New Year's Resolutions? At first I was going to say "No, I don't believe in it", but I do have one. That is to get these two projects off my design walls!!!!!!! They have both been up there for the better part of 2017, and they must go. The one on the right is Triangle Gatherings, a project hosted by Lisa Bongean, which is finished except for sewing the rows together. I have made a start on that, and will keep at it. I love how this quilt turned out, and if I stick to my goal to sew at least one or two rows together a day, this could be down from the wall and off to be quilted in no time.
The project on the left is the 2017 Moda BlockHeads project, featuring six Moda designers who came out with a new block each week of the year. We have a few more weeks and this will be a finish, except for figuring out a setting arrangement and sewing it together. This project was a real skill builder and I really enjoyed making the blocks. Even if I never make them all into a quilt, the project was so worth it.
I have some works in progress that are going to be next up on my Get It Done List:
Barn Stars. Just need to sew blocks together.
Red and Brown Square in a Square quilt. Lots of blocks to make.
Loose Change. A scrap buster nine patch project. This is going to take a lot more fabric than I first figured! No problem, I've got it covered.
Civil War Courthouse Steps. Another scrap buster. Now, this is an example of a quilt that needs to be on a design wall. If I hadn't had my design walls occupied with on going year long projects, this could have been up there and finished. Lesson learned. Do not monopolize Design Walls with year long projects.
In addition to my leftover WIPs for 2017, I have a couple of new projects that need to be started:
A recent purchase. Have you ever? This will be for Eva, for her 7th birthday in July. Just look at what is inside this adorable box-
I mean, really.
This oldie, but goodie pattern came to my attention again, and I really think I need to make it for Valentine's Day, don't you? Mine would be a table topper, not a pillow.
2017 seemed to be the Year of Ongoing Sew Along Projects. Maybe 2018 will be the Year of House Projects?
I am also considering doing Camille Roskelley's Summerville and Winterville. Ultimately, I would like four house quilts to reflect each season. That is an ambitious goal, so I will see where I end up with that one!