Here we are, a fresh new year, a fantastic fresh team of Finish-A-Long hosts, but unfortunately still the old list of UFO’s…
First, my oldest UFO (unfinished object). During the Christmas holidays, I had this crazy idea that I would be able to finish up this girlie Refracted (pattern by Melissa at Happy Quilting on UCreate) twin size quilt for my niece. Nope. But I did have some success and manage to get the top pieced. I took a Craftsy class called Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine, so I’m going to try some of the techniques in the class on my next few quilts, starting with this one by quilting two halves of the top and then putting them together after.
Next a few more things you’ve seen before:
Christmas Grand illusion, needs to be basted and quilted. Since I finished the top last February, I should try to get it quilted by this February.
Cargo duffle bag, I just need to sit down and work on this one weekend
And my perennial winter project, wool sweater. About 5″ left before I can steek the armholes and add the sleeves.
And thankfully some new projects to strive for. I like having the smaller projects as well, for times when the big ones seem too daunting. I really need to get one of my vintage machines up and running, so I can switch to some simple piecing (I find it really relaxing before bed) without destaging another project.
Noodlehead 241 tote, canvas bought at the end-of-summer sale ($5 per metre!).
Star pillow (free motion quilting fun!)
Joy Christmas pillow, need to add checkerboard patchwork around the main section. I’m using the leftover white sashing from the Refracted quilt and a red-and-silver Christmas print.
And finally a stretch target. The thing you really don’t think you will get done, but you try anyway. Sugar Block Club 2014 sampler. As you can see, I added a Swoon block, I’m going to figure out sashing, then I’m going to add an 8″ or 10″ border to make it work as a queen size. Somehow it seems like cheating, when people can make 100 dear jane blocks, to add a lot of sashing to only 13 blocks and somehow end up as a full size quilt (but phtt! I’m going to do it anyway).
I will occasionally be making the Farmer’s Wife 1930s blocks this quarter, continuing my Glamp Stitchalot quilt, taming my scraps bin, and adding a couple of new projects. I like to use this linky for motivating me to finish the old projects, the things I’m having a hard time getting to, not the new “squirrel” projects that have diverted me.
Thanks for stopping by! I’m going to link up to Leanne at She Can Quilt (cause she’s Canadian, eh), and then pop over to visit a few friends and leave encouraging comments.