I wasn't going to join in on the FAL this year. I let it drop the last quarter of last year and decided I didn't want the pressure of having to finish something. But who am I kidding. I love the pressure and the friendship and the cheering. I'm a FAL junkie, and my friend, Katy, is hosting it this year, so I really want to support her efforts. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into hosting this year-long event and I really appreciate Katy volunteering to be our cheerleader.
So here goes. I am committing to finishing 4 things and I know that I will finish them. I could add a dozen more things to this list but then there is no room for new projects and I always jump on new projects. Instagram has two Quilt-alongs going on right now that I am trying so hard to resist. The Economy blockalong looks fun and the scrappy bearpaw QAL has me itching to cut into my Anna Maria Horner stash. But, I am determined to get a few things crossed off my list first.
First up is the Super Tote. I just started it today and I know I will finish it because it is a gift.
I also know I will finish the Can Denyse Come Out and Play? clamshell quilt because I love it so much and I can't wait to get it on my bed. I am making it king sized and it is fun to get a row or two done every day. This one will go to a long arm quilter, as yet undecided, and I will be so excited to reveal it as soon as it is finished.
The Field Study Mosaic quilt has been sitting in the WiP box for a very long time. I will quilt it and bind it and get it gifted or donate it. I haven't decided yet.
Last is the Happy Zombie Christmas Ripple quilt. I have held off quilting this quilt because it is such a weird size. It measures 120" x 58". I think it's a good size lap quilt, for many laps...maybe all the grandkids lined up, sitting on the couch. Or maybe used as a tree skirt, laid around the Christmas tree. I have Sketch Flannel in the Kiss color to use as the backing.
So that's four projects for me. Sewing is going to be a challenge in a few weeks when we start a bathroom remodel, that's another reason I have created a "no pressure" list for myself.
Oops, one more. I'd like to finish knitting these socks. They are the Posie Socks from the book Socks From the Toe Up and I am using Candy Skein yarn in the colorway for January, Confetti Cupcake.
I guess that makes Five for Me!