Thursday, April 4, 2013

Quarter 2 Finish-A-Long List

So with April underway and the posting of my results for the first quarter of the Finish-A-Long done, I want to get a jump on listing my plans for the second quarter.

In this corner we have the following UFOs to tackle:

1.  Crazy Quilt Jewelry Roll and Pouch:  Finish embellishment/quilting and bind.

I started a jewelry roll and pouch for a friend of mine back in 2007.  The top is finished and it's all layered but I got stumped because I wanted to embellish it and couldn't get focused about what I wanted to do.  I thought inspiration would have hit over time but instead I got waylaid by other projects.  I've known my friend long enough that she hasn't hassled me about it until this year.  When she asked about it, I agreed with her that it's time to get this one underwraps.

As a further incentive, Thearica of the Pigtails and Quilts blog wrote on the HGTV Quilts and Needlework Forum a post about hosting an online Crazy Quilt competition in May.  I realized that once again this is a "kill two birds with one stone" opportunity:  to finish an old UFO and participate in a challenge.  Unfortunately, the piece you submit has to not have been seen before so I won't be able to show it until I have it ready to enter in the competition.

2. Heart & Home Wool BOM:  Finish blocks and top, quilt and bind.

I had started work on this one when Sinta began hosting her BOM Rehabs at her Pink Pincushion blog but again got waylaid by other projects and overwhelmed by a new love of all things wool.  This one was going to be a wallhanging for my bedroom.  However, recently I found another wool wallhanging project that is more "spring" like so would like to finish both and have this one for the fall/winter seasons.

3. Valor:  To be Quilted.

This was originally planned to be hung outside for the July 4th holiday in 2011 but I didn't get it finished for either that year or 2012.  So hopefully third year's the charm!

4. Civil War Chronicles (BOM):  To be Quilted.

This is the next up in my Civil War quilt series.  It's a bigun' and I'll have to give some thought to the quilting of it given my experiences with the Dresdens project (for more on that see this post).

5.  Brrr catch-up:  Finish Quilting, Bind.

Ambitious, but I would also really like to get the Brrr! quilt (from last quarter's FAL list) finished up.  Each day I have it laying out, my desire increases to finish it.  Hopefully before the quarter ends, that desire will push me over to actually working on it.

It should be noted that with each of these projects, I also have a new side project or two that I'd also like to try to work on along with the UFO.  Needles to say, expectations are that this will be a very busy quarter!!

I'll be linking this list to the Finish-A-Long linky when it's up on April 8th. 


Celtic Thistle said...

You have some great projects in the pipeline! Good luck with Q2.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Love the bird - have fun finishing things :)

Nancy said...

I'm amazed that you might be able to finish all of these projects by the end of June! You are very prolific!!!

Sue Daurio said...

wow, you have some wonderful projects going on here, what fun!!