Meg (Fashioned by Meg) is organizing a challenge this summer to tackle all of those WIPs and UFOs. My list of unfinished projects is longer than I would like, so my goal is to complete several before September.
I am a little late posting my initial “Finish it Up!” plan, but better late than never!
I have a few categories for my WIPs/UFOs: IN PROGRESS/DUE, LONG TERM and ON HOLD/IN LIMBO. My summer quilting efforts will focus on the projects in the IN PROGRESS category.
IN PROGRESS/DUE (i.e. want to finish before September or sooner)
- Arcadian Meadow | Q16 | June ’10 – ? | large throw (56″ x 84″)
STATUS: piecing blocks
This quilt is a wedding gift for my brother. He was married in January, so this one is at the top of the list.
- County Picnic (Sew Fun 2 Bee quilt) | Q39 | Mar ’11 – ? | picnic (72″x72″)
STATUS: more than half way done with quilting
I got frustrated with the straight-line quilting, so I gave up for the time being.
- Knowledge, Faith, Nurture | Q35 | Mar ’11 – ? | potholders (8 pair)
STATUS: 9 finished and delivered. 7 left to bind and deliver.
These were meant to be end-of-the-year teacher gifts, but I didn’t finish binding them all. :( We delivered at least one potholder to each teacher and will mail the mates to the teachers this summer.
- Trudy Tres (for ?) | Q22 | July ’10 – ? | throw
STATUS: blocks completed; block placement determined; ready to piece top
Using the last of the blocks from the Trudy collaborative quilt project to make a third quilt.
- Hopscotch Patchwork | Q17 | June ’10 – ? | picnic
STATUS: several rows pieced; still need to finish “7” & “8” number blocks
- Bee Blocks
I have three blocks to make and then all of my bee obligations will be finished
- Wee Play Gma’s Garden | Q18 | July ’10 – ? | lap
STATUS: ~80 hexes made, some put together
My oldest starts Kindergarten next year, so I anticipate getting back into this project as I sit in the car in the pick-up line every day.
ON HOLD / in LIMBO
- Ode to Denyse | Q40 | June ’11 – ? | couch quilt (48″x72″?)
STATUS: gathering and cutting fabric
ON HOLD: I may or may not wait to piece the blocks until the beginning of next year. It all depends on if I want to include the reprint of FMF.
- Framed & Nested (Fussy Cut Bee quilt) | Q30 | Jan ’11 – ? | throw
STATUS: waiting on one block by a bee member but he won’t respond to any of my messages (I’d at least like the fabric back from him); need to finish more blocks on my own.
ON HOLD: This is supposed to be for my niece for when she graduates from high school in two years (yes, a little early to make), BUT now that I see it come together, I’m not sure that the fabric/colors match her style.
- Leading the Irish | Q19 | July ’10 – ? | size TBD
STATUS: 20 or so blocks pieced; many others partially constructed
ON HOLD: I didn’t do a great job with piecing some of these squares, so I am not very motivated to finish this one up. I just need to do it though and be done with it.
- Bandanna Hope | Q14 | May ’10 – ? | ?
STATUS: three quilt-as-you-go blocks made
ON HOLD: I don’t know if I want to make a large quilt-as-you-go quilt because I don’t really like how the backs of a quilt-as-you-go quilt looks. Alternative is to turn the three blocks into a mini quilt/portable change pad??
- Playroom Patchwork | Q0 | Apr ’09 – ? | curtains
STATUS: one “top” done; need to piece other top
ON HOLD: This is the first patchwork project I started since seriously quilting. I’m not exactly sure how to finish and hang the curtains, so I stopped working on them. And now I wonder if the curtains are right for the room…
I have eleven WIPs/UFOs total. I would like to tackle five + 3 bee blocks this summer. I hope that being in the “Finish it up” group will motivate me to get it all done!