Well, I'm trying not to be too ambitious with this, but....although I only have a few UFO's they are mostly hand stitching/embroidery and I know it will take me an age to do them! AND I have signed up for at least one quilt along (maybe 3 if I am being honest) and then there is the quilt I want to make from the rainbow charm swap, that can wait for another day though!
First of all my crazy Christmas quilt needs a binding, we have been lovingly using it all the holidays with just the zig zagged edge. I must say I have grown to love my fuzzy soft edge but it does need binding or it wont last the test of time. I have plumped for a shop brought binding because I wanted a simple solid colour after all the pattern on the quilt and because I am being lazy and cheap! The whole 7 meters of binding only cost me £2.03! Imagine the cost if I had made it up from yardage. I just need to get it sewn on now.
Then there is this cute little panel, I made it up months ago meaning to turn it into a pouch but didn't! Mostly because I put so much work into it because the pieces are tiny only to realise I had left myself with hardly any seam allowance. I didn't want to hide any of the design as it took me so long and so I just left it on the side hoping inspiration would come to me, it hasn't! But, there is no point loving it and hiding it in the cupboard, I have to make it into something and use it!
Then there is this tea cosy sleeve I brought in a charity shop last year. Its so rare to find something with the pre-printed pattern on that hasn't been started already. I got going on it straight away, I soon got bored! I must get on with it, its just that all that hand embroidery overwhelms me!
This is going to be a Dresden cushion, honest, its a well known fact that fmq Dresden's need at least 3 months airing before they can be made up into a cushion! Seriously, why did I do all the hard work and stop when all I need to do is throw a back on it? This is being done as soon as I find some nice backing.
Finally, my nemesis! The June block for the Birdie Stitches quilt. Cindy so knows what I am talking about here! Why did I ever start, I hate this quilt. I'm hoping that means I will love it the most when it is finally done. I'm not going to list my July-December blocks as ufo's because I haven't even started them and I don't plan on doing it any time soon, I need a breather from it. But I do need to finish this block, it is taunting me lol!
So there it is, I'm hoping I can look back at the end of the quarter with a sense of achievement, no greater dismay than I am in now!
There are still a few spaces left in the Somewhere Over the Rainbow charm swap, sign-ups are here. Be quick though, 15 spaces went as soon as I posted the swap, leaving only 13 and sign -ups haven't even been running 24 hours yet!