I've decided to join a year long challenge called '12 WIP's in 2012' being organised by AJ at AJ's Antics. The challenge is to complete one WIP per month, blogging about each as I go. Each month, if I complete a WIP, I get one entry to a great give-away being offered at the end of the year. At least half of the WIPs must actually be partially completed projects, but the rest may be fabric stacks or a pattern I've bought with a future quilt in mind.
Here is my list of WIPs. This is not necessarily the order I will complete the projects, and as you can see I have listed 14 projects, just in case I bail on one or two of them I have another couple up my sleeve. I have listed my partially completed projects first, then fabric stacks/patterns.
Aqua pop quilt + matching bunting. This is my current quilt project anyway and I have banned all other sewing projects until this one is done. I'm halfway through the quilting. The flags for the bunting are all done, they just need to be sewn to some fabric binding. I want the binding on the quilt and the bunting to match, but havent picked the quilt binding yet...
Flowerburst- This started out as a fun little diversion. It's only a very small quilt so far and I dont really have the inclination to build it into something bigger. I think I will finish it up as it is and donate to a NICU.
Raggy Circle quilt- need to choose backing/quilt and bind it. Possibly also a donation quilt.
Christmas Table runner. I had so much fabric for the one I made here that I got a second one sandwiched and partially quilted. The quilting needs to be ripped out and redone, the binding finished, and then I'll use it for my own christmas decor or perhaps donate to the end of year 12Win12M prize????
Rainbow Bargello quilt. Remember this one??? This must be my oldest WIP! I have no idea what to do with this really. Would love suggestions! I only have a small amount of the hand died rainbow fabrics- so it would either have to be a doll/art quilt or a small baby quilt . Should I keep building the bargello? Or perhaps some wonky/improv letters on plain homespun and then pull apart the bargello and use it to create a tiled border???? That would combine a few things on my wish list of quilt idea's.
Hexagon quilt I've been working on this slowly and steadily but would like to ramp it up and complete it in 2012. I need to make 7 more paper-pieced hexagon blocks, and then these will get cut down into a square and sashed with a solid grey fabric. Then the top needs to be sandwiched/quilted/bound. I will challenge myself with completing one handstiched hexagon block per month over the first 7 months of the year (that is in addition to the the other quilt WIP going on at the same time). Then I will use the 8th month to finish the top/quilt/bind and that will be the official month the Hexie WIP counts towards the 12Win12M challenge.
Matching Quilted Japanese bolster/cushions for Jills Giant Japanese quilt.
Houndstooth quilt. I have the pattern, I have the love. I even did a test run. I need to start it from scratch in black and white fabric.
Vintage Sheet Charm quilt. I bought a pack of vintage sheet charms on impluse. It should be a quick and easy quilt project.
Denise Schmidt 'Picnic and fairgrounds' fabric I dont love this fabric for myself, but its bright and fresh and will be fun to work with.I have a stack of insteresting quilt tutorials bookmarked for 'one day' so this month might be time to sieze that day. For example D9Px2 tutorial and this D4P tutorial might work for a couple of small quilts I could donate to a hospital NICU.
ISpy quilt for George. I've been collecting fabrics for an Ispy quilt for him for years. It might be time to sew them into a quilt before he gets too old! However, I really want to come up with a design that is a little bit more attractive that sewing a bunch of ugly Ispy charms together. Perhaps a series of log cabins with the charm as the centre square, and using a mixture of bright solids (or scraps?) as the log cabins.
Denim charm quilt. Elizabeth made one with my last stack of 5" denim charms and I REALLY, REALLY love the look of this quilt (wonky sewing and raggy quilting and all). I started collecting more charms (ie slicing up old jeans), this time making the charms bigger, and trying to fussy cut interesting parts of the jeans; zips, pockets, stitching details etc. I plan to make these into a simple patch quilt and back with flannel, no wadding.
Wonky ships or houses quilt. I've put this on in the bakers dozen position because it's really wishful thinking with all the other sewing that's got to get done. I'd love to get through the first 12 quilts and give either a wonky house quilt or a wonky pirate ship quilt a shot.
Chenille quilt using olfa chenille cutter. This should be quick and simple and I can use up some of my ugly fabrics. I think I'll make it lap size and use it on the couch or give it away.