Thursday, November 7, 2013

November Report - The Year of the Finished Project

As it's the first Thursday of the month, it's time to link up with Lynn over at Never Too Hot To Stitch for a report on how I'm faring this Year of the Finished Project.

Never Too Hot to Stitch!

I've done much better this year in starting projects than I have been at finishing them.  My last finish was back at the end of June.  Still I've been making steady progress on a number of different projects. Here's how things looked at the end of October. 

Mon Ami
     press, package and send out for quilting     Done

Back to Square One
     Finish Clue 7                                               Done
     Finish Clue 8                                               Done
     Finish Clue 9
     Finish Clue 10

Neutral Gems
     Make 6 blocks                                         Done

Christmas Angels
Make 29 Triangle in a Square blocks        Done         

Road to Brenham
     Make 18 B/W HST                             Done
     Make 18 W/W HST                            Done
     Make 36 Quarter Sq Triangles            15 completed

Scrappy Stars
     Make 5 blocks                                    4 completed

Scrappy Trip Around the World
Make 5 blocks                                         Nada

October was a good month, progress was made on 6 of 7 projects. Mon Ami is on it's way back from being quilted, so I may  have a finish for this month.  That will probably be the last one for 2013. The next likely finish will be Back to Square One.  I'm really hoping to get caught up on that one this month, just in time for the last clue.  The other goals for November include:

1. Mon Ami
     Bind and label

2.  Back to Square One
     Clue 9
     Clue 10
     Clue 11

3.  Jigsaw
     Make 24 blocks

4.  Neutral Gems
     Make 4 blocks

5.  Road to Brenham
     Make 22 quarter square triangles

6.  Scrappy Stars
     Make 5 blocks

7.  Scrappy Trip Around the World
     Make 2 blocks.  

That's still a pretty ambitious list.  I'd like to finish Jigsaw before Drama Teen's birthday.  Not sure that's going to happen, but I've moved it into second on my list.  The blocks go fast once you have them cut out.  Scrappy Stars only needs 9 more star blocks and it will be ready to set together.  It will be nice to get the one off my to do list as it's my oldest UFO.  Hopefully, this plan will set me up for some early finishes in 2014.  

Check out all the other progress reported over at Lynn's Never To Hot to Stitch.  


Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

One of my favorite things about blogging during the last year is being able to go back and follow the trail of a project. I'm terrible at taking pictures otherwise!

Shay said...

It seems to me that you've made steady progress on a number of pretty major projects this year. I have to keep reminding myself it isnt a race but honestly I dont feel like I've finished much at all this year!

Kevin the Quilter said...

You really stick to your guns with your goals! I don't think I could do that? LOL

thea said...

love seeing the progress and not just hearing about it. everything is looking so good!

Dar said...

You made some great progress on your goals. I like how you show the before and after progress shots. I'd say you did very well for Oct.

Lynne said...

Wow! I love the idea of the "before and after" photos! Well done you!