Monday, November 10, 2008

Looking forward

I have been thinking about the year to come and my quilting plans. Although its a little early, I'm starting on some quilting/stash/fabric buying resolutions. I might just get started on these a little early, but I don't think I'll be breaking any rules, especially since I'm making them :-)

1. Finish up at least six UFOs most of which are tops.
Why do I have the machine and frame if I'm not going to use it?

2. Make and donate six lap + size quilts to charity.
I think if I plan on one every two months its a more do-able schedule.

3. Complete two projects with the fabrics I have purchased that are so neatly bundled up together and I haven't dared to rip into.
I buy far too many collections of fabrics looking so pretty together. I'm too chicken to just dive into them fearing I wont do them justice.

4. Make one king sized, two sided quilt from nothing but fabrics from the scrap bin using crumb piecing and stash for borders or sashing. I save all these tiny scraps, for what? I rarely paper piece or applique.

5. This is the biggie, I will list on my blog every fabric purchase I make to hold myself accountable for the $$ that is being spent. I would like to list a dollar amount, but I have no clue as to how much I normally spend, shame on me. So an ongoing list on here should help to keep my perspective and hopefully keep me from impulse buying.

I think this is a good start... check back in a year to see if it will be a good finish!

3 comments:

scraphappy said...

Your goals are very admirable. I have the same problem with not being able to use collections. I have a jelly roll that I have been admiring for at least 6 months. Good luck with making it all happen.

Gina said...

Best of luck with them.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Good for you! I think listing your goals brings them a step closer - I am off to post mine!
Hugs,
Kerry

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I'm a 45 year old wife and mother. Quilting is my haven from the real world.