Happy Wednesday! I’m really making an effort this year to get some of my unfinished projects finished up. Of course I have several projects that are meant to be long-term projects, but I also have several I thought I would have finished up a long time ago!
I’ll be starting market sewing for our next fabric collection in February, so I’m
focusing on finishing things up until fabric arrives! I’ve been doing a lot of sorting, cleaning, and organizing in the studio as well (photos of some of my progress coming soon), and the other day I found that a pretty large drawer was filled only with a mostly cut out quilt and two finished blocks. The quilt is the Fig Tree “County Fair” pattern; I sewed the market sample for Joanna almost two years ago and immediately cut one out for myself. The two finished blocks were left overs that didn’t go into Joanna’s quilt.
The picture below is pretty much what I started with…rectangles and squares of Farmhouse fabrics and background strips cut but not yet sub-divided into squares. The great thing about this project is that it’s easy to use strip-piecing to speed things up since it is made with 30 blocks of the same design.
I set to work for a few hours Friday evening and pretty soon my two blocks had grown to nine. I started wondering why this project had been sitting in a drawer for a year and half or more…and truthfully, why I had to talk myself into beginning again. I told myself I would just make two blocks…and those two happily turned into seven.
My plan is to have the rest of the blocks finished up in a week or so and to have the quilt top ready for quilting by the end of the month. If I can just finish up one work in progress each month I should be caught up by the end of the year!
Have you made a plan for sewing your works in progress this year? If you’re looking for ideas to get started, my post on 5 Tips for Setting Quilting Goals might give you a little inspiration.
Happy quilting…and thanks so much for stopping by!