Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What's cookin' in 2013 ?

First of all, Happy New Year! I hope that 2013 will be a great year for you, full of joy and surprises!

While I was waiting for midnight last night, I was thinking of all the projects I have on the go and other things waiting to be started. I thought I'd identify them here, in the hopes of having more finishes. I know others do this, and they must be successful, right?!!

The Hoots, quilt for the new baby who will be born around the end of March. High priority!
Here it is so far:

Have I really only done 3 blocks? I need at least 16! Better get moving.

Diaper bag for the same baby. I made one last year for my niece, and it seemed to be successful.

Here's the fabric. We have a Boston Terrier, can you tell?

Postage Stamp quilt, sandwiched and ready for (my) quilting. It's big!

Harry Potter Bookshelf: no progress for a couple of months. For me and just because.
Here's Hedwig.

I love this block. I'm a paper piecing newbie, and it took a long time. Worth it!

3 x6 Bee: 6 blocks every 3 months. The next round will be in Feb. Here are the ones I mailed yesterday:

 Gosh it's hard to organize these pics!
You get the idea!

And just in case I needed more to do, I joined the Lucky Stars Block of the Month hosted by Elizabeth of Don't Call Me Betsy. Check out the link in my sidebar. It looks like fun! All paper pieced stars. I hope to improve my paper piecing. there's still time to join, we got the January star today, and there is also a test star.

Let's not forget the T-shirt quilt, due to be finished in June. I've got the interfacing, so far I'm scared to cut!

I nearly forgot the Hunter Star, up on my design wall behind me. The top is to be put together in two weeks. Lots of trimming and sewing blocks before then!

There are a few more quilts with no pics because they are far down my line mentally. My Swoon quilt is waiting for me to get up the courage to piece it together like the jigsaw I (mistakenly) made out of it. There's a kaleido quilt that needs sandwiching and quilting. And there's a scrap quilt that is, well, scraps.

On top of all this I saw a quilt yesterday on Red Pepper quilts and nearly started another one! It's called a Scrappy Trip Along. It looks like fun to do, and bonus, I could cut into yards of fabric that I may not use any other way. Sense prevailed and I didn't see the New Year in frantically cutting and sewing, but it was a near thing!

Whew, that list is a little daunting! Does the New Year see you taking stock like this?

I'm hoping for good things for you, wherever you are, during 2013 and onward!

Till next time


Linking to:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. you certainly have a few goals there xx GOOD LUCK!

  2. The owl is gorgeous and I love the colors of your Hunter Star. Very soothing!

  3. I commented on your Bee Blocks on Flickr... I absolutely love them. Those owls are darling btw! I am stopping by from the WIP hop, I would love to have you come by and see what I have been up to :) http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/01/wip-wednesday.html

  4. Love the owls for the baby quilt. :) I was working on a graduation quilt with similar owls for our daughter when I started my blog, thus the name. They are fun. A good bit of work, but definitely fun. And Hedwig is gorgeous!

  5. Nicely done on the Hedwig block! I love your postage stamp quilt, its so pretty!

  6. I love the Hedwig! I am also working on a Harry Potter quilt for a friend, but by working on, I mean thinking about working on! :)

  7. I've alwasy wanted to make a hunter's star quilt! Yours is gorgeous! Great owl too!


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