I started 2019 with 18 UFO projects and had it whittled down to 12 by the beginning of this month. With Groovy and Jackie's Choice that list is going to briefly be at 10. I don't think I can expect better than that because you can squash the desire to start new projects for long.
My goals for January were:
- quilt and bind Groovy 2 - DONE!
- make placemants with some flower applique blocks because they will never become a quilt - in process
- quilt 4 - 6 veterans quilts - 6 DONE!
- load Jackie's Choice and start quilting - FINISHED THE QUILT!
These are the 6 veterans quilts that are quilted and I cut out at least 6 more veterans quilt kits. I don't count those in my project list because they are really just sewing for quilt club and travel. Worst case I can always give the kits to members of our club to piece. I'll just tally them as completed.
The other thing that I'll only be tallying as completed is crochet baby blankets. I used to crochet a lot in high school and when we went to Nashville in December I was looking for a project to do in the car. I have to have something to occupy me or else I become a horrid passenger. I do know how to knit too but I enjoy crochet more. On that trip I used some leftover yarn to crochet a dish cloth (it took about 4 tries before I got the hang of doing it again). It was fun to do but I know I will not like using dish cloths like that. I decided to try baby blankets. I can donate them to local charities and they will be great for the car and TV. Maybe I'll start another blanket stitch applique project at some point but this will hold me for a while. Yarn from Walmart and a free pattern and I'm on my way.
I also got one pet bed made in January and should have several more in February.
Here are my ending stats:
Starting UFO 12 (18 in 2019)
Finished YTD 2
Started YTD 0
Ending UFO 10
Veterans quilts made - 0
Veterans quilts quilted - 6
Fabric Postcards - 0
Pet Beds 1
Quilted for others - 0
In February I do plan to start a couple of new projects but my main goals are:
- finish the UFO flower block placemats
- 4 - 6 more veterans quilts
- start quilting one of my larger and more intense quilts
- start a quilt using my shibori blocks (already on the UFP list)
- start a symmetry cat quilt for my SIL (a new project)
- while working on the cat quilt resume piecing the Pleiades II
- quilt and bind the autumnal veterans Hunter Star quilt
It's a lot but I'm going to have one whole week alone in February.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.