You can't handle the UFO's!
Boy oh boy, some of these go waaaaay back...
This flannel beauty, for example, was pieced in January.
But she was recently sandwiched, so we are closer to being quilted.
This cute baby quilt was just brought back from the dead: I found her under another quilt top, to my great surprise - I had forgotten she existed. How bad is that? I fixed the whole guilt thing by buying some fabulous giant chevron print for the back. Phew. Guilt assuaged.
And this is the quilt top she had been hiding under - my beautiful HST quilt, possibly My Favourite Top Ever, finished in the first half of 2011 (hangs head in shame). I have been through several auditions for quilt backs for this one, and finally bought some fabric this summer that is perfect. So maybe, just maybe, 2013 will be our lucky year...
This is a single 12" block, that I plan to machine quilt simply and smother with seed stitching. I've done it before (it's hanging on a friend's wall), but now I want one for me, framed in wood. Ah, it's for me, that's why it will never get finished...
This one, talk about guilt. It's a COMMISSION! From my SISTER! How
could I neglect it? A challah cover with lots of hand stitching in the
central panel, I just have one more Hebrew letter to stitch, and a back
to arrange. This has to move to the front of the line...
And this pink and cream yumminess was inspired by this summer's My Precious QAL - my first on-point setting, by the way (Thank you! Thank you! Standing ovation not necessary...) Look, there's the sweet, girly top and there's the sweet, girly backing. Even the batting is cut, and the binding is sitting in a neat swirl on my shelf. So why isn't this finished?
Well, I do hold down an actual real live job. And some volunteer work a couple of hours a week. And have that family thing happening: school lunches at one end of the day, and homework at the other. And some fun stuff in the middle, if we're lucky.
And sometimes, I like to make these little gifts, zippy bags and therapeutic rice bags, and dolls for some loving - and they kind of get in the way of my quilting. But in a good way.
My goal: to quilt a little every day, whether that's planning, stacking, slicing or sewing. Let's watch this mountain become a molehill. So I can build another mountain right after.
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