During the creative hiatus this past fall, I didn't stop thinking about quilting... au contraire. I thought a lot about it.... especially the part about how I promised myself that I would finish every project begun and would not let UFOs pile up. Ha! So, I took stock of works-in-progress and made a list, which will be my resolution for the coming year.
1. Almost finished blue-and-yellow quilt. One of the first I did and before I started blogging. It's partially quilted but I stopped because I realized that I had goofed big time with the outer border, which is wavy, altho not as bad as this example I found online...
I was discouraged at the time because I didn't want to rip the border off and start again and I didn't know how to fix it. So... on the shelf it went. I learned from my mistake and don't have wavy borders anymore and I've even found an idea for quilting the border "as is"... so, wavy border quilt is first on the list of UFOs as the oldest one lying around.
2. The quilt top from a 2013 QAL is hanging from a clothes hanger on the door to my sewing room along with the backing material. It didn't get turned into a quilt because I couldn't find a backing fabric I was happy with. This quilt top nagged at me all fall and started me thinking about the amassed UFOs. So, the second item on the UFO list is the Aiming for Accuracy quilt top.
3. The quilt top from Barbara Brackman's Civil War QAL is still a just a top. Why? Because I had no idea how I wanted to quilt it... and still don't. What I'd like to do is to send it out to be quilted in a Baptist Fan but my Scot ancestors are protesting at the cost. I need to decide something and get this quilt top turned into a quilt. Finished is better than perfect.....
4. Pastel flower-star quilt....ran into a wall when it came to arranging the blocks. My OCD tendencies kicked in and I balked at having two the the same fabrics in adjacent blocks. I need to get over that and get 'er done.
I do have one project planned that needs to be started/finished by May when my SIL graduates so I will not be restricted just to UFOs. Hopefully, having a published UFO list will keep me from procrastinating in 2015. So... my resolution for the coming year is to finish these five quilt projects. Wish me luck!