End of the Year Projects

It's that time of year when everyone is making their lists.
Lists of what projects to have done by the holidays or before the new year.
I am no different.  I have seen a lot of people making their final 2017 WIP lists.  Not going to lie, I was tempted to dump my UFO tote out and take photos of everything, it sounded fun, but then I changed my mind.  Mostly because I don't want to be distracted by any of those things until after Christmas.  I have an absolute to-do list.  I have made promises. I need to finish quilts for other people.  And this time, those are the most important items on my list.

I suppose I could list them here, but some are gifts and I don't want to spoil the surprise for anyone.  Let's just say that I plan to have at least 3 finishes by Christmas(and a few little things) and then 2 more before April.  Only then will I be able to pull out those old projects and get working on them.
I also have another pattern in the works and have to squeeze time in to get that test quilt done.  It sounds like I am going to be one busy lady on the weekends.  DO NOT remind me how many of those I have until Christmas!

On another note, I did have a finish last week in addition to my new pattern "Knots" of Color.  I finished a rather pretty green and grey offset diamond for a cousin of mine.  He turned 16 recently and it was time he received our traditional family quilt.  I like the back of the quilt almost as much as the front even though it is just scraps and leftovers.  I did simple in-the-ditch quilting, tracing each diamond that created a nice effect on the back.

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  1. Great quilt for a boy. I am working on my ufos this year and have made some progress :)

  2. What a great finish Jen - both front and back. Your cousin must be very happy. It does sound like you are going to be busy over the coming months - good luck with everything!

  3. That's a gorgeous quilt. Good luck with the to-finish list :)

  4. This is a beautiful quilt. I love the green.

  5. I love the green and grey together, it is so pretty! Good luck on making progress on your to do list, sounds like you have a plan on getting everything finished. :)

  6. Great colors - boys seem to love green and I really like the gray too.

  7. This quilt is stunning. Even the backing is amazing. Love it!

  8. Beautiful. I especially love the interest the darkest green adds to the quilt.


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