Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Goals

It looks like it's that time of year where it's time to reflect and set goals for next year.
  Most of my quilting time this year has gone into the Joseph's Coat.  It took 9 months to hand applique 637 petals & join the sections.  I'm 4 months into the hand quilting and am almost 50% done.

I have updated my Finished Project page an am feeling really good about my progress in 2010.  3 queen size quilts, 3 lap quilts and 5 pillows makes for a good year's progress.  That's not even counting all my distractions like the cat applique skirt, the hexi-caddy, etc.

I also cleared out all but 1 UFO from my stash by finishing most, giving away one, and turning another into a WIP.

My WIP list, however is quite long.  I've updated that page as well. There are only 10. 3 are complex machine piecing, 3 hand piecing, 3 applique and 1 quilting.  OK, so the 9 pieced and appliqued ones will need to be quilted too....

And then there's all those projects I have waiting in the wings...A strip pieced Ponderosa Pine.  A crazy pieced "Carol's Crazy About Autumn".  "Modern Hunter" based on Freemont Indian Petroglyphs.  A dragonfly applique for which I have both the pattern and the fabrics.  A Plains Indian quilt (yet to be designed) for Chris & Monte.  A 20 panel applique quilt in the style of the Civil War Bride quilt.

Did I mention that I also have 2 large tubs of clothing fabric that wants to end up in my closet as jeans, pants, winter skirts & summer dresses.  I wish that my seamstress skills were even 1/2 that of my quilt/applique skills.  Oh...and I made the mistake of stopping by a yarn shop yesterday seeking ideas to use my fantastic Christmas gift yarn.  Now I want to learn to knit so I can make socks.  And something fantastic from the baby  alpaca yarn.
I better get off the computer and start sewing.


IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

There it is again...I love your Josephs Coat....I only wish it were Kellys real life :)

Absolutely beautiful and I never will get tired of seeing it....I actually and honestly smile every time I see it was worth all the hand stitching :)


Kyra said...

Best wishes on your 2011 projects. I just stumbled on your blog from a link from another quilter's one.

Best, Kyra (also a quilter)