Time for project confessions! Lets start with the good news of 2 finished projects.
Having these 2 quilts done was a big accomplishment for me this month. I feel like these cleared out space in my head as well as my sewing room. Of course, nature doesn't like a vacuum and that applies to me and my sewing room too and I filled it with 3 new projects!
The new charity quilt will be put together in the September sewing days with Country School Quilters and I'll likely make the Maine quilt my next project to do in CSQ sewing days when the charity quilt is done. Both of these will be perfect for packing up to take to sew.
I've also received Paula Nadelstern's new fabric samples and am starting on designing what I'll be doing for that project. The quilt is due October 15 and I will not be able to share it until after Quilt Market.
While on vacation I pulled out a old UFO to work on. If you have been following my blog for more than a year you might remember that I have made over 100 Cracker Box Kits. I started making this sometime around 1994 and work on them intermittently. They are a TV watching project and, honestly, I'm kind of over them. I'm over making and displaying them. Not for any reason except that we change interests over time. But I have 3 kits left and they are expensive so I want to finish them. I added them to my UFO list to motivate myself to try to get them done this year. I think I'm going to set aside Monday and Thursday night football to work on these and Saturday and Sunday for the applique.
I'll say that if you are into Christmas ornaments you won't find better kits than these. Some are really pricey too so don't be shocked when you go to the website and see some over $100....for a kit! They have a lot of Swarovski and other expensive "ingredients". This one is called Discovery and now I'm on the highly tedious task of gluing pearls on the end of these petals.
Here are my stats for the end of August:
Starting UFO 19
Finished YTD 8 (Goal 11)
Started YTD 9 (Planned 6)
Ending UFO 20 (Goal 14)
Veterans YTD 23 (Goal 40)
How did you do on your projects? You are welcome to post a comment or share a link or even to just think about it on your own.
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.
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