Hi! I’m back today to share all the details, and thoughts behind, my 2016 resolution: Finish quilts.
Here’s the deal — I have tons of unfinished projects. No, seriously, I keep them all listed here on the blog. Well, all is subjective, because I forget to update the list, but most are on the WIPs page. Go ahead and look at them, I’ll wait.
Yup, still waiting, because there’s a lot for you to read through.
Some I put aside waiting for my skills to improve. Like this one:
Started pre-blog, circa 2011. I knew I wanted to go to town with FMQ in all that aqua space, but I didn’t even have a free motion foot for my machine at the time… But now I have the Juki! No more waiting. I just need to decide on a back for it.
Then there’s this one:
I started it not long after the Ruby quilt above, 2011, maybe 2012. I started with the Crazy Nine Patch pattern, then quickly fell out of love with the design in my head. Recently, I got some new inspiration from, of all places, the design on the sandwich bags from our favorite pizza/sub shop. I just have to actually execute the new design…
By my count, I have
7 8 9 quilt tops, all done, just needing quilting. For a gal with Juki that’s almost downright criminal. I’ve run out of excuses on those – and some of them are charity quilts, like this one:
Then there are quilts that are for me, that I’ve just kept pushing down the priority list. Like this one:
As well as more recent projects, like this quilt for Gramma:
I have started
3 4, yes 4, Christmas quilts over the years and never finished a single one of them. It’s time, don’t you think?
So, this is the year of no new projects. I am not going to start a single quilt. Now I’m a realistic person, so I understand that I will most likely not meet this goal. In fact, there are two exceptions for this: two baby quilts I need to make by March. But, my true aim is to finish as many of these lovelies (and this wasn’t all of them by any means) as I can by 2017. This year, I finished 4 adult-sized quilts. Last year I finished 2 adult-sized quilts. Let’s see how many I can finish this year!
And I’m sure this guy will be doing his uptmost best to help in every possible way.