Another year and more projects finished
2020 blog posts: 359
2020 fabric used: 95 yards net
I reached 100 yards used for the first time ever! I actually made it up to 113 by 12/17/2020. I was super excited. Of that 28% was for charity quilts. Of course, then, after writing the post about the Kaffe quilt, I went and bought some fabric, ended up with 95 net fabric used. Oh well! I take comfort in the 152 gross yards used.
Finished 2020 Quilt Projects
Six quilts are now complete for the year. I am thrilled.
- Black Windmill – finished December 14, 2020
- 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 Small and 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
- BAM Retreat Mega Pinnie – finished October 2020
- Blue Improv Journal Cover – finished August 2020
- Boxy Clear Pouch – finished June 2020
- Candy gift bag- finished July 30, 2020
- Catch All Caddy
- Christmas Mette Ring
- Cotton Candy Pouches
- EPP Pentagon Ball – November 2020
- 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
- Oslo Craft Bag – finished November 2020
- Paper Wreath – finished April 2020
- Pencil Roll gift – finished November 2020
- Sewing Stand – finished May 2020
- Sew Together Bags
- Carrie’s Sew Together Bag
- Sue’s Sew Together Bag
- Tim’s Sew Together Bag
- Sidewinder Pouches – finished December 2020
- Speedy Pouches – finished January 2020
- Vinyl pouch – 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.
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 or a Catch All Caddy 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 or a Catch All Caddy 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 – working on the project and nearing completion
- Ultimate Carry All Bag – Bag-a-Long for BAM – I have the inside 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
FOTY 2019 – ready to take to the longarmer
In the Quilting Process
In the Finishing Process
- Red Scribbles
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. The blocks were teaching samples when I taught a sampler class some 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 crawled up in the far reaches of my fabric closet to see if I could find them and they weren’t where I thought. I am sort of mystified as to where they could be. I haven’t even found a picture of all the blocks. 🙁
- Lobster – I think I will make this into a tablerunner for our 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 to sew the satin stitching. Red Scribbles and Friend Julie helped me come up with this solution. Now I just have to do it!