We all have them, right? It seems to be the most common factor among quilters...we start many projects, and though we finish a lot...there are always more waiting to be finished. It seems the New Year is a good time to take stock of what's what. Today I looked through a stack of bins and found these five projects...I'm ashamed to say, these aren't the only unfinished projects, but I started to feel a bit overwhelmed, so I stopped there. LOL I'm hoping that if I focus on just one or two at a time, maybe I'll get some of them finished up!
This is Cathedral Stars from a Bonnie Hunter workshop I took almost two years ago! Honestly, I'm not super thrilled with it...so my dilemma is, do I bother with finishing it or do I let it go to someone who is more motivated to finish it? I think what I don't like are the secondary blocks with the black and red HSTs. It's very similar to what Bonnie used in her quilt shown here and I was never convinced I wanted to use red and black, but not coming up with another option, I went with it. I'm considering just making the star blocks and setting them without the secondary blocks...I think that would make a nice girl quilt for a donation or gift. Almost all of the units are cut, it's just a matter of sewing them up.
This is a Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt...again, the strips are cut, I would just need to sew up a few more blocks and I could make a nice toddler donation quilt. Not all these projects need to be LARGE quilts!
This is another project that I was soooo excited about at the time. I would still love to have it finished, so why did it sit for all these years? I started it probably 4-5 years ago. I even lugged it to a couple of retreats and only to have it sit untouched. Ugh...this is not supposed to be a depressing hobby!
This is a project I started for Quilts of Valor...nothing much to say, except I set it aside and never looked back! Strips and foundation fabric are cut...ready to be sewn up and donated to the local chapter here in Cheyenne.
Do you sense a theme with the three previous quilts?...apparently, I like red, white, and blue. :)
This is another one that I love...Scrappy Stars. It was a sew along that a blogging friend hosted in 2012. I would love to figure out a fun, simple (quick) setting for these. I think I have over 20 blocks assembled now...this is an older picture. Again, it would make a nice gift...it just needs to be finished!
So those are five projects that I'm going to focus on over the next couple of months...there are other things on my "to-do" list, but hopefully I can squeeze these in here and there and get 'er done!!