Before I write my year in review blog post showing everything I accomplished in 2013, I thought I should blog about what I didn't accomplish in 2013! I'm a start it then finish it quilter. And if I start it and don't like it, I dump it. So it's very unusual for me to have any UFO's, but more shocking still, right now I have SIX!!Print this post
First up, Dresden Doilies.
I had no problem piecing the blocks or machine appliquéing the large blocks into place, but I wasn't happy with how my smaller blocks looked when I machine appliquéd them into place. All the blocks are pieced, they just need to be hand appliquéd on.
I have limited hand appliqué experience and am struggling with the bulk of hand appliquéing those smaller blocks onto this big piece of fabric. I really need to just sit down and get to it.
Looking at the pattern finish is really motivating me to get this project done.
Second, Clown Pants.
I love hand appliquéing these dot blocks, they're easy, they're portable, and they go fast.
This is what I'm shooting for and I have a long way to go.
I usually spend my evenings doing hand work, but between bindings and these two projects and life in general, I'm falling further and further behind. I maybe need to think about dedicating one of my normal week day sewing room days into a hand appliqué day until I'm caught up.
Temecula Quilt Co mini basket project
I started this project in July. The Temecula Quilt shop did this fun little sew along for the month of July. And I hung in there the whole month and made my basket blocks.
Then came the end of the sew along and I decided I liked this setting for my mini blocks, which needs twice as many blocks as I pieced, I'm planning to work on this project again this July and finish it up.
I started this project last April. It's not the kind of project I want to sit down and work on all the time, but I didn't seem to have much luck at working on it every now and then either. I want a 100 block quilt, I'm not even half way there.
Mini churn dash blocks
I have no big plan for this project and started it on a whim. I thought this would be a fun project to squeeze in between other projects. Maybe I'm just not a squeeze in between kind of gal!
And finally, the heartbreaker, also known as Starlight.
I was going to town on this project until I cut all those large floral triangles the wrong size, requiring me to un-sew all my pieced sections.
It's just sitting on my work shelf in my sewing studio, waiting for me to fall back in love with it, and I think I will.
So that's what I need to work on in 2014, and I'm fairly confident all of these projects will be on my accomplished list this time next year! Make that very confident, I can and will do it!