Sunday, January 3, 2010

Unfinished projects

This year one of my goals is to finish as many of my works-in-progress as I can. Each of those bins pictured above contains at least one unfinished quilt. UGH! What a mess!
Not only is it a big mess in my storage room, but they are starting to loom large in my mind and beginning to cause me overwhelming guilt. Most importantly, all that fabric makes me feel like I can't buy more until these quilts are done. I love buying fabric(a completely obvious statement!). I always want more! But, I need to force myself to finish these projects before going crazy with more stuff.
Here's all the quilts in various stages of completion:
  • two self-designed and as yet un-named patterns for the Oh Cherry! fabric
  • three pinwheel quilts in the American Jane Snippets fabric
  • one nine-patch from the quilt-along made from all my scrap fabrics
  • one triple-Irish chain for John's baby quilt
  • one blue & white in various fabrics
  • two Christmas log-cabin quilts
  • Underground Railroad quilt in blue, red and green
  • one disappearing nine-patch in pastel colors
  • one quilt from this quilt along, but I'll probably change the pattern
  • one alphabet quilt
  • one cream and red nine-patch

(That's a total of 15 quilts in progress)

I also have a lot of fabric purchased, but the quilts have not even been started. Here's just what I can remember off the top of my head:

  • Yellow & blue fabric from April Cornel's Nature's notebook line by Moda
  • Snippets fabric for this quilt -- a whirlygigle pattern
  • Plaids for crazy nine-patch
  • six-inch squares for an 'I Spy' quilt
  • a purple medley of half-yards
  • about 40 different pink fat quarters
  • a black and white collection

(A total of 7 quilts with fabric purchased)

I've recalled all this from memory, and I'm sure I'm forgetting something. All told that's 22 quilts. UGH! If I finish one every two weeks I might be done by the end of the year -- wish me luck!

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's celebration

I can't believe I didn't take a picture of the food! We had a party for New Year's Eve, and you'd think the three cooks involved hadn't eaten for weeks. We all cooked and brought our treats together. Here's the menu:

Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
Stuffed Mushrooms
Spinach Dip

Main Course:
Many Bean Chili
Spinach, Chicken and Pasta Salad

Cream cheese Brownies
Haystack Cookies
Shortbread cookies
Oreo Rice Krispie treats

O000-eeeee! It was tasty! I find it absurd that the food was almost gone by 9 PM. We divided up the scarce leftovers for absent loved ones and everyone went home to start their New Year's off right -- fat and happy!