Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Finishes

Today I'm linking up at a couple places. Firstly, Rhonda is having a mid-quarter check-in for her Finish-a-long and also hosting TGIFF. Amanda Jean is again hosting Finish It Up Friday.

I'm going to start with the new before moving to the old. Today I finished up Chad's first vest. The biggest challenge with this was finding time when both of us were home in order to fit and work on placement of the pockets. I also finished hemming a silk scarf (complete pain in the butt, by the way). The inspiration is western wear and the scarf will be worn in that style.

The is made with a cotton twill picked up at Joann's and interlined with flannel for extra body and warmth. The buttons took forever to sew on because of all the layers. I had to break out a thimble to push my needle through. These are just temporary buttons until the ones he bought online arrive. He wanted buttons like you find on jeans and Joann's just doesn't have anything like them.

Finished Vest and Scarf

Tally right now for future garments for him: two more vests, a winter jacket, and a shop apron. I also intend to make him a quilt too, but that is going to be a surprise.

As for the FAL, so far I have only completed one of the five projects I have as my goal. In some regards that may not sound bad, but considering how quickly that one was to finish once I started it, it's pretty sad. I am aiming to have one more done (just being realistic here) and any that I don't finish will go on the second quarter's list.

Halloween Mini

For more about this Halloween mini, please check out this post.

Like Rhonda, I would love to be UFO free at the end of the year. To extend that even further, I would love to have all the projects, but unfinished and not even started, done. So all the projects I currently have materials for need to wind up done. I've been tossing it around in my head to scare all of you share all of them in their entirety. I have decided to do so, but need a day to photograph every one of them. I'm hoping I have time for this next week and may have to break them up into a couple posts.

I hope you have a great weekend! I will be back tomorrow with more school projects.


Becky said...

I LOVE the vest, and the quilt is really cute!!

Sana Saroti said...

The vest turned out great! Love the silk scarf! Do we get to see it with the model? Good luck with you to-do-list!

M-R said...

Great vest and Ghastlie mini! Good luck with your mission -- I love it! I have a scary number of WIPs that I'd love to have finished too. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

Pam said...

The vest looks FANTASTIC, Katie!!! I bet you'll be getting a steady stream of orders from Chad!!!

Cindy said...

If you finished everything what would you have to look forward too? It would be like being a 15 year old gymnest who wins olympic gold....what do you do next?

Heather said...

That is a great looking vest! And the mini is too cute. Any progress is progress, right? You can be proud of what you've accomplished! Best of luck with the rest of your projects! :o)

Quilter in the Gap said...

The vest is great...I am impressed by anyone who can sew clothes. I really love your quilt...that is my alltime favorite Alexander Henry fabric!!! Thanks for linking up.

amandajean said...

the vest looks fantastic! what a great finish! good luck on the rest of yours. i'd be scared to photograph all my unfinished projects in one fell swoop. how scary that would be! LOL!

thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!