The basic idea here is to confess to the world at large all the projects you have on your To Do list. I think this is a great idea because I love embarrassing myself to all my blog friends about how I have what Leanne calls “start-i-tis,” or the ability to bite off more than I can chew, quilt-wise. In this I know I’m not alone, because I am joining in Leanne’s Finish-A-Long, in order to catch myself some “finish-itis.”
Here’s some that I’m considering trying to finish up this quarter:
My Autumn Quilt.
Downton Abbey is tonight and I think I can finish up the binding–then figure out the label and add it to my 200 Quilts list.
Wonky Star pillow shams/Wonky Quilt
The quilt is at the quilter’s–should be done in a month, and I have to finish up the construction and quilting of the shams.
English Paper Piecing
I’m putting this on the FAL list, but frankly, finishing it is a fantasy. Perhaps it’s good to trot out those Pie-in-the-Sky projects just to keep them in the front of my mind. The flowery fabric is my guest room bedspread, not part of the quilt.
Can I please finish this? Please, please, please? If I wait until June, it will be one year. It’s pinned, sitting there, awaiting quilting. I even have the binding picked out.
Lollypop Tree Quilt
This is lurking somewhere in the realm of Yessiree-I-can-finish-this, and Fantasy. I first saw this on Material Obsession’s website, then lurked on the Kim McClean blog for months before I got the nerve to start it. My friend Rhonda said we should do it together, and I agree, but she’s forging on to new and interesting territory, while I feel honor-bound to finish this up. (No. She hasn’t started hers yet–smarty!) I was smart enough to shrink it down to 9 blocks from the original 16 blocks that the pattern called for. And yes, the borders are full of little dinky, wonderful flowers, too, along with a snazillion little square blocks for the sashing.
And last. . .
Here’s another wonky project that I need to finish; I call it my Snowman Quilt and it’s two years overdue now. If you count when I started collecting the fabric, it’s been eight years. Pathetic, I think. Let’s just face it. Wonky blocks and I are NOT friends.
I still have others, but these are the worst offenders — perennial wallflowers, so so speak — hanging around when I wish they would sprout wings and fly. Maybe with the help of the Finish-A-Long, they will.