I think there are about 6 weeks left in the year. That's fine by me. Here's where I'm at and where I'm going.
This weekend, since I had 4 days off in a row, I made it a mini-retreat after Thanksgiving dinner. I had 3 tops finished and backing and batting at the ready. I have already sandwiched 2, quilted those 2, trimmed those 2 and I have the binding attached on one. One more binding to attach. These are not tiny quilts; one is 60 inches square (the 30s quilt) and the other is 72 by 90 (the St. Pat's quilt).
The third quilt is the Christmas 2 BOM, which has languished most of Renee's lifetime. The top is done and I have the back, etc, but I haven't sandwiched it yet or anything. The reason is that I have no idea how I am going to quilt this one. The other two I had a plan; this one I got nothing.
So tomorrow I hope to attach the second binding and prep binding handwork kits for all of the TVs. I also hope to at least sandwich the Christmas 2 BOM quilt so that I can see it to get ideas.
I also plan to clean my room tomorrow. The great bookcase swap outlined a few posts ago got hijacked for a better idea. So Ted implemented said idea. And that meant he did stuff in our room. And now I must clean it. So they will go see Wreck It Ralph while I clean. Trust me, this works for all of us.
So of course Bonnie's mystery just started. I want to do it, but need fabrics. The LQS is having a sale next weekend, so I will be a bit behind when I start but that's OK. I also want to make a modified version (3/4 scale, only 3 columns) of Old Tobacco Road and I want to get all 4 sections of my Orca Bay sewn together.
I keep moving forward with my BOMs and I want to complete the project for the one that I will get the last block for next weekend.
I have decided to do some sort of row quilt / lasagna quilt / 1600 jelly roll races quilt with the leftover Christmas fabrics. I want to be done with these fabrics. Trust me, I need to be done with these fabrics.
The yellow quilt languishes on. Just work with me on this.
So my idealistic year end list:
Old Tobacco Road
Christmas 2 BOM
The Dashing Bachelor, a Christmas mystery
So that's like a finish a week. No big deal.
I also finally bought some dies and mats to use with my Baby Go. I am keeping all of the scraps from these quilts aside so that I may process them right away. I know I need 2.5 inch squares for one thing and 2 inch squares for another. I have a Drunkard's Path die to make turtles. I have the value die to cut some other stuff up for a charm quilt or something.
So yeah nothing big going on.