My goal the last couple of months is to finish up some WIPs. Too many of these projects staring me in the face and it's about time I did something about some of them.
I've finished up quite a few things...
This quilt that I gave as a wedding present to some friends.
And this, which was a wedding present to my sister and her husband. The top was done and it was all sandwiched together for their wedding 2.5 years ago. I finally got around to quilting it last month. Sorry, guys!
And this one was for our family. It originally was started with plans to live on our Queen bed. Then we went and got a new bed, King sized, and it sat undone. Right now it's living on our couch and is perfect for snuggling under on the cool nights that have arrived to Northern Minnesota.
This week I found my Hopscotch blocks that I started eons ago and lost steam on...
Things weren't really clicking for me... not sure what it was about this quilt. I love the pattern, love the fabrics but it just didn't make me excited to work on. There was no way I was going to make the rest of the blocks - just being honest with myself! I started playing with the blocks and realized I had enough with the white points and the coral Amy Butler dots to make a tree skirt. I've been wanting to replace the store bought one we've had for quite a few years. I see a project being salvaged!
This is the first time in quite a few years that we've gotten our tree up this early. And I'll admit, the last couple of years the tree is the only thing that went up (and I was digging for the stockings on Christmas Eve so Santa could visit!) However, we got a bunch of snow on Thanksgiving evening and it put me right into the Christmas spirit! The house is all decorated and and I'm loving the evenings of all the lights and decorations surrounding us.
There's a few more projects to knock off...
(I'm 4/7th of the way done now!)
I've got a bunch of these blocks just waiting to be made into something... not quite sure yet! I'm thinking a wall hanging for our staircase.
And I've got a bunch of 5" squares cut from voile... a project I started last year on Christmas day. Good grief! I really do like starting things more than finishing them!