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Year of the Pig – Question #11 June 2, 2011

Posted by Pam in KC in PIGS.
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This week’s question from Jill is:

“Your guild has challenged you to complete the PIGS that you least want to work on. What project would it be and why?”

I’m not sure I can limit myself to a single project, so let’s take the top 3 which are on my Quilts in Progress tab.

#1 – the Jeanne Kimball Christmas BOM published by Oxmoor House at least 12 years go or longer.  – I started work on this quilt in 2003.  I really want to finish it, but always put it off because:

  • I want to make it big enough to fit on our king size bed and haven’t figured out exactly how I’m going to do that.
  • I’ve made most of the pieced blocks and all that is left are the applique blocks and the really big blocks.
  • This is for me, so everyone else quilt get’s done first.

#2 – the Hancock Fabrics star BOM from 2004/2005

  • I’m doing this Quilt as you Go.
  • I’m making the quilt big enough for the  king size bed, and my plan to enlarge the quilt isn’t working as expected, so I’m designing on the fly.
  • I”m not sure I want this quilt King size anymore
  • It’s on my challenge list at Patchwork Times so my guess is it will get done, or at least looked at closer this year

#3 – True Friends – a kit I won. Started it in 2006.

  • I’m not excited about the quality of the fabric
  • I haven’t figured out what I’m going to do for borders and I can’t find matching fabric.
  • It doesn’t have a destination
  • It’s on my challenge list at Patchwork Times so my guess is it will at least become a top before the end of the year.

As for the quilts on my Tops to be Quilted tab it’s pretty easy.

  • I haven’t figured out the quilting motif
  • I don’t think I can do it on my home sewing machine
  • I want more experience on the long arm
  • Need to gather the money for backing, batting and rental time.

I’ve found that Judy’s UFO challenge is working well for me – sort of .  I picked 20 UFO’s (some tops, some QAYG and some still in pieces) that I knew I would keep putting off and I’ve finished 4 so far this year.  One I finished before the challenge started but after our lists were turned in.  Additionally, having a destination and a hard date works well too.

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