Well, no trip to Lansing for me yesterday. The windchill was in the minus 15 degree range here and my van doors froze shut! I took that as an indication that I should just stay home. I will try again next Monday. So sad as that means another week without my long arm.
Instead, I used the time to finish taking stock of my unfinished objects in order to set some finishing priorities for the year. I found quite a few! Here they are in no particular order.
1. My envelope blocks. As you know, the blocks themselves are now finished. This will be a small quilt so it shouldn’t take long to finish once I get my long arm up and running again.
2. My Metropolitan Fair churn dash. I have been stuck on this for a while. I have some more of the red paisley and am thinking of adding narrow borders of that to finish it off.
3. I am still keeping up with my block a day log cabins to add to the pile I already had done.
4. My Shanendoah sawtooth stars are still in the works. I think I am up to 42 blocks out of 96 or so.
5. This has been a UFO for longer than I can remember. I put it on one of my lists to finish last year and it didn’t happen. Sigh.
6. This isn’t really my UFO. These are blocks that were signed at Daughter #2’s wedding in 2013. I want to finish this for her this year. Working full time and having a 6 month old is not conducive to lots of sewing.
7. The more I worked on these album blocks, the less I liked them. I need to make something and get them out of my life.
8. This is another very long standing UFO. The prints were purchased in Amsterdam in 1998! I started piecing this not long after. I have a very limited supply of these fabrics and have never been able to figure out where to go from here. It is too long and narrow. I am loathe to take this apart but it might be the only answer.
9. Another hexie hand pieced project. I have worked on this in fits and spurts over the last year or so. I have been stopped by the fact that I feel it needs an infusion of new scraps.
10. A little black and white project that I set aside because it was so darn tedious! Maybe I will get back to this.
11. Hmmmm….a wee little challenge that I initiated with an online friend. Back in October….or maybe September….Maybe the real challenge is just finishing it this year, Kathy? LOL!
12. Calendar blocks from 2010. This too was on a UFO list to finish last year.
13. Pumpkin seed blocks that I appliqued while traveling last summer. The idea was that I would eventually use these in a medallion quilt.
14. Dear, dear Jane….I started these blocks in 2009 I believe. You may never grow up to be full sized. I should just finish you off….that sounded ominous!
15. These gorgeous blocks were gifted to me by a bloggy friend last year. I haven’t forgotten them, Jan! They will become a quilt for ME this year. They are not all the same size, not even close. So that is likely why the original maker never finished the quilt. I want to take a weeks vacation and do nothing but work on these.
16. I hand pieced these blocks sometime after we moved back from France, which was 14 years ago. They would make a lovely baby quilt for a little girl.
And I might have one to gift this to. Meet my newest grandbaby, due in June 2015!
We don’t know yet if Grand Baby #3 is a girl or not but she/he will be joining this handsome big brother, Baby L.
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Linking up with Free Motion by the River for Linky Tuesday and Modern Tradition Quilts for Keep it Simple, Make it Fun. Also linking up with Field Trips in Fiber for UFO Busting 2015.