I skipped September, because I was sewing slowly due to the rotator cuff injury. I didn’t feel like I was making any progress. It was a good idea. I feel like I am back in the saddle.
- Original Bullseye: needs border, backing, quilting and binding, which are all hard to do if you can’t find the project. It is lost. I know it is in there somewhere. As I mentioned, I did a test and found that my original idea didn’t work. I think a plain border will set off the blocks fine IF I ever find the top. Bleah!
- A-B-C (A-Z) BAMQG Challenge – I finished all the blocks and a few extras. I have a total of 30 and they are all sashed. I have a couple to trim and may have done that by the time you read this, then I will make some decisions about sashing.
- Aqua-Red Sampler – Frances contacted me about getting back in the saddle. We met yesterday! Hooray!
- The Tarts Come to Tea: I haven’t quilted on this since April 2011. I need to work on the quilting. I was making good progress and then got sidetracked. Quilting the Whole Cloth quilt is getting me back in the swing of quilting, so perhaps there is hope for this piece.
- Garden: I started this piece in a class with Pamela Allen in 2006. As mentioned, I used this piece for my beading demo for the 2012 EBHQ Voices in Cloth show (March 17), which means that I added some beads. I finished machine quilting this piece, removed some of the beads and have started to put beads back on to it. I think it might be done with the few beads I have put on it. I have to look at it and decide. If it is done, then I need to put a facing and sleeve on it.
- Pointillist Palette #4: Fourth is a series of 6 quilts; needs tiny square patches sewn together. Mrs. K. gave me more PP fabric. I think it is a sign to work on this.
- See: needs satin stitching.
- Self Portrait: started in 2006 at a class at Quilting Adventures in Richmond, Virginia. I like the piece, but don’t know where to go from where I am. Mouth? Hair?
- Spiderweb: I woke up one morning thinking I would work on this project. I found that I had already designed the border blocks! Yay! I want to sort through the blocks and make sure I have just enough to make a quilt for my bed. That means I will have extras. I could make a quilt that would cover my house with the number of blocks I have already made. Progress. Hooray!
- Under the Sea: class project; like the design, but not the colors much.
- Flower Sugar Hexagon: sewed more hexagons together. Sewing Y seams is a bit of a chore, so I get tired of doing it after awhile.
- Young Man’s t-shirt quilt: have cut up the t-shirts and am still in the process of applying fusible. He cleaned out his drawers and found some more t-shirts to add to the quilt. Oh Yay! <– just a bit of sarcasm
New: Super Secret Project: top, back and binding made. Ready to go to the quilter. Stay tuned. FOTY 2011: at the quilter, needs binding. Flowering Snowball: Back from the quilter; need to hand stitch the binding. Stepping Stones: at the quilter, made binding, which she will sew on for me and then I need to stitch down the binding. New: Wonky 9 Patch: needs quilting and binding. Corner Store: Top and back are made. It is ready to go to the quilter. New Super Secret Project #2: Top and back are made. It is ready to go to the quilter. Infinity blocks: blocks sewn together into a quilt top, borders on. Back and binding made; ready to go to quilter.
Finished or Abandoned projects that were on the list:
- Stars for San Bruno #2: Finished! YAY!
- Pavers. Finished! YAY!
- Kissy Fish: Finished! Yay!
- Stars for San Bruno #3: Finished! YAY!
- Food Quilt: Finished 5/24/2012. YAY!!!!
- Renewed Jelly Roll Race Quilt: Finished 9/9/2012 YAY!!!
- Whole Cloth Quilt: Finished 10/5/2012 YAY!!!
- Flower Garden: The flowers were too spiky. This is going to Pam for a cat bed.
- Pineapple: will remake blocks at a later time with more care.
- Moon and Stars: This quilt was barely a quilt and was not interesting. I realized I didn’t want to devote time to it. So, I finally just decided to give up and get it off the list. I will send it to Pam for a cat mat?
Hunting and Gathering
- Spin Wheel: really not started, but supplies gathered. Cutting fabrics as I go. TFQ does not consider this a UFO, which is why I have moved it to the Hunting and Gathering section. She says, and I have to agree, that quilts are not ‘projects’ until the sewing starts. OK. I’ll go with that.
- Windmill quilt.
I am pretty pleased. I have 6 projects off the list and 8 with a definite plan.