Saturday, January 3, 2015

First Post of 2015--Recap of 2014

Well, one thing is for sure, I have posted less in 2014.  Not sure why---well I know why--"life gets in the way".  No promises for 2015, just a realization.  On the quilting front--- I completed 10 quilts---quilted, bound, etc.  Of those, four of them were gifted to others!  Unfortunately, only 2 were UFO's, so I still have quite an impressive stack I hope to tackle this year.

I didn't do any dyeing this past season and concentrated on using up what I have--and I did.  I plan though this year to delve in and add batiking to my sessions.  I am now on the look out for "tools" and a electric skillet for my wax pot.

Goals for this year:

  • Complete at least 4 UFO's
  • Decrease my scrap "pile" by making more of those "wild and crazy" quilts I love.
  • Make at least 12 quilts for my favorite charity (Sandra get ready)---including lap quilts for the bigger kids.
  • Find a knitting class and brush up on my knitting---maybe look at those Craftsty classes I have purchased and not reviewed yet.
  • Shop my stash first before buying new (I am doing pretty good at that of late)
  • Learn at least one new quilting technique.
  • Take a class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
  • Learn to batik.
Well I guess that is enough---Goals should be realistic, attainable and measurable.

So how is my latest quilting "adventure" going:

I decided to make a table topper.  The heavier muslin should work well.  I actually have five blocks made, 2 red and 2 green.  I am going to set it on point and so I think I only need five more.  I am getting better at making these blocks --a couple of "oops" but once quilted I don't think they will be very noticeable.  If so, I will just put a bowl over it :)!

Happy Saturday!

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