thursday, January 16, 2014

FAL Q1 2014 list!!

My main goal for this year is to try and use up some of the ever-expanding stash of fabrics that I have here as it is really getting beyond control so along with the usual sewing projects, I am hoping to try and make some clothing items as I do find it hard to find nice things to fit my short and wide shape:) 
Anyway, onto my FAL list:
1. First up is a project that I have selected fabrics for and which I will get onto cutting once the cat removes himself from them:)
2. Feathers quilt - these blocks from my lovely AusModBee members didn't even get a look in during the 4th quarter so once again are on my list. 
 Still deciding on which layout to do though...
3. SSM4 project: I have some fabrics cut out for one of these bags and have started sewing as there is less than a month to go for this swap already.
4. I am starting my clothes sewing endeavours with a nice simple pair of PJ/lounge pants from this pretty rayon fabric which I am sure you will all recognize.
5. I pinned a tutorial by Made By Rae late last year on how to make a nice floor Ottoman and have found some sturdy drill and piping cord to make it.
6. I made one of Anna @ Noodleheads fabulous divided fabric baskets for a swap recently and have decided that I need one too so I have some fabrics pulled.
7.Item for the 2014 Pantone challenge - Radiant Orchid. I have joined in the previous two Pantone challenges and although this is not usually a colour I use, I went though my stash last week -  just hoping that I have got the "Orchid" shade right as I am hoping to make a pattern that I have wanted to do again for a while and these colours will be perfect!
Linking to the Q1 2014 FAL with Katy at The Littlest Thistle.
Finish Along 2014


  1. JUST when he gets comfy .. you want him to move!! lol x hope it goes well and you dont get sidetracked by any other fabrics.. on sale or whatever xx

  2. Your list is just fabulous! I love the second layout of feathers and will watch you as you sew up some PJs. They're on my list too!

  3. Good luck with the list! I'm partial to the second layout of the feathers quilt myself - something about changing the directions of the feathers pulls the eye a little more to each individual block.

  4. Oooh, I LOVE those feathers, Kirsten! I prefer the weave-like pattern -- makes the eye move around the quilt. That is going to be gorgeous!

  5. Oh I don't know, quilted cat could be interesting... ;o) Good luck with the list!

  6. I love your feathers too, I think the second layout looks really dynamic. Good luck with the list and getting the cat off your fabric!

  7. Love it all! Great projects. Those orchid fabrics are so gorgeous, I can't wait to see what you make!

  8. Wow - you will be busy. Pretty colours under the cat - he is rather handsome too. Can't wait to see your feathers quilt finished.