Friday, January 1, 2016

Quilty 365 and Quilting Plans

Happy New Year! I did not intend to do write a very long post, just a quick photo of my Quilty 365 leaves so I could link up with Audrey at Quilty Folk HERE. But as I thought about the new year that lies ahead I thought about some of the goals I would like to accomplish. I am sure many of you are doing the same thing. I have several quilts I need to quilt and some quilt tops to finish up and I want to make progress on my Forever Projects that you can read about  HERE .  Then there is Bonnie Hunter's Leader/Ender Tumblers and the Allietare Mystery. I also saw a BOM on Sharon's blog, Vroomans Quilts HERE  called "In Our Garden" blog hop, hosted by Sew Incredibly Crazy (I am glad I am not the only one), you can read about it HERE and I added a badge to my page.  Now, lets add in 12 puppies who will need tending to and homes found for! 

At that point I started to feel a little overwhelmed. Too much going on! I do not want to lose my joy of quilting because I am feeling like I am scattered all over the place, going in too many directions at once. So I hope to bring some order to my chaos and try to make a plan, a loose plan. I say a loose plan because I do not want to get down on myself if things come up and I am unable to keep to it. Life happens!

 I am not sure what exactly, maybe take a week to work on one project, or work on one project the same day of each week. Kind of like the old saying, Monday is for washing, Tuesday is for ironing, Wednesday is for mending and etc. I have added some photos of the projects I want to finish up this year. I am not saying that I won't be adding to this list as the year progresses, I am always finding another quilt I just have to make. lol. And then there are also things like Silent Auction projects and Fire Quilts for the guild.

Do you have ways to help you organize your quilting projects that help you accomplish your goals? I would love for you to share your ideas!

 Quilty 365 December leaves. These are not appliqued yet, but I am almost caught up with November's, so will start on these soon. I am happy as long as I pick a fabric and get my leaf prepped each day.I started on Novemger 5 and I am on day 57.

I really need to start on this baby quilt for my great-granddaughter. My granddaughter's due date is February 13. I have already told her the quilt will probably not be done by then, she is fine with that. I am thinking of machine appliquing this one. I have never done that before. Any suggestions on the best way to do that?

A few fabrics  for the baby quilt.

My Dancing Stars top. I need to add borders. My DH liked purple. Any suggestions?

I got out my Tumblers rows yesterday and was surprised that I had 8. I am doing 43 tumblers in each row.

Smokey Mountain Stars needs to be quilted

Wonky Wishes needs to be quilted.

My Lozenge top needs to be quilted.

Sashing and borders for my Old Voices New Impressions Cranberry Album top.

 One of my main goals is to finish my 4-Patch Stars king sized quilt for our bed. I need 32 more of these blocks.

I have all the 16 Patch blocks done, I just need to sew the star parts.

Happy New Year and Happy Quilting! Rebecca

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