I checked in on my donation blocks progress a few days ago. I wanted to see how many I made and where I was in comparison to last year. Last year I made 115 total donation blocks. So far, this year, I am up to 95. I want to make at least 20 more to get to 115. If possible, I would like to get past that 115 mark. I am not going to make it to 365. I would, however, like to get farther than last year.
Finished 2020 Quilt Projects
Four quilts are now complete for the year. I am thrilled.
- Cool Windmill – finished March 2020 – I gave this quilt to its new owner and she was thrilled.
- Fabric of the Year 2018 – finished
- Plaid Block Party – finished August 2020
- Warm Windmill– finished March 2020
- Warm Windmill n.2 – finished August 2020 and sent off to my mom
Finished 2020 Non-Quilt Projects
This category covers bags, toys, aprons and knitting as well as other non-quilt projects.
I feel like I have made more of these small items, but I can’t find any others.
- Amy Butler Journal Cover – finished May 2020
- Arty Running with Scissors Tote – finished March 2020
- Blue Improv Journal Cover – finished August 2020
- Boxy Clear Pouch – finished June 2020
- Candy gift bag- finished July 30, 2020
- Catch All Caddy
- Baseball Catch All Caddy – finished September 12, 2020
- Paint Tube Catch All Caddy – finished September 12, 2020
- Christmas Mette Ring
- Cotton Candy Pouches
- Face masks – ongoing
- Inside Outside Pouch – finished June 2020
- Mega Pinnie for Gerre – finished February 2020
- Mermaid Warrior – finished May 2020
- Mette Ring – finished April 2020
- Mini Pink Pouch – finished September 2020
- Paper Wreath – finished April 2020
- Sewing Stand – finished May 2020
- Speedy Pouches – finished January 2020
- Vinyl pouch – finished January 2020
- Blue Spiky 16 Patch – finished May 2020
- Blue Strip Donation Top -finished March 2020
- Blue Strip #2 Donation Top – finished July 2020
- Ends n.9 – finished August 2020
- Flame Donation top/back – finished April 2020
- Orange Strip Donation quilt – finished January 2020
- Plaid Donation Quilt – finished June 2020
- Traffic Jam donation top/back – finished March 2020
- White Improv Donation Top – finished January 2020
The ‘In Process’ is used to denote projects on which I am actively working or are on the design wall waiting for me to stitch. I am continuing to try not to put away projects. I find putting a project away ensures I never work on them, because I just lose steam.
- FOTY 2019 – this is now on the design wall, but I was hampered from working on it by my foot injury. I’ll get back to it soon.
Small Projects to Make or in Process
Most of my progress involves thinking or just cutting.
- One Hour Basket for organizing my decks of cards – Creative Strength, mindfulness, etc. I may switch to one of the Minikins projects for this purpose.
- One Hour Basket for my stuff that tends to accumulate on the dining room table. I may switch to one of the Minikins projects for this purpose.
- One Hour Basket for DH’s stuff that tends to accumulate on the dining room table. I may switch to one of the Minikins projects for this purpose.
- Retreat Organizer – another project from the Crafty Gemini Organizer Club, also on my list, but not yet started
- Ultimate Project Organizer – another project from the Crafty Gemini Organizer Club, also on my list, but not yet started
- Officer gifts for January 2021 – have the pattern and the supplies. Need to start so these are ready and I am not scrambling at the last minute
- Ultimate Carry All Bag – Bag-a-Long for BAM – I have the inisde pockets made and am struggling with the front pocket.
- Westchester shirt – this is a Crafty Gemini pattern. I bought the fabric at PIQF in 2018 and just need to make it. The pattern comes with a video, so there is hope it will be wearable.
I decided that some of my projects are in a different class because they are hand piecing or embroidery or beading. They take longer. Thus I created a new category and have moved some projects here.
- English Paper Piecing Project– half hexies – I haven’t been working on this since shelter-in-place started.
Ready for Quilting
In the Quilting Process
In the Finishing Process
I still have WIPs. Who doesn’t, after all? A project in the ‘UFO’ category means I am stalled. A nicer way of saying UFO is a WIP. The list is a lot shorter and the projects are newer, for the most part.
- Handbag Sampler – this is still the forgotten project. It should be on the UFO list. Too bad I don’t have one. The blocks were teaching samples when I taught a sampler class the time before I started writing the quilt class sampler tutorials. I found one block recently, but otherwise I actually don’t know exactly where the blocks are hiding. I have an idea and still have to crawl up in the far reaches of my fabric closet soon and see if I can find them. I haven’t even found a picture of all the blocks. Sad.
- Lobster – I think I might make this into a tablerunner for the buffet. I think that will be a good and fun use of the piece even if the colors aren’t quite right for the dining room.
- Pies and Points from 2016 Victoria Findlay Wolfe class. The last time I worked on it was when Julie and I had a playdate in April 2018. I brought this piece with me so I could cut more elements (Julie has a Sizzix). I lost my excitement about this piece shortly thereafter and still have to get it back. Thus, I had to move this to the WIPs area.
- Pointillist Palette #4: Fourth is a series of 6 quilts; needs tiny square patches sewn together. No progress.
- Self Portrait: started in 2006 at a class at Quilting Adventures in Richmond, Virginia. I am still stalled on this again. As one of my oldest (I am pretty sure) UFO, I put it on my blog and out into the Twitterverse and Diane suggested that I not consider this as a self portrait. I think that strategy is a great idea. I am now trying to think of a new persona for her.
- Serendipity Lady – I am still planning to take this piece to be framed.
- Who Am I? – This piece is still languishing. Perhaps having a larger design wall will help me regain momentum. The amount of satin stitching I was facing was a problem until I thought of BIAS TAPE. I am going to make the words with bias tape, perhaps different widths, then I won’t have a ton of satin stitching. Red Scribbles and Friend Julie helped me come up with this solution. Now I just have to do it!