Thursday, December 30, 2010

Quilting To-Do List - A Year-End Update

I am re-visiting the To-Do List I put together at the beginning of the year. Here it is, with annotations added today.
  1. Good Tidings, from Miss Rosie. Directions are in an issue of Australian Homespun that I just happen to have. I lost interest in this and never started; too many other things that I had more love for.  That's ok.  
  2. Brand New Day, another pattern from Miss Rosie. This turned into my quilt Christmas Day.  I pieced it during July using Robyn Pandolph fabrics from my stash then sent it to a longarm quilter.  I blogged about the finish here
  3. Another applique quilt - I am thinking of a design from the Quilting with My Sister book that would make a nice wall hanging for my sewing room. Never got to it but am putting it on the list for 2011.
  4. School Spirit - a gold and blue quilt for the Parents Association auction at my daughter's school. Finished and sold at auction.  
  5. Finish my Dresden plate UFO - this is my portable project. I knew it would be a long-term endeavor when I started it (in 2007 I think) - long-term, not life-time. Still working on it; a nice, portable project for when I get together with my quilting friends.  
  6. Make something that is atypical for me. My plan was to use the turquoise and aqua fabrics I'd been collecting for some time without a real purpose in mind.  That's exactly what I did and my Turquoise blocks are the result.  I will finish this one up in early 2011. 
  7. Skill expander quilt - My skill expander in 2009 was Shasta Daisy, my first machine applique quilt. I started a project based on a variation on the kaleidoscope block, the isosceles triangle being new to me.  However, I was not enjoying the process or the look of the finished blocks so put that one aside.  I'll do something else with the fabric and put a new skill expander project on my 2011 list. 
It's time to turn my attention to what I want to accomplish in 2011.  Stay tuned!

So many quilts, so little time!

1 comment:

Linda said...

Looks like you really made some progress on your list! Sometimes it's so hard to stick to those lists, at least for me it is! :-) Have a very Happy New Year, Cathy!