Since I only finished 3 quilts in 2012, but started 8, I obviously need a few more finishes this year. So this challenge should be helpful in getting me there. Lynn has set up some rules that she plans to use for herself and encourages participants to set up their own rules for the year long challenge. So here's my goals for the challenge:
1. Actively work on one UFO each month. I don't have to finish one per month, just make progress on it. The ultimate goal is to finish the two UFOs that have been on the list for more than 2 years.
2. Actively work on one of the quilts started in 2012. Again, I don't have to finish it, just make progress on it. I'd like to finish all 8 quilts started in 2012.
Those are pretty simple goals, but with the crazy schedule around here, I need simple. So what's on the list for January:
1. Finish at least 5 Scrappy Star blocks. This is my oldest UFO (started in 2003). I've cleaned up my UFO list over the last couple of years, but this one is still around because it needed a lot of work to get completed. When I pulled it off the shelf in 2012, it only had 3 blocks completed (48 are needed for the pattern). I'm almost half way there.
Pattern is Folk Art Christmas Stars
by Robyn Pandolph
Pattern from Calico Carriage
Designed by Debbie Maddy
3. Complete all the "B" blocks for The Sofa Quilt. That way this one will be ready for assembly, borders and backing in February.
Pattern is Nicole's Sofa Quilt by Judy Laquidara
That should be enough for the month of January.