I ALWAYS have projects going either on my crochet hooks or my sewing machine... and I do keep track of the completed projects - particularly on Facebook... but here I can share things as I go along.
One of the goals of my life is to SIMPLIFY it. Hard to envision - even harder to put in place! Mostly, I think.. because the definition is tough to pin down. It's kind of nebulous, you know? De-stress, simplify... and it's personal. What would simplify MY life might not simplify yours!
Anyway - in that vein.... I have some projects that have been hanging around for a while... like YEARS. (Just to put things in perspective.. I began quilting in 2007...... and finished (am finishing!) my first quilt in 2014.
THIS year, I want to finish some of my projects! Or at the very least move them towards completion.
And.. at the same time, I am still taking classes to improve my skills, doing quicker new projects and some gift sewing ... so cleaning up the old while enjoying the new!
So.. this week, I am putting some finishing touches on the first quilt to be finished.... a label... and I need to do two more things: I have decided that I will hand quilt my signature into each quilt I do (just for fun :-).... and I need to write its story. I'd like to create a book of my quilts as a 'some day' historical chronicle. So my quilts will not be complete unless they are labelled, signed and documented.
I am working on a quilt top from a printed panel - a nice beach-y theme that I designed with blocks in between that remind me of the ocean. Far from finished.... I will still put borders on it, then it will need to be quilted and so on.. but you can get a general feel for the finished product
I'm kind of proud of this one because I thought up the pieced blocks and figured out the math and all that stuff..... an original :-)
finished up some Quilt Along blocks
odds and ends for ongoing projects (a churn dash quilt that has 50 some
odd blocks in various stages of completion... and 4-patch blocks (
I need 70-something) for one of the Quilt Along borders..) The last are some that are
cut and started.. I work on them as I complete other things.
While not a terrible old project, this bottom FINISHED project has taken me more than a year. I do like color and variety so just as soon as I finished the medallions, I started slowing down! I'm very excited about this one though since it for a July birthday (and did I mention that it is FINISHED?)
What is in YOUR half-done basket?