I finally am in the black with fabric usage. I am barely in the black, but in the black is in the black. Yay!!
Finished 2022 Quilt Projects
- Gelato – finished January 2022
- Scrap Dash – finished January 2022
Finished 2022 Small and Non-Quilt Projects
This category covers bags, toys, aprons and knitting as well as other non-quilt projects.
- A Place for Everything v.2 Bag – finished 1/24/2022
- Blue Journal #1 – finished January 22, 2022
- Blue Journal Cover #2 – finished January 22, 2022
- Cactus Flower Flapper Apron – finished February 2022
- Christmas gift bags – finished January 23, 2022
- Christmas gift bags (grey dot) – finished February 2022
- Christmas gift bags (masked)
- Duck Bones Apron – finished February 2022
- 6 months of La Passacaglia
- La Passacaglia Rosettes Month 7
- Scissor Cozy for Gerre – finished January 2022
- Scissor Cozy for Maria – finished January 2022
- Ends. n.12 – finished February 2022
- Ends n.13 – finished February 2022
- HST Sawtooth Star – finished February 2022
- Yellow Improv Donation Top/Back – finished February 2022
In Process or To Make
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.
- The circle quilt is on the design wall waiting for what comes next
Small Projects to Make or in Process
Most of my progress involves thinking or just cutting.
- 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 the pattern 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. Recently, I saw one of these made up and I am not so nervous about it
- Superbloom tote using Hindsight fabric – not started
- Ultimate Project Organizer – another project from the Crafty Gemini Organizer Club, also on my list, but not yet started
- Westchester shirt – this is a Crafty Gemini pattern. I bought the fabric at PIQF in 2018. I have the pattern pieces cut out and ready to sew. I was held up by the supply list which wanted a Jersey needle. SIL #2 and Mary C said that a regular knit needle was fine. We may start a garment sewing group in the guild. I could use the support.
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 worked on this a little at the guild meeting as it is easier to transport than La Pass.
- La Passacaglia – I am up to date on this project and waiting for Month 7 to arrive.
Ready for Quilting
- Nothing at the moment
In the Quilting Process
- BAMQG Improv Round Robin – I am probably going to rip out the quilting and send this quilt to Colleen to quilt. I like the look of Big Stitch, but am not working on it and don’t really enjoy working on it.
- The Tarts come to Tea – no recent progress
In the Finishing Process
- Nothing at the moment
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 don’t actually 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. WTH?
- 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, but I am ready to work on it as soon as I get my design walls back up.
- 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. After a brief burst of inspiration, I am stalled on this again. As one of my oldest (I am pretty sure) UFOs, 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. It might need a bit of quilting first.
- 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 satin stitch everything. Red Scribbles and Friend Julie helped me come up with this solution. Now I just have to do it!