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Smores Christmas Retreat
The end of 2014 is looming and
I am far from reaching my goals.
It's not been a complete bust. I will have finished about 6 of my 12 listed UFOs (apparently I never made that list public) after the Smores Christmas retreat, but made absolutely NO headway on the dinosaurs.
Rather than dwell on failure, I am looking ahead to 2015. Maybe if my goals are more in line with my abilities ...... How about this?
My goal for 2015 is to finish what I start.
And my UFO list will be be only 6 -- not necessarily the same six I have leftover from this year. I have a theory that one of the reasons a project remains a UFO is I simply don't like it. Therefore,
I'm going to work on what I like -- and finish it!
The thing is, I will be starting three new projects at Mountain QuiltFest in March. I have already started pulling fabrics.
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Split Geese with Donna Lynn Thomas involves using her On-Point Ruler. I am really looking forward to giving that a try and the pattern is simple enough that I could finish it with a more traditional technique if I want. But I WILL finish it!
I am especially excited about Castle Wall with Mickey Depre. I've been looking for a good handwork project. BUT, I have also put Patchwork of the Crosses -- book and templates -- on my Amazon wish list and started thinking about fabrics that I already have on hand that will work.
Initially I thought about combining the two hand-pieced blocks into one quilt. Aside from having to work around the size difference (9" and 7-1/2"), I have come up with two completely different color palettes so it looks like I'll be finishing two hand-pieced tops next year. Oh, My!
I have a question (really, two) for any of you working on Patchwork of the Crosses. What method are you using, and why? I will not be using English paper piecing,that much I'm sure of. Anybody using Cindy Blackberg's stamp? How about printing with Inklingo? Tracing a template? I'm trying to decide which method would work best for fussy cutting.
Since it's Monday, though these projects are in boxes and piles, I am linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.