2016 will be my first year participating in the Finish Along and I am quite excited about it.
During the recent move I made a bunch of lists as I organized things in my sewing room.
There's a list of UFO's: 18
A list of projects that are completely cut out but never started: 9
A list of completed quilt tops that need quilting: 10
A list of finished quilts that are waiting for binding: 5
And of course there is the SOMEDAY list of things I'd like to do someday. That list just grows longer and longer every week! LOL Do you have one of those lists, too?
Now, that UFO list isn't as daunting as it sounds. Some of the UFO's just need a few hours work to be completed tops, and the rest just need a few happy sewing afternoons to be completed. Part of me was tempted to just list all 18 UFO's for the first quarter! In fact, our hostess Helen suggest I do just that, but I came to my senses and decided to just attack a couple of the fast projects each month during this quarter, as well as a couple things off each of the other lists. My list is rather long, even after working on shortening it! Have I Iost my mind? Quite possibly... Can I do it? Can I get it all done in 3 months? Time will tell! I sure hope so!
I'll be blogging about the details as I work on each project, but for now, here's the overview:
1. UFO: Round & Round- Amanda Nyberg's quilt along
Top needs help... and completion, backing and binding need to be made.
2 UFO: Metropolis
Elizabeth Hartman's Awesome pattern
Top needs completion, awesome pieced backing must be made & binding.
3. UFO: Spidey
Paper Pieced Halloween Spider Web String Scrap Quilt
Finished blocks need to be assembled, backing & binding made.
4. UFO: Blue Bell Constellation
Blocks made by my Bee Friends!
A few more blocks must be made, top assembled, backing and binding prepared.
5. UFO: Sewing Machine Cover & Mat Set
Needs assembly, quilting, binding.
This is a gift, so I'm just going to post a teaser photo until the finished product it's in my friend's hands!
6. Hand Stitched Binding: Brick Quilt
7. Hand Stitched Binding: Brick Quilt
(yes, there are TWO, although only one photo ; P !)
8. Cut out but never started:
Allie Owl! Elizabeth Hartman's fabulous pattern made with Rhoda Ruth prints.
9. Needs Quilting and finishing: Roundhouse Baby Quilt
10. New Scrap Project: Scrappy Kaffe Fassett print quilt
This box of scraps will be turned into a wonderfully scrappy quilt top!
11. (Completely) New Project: Redwork mini quilt for MQTS swap
This beautiful cream Essex linen and deep red solid will be turned into a Redwork mini quilt for a swap that closes the last day of January. Until my swap partner receives it, the design needs to be kept secret. Really looking forward to working on this one!!
Whew!! Getting the list & photos together feels a bit like a marathon!
Are you Finishing Along, too?
How long is your list??