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TTMT #453 – 2017 Wrap Up

Hello, my dear friends!

Welcome to my first TTMT for 2018. I had an eye-opening time going through my To Do & UFO list and seeing what I got done. I didn’t include all of my new patterns published in 2017, but I do hope to do that for next week’s video.

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TTMT #293 – Let’s get it DONE!

Listen to me talk about The Project of Doom 2015 and my not-as-epic-as-last-year UFO list!

For my own reference, and yours if you’re interested, these are the UFO projects I talk about. You’ve seen most of these before. Here’s hoping they won’t be on next year’s list!

Definitions of some initialisms used in this post:

UFO = UnFinished Object – a project that has been set aside and allowed to collect dust. Chances are it’s existence has been forgotten until it’s pulled out of whatever dark hole it was stuffed into. While there, it probably multiplied like Tribbles, leaving many more UFOs than you remember putting there in the first place.

USO = UnStarted Object – a project that has yet not made it out of it’s incubation period. Often comes in the shape of a stack of fat quarters, a jelly roll or other similarly delicious fabric apparition. Can also appear as a pattern or book with little hearts doodled on the cover. Hopes to be a…

WIP = Work In Progress  – Always in danger of becoming a UFO, a WIP is a project that is currently being worked on, and will hopefully become a…

FO = Finished Object – What all projects dream of being. The object of much blog activity and excitement and a good source of personal pride. The Ultimate Destination of a UFO and WIP.

Progress! #AsYouWish #princessbride #fandominstitches

As You Wish (Princess Bride Quilt) – WIP. From the quilt along on Fandom In Stitches in 2014. I have just under half of the letters hand stitched in place and then it needs to be quilted. I have backing and batting ready to go.

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Frogger – UFO. Designed in 2014 for fandominstitches.com, I’d like to make this bigger (it’s currently 24″ square), finish it up and donate it to The Linus Connection.

Orphan blocks sorted for quilt making for #TheLinusConnection! #quiltforgood

Orphan Blocks For Linus – WIP. While not technically a UFO, I’m including these here as a reminder to myself to work on quilts for Linus from donated blocks. I collect blocks from anyone that might like to donate and save them until I have enough to make a quilt to donate to The Linus Connection. Want to donate? Drop me an email (sewhooked@gmail.com).

Harry Potter Swap Quilt

Harry Potter Swap Quilt – WIP – This is the second of two quilts made from Harry Potter quilt block swaps from way back in 2007 or so. This quilt is basted and free motion quilting is in progress, The borders are quilted. Each block still needs quilting and then it needs to be bound and labeled. On hold while I have my sewing machine serviced.

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Vintage Quilt Top – UFO . My hubby bought this for me for our anniversary several years ago. I have a back and batting for this quilt, but it still needs basting and quilting. It hasn’t happened yet because I’m still undecided on how to finish it. Fingers crossed for inspiration!

TABABOM top

TABABOM – WIP. 2012 Block of the Month on Fandom In Stitches.  This quilt is now basted and ready to FMQ. It’s in the queue after my Harry Potter Swap Quilt (above).

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TABABOM Signature Quilt – UFO. Similar idea to the Project of Doom signature quilt. I’m missing a block from one of the designers, but I have a plan for moving forward, so hopefully this will change to WIP very soon!

Hand embroidered flower quilt

Embroidered Flower Quilt – WIP. This was a 2011 BOM by a blogger that is no longer online. Borders added, have back & binding. To be quilted & bound.

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Topsy Turvy Trees – UFO. Needs a back and to be quilted, bound. One of my original designs.

Australia Fabric Project

Australian Fabric Quilt – USO.  Fabric gifted over several years from my friend Cat. I picked the pattern a couple of years ago.I plan to pre-cut all the pieces before I go on Retreat with my bee in March.

In summary:

  • As You Wish
  • Frogger
  • Orphan blocks for Linus
  • Harry Potter Swap Quilt
  • Vintage Quilt Top
  • TABABOM
  • TABABOM Signature Quilt
  • Embroidered Flowers Quilt
  • Topsy Turvy
  • Australian Fabric Quilt
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2013 To Do List…Recap (at last!)

sewhooked to do 2013 At the beginning of the last few years, I have recapped the UFO projects accumulated at the beginning of the previous year to see how much progress I made on each one. These lists do not include new projects that popped up over the year, though newbies often make an appearance on the following year’s list! When 2013 began, and I made my 2013 list, I was working full time outside of my home. After half a year of burning the candle not only at both ends, but in the middle too, I realized the life I was leading was not working for myself or for my family. When I left my full-time position, I fell right back into Sewhooked and, most importantly, back to my family.

Definitions of some initialisms used in this post:

UFO = UnFinished Object – a project that has been set aside and allowed to collect dust. Chances are it’s existence has been forgotten until it’s pulled out of whatever dark hole it was stuffed into. While there, it probably multiplied like Tribbles, leaving many more UFOs than you remember putting there in the first place.

USO = UnStarted Object – a project that has yet not made it out of it’s incubation period. Often comes in the shape of a stack of fat quarters, a jelly roll or other similarly delicious fabric apparition. Can also appear as a pattern or book with little hearts doodled on the cover. Hopes to be a…

WIP = Work In Progress  – Always in danger of becoming a UFO, a WIP is a project that is currently being worked on, and will hopefully become a…

FO = Finished Object – What all projects dream of being. The object of much blog activity and excitement and a good source of personal pride. The Ultimate Destination of a UFO and WIP.

2013 Project To Do List

Project – 2011 Five @ The Hive block of the month, designed by Sue Carter January 2013 – Need to add top & bottom border, quilt and bind.  Have border, backing and binding fabric.

2013 To Do - Done! 5 @ The Hive Quilt from 2011

Status – FO and Gifted! Discussed in this TTMT (6:40 or so). Quilted by my friend Osie and given to my in-laws last year.

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Project – Harry Potter Alphabet Quilt, designed by me. January 2013 – To be quilted & bound. Have back/binding fabric.

Harry Potter Title Font Alphabet Quilt

Status – FO! I talk about it in this TTMT. Quilted by Osie. She practiced pebbles on this and I LOVE the way it came out! I’m keeping this beauty for myself. I started designing and piecing the blocks in 2005 or 2006 and they sat in a shoebox for years.

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Project – Hand applique wreath. January 2013 –  Needs to be bound with green fabric (shown).

Hand Applique...finished at last!

Status – FO! Done and gifted to my best friend, Jewells! 2013 Project To Do List

Project – Harry Potter swap block quilts (1 & 2) January 2013 – Quilt 1 needs a border, back and binding. To be quilted & bound. Quilt 2 needs to be pieced, quilted & bound.

Harry Potter Swap Quilt

Status, HP Swap Quilt 1 – WIP. Border added. needs to be quilted and bound. Have batting & backing fabric. Donated to The Linus Connection April 2013

Status, HP Swap Quilt 2FO. These were blocks that didn’t quite fit the layout I worked out for the HP blocks. This one was pieced, free-motion quilted, bound and donated to The Linus Connection 2013 Project To Do List

Project – Vintage quilt top. January 2013 – To be quilted, possibly by hand. Needs a back & binding. I’m thinking muslin for the back. StatusUFO. No change. 😦

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Project – Vintage churn dash & reproduction fabric snowball quilt top. January 2013 -Needs borders, back and to be quilted & bound.

Churn Dash Quilt

StatusWIP. Has borders, backing and batting. Needs to be quilted & bound. 2013 Project To Do List

Project – Green/Purple 10 minute block quilt. January 2013 – Needs borders and to be quilted and bound. To be saved for a baby gift.

10 Minute Block Green & Purple Quilt

StatusWIP. Borders added, have backing and batting. To be quilted/bound.

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Project – There and Back Again signature blocks January 2013 – To be pieced into a top. Will need fabric for sashing and possible center piece. StatusUFO. No change. I’m missing a block from one of the designers, so I have put off working on this.

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Project – Misc  2 1/2″ & 4 1/2″ half-square triangles. January 2013 – To be pieced into a quilt top. Have taupe fabric for solid blocks to include in piecing.

Donated to The Linus Connection April 2013

Status – FO. 4 1/2″ half-square triangles pieced into quilt top. Free-motion quilted and bound, donated to The Linus Connection April 2013. Blogged about here. Still have lots of 2 1/2″ half-square triangles. 2013 Project To Do List

Project – There and Back Again (TABABOM). January 2013 – Needs a back and to be quilted, bound. TABABOM top

Status WIP-ish. Have backing, batting and binding. Not yet quilted.

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Project – Project of Doom Signature Quilt January 2013 – Finish the hand embroidery in the border, needs a back and to be quilted & bound. Will read “The Project of Doom 2011 Participants.”

Project of Doom Signature Quilt

StatusWIP. Embroidery finished, quilted by Shannon Shaw of Rock Creek Quilts. Needs binding.

2013 Project To Do List

Project – Embroidered block quilt top. January 2013 – Needs a border, back and to be quilted, bound. To be saved for a baby gift.

Hand embroidered flower quilt

StatusWIP. Borders added, have back & binding. To be quilted & bound.

2013 Project To Do List

Project – Topsy Turvy Trees January 2013 – Needs a back and to be quilted, bound. Status – No change.

2013 Project To Do List

Project – Orphan block collection (mine and many many collected from others) January 2013 – Make into a quilt (or several!) for The Linus Connection.

Donated to The Linus Connection April 2013 Orphan Block quilt for The Linus Connection And now it's a star again! #linusconnection

Status – FO/WIP – Finished one quilt and two quilt tops for donation to The Linus Connection and still have more orphan blocks! The second quilt needs a border, backing, quilting and binding. The third (star) quilt needs a backing, batting & binding.

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Project – Flannel quilt top (I have NO idea when I pieced this, most of these fabrics have been gone from my stash for years!) January 2013 – Needs a back and to be quilted, bound, to be donated to The Linus Connection.

Donated to The Linus Connection April 2013

Status – FO. Quilted & bound, donated to The Linus Connection. Blogged!

2013 Project To Do List

Project – Monkey fabric from Jewells January 2013 – NEW PROJECT – Make into a quilt for The Linus Connection.

Quilt top for The Linus Connection

Status – FO. Made into a quilt top during Retreat 2013 and donated to The Linus Connection. Donated to The Linus Connection. This is only ph0to of the top I could find and it’s on the wall at the very beginning of this TTMT. I won’t lie, watching this video brought on the tears. My beloved Tackett is giving me some serious snuggles at the beginning which reminded me of why I miss him so much every day.

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Project – Australia fabric from Cat January 2013 – NEW PROJECT – Pick a pattern and make top, hopefully king size!

Australia Fabric Project

StatusUFO. (Actually, USO…UnStarted Object!). I’ve picked a pattern I like, and that’s as far as I’ve gotten. I need to find an accent fabric and cut this puppy out!

2013 Project To Do List

Project – Fabric collection from Kristel, won from one of her TTMT drawings. January 2013  NEW PROJECT – I would like to make this into a new bag for myself! Fancy that!

Status – Not even a UFO.  I picked a bag pattern and then changed my mind. I’m considering sharing the love and passing this on as a prize.

Summary – Not bad, not bad! That’s seven completed quilts, one quilt that just needs a binding, several completed tops and a couple of projects that just need to get a little closer to done. I’m always equally surprised by A) how much I finished and B) what I forgot completely about.

Now, to work on my 2014 list!

Feel like being challenged to work on your UFOs in 2014? Pren, from The Convivial Crafter, a long time crafty friend of mine, has started a crafty support group Facebook group for just that reason! Her goal: One finished UFO per month! Totally doable, right?! Join UFO Project 2014. There are drawings and stuff!

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More to do than I thought!

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While working on my 2013 To Do list, I unearthed yet MORE projects.

Seriously, I stopped counting at 19. Believe it or not, I still have more, but for the sake of my sanity, I thought it best to STOP counting while I still feel optimistic about getting things done!

This is the list I’ve created for my own reference and your amusement. It includes projects from my last Talk to Me Tuesday as well as some other long-forgotten projects that still need finishing.

My goal is to finish as many of these projects in 2013 as possible. Let’s get to it!

2013 Project To Do List
2011 Five @ The Hive block of the month. To be gifted.

TO DO: Need to add top & bottom border, quilt and bind.  Have border, backing and binding fabric.

2013 Project To Do List
Harry Potter Alphabet Quilt.

TO DO: To be quilted & bound. Have back/binding fabric.

2013 Project To Do List
Hand applique wreath.

TO DO: Needs to be bound with green fabric (shown).

2013 Project To Do List
Harry Potter swap block quilt.

TO DO: Needs a border, back and binding. To be quilted & bound.

2013 Project To Do List
Vintage quilt top.

TO DO – To be quilted, possibly by hand. Needs a back & binding. I’m thinking muslin for the back.

2013 Project To Do List
Vintage churn dash & reproduction fabric snowball quilt top.

TO DO -Needs borders, back and to be quilted & bound.

2013 Project To Do List
Green/Purple 10 minute block quilt.

TO DO – Needs borders and to be quilted and bound. To be saved for a baby gift.

2013 Project To Do List
There and Back Again signature blocks

TO DO – To be pieced into a top. Will need fabric for sashing and possible center piece.

2013 Project To Do List
Misc half square triangles.

TO DO – To be pieced into a quilt top. Have taupe fabric for solid blocks to include in piecing.

2013 Project To Do List
There and Back Again (TABABOM).

TO DO – Needs a back and to be quilted, bound.

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Project of Doom Signature Quilt

TO DO – Finish the hand embroidery in the border, needs a back and to be quilted & bound. Will read “The Project of Doom 2011 Participants”

2013 Project To Do List
Embroidered block quilt top.

TO DO – Needs a border, back and to be quilted, bound. To be saved for a baby gift.

2013 Project To Do List
Topsy Turvy Trees

TO DO – Needs a back and to be quilted, bound


2013 Project To Do List
Orphan block collection, many more than shown in last week’s TTMT!

TO DO – Make into a quilt (or several!) for The Linus Connection.

2013 Project To Do List
Flannel quilt top (I have NO idea when I pieced this, most of these fabrics have been gone from my stash for years!)

TO DO – Needs a back and to be quilted, bound, to be donated to The Linus Connection.

2013 Project To Do List
Monkey fabric from Jewells

NEW PROJECT – Make into a quilt for The Linus Connection.

2013 Project To Do List

Australia fabric from Cat

NEW PROJECT – Pick a pattern and make top, hopefully king size!

2013 Project To Do List
Fabric collection from Kristel, won from one of her TTMT drawings.

NEW PROJECT – I would like to make this into a new bag for myself! Fancy that!

Well, that’s it. At least it’s all I can bring myself to post. I have a serious To Do list for this year, but it has not escaped my noticed that many of these are quilts that need to be quilted. So that’s the goal for this year. Get as many of these completely done as possible. Can I do it while taking care of my family, running Sewhooked and Fandom in Stitches, continuing to create new patterns AND having a job? Heh, who knows, but I sure as heck am going to try!!

Do you have a To Do List? I’d love to see it!!

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2011 UFOs and WIPs

With the finish of the TTMT UFO Deadline Challenge, my mind is filled with the projects that I am not only working on, but the ones that have been on the back burner.

Before we start, some definitions:

UFO = UnFinished Object – a project that has been set aside and allowed to collect dust. Chances are it’s existence has been forgotten until it’s pulled out of whatever dark hole it was stuffed into. While there, it probably multiplied like Tribbles, leaving many more UFOs than you remember putting there in the first place.

WIP = Work In Progress  – Always in danger of becoming a UFO, a WIP is a project that is currently being worked on, and will hopefully become a…

FO = Finished Object – What all projects dream of being. The object of much blog activity and excitement and a good source of personal pride. The Ultimate Destination of a UFO and WIP.

This year, in addition to my list of UFOs, I’m including my WIPs and some DYI. This is by no means a complete list because I’m very much a Do It Right now kind of  person. That is to say, when I get an idea, I often have to stop everything and do it now!

See my 2010 UFO list and the follow-up post.

Quilting Projects

Brown Bear, sadly no change since 2009

Bear Paw Pass Around

STATUS – UFO

Started as a pass around project with my bee in 2008, I sadly have not touched these blocks for over a year. I did go through the box and make a plan…

Brown Bear, sadly no change since 2009

I plan to use the gold fabric for sashing and was playing with the idea of using brown for the cornerstones. The more I look at the fabric, the more I think I want brick red cornerstones. The brown just sort of disappears against the gold.

1/2 square triangles from exchanges

Half-square triangle exchange blocks

STATUS – UFO-ish

These are the results of two half-square triangle exchanged I participated in last year. I have not yet decided what I’m going to do with them, which is what gives them their “ish” status. They’re just waiting for the right project to crop up!

The InuYasha quilt - I still need t-shirts

InuYasha Quilt

STATUS – Still Collecting

I started collecting shirts for an InuYasha quilt for my daughter last year. The plan is to use the Shoji Screen pattern and place the t-shirt fronts where the large panels would be. Unfortunately, I only have one t-shirt so far, courtesy of ladyoflosttimes. If you have an InuYasha shirt you’d be willing to part with, please let me know and we can work out a trade. InuYasha is her fandom of choice and the least a good fandom mommy can do is make a fandom quilt for her daughter!

10" HP swap blocks that need to be a quilt

Harry Potter/Magical Swap blocks

STATUS – UFO

These quilt blocks are the results of several swaps. Sadly, I’ve had them several years now. I am one step closer to doing something with them now that I realize I  need to break them into sets. The top set are all the 10″ blocks with images on them that say “Harry Potter” to me. The bottom set are more traditional blocks, blocks that are bigger (or smaller!) than 10″ or magical blocks that aren’t as HP-ish. I still love all the blocks, but I definitely need to make two, possibly three, quilts out of these!

Misc Blocks from Swaps

Christmas Quilt needs borders

Christmas Quilt

STATUS – UFO…leaning towards WIP

Started two years ago from a swap I participated in on All About Paper Piecing (a currently defunct ning network), this quilt is getting a piano key border out of Christmas fabric. I’ve already got it sorted out and plan to start cutting in the next month so it’ll be ready to go to quilt retreat in March.

New York Beauty UFO

New York Beauty Quilt

STATUS – UFO

I started this NYB for a class I taught last year. I had lots of models for the class, all in different stages of done-ness. The class was a blast…and then I lost my steam. I will be optimistic and take this one to retreat in March. I have all the pieces cut and just need to get them together. Will I? Who knows!

Beginning applique class lesson UFO

Beginning Hand Appliquéd block

STATUS -UFO…leaning toward WIP

I took a beginning hand appliqué class last year and learned lots! I even almost finished my class project. Can you see there are two leaves that need to have buds added and to be stitched in place? That’s it…all I have left to do to finish this block. I’m putting it in my car so I can work on it in the carpool line. Maybe I’ll actually finish it then!

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The Project of Doom

STATUS – WIP

All the blocks for the PoD are designed and I am several weeks ahead of everyone else in piecing them. I plan to have my quilt top finished by the end of March.  This is my pet project for 2011 and my gift to my friends in the Harry Potter crafty fandom. Want to play along and make your own Harry Potter mystery quilt? Click the banner above!

Below – Tackett protects the PoD blocks.

Tackett protects the Project of Doom.

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5 @ The Hive Fall Colorway 2011

STATUS – WIP

5 @ The Hive is Honey Bee Quilt Store ‘s Block of the Month. I’m participating for the first time this year. The two blocks above are my January blocks. I’m doing the fall colorway with the extra block. By the end of the year, there will be enough blocks for a completed quilt top. I’m super excited about this one because 1)I’m not designing it and 2) it comes with fabric and 3)I love the blocks and the layout.

Crocheting

Brown Ghan UFO

Variegated and Browns

STATUS – UFO

I completely forgot about this until I cleaned out my stash. I will get back to working on it after I finish the next project on the list. This will probably be a blanket for The Linus Connection.

black and red project

Black/Red Knit or Crochet Swap

STATUS – WIP

After doing absolutely nothing with these fabulous black and red knit and crochet blocks from a Twilight Crafts swap in 2009, I have created enough white blocks to make a chess/checkerboard out of the set. The next step is to crochet them all together and then add a red, white and black border.

Crafts

A bowl I started

Rope Bowl – “It’s A Wrap” style

STATUS – UFO

This is the only unfinished craft project I found, and it can really be classified as a sewing project…so, go figure. This was the bowl I started when I taught the It’s A Wrap class last fall. I brought it home from class and promptly forgot all about it. I would like to get back to it and finish it up because the technique is just so darn fun!

DIY

Stairs - Before

Staircase makeover

STATUS – WIP

Just last week, I pulled the carpet off of our stairs. It had horrible, gross carpet that the builders installed 20 years ago. I’ve steamed cleaned them so many times, the thought of doing it again made me feel like weeping. The stairs are now de-carpeted, de-carpet-tacked, scrubbed and primed. The next step is a faux finish to turn the stairwell and stairs into a stone passageway. Yeah, you heard that, I actually said it out loud!

Projects In Mind

I have about a million and one other projects that I’d like to tackle this year. These are some ideas that have crossed my mind that are on the high end of happening.

  • A Twi-Wizard She-Shirt in Ravenclaw colors with “ofenjen” on the back. Because I can. And for DH, part 2.
  • A new Monk’s Bag 2.0
  • A granny ripple afghan for Linus. Someone made several in December and they were really neat. I want to make one.
  • A multitude of fun layout patterns for the Sewhooked Shop, like Classic Film, intended specifically for 5″ (finished) blocks.
  • A werewolf wall hanging or cushion for my daughter. Not found in all my stuff today were the blocks designed by Cat Magraith that I started making for Miss E last year (definite UFO status). Hopefully they’ll turn up before March!
  • Miscellaneous gifts for people I love. I do have some things in mind, but hey, spoilers!
What are you working on this year? Do you have any UFOs or WIPs? Blog about them and leave me a link so I can see what you’re up to or tell me in comments!