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Thread: 2010 New Years Quilting Resolutions

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    Junior Member ProLongarmARTQUILTER's Avatar
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    What are Your 2010 Quilting Resolutions??? Mine #1 is NOT to Listen to Quilt Guild Quiltzillas Or So called Quilt Police, It has been draging me and my Creativity Down for way to Long!!! #2 Get out of some of the things that hasn't gotten done because of #1. Any of you have this Problem??? #3 Do up my own UFO's #4 Organize my quilting Things and my Studio #5 Be Here more and Be Happier Human Quilting Being.

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    Same old resolutioin as always--clear out some of those UFOs!

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    Keep cranking out charity quilts along with ones for my family..and enjoying the various swaps here :D:D:D

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    Finish some of the WIPs

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    MAKE A JANE!!!! Yippee!!!!!

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    Make a Sylvia's Bridal Quilt from Elm Creek Quilts book of same title. And HAVE FUN!

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    Not buy ANY FABRIC that is not "gift money". I want to see if I can go the whole year with buying no fabric out of my budget. I'm not sure if that makes sense to you, but sometimes all of my "extra" money goes to fabric. I have enough fabric "put by" to make no less than 30 children's quilts and 10 queen size quilts. I gave myself the "gift money" exception because both my dh and my son gift me "fabric money" for my birthday.

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    I shall try to readopt my old new years resolution.

    FINISH 2 PROJECT BEFORE I START ANY NEW ONES.

    Even if I am able to stick with this I am not sure I will have all my UFO's finished in a year. :)

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    This year, I'm determined to improve my machine quilting skills.

    Freemotion may have to wait until 2011, but I'm tired of making tops I'm proud of only to end up with a quilt I'd rather bury after I've smooshed it all out of shape during the quilting phase. :roll:

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    my goals for the new year are:
    1) ORGANIZATION!!! if i have to spend 1/2 of my sewing time pawing through boxes to find what i need i will never get anything done.

    2) finish old before i start new...bad habit i have; when a project is 'almost-done' i tend to put it aside and start a new one...so, i have stacks of (almost done...another hour and it would be outta here) gonna remedy this...i hope

    3) pick 2 charities for the year and concentrate on their needs instead of trying to 'do it all' and accomplish nothing.

    4)now that my work schedule is ... (scheduled) better time management should be easier to pull off. (more sewing time, less time sitting in front of the computer...bumber dude)

    5)try to make at least one (small item) a week,aside from the large quilts ... like a set of place mats, table runner, ect.

    6) teach at least one class a quarter, and take one class...learn something new...

    7) only spend $$ on backing and batting when at all possible, use up stash, which means more scrap quilts this year...

    8) enter at least 2 shows/contests

    9) keep up with swaps/challenges and forum activities

    10) ENJOY THE PROCESS THROUGH THE YEAR!!!

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    1. For every quilt I make to sell, I want to make one to give away or keep.

    2. Try and find a source for backing fabric and batting where I can buy in bulk!

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    #1 Reorganize my sewing room.
    #2 Make the Christmas star quilt as a wall hanging,
    #3 a twin quilt for my grandson,
    #4 a queen quilt for my girlfriend (which I will also design),
    #5 a queen quilt for DH and I (which I also will design),
    #6 a twin quilt for my granddaughter.
    And learn, learn, learn, more, more, more.

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    I'm with Loretta: learn to applique and paper piece. I'd like to take a class but I'm the least social person in the world so I'll probably learn from a book or video.

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    Budget my time here and spend more time making quilts. There is a small nursing home here run by the Union Mission that has 10 residents. Nine ladies and 1 gentleman that I want to make twin size tied quilts for. Anyone want to help or contribute? :^)

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    I am going to adopt a dom. violence shelter here. I'm going to start by making book bags and filling them with fun stuff for the children.
    I also want to give myself permission to create more. It soothes my soul.
    lots2do

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    Continue making quilts for Quilts of Valor and our local Hospice.

    Make one quilt good enough for a small local show and our county fair.

    Make a heirloom baby quilt for the family where I am a nanny. They are having a baby girl in early March.

    Use up some orphan blocks for pieced backings like Bonnie Hunter.

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    In Heirloom Machine Quilting, Harriet Hargrave says ..."if you put 10 mins a day into focused practice for six months you will become a good quilter......"

    I am going to practice FMQ for min 10 mins per day.

    Actually I am going to give a minimum of one hour per day to some sort of quilting activity (I don't want to be a beginner forever)!

    These activities could include any sort of cutting, sewing, designing, reading, learning and orgainising. Fabric shopping, reading magazines or forums don't count!!!

    Also keeping my blog up to date.

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    Just "DO!!!"

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    My resolution is to make 1 project entirely by hand. Cut the fabric with scissors - hand piece - hand quilt.

    Then I need to learn how to free motion quilt.

    I also want to make an art quilt of my own design using watercolor pencils or fabric paint.

    The more I think about this, the longer the list gets....I better stop thinking now. lol.

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    1. I want to quilt my 5 kids' quilt tops that have been ready for a year. I'll have to rent the longarm to do it as they are mostly king size so I must have some $to do this.
    2. I also have 15 others needing quilting but are not earmarked for anyone.
    3. To keep up with the swaps on board.
    4. To attempt a landscape quilt.
    5. To finish the 3 quilt tops in progress.
    6. To sew with my son.
    7. maybe even clean the house, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosher92
    I shall try to readopt my old new years resolution.

    FINISH 2 PROJECT BEFORE I START ANY NEW ONES.

    Even if I am able to stick with this I am not sure I will have all my UFO's finished in a year. :)
    I've made this same resolution for the past couple of years - and resolve to finish at least 2 projects for every new bunch of fabric I bring home. I usually last until about mid-February.
    So this year, I resolve not to but any fabric unless I have a specific project in mind. No more bringing something home just because I like it when I don't have a clue what I'll do with it. Maybe I'll last til March this year!

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    Ladies: Although I have followed all of you for a very long time, I have only had to ask one question, since it seems that most of the things I need to ask, are already answered. You are all so awesome, thank you for the information, resources and encouragement you give us all. My resolution for 2010, perhaps try to participate in the forum, start on a quilt for my DS and DIL, try to curb my appetite for more fabric (also the one for chocolate as I sew), generally try to do more, grumble less and just GET IT DONE!! :) Bea

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    If I make a resolution, are you all going to help me keep it? LOL!

    I have an enormous amount of fabric that I want to cut into strips for scrappy log cabins, so this year I need to make at least one to be sure that is how I want to use it. This will also be my first log cabin.

    I need to learn to paper piece. I get the idea, but have yet to do it, and I just love the Mariner's compass block, so I want to make a quilt in patriotic colors.

    I make many quilts for military, deployed, and injured soldiers, so I need to focus on just purchasing red/white/blue fabrics, and try my best to avoid those yummy oriental fabrics of which I now probably own over 300 yards worth!

    I have had the perfect fabric to make my SIL a king quilt for three years. I really need to decide on a design and get that quilt started!

    My first grandchild is on the way and I am in the process of making two quilts, so I have the right colors when we find out the child's gender. This quilt will get priority!

    I have a very dear friend who has been by my side in working military charities and he has stated that he really wants to win one of my quilts. He should have one, and I should make it, but I don't know how to sew in my sleep, but I'm working on it!

    I am NOT buying any fabric this year that is not going directly in a quilt that is a WIP and that is always a patriotic quilt. I have way too much and don't want to be the one to die with the biggest stash! LOL! Besides, I need lots of batting and can save for the sales on Warm and Natural.

    My intended purchase this year is to get Kaye Wood's Starmaker set of rulers. I love her quilts.

    Diane

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    Learn how to machine quilt. And work on some of these UFOs I have .

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    I'm with Loretta: learn to applique and paper piece. I'd like to take a class but I'm the least social person in the world so I'll probably learn from a book or video.
    I am with both of you ladies. :-) I would love to take a class but am to shy to try one. So I learn from books and videos, my loss :-(
    LOL Liz

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