Monday, September 22, 2008

New Years Eve Challenge

I have joined the New Year Eve Challenge over at Finn's blog!! I chose 5 quilting projects that I will get finished by New Years Eve! My plan is to get these all done and try to add MORE. I have a list in my head, but since I need a list in writing, I will show my 5 here.
OF COURSE there is Emerson's quilt. This is in the hand quilting stage and is about 1/2 way done if you count the borders and sashing.Then there is this 20x20 fall table topper. It is just a flimsey and will need to be marked, basted, hand quilted and bound.There are the 24 9 patches to complete for a swap....I am WAY behind. I need to do 2 sets of 12 and get those out. They are not even cut yet...sorry Linda. I am making them a priority!Actually those top 3 are a priority and I hope to cross them off the list FAST!
Next is a table runner. It is cut, but needs to be pieced, marked, basted, hand quilted, bound, and sent off.Last is the BIGGEST challenge of them all. The Pink and Brown. It is in the hand quilting stage and is about 1/4 quilted. It is queen size and has the most tedious design ever created. I plan to get it quilted and bound and on my bed by New Years Eve. I am sure I will add more to this list, but it is a big list considering it is all hand work...minus the 9 patches.
Have you joined the challenge????


Marilyn R said...

Your pink and brown quilt is going to be such a beauty! I just love Emerson's quilt too!

Mountain Mama said...

It has been awhile since I have checked on you. Congratulations on your beautiful grand-daughter. How exciting. Kiss and squeeze her for me.

Guðrún said...

Your quilting is gorgeous.

Love Bears All Things said...

You are going to finish all these in 3 months? Wow! I started using your freezer paper applique on my Fall wall hanging. The first one I did, I didn't leave enough extra material and it was hard to get it to turn under but I learned as I did it. Only problem is, my neck hurts so badly after doing thes becuse of beding my head down. I need to raise my work surfaces. I need some instruction on sandwiching, binding, etc. I had a one day class on machine quilting that included sandwiching but it was pretty basic. Always before when I did a quilt, I just sewed the back and top with right sides together and turned then hand quilted.
I am anxious to get back to my UFOs.
Mama Bear

julieQ said...

Yes, I am participating! Finn provided some much needed support, and I am working away on my projects. Your hand-quilting is absolutely beautiful, and I love your sun-bonnett!

Nguyen Tien Dung said...

good luck