I thought it would be fun do something a little different regarding my 2014 projects. I am sharing what I Did Not Finish this past year, along with excuses comments on why I put the project away and what my plan is for a finish. FIrst up are the quilts I really will complete.
First up is Scrappy Trip. I put this away because it felt too random for me. I was thinking I would prefer it with a consistent round of red on the outer pattern of each square. In retrospect, I think the "randomness" is nice and I will definitely be putting this quilt at the top of my UFO's to finish list.
I truly thought my Dresden Plate quilt would have made it to a finish in 2014. The reason this is still in the works is an issue with the background fabric. I have all my blocks done, and all that remains is to construct the lattices and borders. The problem is, I have no idea what I did with the reserved background fabric. I was pretty sure it was Moda's "Fig Tree Cream", so I ordered more yardage. When it came, it is just a bit off. I think I just need to make up my mind that a man going by on a bus wouldn't notice the difference in the dye lot and just put the darn thing together.
This is Flowering Snowball, a quilt I absolutely will finish in 2015. A dear friend gave me these delicious Kaffe Fasset pink fabrics and I ordered a Flowering Snowball template to make the blocks. The quilt ultimately will go to my Queen of Pink, Eva. I love making the blocks and think the overall effect is fabulous.
Give It Your Best Dot, a pattern from an APQ magazine. I will finish this one. I just got excited about getting started with the Quick Curve Ruler and put this one away.
Sigh. I know. This is Victory Star. I love the blocks, and it is a major guilt trip for me that this doesn't have the star border on yet. The color palette is just so drab. I think it is the golden tan background fabric of the blocks that I don't love. I need to finish this. It will be beautiful quilted and folded over a leather chair in the library.
This is my Pineapple Quilt made from my entire stash of red and cream French General fabrics. This may be a Lifetime Work, as it takes forever to make a block. I just get bored with working on it for any really prolonged period of time. The finished results will be an heirloom worthy treasure, so I need to at least vow to make a block or two every month and get this together.
This next quilt is one that may or may not ever get finished.
It is Maison Bleue, a quilt I made with a fabric collection I loved and have hoarded for years. I got bogged down when I was arranging the blocks. I just could not get a pleasing arrangement to save my life. I still do like the fabric and the block design is very nice, so I really should make this one a Finish. Perhaps if I get the blocks out and throw them up on the design wall, everything will come together. I could also pick my favorite blocks and make a big table runner for my Dad's enormous dining table.
Finally, here are three quilts that will not be finished ever, at least in their current format.
Don't be shocked. I have made four or five of these hand appliqued Orange Peel blocks using an amazing fabric collection I adore. I just do not have it in me to do a hand applique project that will take me a year or more to complete. I love the Orange Peel block however and am going to figure out how to piece or applique this block on the machine. This fabric collection is Fancy by Lily Ashbury and is too gorgeous to waste.
This was my biggest fail of 2014. A tragedy in fact. This was a Quick Curve Ruler project that I took liberties with. I changed up the pattern with disasterous results. Nothing came together, and the quilt was a complete mess. I could not live with it and didn't have the strength to try to fix it. I threw it in the garbage. Yes I did.
Last is Canned Pears. I made all the blocks, which I found fussy to construct, and just do not feel the love. They will not be going together to make a quilt that will live at my house.
So there you have it, What I Didn't FInish in 2014.