Monday, December 26, 2011

2012 UFO Challenge

Whelp it's that time of year where Judy posts the final stash report for 2011 and starts us thinking on what UFO's we want to finish for 2012.  I finally got my list together and I think it is do able for this coming year.

2012 UFO's
  1. Pumpkin blocks into a top
  2. Lost Socks into a top
  3. Sailboat: needs quilted/binding
  4. Churn Dash: put into a top/quilted/binding
  5. PP Tiny Hearts: put into top/quilted/binding
  6. Dresden Bloom: made into a top
  7. Peek-a-Boo Bunny: finish top/quilt/bind
  8. Mumm Christmas wall hanging: finish blocks/top/quilt/bind
  9. Black White Friendship Stars:  put into top/quilted/bind
  10. PP Snowflakes:  make into top/quilt/bind
  11. 4 Seasons:  make final block/make a top/quilt/bind
  12. Chickadee Quadrille blocks:  make into top/quilt/bind
1. Pumpkin Swap

 2. Lost Socks

3. Sailboat

4. Churn Dash

5.  PP Tiny Hearts
6. Dresden Bloom

7.  Peek-a-Boo Bunny

8.  Mumm Christmas 

9.  Black/White Friendship Stars

10.  PP Snowflakes

11.  4 Seasons
12.  Chickadee Quadrille

Week 52 Stash report

I am pretty happy with my stash busting efforts for this year, how about you?  Were you able to bust some stash?  I ended in the positive for the year, not by much but I'll take it.  I am getting my charts ready as Judy is once again hosting Stash busting over at Patchwork Times.  Head over there and read all about it.

My totals are:

Used this past month or so:       6 1/2 yards
Used year to Date:    61 7/8 yards
Added this past month or so:     4 5/8 yards
Added Year to Date: 57 1/3 yards
Net Used for 2011:   4 1/2 yards

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December Finishes!

I've been on a roll this month finishing up some UFO's!  It feels so good to end the year with all these finishes.  Do you have any finishes this month?

These first two are not UFO's but Christmas presents...

1.  Mitered placemats made using this neat tool!  These are part of a gift for my Mother-in-law.  I hope she likes them.  The mitering was really easy to do, I had never mitered before and was impressed.

2.  Using another cool tool I made these pleated towels which go with the placemats.  I purchased the towels and then added the pleated ruffle using the 1 inch size for pleating.  Really easy and quick.

Now on to the finishes!

1.  Wreath of flowers
            I had started this way back in 2005, finally finished the top at Retreat in 2010, finally got it quilted and            I put the binding on this month and it is now hanging up....

2.  Squatting Snowman was next to be finished.  I made the top in a class at the LQS oh prior to 2009.  Finally bit the bullet and quilted it and he proudly greeting people on our front door.

3.  Gingerbread table runner
                The six blocks were made for me by a Secret Sister and I put them together into this runner a year or so ago.  Got it quilted and bound this week, and it is now on my dining room table, which is not what it is on for the picture.

And of course during all this sewing I had a he is!  Sure made it interesting...LOL

I also made this wall hanging for a swap I participated with online.  I really like how it turned out and will need to make one for me for next year. She sent me a F4 and I had to come up with the pattern and other fabrics to use.

I also sent off a F4 and here is the darling wall hanging I received!