Sunday, January 1, 2017

Whipping the WIPS in 2017? I'm starting 2017 with 85 WIPS!

I'm setting a goal to reduce my WIPS in 2017.  Last week I counted and I had 72 WIPS.  Then Itried t take a few pictures and ended up with 85, then I found more TODAY in the guild charity bin... Holy moly I'll be busy...  But some of these on the list have not yet been started, but I do hope to participate in the QA's and such.

Yes, I said it.  I have 85 WIPS!!!

Here's a couple of them to wet your appetite:

Bonnie Hunter's 2014 Mystery, Celtic Solstice (still working on that back...)

...and this will also be a finish for 2017 because I purchased the back for it on Black Friday, 2016 -- Bonnie Hunter's 2015 mystery, Allietare!

Quilt Doodle Designs 2016 BOM needs to be completed by the blog hop 1/17 - 1/22/17:

Expect some cute little finishes too:

Here's a snapshot of how I'm starting 2017.  Items are sorted by stages.  When something is completed I'll move it to the next stage until it gets crossed off at the bottom with the FINISHES.  When something is added in 2017 put it in a new list at the bottom of the list.
Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Underpants Project 
2.  Digging up Bones (Owen's dinosaur quilt)
3.  Rock Island Campfire Quilt
4.  Picadilly Circle
5. ...And Sew On BOM at Quiet Play (one block to go)
6.  RSC17 Scrappy Dogs with red backgrounds, inspired by Made By Me in Red blog
7.  Patriotic Folk Animals (from Americana Quilts Book) -- hand work for school
8.   Soul Searching -- need 2 more blocks for the quilt top due 2/14/17 for Julianne swap
9.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA

10.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA (turning this one into a baby quilt) (from block Lotto, mostly circles w/lines)
13.  Drunkard's Path Fish quilt for LQG charity quilt (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
14.  December Candy Cane block kit from my neighbor, Karen -- hand work for school 
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14)
17.  Amish Country BOM (from Lynn, Johnna's mom)
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.)
19.   2.5" Scraps from Dani making "cracker" blocks
20.  Flowers and Watercan (wall hanging)
21.  Little Houses (3.5" blocks)
22.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
23.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
24.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Bonnie Hunter 2016 Mystery, En Provence! (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
27. Tin Soldier Tree Skirt for 2017's Christmas
28.  2015 Orange, pink, grey kite blocks (from Accuquilt die, in como with RSC17)
29.  Start 2017 Bonnie Hunter Mystery in November, 2017
30.  A Simple Six-Pocket Bag (8" x 10" x 4") (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
31.  Crown of Thorns in blues
32.  2016 Plus Blocks (from left over pieces of Soul Searching blocks)
33.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
34.  Maroon Sampler Quilt
35.  Super Mario QA
36.  Kim Diehl's Homestead Harvest (lots of hand applique for my to-go bag)
37.  Beaquilter Accuquilt Qube sampler for 2017 (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
38. Gobble, Gobble quilt pattern from Lori Holt (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
39.  Pat Sloan's, I Love to Make Quilts Sampler (every Wed. Winter Solstice block).
40.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite class from March, 2017 (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
41.  Jazz (a quick strip quilt pattern (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
42.  Drunkard's Path 7" blocks (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
43.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern from Mama Spark's World (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
44.  Let it Snow Wall Hanging (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
45.  Let it Snow Table Runner (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
46.  Poppa's Tree Farm from Laugh Yourself to Stitches (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
47.  Accuquilt GO! Snow Crystals Quilt  (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
48.  Laugh Yourself to Stitches And So It Crows pattern (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
49.  Scrappy Hourglass Quilt 
50.  One Slow Sunday Stitching project (to be announced) (Not started as of 1/1/17.)
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler
2.  Scrap Crystals (working on blue pieces for RSC15)
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Sweet Simplicity BOM
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt (my seams don't match Julianne's seams...)
6.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
7.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Welcome Home Sampler from Cheryl Wall's book Welcome Home. (2016 Slow Stitching proj.)
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
3.  Orange/Blue Fish Blocks (that I won)
4.  Split Stars (blocks won from Block Lotto; October, 2012)
5.  African Violet baby quilt (Block Lotto inspired)
6.  Tall Fly 
7.  2016 Osnaburg Guild Swap D9Ps
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
10.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter Mystery 2013) (still piecing this huge back!)
2.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)
3.  Churn Dash (black and red) charity quilt for local quilt guild
4.  Card Trick (pink and blue) HUGE charity quilt for local quilt guild
5.  Sun Bonnet Sue charity quilt for local quilt guild
6.  Stars, Stripes, & Other Stuff quilt
7.  One House, Two House... from Cheryl Wall's book Welcome Home. (2016 project at school)
8.  Spangled Stars QAL (July goal)
9.  Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild
10.  Green star charity quilt for local quilt guild
11.  Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild

Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Bonnie Hunter 2015 Mystery, Allietare!
3.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!
4.  2016 Quilt Doodle Designs BOM
5.  Humble Quilts Mystery, 2015

2017 Finishes!

2017 New Projects...

Current WIPS -- 85


Needled Mom said...

It sounds like it will be a busy year. Have a great one!

Julianne said...

Omg girlfriend! That's a list! I know that mine is long too but I think you have me beat! Love ya!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Good luck with your completions! But remember, the important is to enjoy what you are doing, not to create an endurance marathon! My favorite is the quilt doodle quilt, I love blues. Blessings,

Michele said...

That is one really long list. I know you have a hard time resisting starting new projects but I'm betting that you will be really happy the more items you cross off that list as done.

Susan said...

Wow. I'm in awe. Enjoy finishing what still interests you, and don't worry about the rest. =)

patty a. said...

Wow! What a list! I am rooting for you to be able to make a dent in it in 2017!