I need motivation. I need focus. So this year, I am listing 12 unfinished projects (one project per month to finish; or at least make progress) and linking up with Patchwork Times and One Monthly Goal.
1. Aunt Sukey Spins Off
This quilt is actually under the needle right now. Progress is happening.
2. Brazilian Embroidery
I got stuck on what to do with the embroidery piece. I’ve decided to make a pillow.
3. Grocery Sacks
I’ve been wanting to make grocery sacks. Surely this will be a quick and easy project.
4. and 5. Round Robin
This is a strip round robin from the year 1999. All of the strips are done, but this needs to come together as a top. I have good memories from this project! I’m giving this one two months…I’m sure I’ll need it.
6. Aunt Bea’s Parlor
I have only 2 blocks stitched. I don’t expect to finish this one this year, but I do expect to get a lot of the embroidery done.
7. Bird House
Ahem. It is a bird house. Started and abandoned quickly. One of those “quilt guild inspired because everyone is making one” projects. My excitement didn’t last long. This oldie needs to be done!
8. Floral Blocks
Began as class samples when I was teaching machine applique.
Maybe more pillows? What to do with only three blocks?
This was a class sample, too. I was teaching Libby Lehman’s threadplay technique. Long ago and far away.
10. The Case of the Secret Garden
A fun 2013 mystery quilt designed by Linda Franz of Inklingo fame.
11. Hunter’s Star
Also, a 2013 project.
12. President’s Blocks
I served as President of the Colville Piecemakers Quilt Guild 1999-2001. I have thirty plus signed blocks given to me when my term was up. It is about time that I do something with them!
For me, this is an ambitious list of projects. However, I already feel better about my ufo’s simply by making this list. What carries into the following year doesn’t matter.
One enjoyable stitch at a time. That is what matters.