I have a bit of a thing with large, applique quilts. These tend to get started, or I buy patterns and have great intentions of starting, but very rarely get finished.
Case in point, My Tweets quilt pattern, which was started towards the end of 2011 and stalled completely at the beginning of 2014. That is three years ago people!
So I've decided that this year shall be the year of the epic quilt, with the goal of getting My Tweets top completed by the end of the year.
Progress to date: 10 of 12 blocks created, four of those blocks needing blanket stitch to be done.
This was Block 7 (bottom right hand corner), which is now blanket stitched. These little pale flowers take forever to blanket stitch, even done by machine.
And this is Block 8 which as of this afternoon has also had it's blanket stitch completed.
Other things I would also like to get done this year:
Tillie's Lane was a BOM I bought, with the intention of using scraps. [My other huge downfall is starting projects intending to use scraps... so this falls under both the epic applique quilt and scrap quilt failures].
Block One got done pretty quickly, and I spent a bit of time making the little hourglass blocks as a leader/ender project... but somewhere along the line it got put down, away and then forgotten.
So I've pulled out Block Two - and think I should be able to get this finished and a few more hourglasses done to finish the second months requirements. Let's plan that for the end of January.
I have two untouched bundles of fabric/new projects that I plan to start, but not until some other projects are finished.
First up is this bundle that has now grown to eight fat quarters plus a grey background...
... which I intend to turn into this Thimble Blossom's quilt.
And this bundle which I thought about for years but haven't ever committed to a particular pattern...
... which I am going to turn into this Quiltville pattern:
What I would like to get finished before I am allowed to even think about starting something else is:
The Starburst quilt top...
Which is now all in one piece, and backing fabric decided!
And other projects I am still progressing with include:
Sugar Club sampler quilt... mission: upsize my blocks!
I have a few other quilts that are lurking in the back of my mind... but I also know that I can't do everything, and that those I have highlighted could quite possibly take up all of my free time for at least the next year. So yeah... looks like another busy year at the home of All The Good Ones. Oops, did I mention that I bought an Aviatrix quilt kit during a Craftsy sale... hmm, I'll have to think about where that is going to fit into the grand scheme of things. Maybe I need to change my blog name to A crazy person quilts here.