I was surfing around, looking for a Knit-Along or Quilt-Along or some type of -Along to jump into in 2013. (I always seem to find them when they have finished like, a year ago; or are crazy-intense, like the Farmer's Wife QAL) I stumbled upon this.
Read through the author's brief summary, and thought, "I Can Do This!"
It nicely coincides with the past few years' focus on stash management / stash diet / wrapping up UFOs, and I just *knew* (at the time of reading) that I had a few waiting in the wings.
Turns out, I have TWENTY TWO (22) UFOs. ::ahem::
(I also have 11+ "PIGs", which is a new one I learned "Project In Grocery sack" LOL!)
I'm going to list all the projects seperately, but for January I am going to focus on these three (easy finish, a probable finish, and a it'll-take-a-few-months finish):
1) BQ Quilt. Yep, first (third) quilt top I've ever made. Mom sent it to be quilted, it got quilted WRONG, so I have extra fixing to do.
a) Find my FQ for the binding
b) Sew excess backing to the spot the quilter "missed"
c) Stay stitch (or whatever) the top edge
d) Make binding (it'll be a combo of bias and straight, I want to use my bag of scraps from the front)
e) Sew binding on quilt
f) Hand-stitch binding
If I can find the fat quarter I'm good to go - if not, I'll use the leftover backing fabric.
2: Stripey Quilt. I started this quilt about 5 years ago as a possible gift for a friend. Her husband got a quick rag-style quilt and she needed one as a companion (kept stealing his). I've tried 2x UNsuccessfully to machine quilt it myself.
a) Attempt machine-quilting #3 (third time a charm??)
a2) If not, then primitive hand-quilt it with perle cotton.
b) Iron the binding (its already been cut out)
c) Sew binding on quilt
d) Hand-stitch binding
3: Double Wedding Ring Quilt. This was started at my first quilt retreat with MIL - I had planned this as a long-term project but did not plan for it to be quite as long term as it has been! On the upside, found wolf-print fabric last year that I can add in. And second upside: the giftees' 20-year anniversary is this year so I'm hoping for a late August finish!
a) make additional template for pieces
b) re-trace and trim all pieces to size
c) cut additional wolf fabric to sub into certain 'arcs'
d) Put all related items (pattern, baggies of fabric, background, thread) TOGETHER and put all excess fabric in my scrap stash!
If I plan my time right, I should be able to cross TWO things off my UFO list, and have made good headway on a third. Here's to a productive January!