Thursday, January 15, 2015

2015 Finish Along: Tackling the Tower

Delving into my UFO pile is like an archaeological dig...  I can't believe how old some of these are!!!  I've gotten much better about finishing what I start but there are a few stragglers that have been hanging around for an embarrassingly long time.  Since prizes and camaraderie are always a good incentive for getting things done I'm joining the Finish Along at On the Windy Side.  If I say it I have to do it, right?  Here's the list for what I'd like to finish in Q1...

1. Kate Spain Christmas Quilt:  I started this right before I left on vacation as some mindless charm square sewing.  I could easily let this linger in the WiP Pile until next Christmas but I went on a basting kick this week so there's no reason not to get this quilted and finished now.

2. A Walk In the Park:  This is ready for quilting and I even know how I want to quilt it.  It's a bit larger than I usually quilt on my domestic machine so I've been waffling on doing this at home vs. the longarm.  Time to decide and be done.

3. Plus One:  Another one finished and just moldering in the To Be Quilted pile...

4. Toes In The Sand:  I like this quilt well enough but I don't feel mine has anything special that sets it apart from what anyone else did with this BOM.  I have 2 people willing to take it off my hands so I should really finish it up and send it on its way.

5. Enchanted:  I want to do fancy free motion in the solid negative spaces of this one.  It's really just a matter of picking out patterns to go in each section, FMQ always goes faster than I think it will.

6. Keeping It Together and 7. Urban Window:  There are just no excuses for these 2.  I just need to schedule time on the longarm and whip them out.  Neither one is going to take very long and the bindings are ready and waiting.

8. Frenchie:  This is soooo old...  I whipped this up for one of Audrey's friends who was moving away and then never got around to quilting it.  It's basted and ready to quilt as soon as I master these Fleur-de-lis for the borders.

9. Beatrix Potter:  I love this quilt (and I would never do something like this again) so there's no reason for it to have spent over a decade in the WiP pile waiting to be hand quilted.  Oh wait, I need some handwork... all that's stopping me from getting started is a trip to the fabric store for some thread;-)

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  1. Good luck! That is an impressive list for one quarter!! And so many lovely projects! that Beatrix Potter alphabet cross stitched? This will indeed be special for someone!

  2. That's a whole lot of quilting! You're going to have very impressive arm and shoulder muscles at the end of the quarter. :D