26 Projects – November Update

Well, I am pleased with progress. The Spiderweb is well underway and I am nearing completion of that top. The Original Bullseye was found, which is an important step towards getting that completed.

My record for quilt finishes was 9 in one year (mostly UFOs). I thought I might finish that many this year, but it isn’t looking good. There is still hope, though.

  1. Original Bullseye: needs border, backing, quilting and binding, which are all hard to do if you can’t find the project, but I found it recently (HOORAY!!!), so that drama is fixed. I think a plain border with loopy feathers quilted in it will set off the blocks fine. Perhaps this will be a good #BFSI project?
  2. A-B-C (A-Z) BAMQG Challenge – All the blocks are sashed and the first border is on. I am mulling over how to complete the borders for the quilt. I think I will put on a P&B Happy Go Lucky grey and then a pieced border with some of the Art Gallery solids as the main fabric.
  3. Aqua-Red SamplerFrances and I finished our fusible machine applique’ blocks and I am supposed to be preparing the next class on curves.
  4. The Tarts Come to Tea: I haven’t quilted on this since April 2011. I really do need to work on the quilting. I was making good progress and then got sidetracked. Quilting the Whole Cloth quilt sort of got me back in the swing of quilting, so perhaps there is hope for this piece.
  5. 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. If I can finish this quilt, I might tie my record.
  6. Pointillist Palette #4: Fourth is a series of 6 quilts; needs tiny square patches sewn together. Mrs. K. gave me more PP fabric and I won some from a giveaway. I think it is a sign that I need to work on this.
  7. See: needs satin stitching. Small, also a possibility for finishing.
  8. 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?
  9. Spiderweb: Top is together. I need to rip out the paper, make a back and binding then take it to the quilter.
  10. Under the Sea: class project; like the design, but not the colors much.
  11. 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.
  12. 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. He asked me again for another quilt, so I think this one is next in line.
  13. New: Super Secret Project: top, back and binding made. Ready to go to the quilter.  Stay tuned. 😉 Not on original list
  14. FOTY 2011: at the quilter, needs binding.
  15. Stepping Stones: at the quilter, made binding, which she will sew on for me and then I need to stitch down the binding.
  16. New: Wonky 9 Patch: needs quilting and binding. Not on original list
  17. Corner Store:  Top and back are made. It is ready to go to the quilter.
  18. New Super Secret Project #2: Top and back are made. It is ready to go to the quilter. Not on original list
  19. 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:

  1. Stars for San Bruno #2: Finished! YAY!
  2. Pavers. Finished! YAY!
  3. Kissy Fish: Finished! Yay!
  4. Stars for San Bruno #3: Finished! YAY!
  5. Food Quilt: Finished 5/24/2012. YAY!!!!
  6. Renewed Jelly Roll Race Quilt: Finished 9/9/2012 YAY!!!
  7. Whole Cloth Quilt: Finished 10/5/2012 YAY!!!
  8. Flowering Snowball: Finished 10/31/2012 YAY!!!


  1. Flower Garden: The flowers were too spiky. This is going to Pam for a cat bed.
  2. Pineapple: will remake blocks at a later time with more care.
  3. 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

  1. Spin Wheel: really not started, but supplies gathered. Cutting fabrics as I go. TFQ does not consider this a UFO and made some good points to that end, 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.
  2. Windmill quilt: Still hunting and gathering.
  3. Stepping Stones #2 using Bonnie & Camille fabrics Bliss, Ruby, Vintage Modern: made two blocks, but still on back burner while I decide on the background colors.

I am pretty pleased. I have 8 projects off the list and 9 others with a definite plan.