Now, onto the fun stuff!
I've noticed most people wrote about their 2016 projects at the end of December but I work at my own pace. I'm starting three long-term projects but I plan to make time for other short term projects too.
There are two applique projects in progress. The first is a Baltimore Album called The Pastor's Attic Quilt. I actually started appliqueing these blocks last year. I've completed 5 blocks so far and am working on the 6th block now. There are 25 blocks total and all of them are applique. I plan to eventually hand quilt her.
The second applique project is Sweet Surrender designed by Sue Cody. Half of the blocks are applique and the rest of them are pieced. My quilt will be made using 30's fabrics and I have been busy with prep work.
I've completed several blocks, they work up very fast. I'm pleased with the 30's fabrics, they make a very nice change from the more somber fabrics in the Pastor's Attic Quilt.
These three projects won't be completed this year, but that is OK, these are slow projects. I'll keep working on them and eventually they will be finished.
I have several UFQ's (unfinished quilts) I hope to finish this year and I'm starting with these two.
1st project - Piece the border for the Cherry Blossom Quilt by Karen H. The fabric is cut and ready to go. Once the borders are finished, the top will be completed and ready for quilting. Cherry Blossoms will be long-arm quilted sometime. The Cherry Blossoms pattern was designed by Karen H. Her blog is Faeries and Fibres. Click on Patterns by Karen H on the headings line.
2nd project - The blocks for the Summer Lake Log Cabin quilt are pieced and just need to be sewn together. I need to lay these out on the floor and didn't want to do that earlier with all the extra people here.
Summer Lake Log Cabin was designed by Judy Martin and is from her Log Cabin Quilt Book.
This isn't an old UFQ since I pieced these blocks in November.
Once I get these two unfinished quilt tops sewn, I'll get to the 'older' UFQ's.
And finally, some little, cute and fun projects to make.
I think my granddaughters will like the Lazy Girl purses but I need to figure out how to do the zippers. You take them apart and only use one side of the zipper!
The Sit & Stitch Pincushion is actually a sewing kit with a pincushion attached. I've already decided how to make changes so it will be more convenient for me.
There are several crib and youth bed sized quilts I would like to make and of course, the Fussy Cut Star quilt is still in the quilting frame, very slowly being hand quilted.
I think this looks like a reasonable and manageable list but it isn't a legal contract and I may change my mind. We'll see what happens in 2016.
I'm linking up to Quilt Story, Linky Tuesday, Cooking Up Quilts, Esther's Wednesday Wow, Freshly Pieced, My Quilt Infatuation, Confessions of a Quilt Addict, A Quilting Reader's Garden, Crazy Mom Quilts, Quilting is More Fun than Housework and Slow Stitching Sunday.
I am not familiar with the Sweet Surrender designs but I like your blocks.
Wow, looks like you'll be busy! I love all your projects and envy you taking on the applique. And UFOs are forever, I'm afraid. Welcome to Blogger, too. It's nice here. I've found it pretty easy to use. Good luck!
Oh your strippy caught my eye for sure, it's so pretty! Good luck with your upcoming projects.
Well, you have provided me with an idea if I do not do Farmer's Wife with my 1930's fabric. I may make my Sweet Surrender with the 1930's. I really like your blocks. Log Cabin will be a beauty! I love the purples. Pastor's Attic quilt is coming along nicely. Love the colorway in the Cherry Blossoms.
You will be a busy lady this year too!
I really like your mix of styles. Great job!
Beautiful projects! I especially like the snowflake quilt. Very nice!
It's fun to follow what you have going on / I understood the move :)
Here via WIP Wednesday, that Zippy Strippy Snowflakes quilt is ADORABLE. Your accuracy at appliqué is also commendable (love those sweet surrender blocks!) and those sweetpea pods look like fun!
Those blues are perfect to snuggle up to in January! Welcome to Blogger/Blogspot - I don't really see a difference either! :)
You have lovely projects for this year! I really like the snowflake quilt. Just got the snowflake die for my Accuquilt and will have fun playing with it later in the year.
Your projects look so fun for the year, I also have big and small projects and often list way too many. But if you don't aim high you will never reach the sky! Anyway j started blogging with Wordpress and moved to blogger And I am so so happy That I did
You are so doggone organized !!!
Do you suppose if I visit you again some of it will rub off ???
Wow, your applique blocks are gorgeous. I should think the Baltimore Album would take a lot of patience and skill. Thanks for sharing.
Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)
A long list of lovely projects! You're organized so you'll get them done. The applique blocks are wonderful.
Love the snowflake quilt! You have some beautiful projects going on for 2016, especially those sweet surrender blocks. Just love them.
Your quilting year is well planned, good on you. I tend to bumble along, flitting from one thing to another. Maybe I should get more organised too.
What a fun variety of projects you have to work on. You will never get bored with so many different fabrics and styles going on.
Oh such beautiful stitching. Your applique is outstanding. I am just learning to machine quilt. Small lap and baby quilts are a great size to practice. Anything larger I think is easier to hand quilt.
Thank you for your kind comments. The straight-line quilting is very easy to do. Stippling is more of a challenge and I haven't figured out how to maneuver larger quilts through my machine. For now, I will stick to the straight lines. I'm still suffering burnout from hand quilting my Jane, I'm into easy and fast projects right now.
Love seeing all your projects, especially Sweet Surrender as it is one I will be starting after my current "big applique". I also love working with 30's since they are just so darn jolly!
So many lovely projects. I especially like the applique. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!
Your applique blocks are charming–what a sweet quilt that will be.
Lots of wonderful projects and love the snowflakes on the quilt!!
So many beautiful projects...slow is good!
Gretchen - all of your projects are great. I especially like the Sweet Surrender. I like how you are pacing things. Look forward to visiting again. And thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone.
Some lovely quilts here
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