Saturday, August 10, 2013

'Tis the Season.....

..... to be getting ready for the Season ..... and, yes, I mean that SeasonChristmas!

Needle, Thread, Happiness is hosting a Christmas Quiltalong that I believe is just what the doctor ordered to get me moving on my Christmas UFO's.

I've seen so many blogs, websites, and even shops in my area that are doing "Christmas in July" to get us kick-started on our Christmas planning.  But what about after July?  My problem is that I may start a Christmas project in July, but come December, it's still not done!!!  Anybody with me here?  Yep, I know you are!  I have been reading your posts, remember? *wink!*

Every year as I'm decorating for Christmas, I think of all the Christmas quilt projects I have in process and bemoan the fact that they are not DONE and decorating my house.  And there are so many others that I would love to make, but I dare not start another until some of the UFO's are done!

So this year, I have decided to put a plan in action to get at least a couple of these wonderful Christmasy projects out of the sewing room and into my family rooms.  You've heard the old saying, "How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time!"  Well, that's how I'm going to handle this dilemma.  I'll assign a Christmas UFO to each of the remaining months in 2013 and do my best to get that UFO completed in that month.  If I just devote some time to a Christmas project one day a week, I should at least be able to put a dent in that UFO list, right?  I'll link up with the Christmas QAL on the second weekend of each month.

Here's my Top 5 Christmas UFO's list -

1.     Midnight Runner
This is all ready to quilt and add a little embellishment
2.    Jovial
Participated in a swap with friends - all the pieces cut and ready to sew up!

3.    "A Yenter Christmas" Tree Skirt
This one is still just a pattern and fabric in a box!  It needs a lot of work yet!

Go HERE to see my post about this and see the pattern picture.

4.     "The First Tree of Life" Mystery Sampler
All sandwiched and ready to quilt - has been for over a year now!!!

5.     Sandwich and quilt Dancing Trees
Go HERE to see my post about how much FUN making Twister quilts can be!!!

This month, I'm working on Midnight Runner.  I really need to brush up on my FMQ before I start quilting Moonglow, so this is the perfect project for me to practice with :*)  I'm planning to use some shiny, sparkly threads to give it that special Christmas BLING!!!

I know just the place for it to hang in my Living Room over the archway, and I'm excited that I may actually get to enjoy it there this coming Christmas!  This project was a kit that was gifted to me by a very dear friend, so it will really mean a lot to me to have it done =^..^=

Visit HERE to see the wonderful Christmas projects in the Christmas QAL....
There's even a fun Challenge for those of you who love that kind of thing....


Hugs & Blessings!


  1. Good plan! I have the beginnings of a list of possible handmade gifts and a couple of Christmas UFOs. Just gotta get past the baby project first!

  2. That's a good place to begin. I think the Jovial project is pretty, and I've been reading about the twister at a few blogs and the quilts always look great. Have fun and thanks for joining in the Christmas QAL.

  3. Wonderful projects! Do you plan on finishing them ALL this year? I'll cheer you on.
    I have two Christmas flimsy tops that need basting and quilting and I'm not sure I will get to either one. : )

  4. I haven't even started on Christmas stuff yet. I'm usually the one who has half her shopping done before June, not this year.

  5. Welcome to the party! Oh, you have lots of pretties to play with and I love your plan.

  6. Welcome to the party! Oh, you have lots of pretties to play with and I love your plan.

  7. All gorgeous but especially fond of your twister project!

  8. I made Jovial a couple of years ago and I love it. A friend wants me to piece her a King size! Aaaak

  9. You only have three weeks to finish your August goal! Do we all get to lash you with a wet noodle if you don't get it done?

  10. You have such great projects on the go. I especially love the Santa runner. I'm sure you'll meet your goals!

  11. Hello, it's so nice to meet you. I like your plan for getting some of your Christmas UFO's done, and am looking forward to following your progress.

  12. I made Midnight Runner a couple of years ago Teresa - you're going to love it when it's finished! blessings, marlene

  13. Love all those Christmas projects you're going to work up. I want a new tree skirt ... I can't wait to see how yours turns out.

  14. Oh, and I was so interested in seeing the pattern for your tree skirt ... but the link is invalid. :-(

  15. My, my ... what pretty Christmas UFOs you have!! Someone's going to have fun getting ready for the "Season" this year!! :)

  16. Nice Christmas UFOs! I love Jovial - it's in my storage room and going to come out for its first attention this season. That Yenter Christmas is an amazing pattern.

  17. Great plan! I've got one of my Christmas UFOs on half of my design wall now too... I love your one a month goal. I have 3 total I'd like ready for December decorating. Love all of your projects but that tree skirt is going to be a stunner!

  18. Where do I find the Santa with a twist pattern? I have used lil twister and primitive twisters.


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