It is only January 3 but I thought I would give myself a kick start and write down all the things I would like to accomplish this year in quilting.
1: Re-organize my fabric. Its here, its there, its under this......I don't even know what I have anymore.
2: Wall hangings. One for each month of the year .
A: One for me and each daughter. This will take years.
B: Plus any other ones I would like to give as gifts.
This will feed my creative juices. I love the feeling I get when I create something from my soul. No pattern, just scissors, heat bond and my imagination. I miss making the mini quilts for AAQI.
3: Get organized again with my scrap lover system.
~Neglected it for last 6 months and have a mountain to cut and trim. Last year I made most of my stuff with scraps and only went into my stash for backings and a few pieces to make things pop. Thank you Bonnie K. Hunter of Quiltville. I would have throw all that out.
As a matter of fact, my daughter got a tiny Teacup dear head Chihuahua puppy last week and I made her a bed in ten minutes. I just grabbed a small print fabric from my novelty bin, a bag of crumbs that has been sitting in a corner for 2 years. Free pillow! I was surprise that it is a very heavy pillow. Dorito loves it!
Though I did make a dent in these last year by donating some and finishing some, I still have plenty.
A: AJ sampler quilt!. This is for my MIL. I love her dearly but never made her a quilt. I have crochet her an Afghan but that was 15+ years ago.
B: Stack and Whack from retreat 2008?
C: Halloween quilt 2004
D: Sunbonnet Sue swap blocks. 2010
E: Hand appliqued wall hanging from 2000. This is the ONLY hand sewn thing I have!
F: Spool quilt (leaders and enders) 2013
5: Update my quilt book list and make a pattern list for pattern binders.
6: Binder or box my original designs. These are everywhere in the sewing room. On paper, napkins, envelopes you name it. When I want to look at them I end up drawing something else.
So once I get organized ????
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
FREE MOTION QUILTING!!!!!!!!!
CURRENT PROJECTS -
~Finish quilt in progress for daughter and SIL.
~ Continue Spools Leaders and enders
Now here is the problem. I have a massive bucket list! I don't have it written down but will write the highlights here. So much eye candy, so little time.
First off I know this is doable if I follow the Leaders and Enders method. I just have to get better organized (see #3)
1: Rainbow quilt. They just blow me away
2: Storm at sea. I like the illusion of curves (maybe Celtic Solstice will do)
3: NY Beauty
4: Diamond quilt
5: Owl quilt
6: Leaders and Ender building blocks. Parts department such as 4 patches, HST, QST in usable sizes.
7: AND many, many more.
Best Wishes for the New Year
Aileen in FL