Good wishes to you all on the cusp of the New Year! It’s a good time to look back over the things I’ve accomplished and to set some goals for the coming year.
This is most of what I sewed this year:
Nine of the quilts and all the pillowcases were donated. Nine have been sold.
You’ll find my 2014 Goals here.
I’m pleased with my progress on them. I tried a few new blocks and an old one with curves, and changed up and improved my quilting. I did try two kinds of zipper pouches. I managed them well, but I really don’t care for making them. I won’t be making fancy bags anytime soon. I designed, pieced and sandwiched my Slow Quilt, and I’ll make the quilting decisions for it in the new year. I did reduce my stash by another hundred yards (third year in a row!).
This week: + 0 yards, -7.5 yards
YTD: +126.25 yards, -229 yards
Net stash used 2014: -102.75 yards
So what about next year?
This year I want to make more art quilts, including representational quilts. I’d like to experiment with using various printing techniques for surface decoration. I’ve been collecting some ideas and a few photos. I might start with a winter piece.
I want to quilt the Slow Quilt, and if I’m happy with it, consider entering it in show.
I have an idea for my own version of stack and whack that I want to try on a piece of fabric.
And I want to continue to reduce/turn over my stash. I’m not sure I can remove another hundred yards, though. I’ve already taken it down a lot, and I’m planning some very small quilts. I’m setting my goal at fifty yards, and if I do better than that, all the better. Fifty yards in ’15.
We wish you all a healthy, happy, prosperous, and productive New Year!