It’s that time. I’ve had a good year of quilting, both on my own and on a number of community projects. The year had it’s ups and downs, creatively, but you all kept inspiring me, pulled me into projects, and pushed me out of my comfort zone a few times, so this is what it looks like.
I’m glad I have these photos (I seem to have lost a few), to prove that I did accomplish something, because my 2015 Goals don’t really show it.
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 made one art quilt, the small lobster trap one, where I learned a new printmaking technique. I did buy some fabric paints and markers, collect some leaves, and look at a lot of inspiration quilts.
I want to quilt the Slow Quilt, and if I’m happy with it, consider entering it in show.
Nope. Just didn’t get to/want to do this.
I have an idea for my own version of stack and whack that I want to try on a piece of fabric.
Nope. I got over this one quickly. Think it’s been done.
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.
Yes! I reduced the stash by 50.5 yards. I’m at the point where I don’t have many large backing pieces, and need to buy sometimes.
I did better on my December Goals, in spite of traveling.
Finish the Droid Quilt Along quilt.Yes! Make Aggie commissioned quilt.Yes! Make string blocks for Kat’s December Block Drive. Yes!
- Optional: Assemble Hashtag quilt top. No. But it’s on my design wall now.
I’m mulling over these results, and I’ll be back in a day or two with some thoughts for 2016. Remember, 2016 has one extra day, and I certainly plan to spend it quilting!
Hope your new year is bright and shiny, and I hope I see you at the New Year’s Sew In on Twitter and Facebook. #NYSI