There are a few challenges and -alongs I want to join this summer. But before I do, I want to take care of my current WIP pile. That way I can start these new projects with a clean slate. I love a clean slate.
My quilting WIPs include:
- On the left, the Bliss jelly roll quilt. The back has been completed, I just need to sandwich, quilt and bind it. (“Just” – ha!)
- On the right, my Sunkissed Easy Bake quilt. All it needs is the binding handsewn. Not too bad, actually.
Not shown, and therefore not really on the list: Finishing the crib quilt, and the jelly roll race quilt. These are not a high priority, and can wait. What makes them a low priority? The fact that I have no plans to use/gift them anytime soon.
My knitting WIPs include:
- A sweater for my soon-to-be-born great-nephew. It’s actually much further along than this, I just don’t have a photo.
Why do I want to get these WIPs finished up? Because there are two great challenges I’m excited about.
Quilting: JulieFrick is bringing back “60 Blocks of Summer,” a challenge I admired last year but wasn’t confident enough to join. This year, I’m throwing my hat in the ring to make 60 quilt blocks during the summer months. Want to join? The details are here on Flickr.
Knitting: The Loopy Ewe is sponsoring Camp Loopy, with several knitting challenges during the summer. The first one is a two-color shawl. I’ve had Ulmus on my list for months, and I think this is a great motivation to jump in and start it.
It’s looking to be a busy summer! But first, I have a lot of catching up to do. Here’s to a clean slate!