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My 2013 goals are
1. Piece and quilt one charity quilt per month using a new-to-me technique for each one.
2. Try freehand FMQ and quilt at least one project freehand. (I started FMQ this summer but always use a stencil or traced pattern -- even for stippling.)
3. Make over the door organizer for smaller rulers and pantographs.
4. Piece and quilt one quilt just for me.
Last edited by NewYearsOld; 01-04-2013 at 06:39 PM.
I have a list of more than thirty unfinished quilts in all stages of completion and that is what I want to work on.
no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop
My goals are:
1. Keep up to date on my BOMs. I do too many of those.
2. Make one quilt top a month
3. Complete the Leah Day class on FMQ
4. Quilt at least 3 quilts on my DSM.
My Guild started a PhD (practucakky Half Done) program last year. On Jan 1 you listed any project (kit/pattern or whatever) that you had started or wanted to start on a list. We paid $1 for each item listed. You had to show them at the meeting as they were finished. You received 1 chance for each item on your list. In Dec everyones chances were put together and we had a 50/50 drawing for the money. I had 27 on my list and finished 23! Boy was a busy!It made me quilt some, start some new ones and do something with UFOs. We are doing it again for 2013. But I am doing two list. One for the Quild I pay and another for myself and I am putting that money in a bank as I finish one. Then I will have some money to spend at the end of the year!
I started a quilt in February 2011 to commemorate my son's retirement from the Marine Corps. The top has hand applique and embroidery and took me 18 months to complete -- I have almost 1,000 hours just in the embroidery. I started hand quilting it this past summer, ran into some challenges and at present I've completed about a third of the quilting. My goal for 2013 is to complete this quilt before summer. Then I'm going to celebrate! I allowed myself 2 years to make it and dreamed about presenting it to him at his retirement ceremony in 2013. However, he decided to retire a year earlier so I missed that opportunity. Oh well, a year and a half late isn't as bad as the quilt still hanging in my sewing room that I started for my granddaughter when she was ten. She's now 21.
When I complete this quilt I'm going to start practicing machine quilting and, hopefully, become good enough that I feel comfortable in machine quilting at least one UFO. I have a lot of tops and will never get them all quilted by hand.
So, we're through with the first quarter of 2013, anyone for a progress report?
Item 1: 60th Anniversary signature quilt for my parents--top done, needs to be quilted and bound.
Item 3: Sewing room is done, done, done! See photos on "Mission Organization", thread--2nd Story Studio.
Item 4: Etsy shop is now open (link is below), still working on website/blog. Life is too short. I'd rather be quilting!
I'd love to see what progress everyone else has made!
"Piecin' a quilt's like livin' a life...The Lord sends us the pieces, but we can cut 'em out and put 'em together pretty much to suit ourselves, and there's a heap more in the cuttin' and the sewin' than there is in the caliker...I've had a heap of comfort all my life making quilts, and now in my old age I wouldn't take a fortune for them." (Eliza Calvert Hall, Aunt Jane of Kentucky)
My goals as I set them:
1) Halloween piece work (a embroidered quilt with halloween theme - quite involved surface embroidery)
2) Quilts of Valor (2 - have one cut)
3) Japanese circle quilt
4) Row Robin (a swap here on QB)
5) Pillowcase dresses (I make these for the children in the Phillippines)
6) Buttrefly quilt (I embroidered 9 butterfly squares -- need to make them into a quilt. Fabric has been on back order for 3 weeks. Maybe I won't get this done!!)
7) Friendship quilt (blocks done, need to finish, then quilt)
8) Cross stitch birds (I have 2 cross stitch bird patterns started, need to put time into the stitching to finish) and
9) quilt swap (another swap here on the board)
Well, I'm still working ont he Halloweel quilt - it has lots of embroidery work and I just keep plugging away. I've done two Quilts of Valor and have a 3rd cut. This one is a more complicated pattern and will take some time. My Japanese circle quilt ended up having a pattern change and is finished. Will try to find picture and post. The row robin is still in progress. I anticipate getting the next row next month and will work on that when it comes. Haven't done anything on my cross stitch birds, so fell down there. The quilt swap is finished and am working ont he binding. Will post picture when that is done. Have pillowcase dresses in progress, always working on one or two and the butterfly quilt is sitting patiently waiting to have something done with it. One day. Oh, well, I'm planning a personal quilt retreat this weekend and will start in the early a.m. and hopefully work all day Friday and then Saturday and get some good things accomplished.
Live today as if it may be your last, for who knows...
Just found this thread. Great idea. Decided yrs ago resolutions don't work. But goals just might. So I've some goals for myself.
1. Determine how I fit into the art world, not traditional quilting, doing art quilting and this opens up the art world
2. Establish myself as an inovative quilt instructor
3. Love myself, my quilting and my friends
4. Admit my health is fragile and take care of my fragile health
5. Be thankful and improve my spiritual life
6. Integrate my life, be kind to myself and enjoy life,
7. Give myself permission to quilt because I want to
8. Finish 2 UFO's (king size needs to be quilted and collage pant and vest)
9. Check my stash before buying new
So a progress report
1. Have joined an art quilt group, am trying to sell at an art studio, will have a one woman show in July and Aug, and will sell again this Oct at Sierra Art Trails-ya all come
2. I'm teaching classes at Sierra Fiber Arts in Fresno, Ca. The store owners are very supportive of my out of the box classes
3. This will be a lifelong goal. I've joined a local group and the art group and try to remember them and enjoy them. I'm a "lion" personality type and truely goal oriented, not people oriented, so caring for others is not my natural bent. But God is a relational being and I want to be more like Him. With His Spirit I will have success.
4. I've grown bored of the PT for my shoulder, but have chosen to take care of myself and finish the process. I've also been more careful with my diet. Now to loose 10 lbs
5. Worken on this
6. Trying to put together a daily schedule, but so far no progress
7. Yes, trying
8. The king size is on the LA, but not further progress. The pant & vest are still in the drawer, maybe after -10#
9. YeH! Doing good here!
Last edited by petthefabric; 04-11-2013 at 01:59 PM.