So, a month or so ago I posted a partial mock-up of a bunch of scrappy HST's I'd been stitching at the quilting group, in an effort to encourage others to begin using up the mountains of scrappy pieces we have stored there. Originally planned to be another nursing home quilt, but a couple days before Christmas a family of 6 in a neighboring town lost their home and all their possessions in a fire. Time to push this project in another direction. So, here's where we are tonight, scrappy HST's sewn together, borders added, backing fabric found in the stash, and now all layered and pinned, ready for a quick machine quilting and binding next week so we can get it delivered to the family asap.
and the back, I love this sweet pale green with all the bubbles.
So, where does that leave 17 in 2017? I had 17 projects listed, seven are now finished, another 5 were inched forward, and absolutely nothing done on the remaining 5. As for the reverse side of the list, the Opportunities definitely won out, with 9 projects listed, 8 of those are finished and the last one you've just seen in it's 'ready for quilting' state.
Still mulling over whether to join in the 2018 challenge, which actually sounds like it "could" be a bit easier, with six UFO's and six new projects. What this year taught me is to never underestimate the power of the distraction to completely take over your carefully planned pursuits! I think the biggest disappointment was not finishing even one hand quilted project, of which there are three ongoing, all either queen or king size. Finishing at least one in 2018 will be one of my major goals for the year!
If you care to look, all of this year's finishes can be viewed under the "2015 and Later" tab at the top of the blog.
May your new year bring you good health, good friends, and an abundance of good quilting time!