I do love lists....not that I always stick to them...I just like making them. So after writing out the shopping list for my Dh this morning (which he left on the kitchen counter when he went to work!) I decided to work on my Quilt list for 2010. These are the quilts I hope to finish this year. Insert Disclaimer Here - this is a non-binding list so if I see a great pattern, have a great idea or just get bored with this list I feel no obligation to stick to it. (Maybe that is why I have never actually finished all the quilts on my annual list?!)
So why make a list at all you wonder? Well, it does help focus a bit. Today while doing my semi-annual "find the floor in the quilting room" dig-out I will put these projects (at least the ones I've started!) into a separate cabinet so I can find them when the time comes to work on them. Isn't it frustrating when you find a few hours to sew but can't find the project you want to work on?! Also the list serves a reminder of what projects I already have time and money invested in so maybe I don't need to start a new (insert project name here.) Not that it always stops me from doing it but does make me think twice....so here goes:
1. Cowgirl Sampler Quilt - 15 blocks are finished (and have been for 2 years!) 2. Bakery Quilt - this is a Tonya word quilt. I have about 9 words (some I made and some sent by blogging friends.) I want to make about 9 more then figure out how to put them all together...
3. Carolina Christmas - lots of parts in a large box..about the same status as my Carolina Crossroads was at this time last year and I did finish that so there is hope....4. Small Baltimore - Twelve year old Scotch is great. Twelve year old blocks? Not so good. So why this year? There are twelve blocks from my year long Baltimore Applique Class...kismet no?5. Wave Runner - feels almost like cheating to put this on the list since there are only a couple seams left to finish the top....(for reference it is on a really large dining room table...)
6. Vintage Teddington - this one is ready to be basted and hand quilted. This will be my quilt bee and TV room project for the year.
7. My Sister Jane Quilt - no this is not a version of a Dear Jane - I do really have a sister named Jane who asked for a quilt this Christmas. When asked what kind of quilt she answered "I like the ones that look like antiques, maybe some pinks, browns and maroons but make it sort of like bright ones you made the kids." Oh ya, I can run with that...arhhggggg! Status on this one - no fabric, no plan, no clue.....8. Brother Mike Quilt - I made a very long quilt top for my very tall brother. It just needs to be quilted...ya, just!
9. Halloween - This is a "black-work" embroidery. This one is on the fence for this year since it has so much hand work but it is all "kitted" up for me for when I have a minute to work on so may be ready for this year...at least as a top!
In between all of these will be a couple of quilts of valor that are currently in various stages and helping with the guild Donation quilt. More than enough to keep me busy!