So how did I do for my goals for 2014? Here is my retrospective:
The first part is clothing construction:
- I plan to make some garments for myself this year one per season. I am going to leave this one loose, but I do still want to learn more about this year.
Success! Completed garments for 2014: green bolero, fingerless beaded gloves, green corset top, black bolero with beaded trim, pink bolero, navy corset top, burgundy corset top, pink corset top, orange skirt.
- I also have some pieced fabric that I want to make a garment out of possibly a robe.
Completed multi-plaid robe. I think this referred to the Hawaiian quilt, which started as a quilt, went to a possible garment, then now is back to a quilt.
The second part is UFOs. Pretty much failed. I didn’t work on my UFOs hardly at all this year only one finish.
- City chicken quilt. Finished!
- Angel quilt.
- cross stitch project
- grandma’s cathedral windows
The third part is mending:
- t-shirt quilt. This is in pieces but I plan to get it done soon.
- wedding ring quilt. I have the fabric, I just have to get to it.
The fourth part is new projects:
- New girl quilt. This is a new quilt that I need to make for a gift.
- New male quilt. There is one person who doesn’t have a quilt made especially for him. I have begun this one and pictures will follow soon.
- Steve’s denim quilt When I made a denim quilt for our elephant exchange, I had Steve remove the pins while watching football and he fell in love with it. Thus, football and quilting days begin today and we will jointly make a new quilt starting today! Finished!
I am pretty happy with my progress, especially clothing construction: I made nine finished garments. I am especially proud because six of them are hand sewn. Not so much progress in quilting but with the move back to my sewing room, I expect to be more successful this year.
I have been working on this country chicken for several years. It was on my UFO list at least once. I declared it done since it was bound and finished, but I never felt like it was completely done. Last week I was laying in bed looking at it and I realized that the sandy brown fabric was wrong.
I considered adding more green fabric to cover it. Then, I thought, why don’t I just color it with fabric markers. Now, in our house if anyone is coloring with markers on any sort of serious project the artist-in-residence needs to step in. So, we spent some time coloring it:
I am very happy with the end result. I declare it really and truly done!
Judy at Patchwork Times is doing another UFO project for 2012, and I am going to give it a shot again. I had seven finishes out of twelve last year so I am feeling that I was successful. Only four of my projects are going to be a repeat for 2012 (one I just gave away, so while technically not a finish, it is gone) So here is my list for 2012:
1. Chicken quilt 1 – Prodigal chicken comes home from war to opulent city
2. Chicken quilt 2 – Country fried chicken
3. Denim cathedral windows quilt
4. Paul’s quilt
5. Ducky quilt – this is a newer quilt, only in my my mind so far with only 3 pieces cut out and the templates even though I have been thinking about it for over a year. A long way to go, so my goal is only to make progress.
6 .Repair Grandma’s quilt 1 and 2- I came into possession of two of my grandmother’s quilts. I want to mend them. They don’t need a huge amount of work, it’s just a matter of getting to it.
7. Dark angel quilt, mend bathroom rug.
8. Christmas star kit and g. cross stitch- this star kit I have been meaning to work on for a full year. The cross stitch is over 4 years old at least again for the cross stitch it is just to make progress. Since the kit is mostly working on the computer, I figure it is a good pair.
9. Grandmother’s flower garden- again a very old project. I have several pieced, and the goal is to get the top pieced at least.
11. Hawaiian quilt – this one needs a total work over. I feel like it should be cut into small art quilts.
12. Angel card quilt
So here is my second chicken quilt. I love this quilt, but again I just don’t feel like it fits the person I am giving it to. So I have already completed a third and final chicken quilt. I love that one, too. However, I can imagine it at the house of the person I want to give it to, and being used. I know every time that person uses it, it will remind him/her of me, and make him/her smile. I will get photos taken and post that final, and best chicken, quilt in the next few days.