I am going to participate in the 2016 Finish-A-Long. I had such a fun time going through all my WIP's (works in progress) and UFO's (Unfinished Objects), some I had forgotten all about. I know there is no way I am going to get these all done this quarter, but I want to list all of them just to keep them fresh in my mnid and see how many I am able to get done by the end of this year. Here we go!
#2 is a project that I've completed 20 blocks for, but each block is only 4 1/2" big. Meaning that the HST's are 1" finished. What was I thinking? I LOVE this pattern and the look of it and the wonderful secondary pattern it creates. But I'm thinking about starting over with bigger pieces. I would LOVE to have this on my bed.
#3 is a kit I bought in 2002, a pattern from Atkinson Designs called Sonnet Lucky Stars. The blocks are up on my brand new first ever design wall to motivate me to get this one done! Only one block is done.
Here is a closeup of some of the yummy colors . . .
#4 is a quilt top that is done and just needs a back, quilting, and binding. I'm NOT in love with this. The colors kind of make me go ewwww. This is one of the reasons I quit making quilts because I didn't know how to quilt it and didn't have the money to pay someone. Now I can do it! I made it to go with my mom's couch so it's hers if I ever get it done.
#5 is actually not really a WIP, but I at least have purchased the fabric and have a plan. This one will be for my middle son, Morgan using Yvonne Fuchs pattern Triangle Transparency.
#6 is a mini quilt that I can't show you yet because it is for a swap I am doing with my quilting friend, Kate at Smiles From Kate. It has been a lot of fun trying to figure out what I'm going to do with this!
I'll be sure to show you when Christmas is past.
#7 Make more house blocks (maybe I'll set a goal of at least two per month)
#8 Meadow Mist Mystery Quilt. I've almost got September's sewing clue done and will start on October's clue soon. I'll show an update when I get all caught up. Here is my fabric pull for that project.
#10 is not an official WIP either but it is something I have been dying to try. Ever since I saw Kate at Life in Pieces showing her dress blocks I have wanted to try paper piecing. Never done that. Isn't this cute???
#11 Add sashing to cowboy blocks, quilt, and bind.
There is at least one more box somewhere that I haven't found yet because it has my iron in it! I'll stop at 11 projects. I think that will keep me plenty busy.
Now for the Halloween giveaway. I used the oh so sophisticated method of hollering across the room to my mom (she spent the weekend with me), "Hey mom! Pick a number between 1 and 19!" She said, seventeen. The 17th person to comment last week was Karen Rowland. Karen, I tried to find an e-mail address for you and left a comment on your last blog post. Hope you see this! Please send me your address and I'll get this Halloween fabric in the mail to you pronto. If I don't hear from Karen by Monday, I will pick a new winner.
Wish me luck on getting a couple of these projects done before the end of the year!