Posted on January 21, 2010 by therealnanann
I admittedly only joined the Joy in the New Year challenge half-heartedly, as seen here. If you remember, the challenge was to actually finish as many UFOs (unfinished objects) as you could before January 1st. So you could be joyful at your clean slate at the start of the year. And there were prizes drawn for those that reported finishes.
Well. Hmmm. It was only half-heartedly, remember? I only reported 3 Christmas quilts initially as my UFOs. And I never reported any finishes. Because I have no finishes. BUT, I have been working on one of those reported 3 Christmas quilts!
Definitely not done yet, but just LOOK at these cute snowmen getting some personalities to them, and all of these paper-pieced trees!
This is not the final arrangement at all, but I am happy with my progress! This quilt *will* be finished some time, I swear! It is not being put away!
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Posted on November 17, 2009 by therealnanann
I’ve been hemming and hawing about this challenge. Of course I have lots and lots of UFOs (unfinished objects). But ACK — finish them before the New Year? When I have both one of my daughter’s birthdays and Christmas???
SO, instead of counting every UFO I have (seriously, we don’t want to even acknowledge that number), I decided to count my three Christmas quilts which are in various stages of completion:
1. Bethlehem quilt. The top is practically finished — need to connect the 4 big blocks, add a dove and borders, and do all that other quilty stuff.
2. QN magazine snowman quilt. This quilt is the one I finally started at the crafting quilt together and shown here. Currently, the snowmen are in the same state as they were in that picture, but I have started on the trees for the alternate blocks! 5 down, 15 to go! This quilt I think is the one I have the best chance of finishing.
3. “Fun” Snowman quilt. All the fabric is bought, including the backing! I just need to make it! Sounds easy, right???
All of these quilts are just for me, not for gifts, so there is no real urgency to getting them done except it would be nice to use them this Christmas season. So wish me luck! Only a month and a half to get them done and reach my goal!
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