Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2014 WIPs Goal {part 2}

As part of my goal to finish all of my WIPs and UFOs in the next 12 months, I'm blogging about all of them here in their various states of completion to help keep myself accountable to actually doing what I have set out to do.

Last week I shared 6 WIPs/UFOs.  This week I want to share a few more.


Blue and Yellow Churn Dash Quilt

I started this quilt over two years ago.  It's very bad.  I didn't know what a 1/4" seam was.  I didn't know that you were supposed to trim half-square triangles before sewing them to other things.  I didn't know what squaring up blocks was.

But I love the colors.  Originally I had plans to make this into a large quilt for my bed but I've since decided to abandon that ambition and call it what it is.  The goal now is to finish it into a small lap quilt.  Since I first announced my goal, I have sewn together the blocks, pin basted the top and started quilting it.  I hope to finish it for this weekend.

Antique Red and Blue Quilt Top

I picked up this roughly twin-size antique quilt top at MQX a few years ago.  I though it would be a fun project to practice quilting on. I really love the scrappy colors and wonky-ness of the top.  I planned to finish it as a couch quilt.

It needs to be basted, quilted, and bound.

"Rapture" 2014 Globetrotting Sampler Blocks

This year I fully embraced the Sampler Quilt Along trend and started three different projects.  I quickly fell behind on all of them.  This one is the 2014 Globetrotting Quilt Along with Pat Sloan.  As you can see I only got through the block for April before abandoning it.

I need to make the remaining blocks, then finish the top.  I did have a recipient in mind for this one and had though it could be a Christmas 2014 gift, but it won't be done for then.

Red and White Hourglass Quilt

This is the second hourglass block quilt I have laying around.  This one is made from scraps from a larger quilt I worked on.  It is a large lap size quilt and is destined to belong to a very special little girl, the daughter of one of my best friends.  She's seen a picture of the quilt so there's added pressure to finish this one up.

It needs to be basted, quilted, and bound.

Rockey Mountain Puzzle Blocks

These are bee blocks from my first attempt at a 6 month rotating quilting bee on Flickr.  I asked for Rocky Mountain Puzzle blocks in a bright and cheery color palette.  The plan was to make some additional blocks to finish it at a 5x6 lay out.  I only have 13 blocks at the moment, so I'd need to finish another 17 blocks to reach the size I had originally pictured.  

Are you counting?  I'm up to 11 projects shared so far.  Yikes.  

I'm linking up with this weeks WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.


  1. I think I'm going to stay in denial until at least Jan 1 as to how many UFO's I have created this year - definitely started way more than finished. I admire you holding yourself to account!

  2. I too have been taking the plunge to finish UFOs. It is an admirable goal. But if you need rationalization to slack off a bit, I offer the ploy that it is convenient to have several projects at different stages of completion. That way you can piece or bind or cut out.. whatever strikes your mood of the moment. I like all of your UFOs but if I had to pick a favorite, it is a tie between the churn dash and the hourglass. Enjoy your feeling of accomplishment as you check each one of them off your list.

  3. I think we have the same quilting style. Start many things .Fall behind. Set project aside. Start new project. I'm sure I have at least 11 projects on the go. I like Dianne's advise above.

  4. Two years ago you didn't know about seam allowances and squaring up?! You have come a long way in a short time!
    I would start tackling the UFOs with the little girl's hourglass quilt. Small people are often less than patient!

  5. I had a project like your first one with seams that weren't 1/4", bad cutting etc. I gave it to my mum to fix because I couldn't deal with it in my WIP pile anymore LOL.

  6. Looks like it's time to get busy sewing! All these projects look great, I can't tell with your churn dash one. And I love the fabrics :)

  7. They're all beautiful projects! Have fun finishing them up. I can't wait to see finished pictures of them all :)


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