Sunday, 20 January 2013

New Year Resolutions

I know I'm a bit late for New Year Resolutions, but better late than never!  We have had a costume rehearsal for the panto today, and I have moved buttons on two pairs of trousers, taken up Fran's hem and made a little pouch for Peter's acorn (and no, that isn't a euphemism!) so feel as if I can now get my mind back to quilting!  Last year I really enjoyed and benefited from Judy Laquidera's UFO Challenge, so thought I would organise one this year for myself.  My challenge is that I'm showing some UFOs, and I'm not allowed to start a new project until a UFO has been finished.  Very scary, as having quilts to finish doesn't usually stop me from starting something new.  Leap before you look is usually my motto.  So here are my UFOs for this year.


The first is this scrappy medallion.  Only needs layering and quilting.

Next is my Orca Bay.  This needs a narrow black border and then a wider border of either red or blue. Then quilting, of course.  


Scrappy nine-patch has to be assembled (it's still in two halves!).

This Reproduction Pinwheel was on last year's list.  It needs layering and quilting.

Made-fabric Stars from 15 minutes play which need bordering etc.

This was a set of Delectable Montains blocks which were made for a border but didn't fit the bill.  I've put them together but haven't a clue where I'm going from here!  Any suggestions gratefully received!

I thought I'd challenge myself with these blocks from 'The Quilted Garden' and use a dark background.  I loved making the blocks, and think they've worked out well, but there are 9 of them and I haven't any ideas on what to make from them.

Some Kim Diehl applique blocks which I used as a holiday project.  Love them and especially love the colours.

My Piecemakers Mystery Quilt 'Home and Garden'.  It's quilt as you go, so should be easy to make up once I've had all the instructions.

Another Bonnie Hunter UFO - Easy Street.  Needs a border, probably narrow purple then wider turquoise.

My Canuk Swap is quilted so will probaby be my first finish.  (I love adding things to a list which have either been completed or nearly - so they're quick to tick off!)

And finally Granny Squares.  These are quite addictive and great for using up scraps.  
So that makes 12 UFOs which can be tackled this year, and the rule is UFO, then new quilt, then UFO, then new quilt.  Hope I do as well as last year!  


Liz said...

You are going to be busy in 2013 then. I particularly like the garden blocks, red background, lovely.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

An ambitious list, but achievable. Most are already a top or nearly a top. I think there will be a lot of layering and quilting in your year ahead :o)