I went to a great meeting of the Meherrin Piecemakers Quilt Guild last night. We set the calendar for the year–I’m going to do a demo in July on hand dyeing fabrics for quilts–had some great show and tell–I forgot my camera again –and got a challenge.
The challenge is to go through all your quilting projects, large and small and assign each one a number. Then, each month a number will be drawn, and that’s the project you must work on during the month. It doesn’t mean you have to finish it, or that you can’t work on other projects.
So, since today is my day off from regular work, I’ve gone through my projects and given each a number. Most are small projects but I have a few larger ones. And there are even a couple I had forgotten about. I’m sure no one else does that! But you would think I would have remembered them all, since I did a major reorganization and stash busting during my year in NM.
Here’s my list so far:
1. Hope Blossoms Table Runner
2. Churn Dash Table Runner
3. ShooFlyAway Quilt
4. Stack n Whack Quilt
5. Brown Itty Bitty Bag
6. Blue Itty Bitty Bag
7. Patchwork Puzzle Balls
8. Pink and Green Quilt — this is a quilt top my Mom pieced years ago that I said I would finish!
9. Basket Skirt — Can’t find the instructions so this will probably get a make0ver
10. Baskets Wall Hanging
11. Tea Cozy
12. Kokopelli Placemats
13. Sarah and Hagar Quilt
14. Monoprint Bouquet
15. Shams for African Persian Carpet Quilt
That’s not too bad, considering several are little projects I haven’t even started yet. But we were supposed to include those projects we have all the materials for, but have not started.
Here’s a picture of three of the UFOs:
The number drawn for this month is “17″ and I don’t even have 17 projects! So the instructions were to go back to the top of the list and keep counting until you get to the number.
That means number “2″ for me: Oooo! That’s the Churn Dash Table Runner that I haven’t started but have had out on my sewing table wanting to start. It’s a kit I bought a couple of years ago. I don’t usually buy kits, but I thought this looked like a fun quick project.
It’s a great project to get started on since it is a start to finish small project and will give me some incentive to do some machine quilting. Yay!
Now I’m off to do a little garment sewing–or at least cutting out the pattern.