I hope others have experienced the same type of scenario that I have. Lots of ideas, lots of things started and purchased and in various stages of completion, but slow on the final steps. I wanted to list some of the things I am working on and hope to finish in the coming months.
Haunted House Quilt
I was so proud of myself with this one. I got the top pieced together in a couple days, the backing and batting all laid out and pinned and was ready to quilt before Halloween. About 2 days before Halloween. Oh well, maybe next year. Now I have time to complete it slowly, right?
I have been making good progress on it. The quilting on the blocks is complete with spider webs across the panel-centers and curly-cue's on the orange and purple. I wish I had changed my thread to match the orange as the black really pops out, but live and learn, right? I am still pretty happy with how it looks so far. All I have left is the border, and I need to think about it, so I am tabling the project for a while to work on this...
This fabric was a panel I bought at the Quilt Show several years ago. I liked the letters, but didn't like the 'sashing' between the letters, so I fussy cut all the letters out and added my own sashing. Then I found a wild black-and-white border and we're ready to quilt, which is where I want to try something new; Trapunto.
I am really excited to try this method I read about. Since some parts of the letters can be really narrow, I am going to use an extra-loft batting and then trim before adding regular cotton batting and stipling about the letters. We'll see how it goes.