03 January 2017

A Whole New WIP


My goal every week is to finish a Work in Progress or WIP I can share on my blog. There are days when I'm lucky to finish a sentence, much less a quilt or any other of the zillions of WIPs lurking in my abode.

And yet, I should not be disappointed. Even though I may not finish a quilt every week, I have published a new snowflake or other crochet pattern every Monday for seven and a half years now.

My autumn 2016 WIP progress is significant. I finished four quilts in four days during the Thanksgiving break, and those four are included in six quilts I finished in seven days. I don't know that I've ever made that kind of progress before! Although most of the boy quilts I finished in 2016 were not on the WIP list because I didn't have any WIPS (or stash) suitable for boys, I finished a dozen quilting projects in 2016, plus eight more flimsies (that ARE on my WIP list!!!).

If I can maintain an average of one finished quilt a month, I could be done with all my WIPs in just three years! If I quit starting new quilts. Which is hard when family members keep having more boy babies! Remington is due in just two more weeks!

I went just a wee bit crazy in December during all the great sales and built my boy stash sufficiently so I shouldn't have to buy new fabric for new boys this year.


I finished the top for Remington's quilt on New Year's Day using selections from my new boy stash and leftovers from other projects for the block borders.


I couldn't resist starting yet more new quilts the last few weeks because Spoonflower's annual half-price fat quarter sale inspired me to create more designs. I love the new designs SO much, I couldn't wait to begin using my new fat quarters. Besides, the quilts they become will be great gifts for new grands!


Now it's time to get down to business. Here is this quarter's quilt WIP list for the Ravelry Winter 2017 Challenge:


1. Hawaiian Punch


2. Snowflake Heartburn


3. Leaf Me Alone


4. Welcome to the Jungle


5. Blue Floral Nostalgia


6. Lizard Toes


7. Under the Sea


8. Hexie Booboo


9. Tickled Pink, the Sequel


10. Teal Shadows


11. Gemtone Orphans


12. Goodbye Hollyhock Road


13. Snowflake Strip Bar


14. Charmed by Snowflakes


15. Rainbow Strip Bar


16. Dreaming of a Lavender Christmas


17. Blue Christmas


18. Green Floral Batik Postage Stamps


19. Quilt of Valor


20. Blue Floral Trilogy


21. Lavender Sunrise


22. Giant Dahlia


23. Showcase


24. Arctic Skies


25. Peacock Blues


26. Snowbike II


27. Autumn Splendor


28. Scrappy Block-a-Day Stars


29. Cool Edge of the Rainbow


30. One More Ticker Tape


31. Collared Lizard Wall Quilt


32. Blood Orange


33. Time for Me to Fly


34. A Quilt for Remington


35. Venetian Squiggles


36. Purple Reign


37. One More Quillow

Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

10 comments :

  1. You sure do a ton no matter if you always get one done every week or not. Even Pokemon on display, works for me haha and damn, 7 and a half years of snowflakes is impressive.

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    1. Remington's mom is a true Pokemon fan, Pat, so I couldn't resist. She hasn't seen it yet, and I'm anxiously awaiting her squeal of glee!

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  2. Happy New Year... thanks for all the snowflakes :) Your quilts are inspirational.

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    1. Happy new year to you, too, Patt! Thanks for hanging with me all these years! You do such wonderful lace!

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  3. It's unbelievable how much work you get done. Just unbelievable.

    Stopping by to wish you a happy new year.

    Blue

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    1. Thank you, Blue! Good to hear from you again! I hope the coming year provides a little more time for me to get fun stuff done besides flakes and quilts!!!

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  4. ..."I could be done with all my WIPs in just three years!" But of course you'll have started 25 more quilts between now and then! You are so productive Deb. And creative. And you have such an amazing eye for colour and shape and pattern placement. (Why no, that's not envy you hear in my voice - only admiration.) :D

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    1. Heck, Sue, I've already started two more!!! But they are totally from scraps...

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