…and just like that, 2018 is over and we’re into 2019.
I hope 2019 is a good year for me and ALL OF YOU!!!
You all know I’ve been busy working my way through my ENTIRE sewing room. As I’ve been doing that I’ve come up with a few sewing goals/plans for the new year. I thought I’d share them with you….
1-Make a baby quilt for Kalissa’s baby. She wants one like Carver’s. His was this….
I am super excited to making another one. It’s been a bit since I played with shirts and a bit since I played with crumbs. I have a bit of a tutorial on how to make this on the blog. You can find it here. This is my VERY next project so if you want to sew along with me…feel free. Once I get this all pulled out it shouldn’t take a crazy amount of time.
2-Immediately after or while I’m working on Kalissa’s baby’s quilt, I need to get going on a baby quilt for Kelli’s baby. This one will likely be a conglomeration of Lori Holt things. I like the farm blocks she’s done.
I have several of her books…(haven’t made a thing from them). I think I’ll be making the animal blocks and then will wait until the baby is born to actually put them all together. Kelli isn’t finding out if it’s a boy or girl. Either way it will be a farm quilt but I might border or work in more blues if it’s a boy..or pinks if it’s a girl. The quilt isn’t a surprise for Kelli so we’ll like chat about and see.
This project is “out of my box”. I’ve told you all that I don’t like blocks of the month or tedious projects…this one will likely be a lot like that, but it’s entirely different if it’s for a new grandbaby. I can do most anything for a grandbaby.
3-Speaking of BOM’s. UGH. I have to finish both of the two that are here. Slowly they are coming along and I’m getting to the point I just need to DO IT and they’ll be done. I’ve hated these and don’t want them taking up space here.
4-I have the goal to try to get caught up on my machine quilting. Along with my cleaning and reorganizing the sewing room, I have a goal to get on task and current with my projects. Getting caught up on the machine quilting is part of that. Who knows if it will happen…I do know I am conscious of it and want to make a change. I want to feel a little more guilt free when I sew.
Here are my quilts that need machine quilting. I think there are about eight there. If I really push I do think I could get caught up..I just need to find the energy to push through it all.
More than getting caught up, I don’t want to have any MORE added to the unfinished stack in 2019 so as I finish sewing a quilt top, I either have to machine quilt that one OR do one in the pile.
5-I want to start the black and white striped recycled shirt quilt that I’ve been collecting shirts for. The quilt is in this book…(catch the blog post here if you missed it)
This is the quilt….
I have enough shirts now. I finally got through all my shirts so I can confirm that there are enough to get going on this. The quilt, as shown, is throw sized so I’ll have some calculations to work on before I get too deep into the quilt.
6-This just might be the year or the shirt quilts. Now that I got my shirt fabric all organized I’m feeling more inspired to use the fabric. I don’t have to dig to find what I want. It’s all right at my fingertips. One of the first quilts I want to make Bonnie Hunter’s Oregon or Bust quilt. I want mine in blues and oranges….just like the one belowThis is Mary’s from Country Threads.
I love the orange and blue. I need a couple more orange shirts yet. As I was organizing shirts I pulled a bunch and put them in a bag so they are ready to grab and use should I ever get the time. I’ve assessed and have this quilt on my brain!!
7-I want to completely finish Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery quilt right away–my Hunter’s Star quilt too. I want these done and out of the sewing room. I like them so far…I just am trying to finish more projects as I go. I’m okay with UFOs but I’m learning I like things a little less chaotic!
8-I need to finish up the Double Wedding Ring quilt. Tutorial pages for that here.
It shouldn’t take long if I would only concentrate on it.
9-Keep at the sewing room and don’t let it get out of hand!!
10-Stay on my fabric diet. As before thrifted or auction fabric is all “legal”.
That’s all I’m putting on a list at this point. I don’t want to get a to-do list and then not enjoy the process. Happily, except for the BOM quilts, I’m super excited to make or complete all the quilts I’ve talked about.
Where are you sitting with the new year? Do you have a few things on your quilting list? Share. I’d love to hear about it.
I’m looking forward to a new year!! New and fun quilts are just beyond the horizon.
On a side note: This came up in my Facebook feed.
The first three words that I saw were LOVE, YOUTH and HEALTH.
Love-yep I predict lots of that
Youth-well I’m surrounded by kids all day
Health-hmmm. Does that mean good health or health problems. I guess I’ll tell you more a year from now!
I hope 2019 is awesome for you. Thanks for hanging out here with me.