08 April, 2013

It Got Bigger?!

Last week my Mom asked me how I was doing with respect to my giant WIP/UFO list. I had to stop and think before I answered her. Rather, not answer her. I couldn't really recall if I'd finished much or at least moved on. Needless to say, I thought I better investigate and give an update. If not for you, Mom, then to keep me on track!

Before I delve into it, I want to go on record to say that I've been teaching and travelling A LOT lately. And my baby boy stopped napping in that special time while the girls are both in school. Honest, those aren't excuses. Just sayin'...

Quilt Tops Ready for Quilting

1. Cosmos Blocks - once I make a back for it I'm giving it to Andrea for quilting.
2. Improv Sampler - uh, nothing new to see here...
3. My version of Checkerboard from Sunday Morning Quilts - again, nothing to see here...
4. Slaveship Quilt - nope, nothing here either...
5. Old Amy Butler quilt top - still sitting there...

6. There is Peace in Pattern - top made, backing fabric purchased, waiting for basting.

Quilts, Basted and Ready for Quilting

7. Gum on Concrete - the quilting is almost done. Definitely my next finish, hopefully this week
8. Anniversary Quilt - It is the next one on the list for quilting.
9. Low Volume Circles - I'm plugging away on the hand quilting, slowly.

Works in Progress

10. Mid Mod Bee - Blocks to be assembled into a top
11. Giant Hexies from the Unscripted Bee - All blocks in, but I think I want to make more to size it up
12. Hand Pieced Diamonds - always ongoing
13. More Cosmic Burst blocks - I have a whole other set of blocks for a baby quilt
14. Voiles - Still cutting and piecing every now and then. And buying more voile...
15. Name quilt for my daughter - still haven't done anything since this post
16. Chandelier quilt - was so close, then discovered a big mistake and have never fixed it
17. Mountain Meadows - still have made no more blocks since
18. Liberty Circles - Almost done making the circles
19. Blue and green Christmas Tree quilt - I cut the pieces,then promptly put them away
20. The alternate pink/black/white blocks I started when working on the girlie quilt are finding a new home in an upcoming project...
21. Respite - a project started in a Bill Kerr design workshop
22. Pieced Stars - a BOM I started years ago when I wanted to do some precision piecing breaks when doing a lot of improv
23. Japanese Curves - Fell in love with a Japanese fabric and a curvy pattern, took a class, never finished it. I think this one has to be passed on to a more willing quilter...
24. The Water Quilt
25. My Denyse Schmidt Improv Workshop blocks - both mine and the extra class blocks
26. A travelling quilts project that just started. I've got the first round waiting for my input.

Class Samples (Pieces I work on while teaching, as examples)

27. A Shoeman's Puzzle/Slab quilt I started with some class samples

28. A values quilt in neutrals
29. Green/Yellow/Orange Improv blocks
30. Loads of circle blocks now that might turn into something...

Intentional Quilts

31. Sympatico and Organic solid stack
32. Lucky Penny Bike Path - I have a plan now and hope to start it next month
33. Some vintage feedsacks intended for Amanda's quilt from Fresh Fabric Treats
34. Turkey reds, blues, and whites for a striped project
35. A collection of screen printed and low-volume favourites that continues to grow
36. My other daughter's special Tiger Quilt has to be started now


37. I know there is a box of 2000 2 1/2'' squares sitting in my garage somewhere. If the mice haven't got to it I'll have to tackle those when they are found.
38. and 39. I have two ongoing scrap/leader and ender projects. They aren't coming together as much yet, but I must admit to them.


Wine Gums
Oh Canada
Girlie Quilt

Plus 1 more I can't share for another week or two and my daughter's quilt we made together (That's it waiting for binding up there.) Boy, and I was excited that I got two quilts finished this past week. Oy.

I think that's it. I think...


Julierose said...

WOW Cheryl--I thought I had a lot of WIPS--thank you for beating me out (hahaha!) Julierose

Diane said...

I was so happy to see your WIP list! I am going to share it with my husband, who thinks I should stop buying fabric until I finish my four WIPs. Having just started quilting a few months ago after buying your book, I've tried explaining to him that I've got to continually build my stash. And, besides, I've finished two quilts, and only have some hand sewing on the binding on one of the WIPs. He's not buying it.

I absolutely LOVE Sunday Morning Quilts, and check your and Amanda Jean's blogs daily for new posts. Such inspiration! Thank you!

Cathy Tomm said...

Wow that is a big list. I am sure my list is longer but I do not want to know. My UFO list now only has stuff I plan to finish. I have a few old class projects that will never be finished. I may give some way or redo them in some way. I have given away old UFO before. I should make the list and see how bad it is.

Lee D said...

oh my that is some list you have going! I have slowly whiddled my list down to one quilt to be quilted, my oldest UFO.

Anonymous said...

If you find the 'mice box' of 37. and don't want to finish this quilt I would be happy to introduce them to my own collection box of 2 1/2 squares. Sure they would make a perfect couple here in Abu Dhabi...

Regards, Nina

Hannele said...

Isn't it just a sign of a true artist to have so many artworks in progress?

amandajean said...

I love that you posted your list. It's good to have it documented for future reference. And it's fun for us curious folks to read about. :)

Go Cheryl, Go! Finishing feels great!

Anne said...

I'm soooo glad to know someone else has a list as long as mine. I think it's because we are all bursting at the seams with creative ideas that we simply don't have time to get it all finished. For every finish there must be at least 10 new ideas right? Thanks for sharing because it really does inspire me to get going . . . especially today.

Carla said...

That's quite the list. Enjoy the satisfaction of finishing and making progress. I've thought about making a list of EVERYTHING but I think I'd rather live in denial ; )