26 Projects List – April Update

17 Projects in Process! That is well under the 26 that I started with. Granted, some of the older projects are still lingering, but I really feel like I have made progress and am not deprived from starting new projects.

Finished 2013 Projects:

  1. Corner Store: Finished on 1/1/2013 YAY!
  2. The Garden. Finished on 1/5/2013 YAY!
  3. Stepping Stones: Finished on 2/14/2013 YAY!
  4. Fabric of the Year 2011: Finished on 2/27/2013 YAY
  5. Calm: Finished on 3/14/2013 YAY!
  6. A-B-C Challenge: Finished on 3/31/2013

Still WIPs

  1. Aqua-Red SamplerFrances  continues to work diligently and the foundation piecing tutorial is posted. We struggled with the class on foundation piecing as the concept is so backwards. I don’t think this particular lesson is over yet, so I am not yet working on what is next.
  2. The Tarts Come to Tea: I still haven’t worked on this since April 2011. I was mulling over some substandard stitching the I should rip out, which would be a great couch project.
  3. Pointillist Palette #4: Fourth is a series of 6 quilts; needs tiny square patches sewn together, which would be great leaders and enders, if I didn’t have about 1,000 4″ Sawtooth Stars to make.
  4. See: needs satin stitching. Small, also a possibility for finishing. I really have the feeling I came so close to working on this project this month.
  5. 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? The attitude I need to have is that I can’t ruin it; there is always more fabric.
  6. Under the Sea: class project; like the design, but not the colors much.
  7. Flower Sugar Hexagon: I thought about sewing more hexagons together. Although not difficult, sewing Y seams is a bit of a chore, so I get tired of doing it after awhile. I could, perhaps, use leaders and enders to get this piece moving? I could also sew  1-2 together and then attach them to the larger piece.
  8. Young Man’s t-shirt quilt: have cut up the t-shirts and am still in the process of applying fusible, though I really hven’t worked on this in awhile.
  9. New: FOTY 2012: top, finished, though I can’t decide if I need a quilting border. Back done, ready for quilting.

I still have a few more WIPs than I do finished projects. Again, I have made progress on clearing out old projects and I am pleased.

Ready for Quilting

  1. Original Bullseye: At the quilter
  2. New: Wonky 9 Patch: needs basting, quilting and binding. Not on original list
  3. *New: Super Secret Project #2: Quilted; binding being applied. Not on original list
  4. *New: Super Secret Project: Quilted; binding being applied. ;-) Not on original list
  5. Infinity blocks: blocks sewn together into a quilt top, borders on. Back and binding made; ready to be quilted.
  6. *New: Sparkle Pink – At the quilter.
  7. *New: Swoon – At the quilter.
  8. Spiderweb: Top is together, binding is made. This is at the quilter.

Please note that even if you combine the two lists above, I do not have 26 projects on this list anymore. That is something, IMO.

In the Finishing Process


Nothing so far for 2013

Hunting and Gathering

  • 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.
  • Windmill quilt: Still hunting and gathering.
  • Stepping Stones #2 using Bonnie & Camille fabrics Bliss, Ruby, Vintage Modern: made two test blocks, but still in the thinking stage while I decide on the background colors. I want the contrast to be good.

As I mentioned, I am still trying to think of a new focus for this list for 2013. I feel that I made progress on the most ancient and difficult projects and I want to honor that, but there are still some ancient projects that I am finally thinking I might need to abandon.

Last update for the 26 Projects List

*New – Project started after I started working on the 26 Projects list