My dear friend, Michelle, has been blogging her "Goals" and seems to be making good progress in tackling them (well done on the nets Michelle) and I wondered if making them public had helped.
Like so many of us I have quilting projects in various states of development from
a twinkle in my eye
brand new carefully chosen fabrics, threads and pattern
a bag of cut, partially stitched and abandoned cloth
So I thought I would go public too.
Firstly though, drum roll for a finish please!
The quilt, now called "In the Pink", I was making for my DD, with fabric we chose in Spring 2009, is finished and all ready for her to enjoy. She worked with me on developing the design, which was inspired by "Daisy Blue" by Marie Kruger in Patchwork & Quilting magazine (197, June 2010). There have been some hiccoughs - I will never, ever hand sew through batik fabric on steam-a-seam again (hopefully) - but I am very pleased with the finished quilt as I hope Sara will be when she sees it. Until she does I can't show you the whole thing but here's another tease.
(The first tease was here).
I have found some lovely tutorials on Catherine's blog and definitely want to make these two:
crayon roll tutorial
quilted potholder tutorial
but here I go again with planning new projects....back to the list...
I've had a sort out and a think and some projects have been adandoned, probably forever. They are the sort of things that might end up in a UFO swap but I am not going to feel guilty about them, I must have learned something from the work I did do on them.
Then I have prioritised the projects I am going to finish. As I'm typing this I have a feeling I've been here before!
My Wiggly Nine Patch remains layered and pinned but I have finally decided how I'm going to quilt it so that will be my first 2011 project.
I didn't get my sampler quilt finished in time for the cold weather so I must finish it early in 2011. It needs a lot of work still and I think I feel rather overwhelmed by it even though I've had some great suggestions from you for finishing it.
After those I feel I shall deserve a new project so I shall start and finish a quilt using the blocks from "Round and Round le Jardin" using Japanese fabrics. This was from a worshop with Jane Bottomley and the quilt has received a lot of compliments.
Between these big projects I also have to make some more kanzashi - fabric flowers. I was going to write a tutorial but there's a great one by Sandy here. Thanks Sandy.
I also have an ongoing commitment to BQL fabric postcard swaps and Global Piecers swaps.
So, my to do list for the beginning of 2011 is:
- Quilt and finish Wiggly Nine Patch.
- Complete Sampler Quilt - sashing, assembling, layering & basting, quilting, finishing, phew.
- Japanese Round and Round the Garden quilt project.
- Kanzashi (portable project)...BQL Fabric Postcards...Global Piecers swaps.