Saturday, June 18, 2011

Finish It Up Challenge

I have really enjoyed WIP Wednesdays over at Freshly Pieced, but it has also made me a little sad. I have so many unfinished projects and there are so many more that I want to make! I did manage to finish one this week, but that means that I still have fourteen WIPs. I made a table that shows all of my current WIPs and what needs to be done to finish them. Then, I saw that Fashioned By Meg is hosting a Finish It Up Challenge. Just what I need to kick-start the summer!

Some of these projects have not been included in my WIP Wednesdays because they are gifts and/or secret and some have not been featured because I had not planned on working on them any time soon. When I was pregnant, I felt a huge urge to “use up” fabric before the baby came, which resulted in finished quilt tops for which I had no quilting deadline. I would really like to get some of these projects off my plate so that I can have a clear conscience starting some new projects I have coming up. I want to join the Kaleidoscope Quilt Along at Don’t Call Me Betsy and the Warm Cool Quilt Along at In Color Order. Also, my mom and I are taking a Half-Square Triangle class from Katie of Sew Katie Did at the end of the month.

Here’s what I’m going to focus on first:

Yellow Brick Road #1: I have the binding sewn on three out of four sides so far. I should be able to finish the hand sewing this weekend.

Yellow Brick Road #2: I now have the fabric for this binding. A week or two should be enough to finish this.

Forest Friends Embroidery: This should only take a couple hours to finish.

My goal is to have less than fourteen WIPs on August 15, 2011. Let’s see how many projects I can finish before then! If you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go finish up that binding now.


  1. Oh.My.Goodness! The older you get, the more obvious it gets that you are my girl! haha
    This is fantastic, Rachel - I love your organization and drive. Nice post - good luck meeting your goals!

  2. Sounds like a realistic goal to me! Thanks for joining in!

  3. Love your list. I really need to sit down and orgainize.

  4. I love that spreadsheet! So organized! Good luck on meeting your goal!