Sunday, January 8, 2017

2017 Finish-A-Long and Something Slow Too!

Kyle sent me the file to make my list of projects I hope to finish in 2017.
It's supposed to be 17 UFOs in 2017, but since I have waaaaaaay more than 17, I filled the entire page to remind of what still needs to be worked on--in case I run out--haha!

Realistically, I probably won't get half of these done, but like they say--Dream Big!
The following projects are going on my 2017 First Quarter Finish A Long list--we'll see how I do on these! 
I just finished stay stitching the edges and pressing all the seams on this monster.....
Yes!!! My 365 Block Challenge top is complete!!! Now to get it quilted.....a top priority ASAP. 


As you might imagine, I have massive amounts of blue and cream fabrics left over from the above project. I've been perusing Bonnie Hunter blocks and patterns and I think I see a version of Jamestown Landing in my future (right hand side of photo).

Speaking of Bonnie Hunter, I really need to get my (Christmas) Celtic Solstice finished. I have lots of blocks left to piece, and will be working on them at retreat starting tomorrow. It would be so great to get this one completed.

I made zero progress on Mrs. Billings in 2016, but I am still very gung-ho about her--gotta get this one done! 

Of course I need to finish my Wooly Block Adventure quilt since I declared it my January OMG project. 

Anyone interested in an Austin Bluebird Sampler Sew Along? I'm going to do a blue and gold version--can't wait to dig into these yummy fabrics! 

I feel so bad every time I come across this box of Texas Star blocks.
I hand pieced 99 of these stars back when we remodeled the upper level of our home and I had no sewing space. I need to get them put together (and in an ideal world, hand quilt it)!  
These spools were a leader/ender project a couple years ago and have been languishing in this tin ever since. 
I need to make a lot more strip sets to finish Trail Mix, but I have a signed label from Edyta Sitar for the back--that's half the battle, right? 

I continue to work on the fly stitching on my wool hexagon quilt---it's my current go-to sewing in the evenings.
I have made a lot of progress on this and will be working on it today for Slow Sunday Stitching now that my 365 Challenge has been met and my retreat packing is complete!





25 comments:

  1. That is quite an ambitious list. Good luck with all your finishes. I love that Austin Bluebird Sampler pattern.

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  2. Such lovely projects, look forward to seeing more of them during the year. Perhaps you could make the spools your leaders and ender project, but now sewing them into groups of four?

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  3. I noticed Navajo Code Talkers is on your list. I love that pattern. Your 365 quilt top is so lovely. It is really a treasure.

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  4. You have some marvellous projects to work on this year Karen.... I particularly love the wool hexagons. Congratulations on getting the 365 quilt top pieced.... it looks fabulous! Christine x

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  5. I can see why you want to finish all those oh so fabulous projects. That hexagon one is my favorite.

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  6. Your 365 quilt top looks so lovely! And the colors fit right in with Bonnie's Jamestown landing.
    I loved the projects you shared all through this post. Tired to pick a favorite but I could only narrow it down to 3. : )

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  7. So many womderful projects! I love your Texas Stars and your 365 Challenge top is beautiful.

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  8. All of these projects are fabulous! And wowzers on that 365 Challenge top!!!

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  9. Yes, wowsers on the 365 Challenge it is just totally amazing, congrats on finishing the top!!! I'm so glad you joined this challenge I'm really looking forward to seeing more of your Mrs B, Austen Bluebird Sampler and the wooly hexagons...all of your projects are gorgeous- best of luck!

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  10. Good luck with your finishes. It doesn't hurt to have a reminder.

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  11. I love a lot of your beautiful projects, good luck Karen.

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  12. We have a lot of the same taste in quilts, I think. I'm also working on Dawn's Early Light. I just completed Jamestown Landing this summer, and I have a Carolina Christmas top waiting to be quilted. I just started 365 Challenge Block quilt this year, and I'm using the Minick and Simpson line you are using for you Austin Bluebird Sampler. It will be fun to watch your progress!

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  13. Ms Billings and I have a date - just not sure when. I have a friend who has here fabrics cut out, but is also working on Rowdy Flats Library quilt. That one is in the que for a date also - just not sure when! I read Kyle post and saw the list - that is a very easy way to keep up with OMG and posting.

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  14. First of all - Congratulations on the finish of your 365 quilt top!
    It's Gorgeous!
    You have some pretty awesome projects lined up for 2017! I look forward to following your progress on all of these beauties.

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  15. some great projects there, loads of variety! That 365 quilt is amazing!

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  16. Your 365 Block Challenge is gorgeous. Good luck on your finishes

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  17. Every one of these projects is delightful and definitely worth finishing. Just enjoy the process-there is no hurry.

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  18. You have a fabulous list. One of my favorites as always been your wooyl hexagon blocks. Of course, Mrs. Billings is no slouch either! Have fun at your retreat.

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  19. OMG! Each project is going to be gorgeous (if you get them finished)! Good luck! You can do it!

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  20. I've loved watching your progress on Stitching Society hexies. I love your stitch used to join your blocks. Have you backed all your hexies before joining them or will you do after?

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  21. I am in awe of all your projects you are working on. So much eye candy. I've got a list of 12 projects I want to finish. I will be happy to finish half....lol. Hugs

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  22. have fun with your projects, and thank you so much for joining in!

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  23. You have some fabulous projects on the go. Good luck with your 2017 UFO challenge!

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  24. What a big list!! But then you're good at working to finish challenges. You always have the most beautiful projects on the go. I love your woolly hexies!

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  25. Your Christmas solstice is absolutely beautiful. How do you decide what to put on your to do list? Any hints on staying focused?

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