Diamonds are Forever has been hanging around my house forever it seems like. It will be two years since I started this quilt in February. I wonder if I will be done with the top by the end of February? Would be nice. I think I have it figured out now how many more rows I need to make. Two more rows on this border at the top and then 5 rows of white and 1 row of color on the opposite side that is folded under right now. I think that will do it. When I get done adding the two more rows on this side I will measure it all again and see if I figured it out right. 100 more white hexies on this border to do – I will need to cut and print out more for the opposite side – 250 of them for that side – well it never end! I am linking to Freemotion by the River today and Quilt Story, Fabric Tuesday and Esther’s Wow.
I did get a little more done on the Kansas Twister but I’m afraid it looks a bit of a mess right now, after I pressed the two rows I was working on I didn’t feel like sewing that long seam to the 4 completed rows and have left it laying here to pick up with today. I will get done with that and then I will have 6 rows sewed together. That will put me about half way through – I might try to do another section (2 rows put together).
When it gets close to the end of the year do you try to plan out what projects you will work on in the next year? I kind of do but the list almost always changes as the year goes by. Ideas that seemed good in December sometimes no longer seem so good by April or so right. I go with what I feel like doing.
Right now I have a partial list – 2015
1- I well finish Dear Jane early in the upcoming year if I don’t finish it by the end of this year.
2- I well finish the quilt top Diamonds are Forever but do not know if I will get it quilted – I plan on hand quilting it after Granny’s Got Style is finished.
3- Granny’s Got Style will go on the hand quilting frame as soon as the Dear Jane quilt is finished – I should be able to finish it in about six months I think – depends on travel plans.
4- I want to – really – finish the applique on Floral Fantasy – I am not decided right now on if it will go in the hand quilting stack or if I will try to machine quilt it.
5- I want to finish machine piecing the tumblers quilt – Tumbling into Insanity, right now I think I will machine quilt it but I am not positive.
6- I want make a winter quilt with the Crazy for Red fabric that should arrive by the end of the week – I will be doing redwork embroidery on it and they are snowmen hence the winter quilt – no name for it right now.
7- I have pieces cut out for the Lemoyne Stars wall hanging that got forgotten at the end of the summer – it is sitting in the box patiently waiting – maybe I will get back to it
8- I hope to get the Kansas Twister machine quilted
9 – I have a quilt top waiting in line to be machine quilted that most have probably forgotten about, I made it in early summer I think – Stairs Through the Stars – it is for my sister and I plan on getting that done this year still or early next.
10 – I promised my granddaughter that I would make a star quilt for her from fabric and pattern that her other grandma had bought (Nancy died last year) I need to get started on that soon and finish it.
So what do you think – can I do it!! I really need to stick to this list and accomplish as much as I can and get caught up – I started too many projects once again and I would really like to get them finished!! Cheer me on and remind me now and then to stick to the list – I should print this list out and stick it on my bulletin board next to the sewing machine shouldn’t I.
11 – Love Entwined – I must do more work on this lovely applique project!