For me the New Year means making a promise to myself do get more of these UFOs completed.
You see, I love piecing quilts and applique, but I really don't like the pinning, and am a bit so so about the quilting (mainly because I get sore shoulders when I quilt). BUT..... I have set goals for this year.
Rather than list my UFO pile, I am putting them in photo form so I can revert back to this and re challenge myself.
First cab off the rank is the Wagon quilt, I am making this for my new baby grandson that is due in February, so there is a time frame on this one. Here it is, half way through the quilting process so this will be finish # 1 for 2013
Then I plan to get this one finished as the top is complete, all that needs to be done is the quilt sandwich, quilting and then some embellishments. This was a free online BOM in 2010/11 so well and truly deserves to be up there on the list.
Next is one that I started in 2010, and its all hand applique, there really isn't a lot left to do, and its going to be a wall hanging. I just don't know why I have not dug it out. So now, its moved into the hatbox that houses my embroidery threads and is sitting in the living room to pick up when I am watching TV.
|Great Australian Tea party|
Next in line is the little sailboat quilt made from blocks collected in the 6 inch block swap group. I have not laid it all out yet, but reckon that I am pretty close to getting enough blocks to complete this. So it really only needs to be put together and have some borders put on it.
This one is stunning, and I don't know why I have not put it together, I have the border fabric, which has to be mitred, maybe that's why as its a little challenging, I then need to quilt this, all of the hard work of the applique has been done
|Adelaide floral sampler|
I had to put it away as all of those little templates were driving me insane. You have to print the templates out, then cut them out on templastic and trace them to stitch them together. I have also ran out of ink in my printer so could not do anymore templates. As a result this is down the list, maybe in winter when I have more sewing time I will get back onto this project. I am over the half way mark.
|Farmers wife quiltalong|
I also have to piece together my Yellow, black and white sampler quilt from the QBSA group, grey border fabric ordered for that one.
Last but not least is the Fat quarter shops mystery BOM, that I started last June. Block 7 arrived in my letterbox today, so I shall get to work on that one probably this weekend.
And what new projects do I have in the pipeline? Well, its been a long time since I have done a quilt with a lot of stitchery, so I have joined up on this project. I just need to find the patterns somewhere (I am sure I can get them online).
I don't have any other "plans" for this year, but without a doubt I know there will be a few new ones started as we work through 2013