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    My goal is to end 2013 with way fewer UFOs and WIPs on my list than I begin with.

    Every year I make a list and check off the projects I finish. This year I started with 32. I finished 28. Pretty good, right? Yeah, until you consider that there are still 30 on the list.

    I may have a problem...
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    I'm like Betsey, and it's overwhelming for me right now to plan for a year. I am doing a swap with my LA'r. I make as many 9 patches as I can out of stash fabs that she gave me, and she will credit me 1.00$ for every 9 patch for LA time. What a deal!!!!!!! She thinks she's getting the bargain as she never has time to sew. Busy business, mini-farm, husband and 2 teenage boys--hmmmm.

    So for Jan, I want to finish the rest of the 9 patches. They are rose and green and cream, scrappy scrappy, and just beautiful.

    Sucia (Melissa)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    twoxover, if you are trying to make a 2 hour block of time, with your obligations it probably won't work, at least right off the bat. Use your timer and give yourself 15 minutes. If when you leave your quilting space ready to get to sewing you'll be amazed at what you can get done. Best wishes from all of us I'm sure.

    Each year I choose something new to learn and for 2013 I'm already working a plan to get a good working treadle and by the end of the year to have pieced a top with at the very least 3000 pieces in it. This past year it was Mesoamericans. Fascinating but I don't know what I'll ever do with the knowledge
    Kalama--

    my goal is two hours/week. not a day...i'm not crazy! I do try to end my quilting time by setting up the next "thing"....so i can jump right in. Today (i have off this week...its amazing, i thought i would be so much more productive..not happening!) but i did play with the new walking foot the dh gave me for christmas (it's the new viking foot with interchangeable feet...) and did spray baste a large table topper/runner and started machine quilting it. ended at a good point, stuck a pin where i want to start....

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    My goals are to finish the designs I've already created, improve my binding (it's close but not yet what I want), learn how to foundation piece, and improve my fmq.

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    Really get proficient in FMQ, and finish at least 1 UFO before starting another project
    Brother (XL-3500i, CV3550, SQ-9050, Dreamweaver XE6200D), Juki MO-2000QVP, Handiquilter Avante

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    In early November I started a list on my notebook app on my phone. It is a long, long list. One part has ufo's to finish and WIP to finish, the other list is new projects I want to start. I'm just going to go down those lists and mark them finished when they get done. I have to see things in writing or I won't get to them, this really helps me.
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    I'm with Betsey I have a lot of different hats to wear so I want to focus on quilting related activity 2-4 hours a week. Projects to finish and start and finish .

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    My goals are much more basic, but relevant to me. I want to quilt at least a half hour a week, and work on learning how to free motion quilt, and make finished quilts out of 5 tops I have that are really pretty, but just collecting dust.
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    I have a gmfg quilt that I hand pieced and I'm hand quilting- I have been working on it off and on for several years (it's embarrassing how long) - I want to finish it this year. I also want to make each of my 2 sons a new quilt.

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    hmmm ... goals for 2013 ...

    1. be more active in my guild. they're a fun bunch.
    2. finish two UFOs before each new project started.
    3. since i have to use my dining area as my sewing space, keep working to make it more organized and presentable. it would be nice to actually have friends over for dinner in here once in a while. (hey! it's a concept. LOL)
    4. pull more from my stash and less from newly purchased fabrics. that includes figuring out how to use the fabs i don't like any more.

    it will be interesting to look back in a year to see whether or not i managed to accomplish any of that. LOL
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    I'm like some of the rest of you who want to finish UFO's. There's 3 of those that are high on the priority list. GFG, which used to be my "work" project. Let me explain. I drove an 18-wheeler for 20 years & for the last 7 years I always had a quilt to work on while I was being loaded or unloaded or during "down" time. This was the one I was working on when I retired in March of this year. It's nearing its completion, just have 10 more flowers & the rest of the border to assemble & then quilt it. The other 2 have been in the UFO pile for several years. "Blooming Hearts" is a Baltimore album type that's turning into @ 84" square. Needless to say, it's all hand appliqued. I'm down to putting the borders on & quilting it. I want to show this quilt. The other is a Lonestar titled "Texas, America's shining star". Since I gifted myself with a LA as a retirement gift, I've revamped this one. I'm pulling the applique off the drawings & replacing it with quilting. This one will take quite awhile just to quilt. It'll also be a show quilt & hopefully be able to put it into Paducah for 2014. I have a few others that need to be finished, but not on this level. I'll do a few swaps throughout the year, do a couple of mystery quilts & keep improving my LA skills. That's enough to keep me busy!

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    For the last few years since I started quilting I make a list of what I would like to achieve with my sewing so this year my goals are:-

    Finish 2 matching twin quilts (only stopped with them cos I had Christmas stuff!)
    make friendship braid quilt
    Complete qayg sampler (working on that in class)
    finish 2 small Christmas wips
    Work on fmq
    do bom on quilting board (to expand my skills)
    do sulky bom (cos I really like it)

    I probably will do other projects inbetween but my main goal is to not have ANY ufos at the end of the year only finished or current (actually working on) projects.

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    Last year, I set a goal of 20,000 sq. in. of charity quilts. I had the summer off, quilted like crazy, and have finished almost double that! However, rather than setting the bar too high to achieve, I will set it at 25,000 sq. in. for this year. With this goal, I can make various sized quilts for different groups--like a queen-size for equilter.com's response to Hurricane Sandy. My UFO pile is greatly reduced. I have held to the resolution I set three years ago to reduce that pile and not to add to it. I also have not bought fabric in 3 years except for backing (when I'm too lazy to piece it) and for special quilts, like a friend's wedding quilt.

    Laurie

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    I am happy to say I currently don't have any UFO's ~ just one WIP which (now that the holidays are over) I need to get motivated in continuing... it is a tumbling block for my youngest son who will graduate college May 11th... so that will be my first goal for 2013!

    I have never participated in a BOM but think that is a great idea as it should also cover the "learn a new technique" goal as well...

    I took a class on a long arm machine which my LQS rents out (as long as you've taken the class) so I plan to visit Lenni (APQS) at least once a month to keep my FMQ skills up. I also want to practice on my Janome as I enjoy FMQ smaller projects at home.

    and... I need have a few curtain projects that I need complete

    A big thanks to you board members for ideas and motivation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twoxover View Post
    great idea! for 2013--
    I'd like to commit to quilting/piecing at least two hours a week. I know for many of you, you'll laugh...but this past year has been hell. I work full time, have a family, have pets, ride my horse competitively, so that means riding 5-6days/7 and my dad had not been well. I lost him on 12/5. So rather than make clearly defined "i will make this, or learn this", i'd like to committ to doing some thing related to quilting two hours/week.


    Betsey
    First, I'm sorry to hear about your Dad.
    I like your goal a lot -seems realistic to me. I work full time as well. Good luck!

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    Always motivating to read about other people's plans.
    1. Complete one project a month. Keep a journal with a picture of each project. Knitting counts, I seem to do more of that in the winter. My goal is to reach 36 projects in three years. Hopefully, something wonderful will happen in my life in about 30 months that will free up more time for quilting.
    2. Severely cut down on fabric buying except to finish projects. (Am doing better on this).
    3. Find a small group to sew with (I work full time so this isn't that easy).
    4. Make at least one project from a quilting book I already own.
    5. Sort through my quilting mags and pass some along.
    Phew, I better stop thinking up goals and start working on this!
    Thanks, everybody for the inspiration!

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    Goals for 2013: 1. Complete the military quilt that will be given away at my husbands military reunion.
    2. Quilt at least 5 of the quilt tops I have made. (Between quilting for my business)
    3. Finish a quilt top I started last summer.
    4. Appliqué more - using a different method.
    5. Go to at least one retreat!!!!
    6. Enjoy life!

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    i want to stop buying so much fabric im drowning in it. so im going to vow to shop my stash first and only buy backings and if i absolutely dont have anything to match. i want to do more scrappy quilts this year. i also want to learn a couple new techniques. get more organized so i can find and finish at least 10 of those ufos hiding in there. i also want to make a resolution when im getting organized to dump that fabric i wont use. theres no use in hanging on to something i cant look at. pls wish me luck im desperately going to need it lol.
    carla

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    I want to finish my Mariner's quilt that some of the lovely people on this board helped locate my fabric for and then I want to start on a chicken quilt. This is gonna be the year I make my beloved chicken quilt just for me!!

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    After breaking my finger or fingers end of July, I am learning to retype. Who would think it is taking this long and how much movement I lost?

    This week I visited my sewing room for the first time; I learned how to thread a needle and used a rotary cutter once again; I sewed a fabric baby book. My grandbaby LOVED the book. We both were HAPPY. My goal - BE HAPPY and enjoy each day I get to accomplish anything QUILTING! I feel so BLESSED! Looking forward to 2013.
    Carol

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    You all have some wonderful ideas/goals. Since I broke my arm in November, my first goal is to get my therapy done so I can sew again.... that will take up January. Hopefully I will be back to sewing in February.

    My second goal is to finish a few UFOs.... I think 5 would be my max.

    My third goal is to finish a quilt for my great nephew and one for the new great niece due in February. Then I will be caught up on those.

    My fourth goal is to stay healthy so I can keep sewing and quilting.... getting older makes that a challenge in itself.

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    I hope 2013 is a great year for everyone!

    I would like to finish several of the UFOs I have stashed away. Plus I have 3 charity quilts that need a backing and then quilting.

    I would like to make a batik quilt for me. Possibly a couple lap quilts for Christmas gifts (2013).

    I also want to make a bargello quilt.

    I want to move a sewing machine from downstairs to my sewing room upstairs. Thought I'd use it down here bit it isn't happening. Moving it will call for some rearranging and reorganization, plus some destashing of books, patterns, and fabrics.

    I think this is enough to get me started.

    Good luck on all your goals.

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    First and foremost on my list is to finally decide on a quilt pattern for this year's blackk and white Family Reunion Quilt July 4, and getting to my niece a few months before that so my niece can LAQ it on her new long -arm (I'm so jealous - but realistically she does have the space for it and I don't). Then I want to finish a one-patch quilt for my sister's second GGD. I did finish one for the older sister - we were supposed to do it together, but unfortunatley Mary Ann died before that could happen. I did finish one for first GGD, thought I had sent it to her, however, it didn't because I fell, ruptured a disk in my neck, required surgery, then rehab and when I finally was able to figure out what happened while I was away I found the quilt. Big OOPS. So, to redeem myself, I'm making a twin quilt to match the first one for the second GGD this year. Then my DIL wants me to make Zoe, my GD a twin-size bed for her quilt, a queen size quilt for their bed, and the list goes on. So my biggest goal is to make sure I quilt an hour or two at least a day and getting them done.

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    sounds good -- I would like to finish my Baltimore Album quilt (QB from year before last) -- I am stuck on the part where the 12 blocks need to sashed and fitted around the first border which is around the center panel -- just can't get enthused to do it -- I also need to start a tshirt quilt which has been put off for awhile -- then there are all the neat patterns and blocks I would like to use -- the list goes on -- time for inspiration!!
    diane

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    My goals for 2013:

    1. Complete at least one UFO each month (and there are many)
    2. Sort and USE my scraps
    3. No fabric purchase unless it is absolutely needed to finish a project.
    (I went overboard this year and to make it even harder, my son gave me Joanns gift card for $150.00 this Christmas that has been burning a hole in my purse)
    4. Work on improving my longarm FMQ skills.
    5. Make one quilt from solids only

    Ambitious but I am going to give it my best shot.
    Prettip

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