And then, on Black Friday, my reality skills went out the window. I saw some jolly bars on sale at the Fat Quarter Shop and thought that I could add another throw-size quilt to my Christmas to-do list. Because, really, half the work was already done—it was precuts, people!
My inner voice of reason chimed in: I would have to finish everything else on my list before embarking on this latest pet project.
You, dear reader, are my witness. I will not break into those jolly bars until I have ...
Quilted and bound this super-size throw:
|Design: Thimble Blossoms’ Jellybean Quilt|
Finished piecing/quilting/binding this mini:
Finished piecing/quilting/binding this mini-mini (this has since been finished and can be viewed here):
|Design: My own The Tree Is Trimmed|
And pieced the four quadrants of this quilt top together, pressing everything, so I can take the project to the longarmer:
|Design: Laura Jane Taylor, in Quilt-opedia|
Sigh. Listing those projects is sobering. I know producing another quilt from start to finish in the next 20 days is a long shot. Last year, I had two pieced quilt tops at this point in the holiday season. All I had to do was learn how to free-motion quilt and they’d be done! In the end, one was gifted a few months late and featured some minor FMQ. The other quilt originally intended as a Christmas 2014 gift has become a Christmas 2015 gift and is with See Mary Quilt for quilting.
What did I accomplish for last Christmas? I finished all of these projects ...
|Clockwise from top left: Mini Miranda Bag, Library Totes, Sew Together Bag,|
Quilted Tissue Cozies
And posted this gift-bag tutorial ...
Not bad, right? I’m hoping to have similar success this year. Gulp!
So how is your holiday sewing shaping up? (This is a safe space. No judgment here!) Are you swiftly checking completed items off your list, or are you (as I suspect I will have to) paring down your expectations?