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
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....
HO! HO! HO!
Hugs & Blessings!