Monday, November 12, 2012

The Short List

Okay, here's the deal.

I was chatting with Carolyn over at Lakeside Quilting the other day after I did the last blog post.  She said she had some things she wanted/needed to finish up, and I replied using my Mom's wise words .... "Let's hold hands and do it together!"

I might or might not have been serious when I said that.  You know how it is .... or maybe she didn't hear the sarcasm bouncing around in my mostly empty head!  :)  :)  :)

Hopping forward to today, she emailed me and said she had blogged her short list, and where in the heck was mine?   Uhhh.......

Carolyn, you snookered me into this - but I'm going to just do it!!! 

Now I can't say that I'll get all these done by the end of the year what with two holidays between now and then, but I'm going to vow to get these done by the end of January!  Or at least done to the point they go to the quilter.

There, I've said it!

Here goes!

1.  Gail's grandmother's quilt - pin, quilt and bind.  This one will take the longest so it's first.

2.  The pinwheel quilt - borders maybe, backing pieced and binding made.

3.  Prairie Paisley - enlarge the backing and make the binding.

4.  Bind three quilts.  Two are at the quilter, and the third one is just sitting here.  They're all small.

I have a fifth one that I'm undecided about, so I won't list it for now.  It involves taking off three borders and reattaching them.  Borders are my least fun part of the quilt.  No, wait, it's piecing the back.  Borders, backing, borders, backing.  I can't decide!

I told Carolyn that I get bored when I get to a certain point in the quilt process, but I need to start pushing through to get them finished.

My prize for finishing the four items listed will be to start a new quilt, or go into the UFO cache and choose one that is at least halfway done.  (Bet you thought I was going to say I'd go shopping!!!!)

Cache sounds nicer than saying the UFO pile, doesn't it?  "Cache" is officially defined as "a hiding place esp. for concealing and preserving provisions or implements; a secure place of storage; a quilter's UFO pile."  Just kidding on that last part - I think!

Anyone else want to join?  We can all hold hands and do it together.  It won't hurt so badly that way!


Ruthie said...

I would love to join you and Carolyn. I plan to have most, if not all, of my customer quilts done by December 1st, so I have the month of December to work on my projects.

julieQ said...

I need to do it too!! And for me...stop starting new projects, lol!! What is a girl to do with all this boggy inspiration?

antique quilter said...

hmmm maybe I need to bind a few quilts along with you two! good for you glad you will get a few quilts done, this will make you feel good. progress even one quilt at a time.
Oh what a great reward going shopping in the closet for a project to do!
lucky you :)

Carol said...

Cheering you on...oh I love cache...sounds so much better!

Darlene said...

Like, Carol, I'll be cheering you on! I'm going to be running up and down the sidelines shaking my pom-poms like a crazed woman.

You CAN do it - I know you can. Go, Vicky, Go!!!!

I like cache, too. :-)

Carolyn said...

"UFO Cache", that's awesome! Vicky, I'm so glad we're doing this together. Everyone else? The more the merrier, I can't wait to see what projects everyone will be finishing! This is going to be fun!!!

mascanlon said...

Well...a holiday challenge...hmm. I have 2 quilts on my machine now, only the last few blocks to finish and then layout and sew the tops. But getting them quilted, thats going to be the challenge. And I have 2 quilts that need bindings. They are both supposed to have scalloped edges and thats whats kept them in the cache for a while. And I will pack up and put away the holiday quilt kit I bought but I just don't like the fabrics enough to make it. So for 3 yrs its been out, fabrics pressed making me feel gone!

Katie Z. said...

I have two quilts to quilt, then three to bind, and a Tshirt quilt from the beginning. I have 8 weeks till my baby is due, and need no new projects (except Bonnie Hunter's mystery) to start!

Kigwit said...

I have the same problem with borders and backings. I would doubly hate to have to unsew borders and redo them. Arrgh.

Anonymous said...

I have so many but I really want to finish my Bunny Hill Night Before Christmas quilt. I just need a little inspiration ....debbiequilter

Vicky said...

Debbiequilter is in! Hooray!

Laura said...

We do yearly goal boards in our small quilt guild. We shared our goal boards at our January meeting and will bring them back to show what we accomplished in December. I haven't looked at mine in several months and have mostly forgotten what's on it, so it'll be interesting to see what I finished and what I didn't. Hope I'm not too embarrassed by the results!

pdudgeon said...

i had a hard time finding 5 quilty things, but here goes. good thing we've got until the end of January!

1 finish attaching borders to the "Blitzen" quilt #1. Hope to have that done by today.
2. Cut and piece the "Blitzen" quilt #2 (can you tell i love that fabric line?)
3. Bind "Maison Bleue" quilt when it comes back from the quilter.
4. Bonnie's mystery quilt.
5. quilt and bind hubby's Christmas quilt.

Gayle Bong said...

I like Cache too and boy is mine full! I will be watching your progress, but not sure I could join you as I don't have any priorities. I plug away daily either way.

Kathy said...

This sounds very doable...I will list my projects tomorrow when I am awake...LOL

Kathy said...

Vicky my list is up on my blog...

Donna said...

Ooooohhhhhh I want to play too! I'll get something posted on my blog by tomorrow morning.