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Thread: What's Next for 2010??

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    Super Member mpeters1200's Avatar
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    Last year at this time, we had a What's Next thread that lasted us all year. It was a way for some of us to keep track of all the projects we wanted to finish in the year. We could add and remove from our lists. We had a corresponding pictures thread in the pictures section as well. How about we do another one??

    Here is 2009's http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-15030-1.htm

    Here is my list:

    1. Finish the 3 D9P's for my boys. All they need is to be basted, tied, and bound.

    2. I made a lap size quilt last year for the little girl next door, my friend's daughter. I want to make 3 more for her siblings this year. With their mother being such a help to me, it's a priviledge to make them instead of a chore. I'm passing on the quilting bug!

    3. Focus quilt for this year is a 25 block sampler quilt for my wedding anniversary. This year we will be married 10 years. We never received a wedding quilt and I'd love to make one just for us. The blocks are picked, many triangle blocks, YIKES!, but with perseverance I can do it.

    4. Twin size quilt for my ill friend. She asked, in lieu of a wheelchair quilt or hospital bed quilt, if I would make her infant on a blanket he can take to college since she knows she won't be able to do it for him. I agreed, but I want to make her a hospice quilt anyway.

    What are you all going to do? Planning anything new this year? New techniques or blocks you want to try? Finishing UFO's? WIP's? What are your plans?

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    well I just started last year so didn't have a list! this year though I do.
    For 2010 here's what I want to do.
    finish quilting 10yo dd's quilt
    make
    Lapquilt for 13yodd
    bed quilts for 8 yo and 5 yo ds'
    bed quilt for 13yo dd

    since I hand quilt and I am not fast and these will be the first full size ones I've made I think I'll stop there! If I finish those I'll be happy and then look into another project!

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    Sounds like a great list. I hand quilt to, but I won't waste my good stitching on my boys' quilts. They'll be tied as will most of my lap size ones since they are also meant for children.

    I would like to experiment in Table Runners this year, since I've never made one. But my bigger projects are all hand done. I'm hoping to have the top to my sampler done by June so I can spend June to December quilting it.

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    2010 wow
    time flies when u are having fun
    I plan to finish 3 quilts, a ric rac road, a heart quilt and a 2006 BOM, also starting a log cabin sampler with my guild that we have until Dec of 2010 to finsih, will show them off at the christmas party. those i really want to finish, but i will probably at least start a few more and work on some of my many ufo's
    Happy New Year everyone

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    I have 6 quilts to do for family for Aug and after that, I am working on a jane or two and would like to do the block of the month,

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    Hi, what a great idea.

    I am loosing my job of 13 years at the end of Jan 2010 and there is no hope of finding another for quite some time (our county's unemployment rate is 16.3).

    Anyway I have tons and tons of things to keep me busy. I am very glad that I induldged in purchasing supplies, tools and kits over the last couple of years.

    I have 8 quilt tops that are ready to quilt, I can load them onto the gracie frame and get them done.

    I have many kits to do so I know I won't be lacking things to do. I have a huge stash so now is the time to start using it.

    Have a happy new year!

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    I have 7 lapquilts to make before Christmas 2010 all machine quilted :wink:
    and I have a list of charity quilts I want to complete too, this year :D:D:D

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    I have so much.
    3 Irr centers to work on.
    2 quilt tops ready to hand quilt
    Joining the Boomerang swap, (really excited about this one)
    All star sampler about half done
    angel wall hanging I want to do
    planning a Spin Star Quilt to do with my cousin
    Then I get to start something new :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Not sure what I'll be doing yet.

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    i want to conquer using my tin lizzie

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    I will be plodding along on the king sized quilt I've been hand quilting for a decade or more. It was my first quilt, my "practice" quilt and has served me well as such, but my husband loves it (flaws and all) and wants me to finish it for him. Since he has a long list of serious health problems, I would LOVE to get it finished; it is far from being finished and life keeps getting in the way.

    Besides that quilt, I have another waiting to be hand quilted. I am almost finished another huge top, so I want to get that done, pressed, photographed, and stored with the rest of my finished quilt tops. I never worry about my stored completed tops ... I'll get to those when I get to them.

    And finally, I have embroidered theme quilt blocks that I need to organize and decide how I will use them. I started out with the idea of creating one theme quilt, but the pile of blocks has grown into several theme quilts.

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    Start and finish my grandson a Funny Farm quilt from Clothworks fabrics. I have all my fabric, but am scared to start on it.

    Learn to applique so I can make my daughter a Sun Bonnet Sue quilt.

    Start on two quilts for our camper, using the Happy Camper line of fabric from Moda.

    And start/finish a quilt kit that I bought way back in the summer. It is called Cheese and Crackers.

    I have all the fabrics I need for these quilts. I just need to get up my courage and start them!!

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    I have only a few goals for the new year.

    1) finish an anniversary quilt for my parents. It was supposed to be for their 60th, complete with pics of children, grandchildren, great-grand children. Last year they celebrated their 66th. So I need to get it done.
    2) start/complete a wedding dress for my daughter. She called me on the 1st to tell us she got engaged, and would I please...
    3) start/complete a wedding quilt for daughter/new husband.

    I think those will keep me very busy, considering the way life has of interrupting daily! :lol: :lol:

    I'll try to post pics when things are done, if I can figure out how to do it myself. :oops: Somehow, technology is passing me by...

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    My biggest project of the new year is getting my stash organized and my sewing room set up....I cant wait to get that done.

    Other then that I have a denim quilt I absolutely hate but is for a friend of my husbands so he is nagging about it...I NEED to get that done.

    I have two babies on the way in the family this spring that will need quilts!!

    Complete the swaps I joined.

    Figure out how to complete an attic window quilt...I have the fabric to get started...not the courage.

    And as I sort I am going to cut strips to make a scrappy trip around the world quilt for myself!!!!

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    We'll have to do the same thing we did last year...the first one to get something tangible finished, has to create a "What's Next for 2010 in Pictures?" and put it in the pictures section.

    Everyone that gets their lists, you have to update all year....some people will drop off, others will add on. But if you start and keep going all year, at the end you can see all that you and your friends accomplished.

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    I have several projects

    1. Red/white/black quilt
    2. 30's quilt
    3. grape/wine themed quilt
    4. Churn dash quilt - Joint project with my mom. She is making one also with different fabric.
    5. Quilt for a family member
    6. Aprons
    7. Tablerunners
    8. Finish quilt for my niece
    9. some sort of a scrappy quilt,using my stash
    10. Print pics of my quilts I have made and make a scrapbook
    11. Post some pics here!

    That is it for now. I am sure I have more plans, but can't think of them!

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    I forgot!

    4th of July quilt

    I would love to make a paper pieced quilt.

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    well, kiddo's, here we are: January 5th, 2010!
    We have had a 2-0 in front of the year for nine years, but somehow, it's now a 20 (twenty)...makes it seem so modern, futuristic.
    I don't make new years resolutions. Setting myself up to meet goals is just not something that works for me.
    Having said that, I do ok, with saying what I 'hope' to accomplish this coming year.
    If I can get a number of my WIP'S finished, and maybe squeeze in a few small things, spontaneously, to break up the process...keep out of a rut, so to speak...I'll be a happy camper.
    Keeping track like this, all of last year was so helpful.
    I learned about quilting from this board, but I learned about me 'as a quilter', from this thread
    Melissa, I think if I ever get my many projects pared down, I will probably be happier working like you described.
    Maybe having two or three at the most, but at different stages on each one. Not doing the same thing three times in a row.
    I have reorganized and reorganized my sewing-cave over the years, so many times. Each time learning ways to become more efficient.
    Currently, almost all my fabrics are on shelves, and most of the WIP's are on the shelves directly in front of my machine. I keep my shelves covered to protect my fabrics, and so I am not looking at all those projects and becoming overwhelmed.
    Some of those are just 18' X 20" boxes, about 2 1/2" deep, holding the fabrics, uncut, for a particular person, with an idea in mind.
    So, it would make the most sense to sew the cut ones first.
    I'm actually looking forward to all this. I can't get them all done this year, but I can sure put a dent in it.
    I'm never gonna stop quilt-dreaming, or adding to my projects, I just intend to not add as fast, or faster than I can create.
    Space is on my side. I have almost run out, LOL!
    So, I feel really good about 2009 and what i learned, shared and got done.
    I'm hoping that I will feel just as good at the end of this year, and look back and say, "wow! I did it! I broke my old record, and got even more done this year, than I did last year!"
    No matter, what, I've said it before, I plan to have fun, no matter how many quilts are cranked out. Learning to quilt more, with less stress. I accept that I am never going to quilt at the same rate as a lot of ppl, but as long as we are all happy, who cares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    well, kiddo's, here we are: January 5th, 2010!
    We have had a 2-0 in front of the year for nine years, but somehow, it's now a 20 (twenty)...makes it seem so modern, futuristic.
    I don't make new years resolutions. Setting myself up to meet goals is just not something that works for me.
    Having said that, I do ok, with saying what I 'hope' to accomplish this coming year.
    If I can get a number of my WIP'S finished, and maybe squeeze in a few small things, spontaneously, to break up the process...keep out of a rut, so to speak...I'll be a happy camper.
    Keeping track like this, all of last year was so helpful.
    I learned about quilting from this board, but I learned about me 'as a quilter', from this thread
    Melissa, I think if I ever get my many projects pared down, I will probably be happier working like you described.
    Maybe having two or three at the most, but at different stages on each one. Not doing the same thing three times in a row.
    I have reorganized and reorganized my sewing-cave over the years, so many times. Each time learning ways to become more efficient.
    Currently, almost all my fabrics are on shelves, and most of the WIP's are on the shelves directly in front of my machine. I keep my shelves covered to protect my fabrics, and so I am not looking at all those projects and becoming overwhelmed.
    Some of those are just 18' X 20" boxes, about 2 1/2" deep, holding the fabrics, uncut, for a particular person, with an idea in mind.
    So, it would make the most sense to sew the cut ones first.
    I'm actually looking forward to all this. I can't get them all done this year, but I can sure put a dent in it.
    I'm never gonna stop quilt-dreaming, or adding to my projects, I just intend to not add as fast, or faster than I can create.
    Space is on my side. I have almost run out, LOL!
    So, I feel really good about 2009 and what i learned, shared and got done.
    I'm hoping that I will feel just as good at the end of this year, and look back and say, "wow! I did it! I broke my old record, and got even more done this year, than I did last year!"
    No matter, what, I've said it before, I plan to have fun, no matter how many quilts are cranked out. Learning to quilt more, with less stress. I accept that I am never going to quilt at the same rate as a lot of ppl, but as long as we are all happy, who cares?
    p.s. thanks to mpeters, who helped me find this thread, and was one of my tracking-buds for 2009. Thanks to noreaster for starting the 09 thread, but melissa, you kept me going with your feedback and stories all through the year. It was fun and I know we are going to do even more this year. Happy creating m, and everybody:wink: :!:

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    ok, in transferring my post from the 2009 thread to the 2010 thread, I ended up with a double post...thank goodness I didn't make a list on there! Would hate to think I had twice as much to do :wink:
    I am making absolutely no predictions about how much will get done this year, but here's what I hope I will get done SOMEDAY, lol!:

    >a lap quilt for my 6 grown kids...3 dd's and hubby's
    >a lap quilt for 4 grandbabies, unless we get more of course:wink:
    >A christmas quilt for each couple - bed sized OR individual laps
    >various wall hangings, including some special ones for my living room*
    >various table runners, maybe some table mats, curtains w valances
    >various friend giftings...tons of those :wink:
    >a sheepskin doggie bed for my Bitsy...already have the fabric and the dog, lol!
    >finish a number of already cut and some started, WIP's
    >finish some 'gifted to me' projects from my mother
    >finish a couple dresses started for grbb #2, and when finished will go to her baby sister #4 :shock: - :oops: - :D
    oh well...same mother (one dress is a replication of mom's)
    >queen size eventually for hubby...have the pattern and the husband :wink:

    Here's some of what I did get done in 2009:
    >some very small wallhangings
    >I don't know how many outfits or ind. tops or shorts, sundresses etc. for grandbabies
    >finished two kitty cats and gave as gifts to two grbabies
    >a doll quilt that I don't think I ever took a picture of, for grandbby #2
    >very simple end table scarves
    >a wallhanging/organizer for Secret Santa gift
    >so many projects got either bundled and boxed, or cut out, that I don't want to count them! :shock:
    >so many other quilting related things, such as blocks sent to ppl...a charity quilt started...I probably wrote them down somewhere...I am getting better at keeping track, which is what the 09 thread was about, learning how.
    For much of the year I did not have a way to either take or post pictures, very well, so it took me a long time to get in the habit.
    I plan to do much better this year in 2010. I also had to develop more courage. I'm a shy widdle mouse about posting pics :oops:
    Now that some of my quilting skills have improved, along with my picture taking and posting skills, I am a bit more show-and-tell inclined.
    I can't make promises, but if I eventually dig up some of these 09 pics, I'll post them. Don't ask me about them, mouse turns turtle when pressured...it's a quirk.
    I just do if I do, and forget when I don't. I have a very full headspace, so forgetting is something that happens easier than water running downhill :wink:
    But, the whole point of all this is to have FUN...and mousie knows how to do that.
    So look out 2010, WE ARE QUILTERS + HERE WE COME!!!:mrgreen:

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    So my goal for 2010 is as follows: (I'm hoping by posting it here I might actually get it done :oops: )

    finish the quilt I started for DS before he was born 2years ago
    Finsh DD's sampler quilt
    Use Fall exchange blocks to make a quilt for our cabin bed
    Use DJ exchange blocks to do a table runner for next christmas
    Finish hand quilting small quilt for a friend

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    I need to quilt one that I made for the "Quilts of Valor".

    I'll be help my DW teach a beginers quilting class for our church so I have a D9P top 2/3 finished that will be used as a teaching tool but I will also do a diplicate to give away to a hospice.

    I'm using the Bargello pattern to make some seat covers for my DW's '62 T-bird.

    I'll be making a New York Yankee themed quilt for my good friend in Chicago.

    I also plan on using a jelly roll I bought to make a quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNQuilter
    So my goal for 2010 is as follows: (I'm hoping by posting it here I might actually get it done :oops: )

    finish the quilt I started for DS before he was born 2years ago
    Finsh DD's sampler quilt
    Use Fall exchange blocks to make a quilt for our cabin bed
    Use DJ exchange blocks to do a table runner for next christmas
    Finish hand quilting small quilt for a friend
    MNQuilter, if you follow along with this thread all year long, whether you finish all of this list or not, your going to be pleased with yourself, at how motivating actually paying attention to your projects, instead of dodging, lol,...you'll get more done.
    As long as we keep quilting right?:-D

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    Right, quiltncrazy.

    Without last years thread, I don't think I would have gotten as much done...nor would I think I gained experience at all. Santa Claus brought me a new camera this year. It even came with a little card that said Hot Pink was the ONLY color they had in the workshop. Hee Hee. So now I have to learn how to take and post pics all over again.

    Someday...I'll have the time to do exchanges and round robins. But I'm happy I have a list for this year, and I'm happy I have so few that I can leave room to be spontaneous. I really want to make a table runner this year, so if it's not already on my list...I want to make one.

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    well, i got some more cleaning/reorganizing done in my sewing cave, and my brother brought me a little bit more stuff to put in there. I never say no :mrgreen:
    I have to get some blocks done this week and a few squishies etc. mailed out very soon.
    I thought if I wrote it down, it would give me a kick in the rear, so i can say I did it when i come here again.
    ok, mousie...get on it...!crack! (whip sound ) lol!

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