In addition to the FAL my local guild is holding its own finish along and because the projects are numbered and a number gets pulled out of the hat each month I'll have to list all five of them here.
1. This project is listed with the number that was drawn at the last meeting so I am going to do my best to quilt and bind the Grande Scrappy Tiles quilt I pattern tested for Cheryl of Meadowmist designs a couple of years ago.
The next four projects are also on the list and their numbers could potentially be drawn in February or March. I'm taking a two week vacation in February however, to drive to and from Quilt Con with my husband, so whatever number gets drawn in February has low odds for getting finished. Here they are.
2.Clam Shell. This project has been up on the blog a couple of times as I try to move it toward completion.
3. I've been working on the Modern Melon quilt for quite some time as well. Here's a pic of one block although I've made quite a few more.
4. I started making this batik quilt many many years ago. My husband's cousin Jenni has her sights on it and has been very patient. I need to add top and bottom borders before quilting it.
5. Row Addition. The pattern is from the Modern Plus Signs book by Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander. So far I've picked the fabric but this fairly recent UFO is going to a baby (already born) so it's high on the list for completion, although I'm not sure what I did with the navy fabric on the bottom.
In addition to the projects on the guild list, I have a few other projects vying for my attention.
6. Last Saturday my workplace held it's Winter Holiday dinner. We do a secret Santa gift each year. Unfortunately my sewing machine stopped working two weeks before this, so I owe a present to a co worker. I am going to make a table runner with this Charlie Harper fabric as a starting point. The other fabrics are possibilities as well. The odds are high for finishing as I gave the recipient a card saying they would have it within 2 weeks. The baby spider plant in the photo is part of the gift I received along with a box of tea and some smartwool socks.
7. When I cleaned out the sewing room cupboard the other day I came across this bag so it's going on the list as well. I was really nervous about cutting the holes in the bag like about 100 years ago when I made this bag. I'm a lot braver about things like that now so I think I can do it.
8. And while we are on the topic of bags I'm going to sew along with @johannaweidner when she holds her Bloem basket sew along in March. These are the fabrics I'll use for the basket.
9. This last project is the hardest to write about and will have to be bumped up close to the top of the list. I just found out that a previous co worker has cancer and I want to make her a quilt. I'm thinking of a heart pattern using these fabrics which remind me of the colours she likes to wear.
I'm concerned with getting the quilt to her in a timely manner so I might opt for a quicker pattern. Maybe a star pattern like the one I made for Rory here.
Well I think that's more than enough so I will end my list here. What's on your list?