Lists of what projects to have done by the holidays or before the new year.
I am no different. I have seen a lot of people making their final 2017 WIP lists. Not going to lie, I was tempted to dump my UFO tote out and take photos of everything, it sounded fun, but then I changed my mind. Mostly because I don't want to be distracted by any of those things until after Christmas. I have an absolute to-do list. I have made promises. I need to finish quilts for other people. And this time, those are the most important items on my list.
I suppose I could list them here, but some are gifts and I don't want to spoil the surprise for anyone. Let's just say that I plan to have at least 3 finishes by Christmas(and a few little things) and then 2 more before April. Only then will I be able to pull out those old projects and get working on them.
I also have another pattern in the works and have to squeeze time in to get that test quilt done. It sounds like I am going to be one busy lady on the weekends. DO NOT remind me how many of those I have until Christmas!
On another note, I did have a finish last week in addition to my new pattern "Knots" of Color. I finished a rather pretty green and grey offset diamond for a cousin of mine. He turned 16 recently and it was time he received our traditional family quilt. I like the back of the quilt almost as much as the front even though it is just scraps and leftovers. I did simple in-the-ditch quilting, tracing each diamond that created a nice effect on the back.
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