#1. These are several BOMs that I won at my guild meeting at LEAST two years ago. They are so adorable, I have no idea why I have not put them together.
#2. This is a pattern I fell in love with in Mark Lipinski's Quilter's Home magazine (while he was still editor). I cut it out, made several blocks, even prepared some of the applique and then it stalled. It's the applique holding me up. I hate the A word and I don't know what made me think that I would enjoy making this quilt. BUT, I shall overcome my prejudices and finish this because I think it is SO DARN ADORABLE.
#3 SIGH. I saw this YEARS ago in a book. I spent a considerable amount of time collecting fabrics. I put together a few blocks and I really don't like it. So, I will make it into a lap quilt and call it done.
#4. I hand pieced this center medallion on a fun family vacation about 5 years ago. I would like to figure out some borders and get it finished.
#5 This is the start of a charity string quilt I made based on the String-X pattern from Quiltville. It needs borders, backing, quilting, and binding. Not much.
#6. I have absolutely NO IDEA where this UFO came from. I don't know where I got the inspirations, when I made it, nothing! How scary is that? I think it only needs to be sandwiched, quilted, and bound to be done.
#7. I love this little quilt. It is so old that once again I have forgotten its genesis. I think it needs borders and the rest to make it a real quilt. Maybe by next Christmas....
#8. This little scrap quilt came to be by a bit of a circuitous route. The scraps are from a memorial quilt I was commissioned to make (and DID make) a year ago. I learned the quick block from some Los Angeles quilters I met at a retreat in Temecula, CA. I want to finish it and give it to the woman who commissioned the original memorial quilts. It needs to be quilted and bound.
#9. Blogger wants this to be horizontal. It doesn't make a lot of difference in either case. The photo looks more jumbled than the quilt actually is because it is folded over a hanger. I have the inner border picked out and cut (the black strip) I need to decide on an outer border and backing then get the thing quilted and bound. Yeah, not too much!!
#10. This is another charity string quilt. I abandoned it when I couldn't figure out what to use for borders. I auditioned EVERYTHING in my stash. My artist sister came over one day and I explained my problem. She walked over to my stash, picked up a fabric I would NEVER have considered and, of course, it was perfect. Needs to be bordered, quilted, bound.
Leader and Ender project when I don't have anything else in the works. I have seen this setting online many times. Some call it Chicklets. Sorry, it's been so long that I no longer remember the websites. It is put together in rows. I need to put the rows together, pick a border and get it quilted and bound.
#12. And finally, this gem. It is one of my favorites and I don't think I'll be able to part with it when it is finished. Like so many of our quilts, it has a story. In my guild, I have a reputation for liking to make scrap quilts with a special affinity for 1/2-square triangles. One day, a very elderly quilter brought me a ream-of-paper sized box carefully stacked with completed 1/2-square triangles in every color and pattern imaginable. Her eyesight no longer allowed her to quilt and she hoped I could use the little blocks. Heck yeah! I figured I could make something out of them. Well, I have made lots of little quilts from her box of treasures. This is the largest. I trimmed them up to a uniform size and worked really hard to pull matching squares that would look good as stars. I sashed it and there it sat waiting for border inspiration. Audrey passed away a few weeks ago and I am kicking myself that she never got to see this quilt. I plan to keep it so I will always remember her.
Thanks, Judy, for this fun challenge. I think it will make 2011 very productive for me.
Nothing that we do is so important that it can't wait
so we can spend time with family and friends.