Wednesday, 4 January 2017


LI've decided to join Meredithe's challenge 17 UFOs in 2017. The idea is to 'substantially progress' 17 projects and any finishes are considered a bonus 😀 Now, do I even have 17 projects???
Let's start with a list:

1. The Comfort Quilt - just finishing off the binding as we speak! FINISHED! 6 January 2017

2. Chester County Criswell Quilt - I know, I know I keep saying one more block but I've done some substituting... It's a long story. FINISHED!!! 26 May 2017

3. GnT Sisters as yet un-named quilt, we're all making a quilt that is a combination of Jeanna Kimball appliqué and pieced blocks. I'm using Sharon's 30s repro quilt-along blocks for my pieced blocks. Update - this quilt is now called 'Reading the Fine Print'

4. Value Proposition Quilt - coming along nicely, slowly but surely - all the blocks are made so now working on the pathways (oops please excuse my toe).

5. Vases of Flowers wall quilt - good one for sewing on the train - yes I've moved, no longer on the Warrandyte Bus.

6. Cheltenham - it's hard to be motivated to progress this as I'm no longer attending the Warrandyte Appliqué Guild chapter meetings, where some of us started trialling Sonia's pattern.

7. Dear Jane - I can't believe it's a year since I last made a block! I'm using all blue Liberty fabrics in my version of this iconic quilt.

8. Words to Live By - I'll probably wait until Winter to work on this wool appliqué quilt again.

9. Sew Laugh Love - I usually grab this for a few stitches when I have absolutely nothing else prepared. FINISHED! 19 January 2017

10. Sovereign - I decided I needed a new quilt for the new home.

11. 12 Days of Christmas - another Christmas has come and gone....

12. Aunty Green - it was great seeing the original at the Australian Quilt Exhibition last year.

13. Cushions - I made the cat print one for son #2 and his girlfriend for Christmas and would like to make more from the heavy weight fabrics and linen I bought in Japan last March. Finished another cushion in April.

14. Simply Blessed - I've chosen the fabrics and bagged them up for the first two blocks so I'm calling it a start.

15. Boro coasters - I started these in a BeBe Bold class, must try and finish the little set of 3. FINISHED! 8 January 2017

16. Home Sweet Home There's No Place Like Home- this quilt is so old I'm not even sure if it's the correct title (found the pattern & updated the name 3/01/18). It's no longer really my style or colours but I should just get the binding on (which I found yesterday) and finish it.

17. Phew! That's it, I think I'm done, don't seem to have anything else. Oh wait, there's more!
Knitted scarf - I lost count of stitches and rows and broke the circular needle with my first attempt at knitting for years so here it is in the too hard basket waiting for some cooler weather and inspiration. FINISHED! 27 June 2017

You might be wondering why my blue & cream AWS didn't make the list??? That's because I finished it just before Christmas :D I might post about it next time.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and all the best for 2017!



  1. Waiting for winter she says. Its in the minuses here with howling winds. I like your list. It has variety and a couple of finishes already. I was thinking about joining the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and work on the designated colours on my Bright Jane. Blessings in the New Year.

  2. so many gorgeous projects! really looking forward to watching our progress this year, welcome back :)

  3. It is amazing when we start to count our projects and actually come up with 17! Glad to see you joined in the fun. These are all beautiful :)

  4. Wow I dont feel so bad now seeing your 17 WIP's. LOL! Maybe I should share all mine, but on second thoughts, it might depress me!! VBG!

  5. Your have some really beautiful projects to work on--it should be a fun year ahead!

  6. I am surprised you have that many, everything you choose to do is oh so gorgeous. I am a bit scared to look at my UFO's, as they mostly require the quilting, that didn't stop me from making a start on " Celebrating Mary Brown" ,

  7. Quite a list. I love Jeana Kimball's designs and have done several of her blocks with more in mind to do.

  8. That is an unbelievably ambitious list! But, I have every faith you will stick to it. I love them all, but I especially love the colors you have chosen for your Sovereign quilt. Yum!

  9. I'm looking forward to seeing how you get on with your varied projects!

  10. I'm happy to see that you, too, have a variety of UFOs for 17 UFOs in 2017. It will be fun to follow your progress.

  11. What a great list - and isn't it amazing how many we have, gulp?! I remember quite a few of yours and am really look forward to seeing them progress - everything you do is so beautifully executed. CCCQ looks wonderful on the wall there feeling the need for more applique just looking at it! Hope you had a lovely Xmas and Happy New Year :)

  12. WOW! You have been busy and such nice and pretty projects! I am working on my list - but it will be 12 projects that I would like to finish or start a few new! One goal is to take some private knitting lessons this month or next. You have done a great job! Missed your blogs -

  13. Yoiu have some really lovely projects on the go... lots of work to be done! our Boro projects are the same!!!

  14. All quilts take a lot of work, but I can see why you have so many unfinished ones. It is because you don't do simple, fast ones. You have so many beautiful applique' and hand embroidery projects. Keep plugging along and keep setting goals.

  15. So nice to know we will be doing a project together again. You have so many beautiful beautiful projects here, would be hard to choose 5 favour,it's they are all so lovely. I really love sew love laugh such lovely colours, and your heart and your Aunty Green is looking beautiful. Hugs Glenda

  16. You have an ambitious 17!!! Beautiful projects. Good luck!

  17. You have so many lovely projects on the go! Good luck!

  18. What a great list! And to have two finished already - that's fabulous. Looking forward to seeing your progress. Thanks so much for joining in.

  19. Such beautiful projects! It will be lovely to follow along with your progress :0)

  20. Wonderful Carol! Lovely projects and what a great challenge. I have completely fallen off the wagon when it comes to quilting. You are an inspiration!

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