I’ve been spending a lot of my free time working on projects, but lately, none of it’s been my quilting. I’ll get to that in just a bit. First though, I figured since I’ve been so stalled out my quilting, I’d at least profile some of the work that I could be doing instead. Shortly after I started the Wedding Spectaularrr quilt almost two years ago, I decided that I wanted to make myself a quilt in the same pattern, but in different colors. I got several stars done, but after I started piecing the top of Wedding Spectaularrr together, I put it away, and I haven’t worked on it much since.

Texas Star Quilt

As usual, it’s one of those projects that just doesn’t get attention because it doesn’t have priority over the quilts that are going to be gifts. I stopped working on this one, because I needed to devote all of my attention to finishing Wedding Spectaularrr. But until I get an extra moment for quilting, it sits in a basket, waiting for me to get bored with whatever else I’m working on for the minute.
In the meantime though, I’ve been knitting. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again–I really don’t like knitting that much, but there’s something about it that makes me need to do it. It’s not that I hate it, and don’t have fun with it, but it’s not nearly as fun as quilting is to me. But despite that statement, I’ve been busy. Last week I threw together this:
Purple Hat

I found the pattern on the Lion Brand Yarn website. They actually have some pretty good patterns there. I thought this one was really simple–I finished it in only a couple of hours, and that’s pretty good for me.
And then finally, although I had started (and intended to finish) a knitted poncho a few weeks ago, I abandoned it and started a new one in better colors.
Better-Colored Poncho

I’m not giving up on this one now, and it’s also partially to blame on why I’ve not done any quilting yet this week. Ben and I are driving to North Carolina for a friend’s wedding reception (in simpler terms, it’s a hog roast) and I’d like to wear it to that. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it actually turns out!

3 Thoughts on “A Glimpse Into The Unfinished Projects Basket

  1. Love the hat. I quilt and knit and cross stitch and I’m learning to crochet so I can understand about losing time to work on other things. I should say I’m learning to knit, but it’s moving along. I’m going to have to make a schedule and work on each thing a bit. Some kind of rotation. Just keep working at them and you’ll get to everything.

  2. I like the hat! I really like the colors of those stars too. I find it inspiring to see other people’s UFO’s and to post pictures of my own, because I suddenly want to work on them all again when I see pics.
    Have a good day!

  3. I just recently found your site, and love your quilts! Great color, and all hand done– wow. When I started quilting, I was 24 and like you couldn’t find anyone my age who shared my interest. I’m glad to see there’s growing interest in quilts now, so I won’t have to hang out exclusively with “old ladies” (I actually like “old ladies”). Of course time is helping me along– now I’m 31 and feeling very old next to you. Looking forward to seeing your continued progress–

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