Saturday, October 7, 2023

It's October!

This morning it hit me that there are less than 3 months left in the year! Perhaps because the temperature dipped below 40 degrees for the first time, making Fall really sink in.

I decided to have a look at my WIPs and check how much I accomplished this year. The answer is "very little".
Still, it is nice to have a record of what I have in bins and totes. 😆
I use a spreadsheet to keep me abreast of things.

I found this idea somewhere a couple of years ago and customized it for my needs.

After a glance at the spreadsheet and because it's Fall and I don't have a single Fall quilt, I decided to get going on quilting the Bella Solids Leaves in the Forest quilt.

It's basted and ready to quilt!

I've assembled a couple of kits. They're available in the store right now.

If you'd like to make a list of your own, I have uploaded a blank Excel template to the "Twiddletails Quilt Alongs" Facebook group. Unfortunately I cannot upload Excel files directly to the website or the Facebook page itself.

Friday, March 10, 2023

New Projects for 2023

 I signed up for a couple of BOMs this year, actually in 2022. I also may have started a couple of other new projects...

This is how I circumvented my self-imposed rule of not starting any new projects in 2023. Clever right?

The first one is "The Secret Garden" by Sarah Fielke.

The colors and fabrics I chose are completely out of my comfort zone, but I love it!

I also actually purchased some fabric for this project, which I haven't done in YEARS!

Next up is The Quilt Show's 2023 BOM, called Homeward Bound. This was also designed by Sarah Fielke.

Thirdly there is this, a wool applique quilt called "Autumn" from Midway Wool. I will only be working on this one about once a month, so it will take more than one year, for sure.
I only have one completed block as of right now but isn't it cute?

Last, but not least, is "Martha Washington's Finest" By Lori Smith.

I'm not sure when I'll actually get to my other UFOs but quilting is all about having fun and I'm REALLY enjoying what I'm doing right now.

What are you up to this year?