I like to make resolutions, but I think of them more as guidelines rather than the ten commandments. For the last couple of years, I've had fun making quilting resolutions. My primary quilting resolution has been to concentrate on projects that were close to being finished, so that I could complete them and move on. As a professional project manager, I must finish my clients' projects or face the wrath of my boss. However, as a quilter, I experience the freedom of starting as many projects as I want...
I spent last weekend quilting with my buddies, so I queried them to find out if they made quilting resolutions too...here's my report.
From Kim P.
My 2013 quilt resolution is to finish my three Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt WIPs (works in progress):
- Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll
- Orca Bay
- Easy Street
|Kim is well on her way to finishing Easy Street!|
Reduce, reuse and recycle! Trim down my stash and my body (Hey, this would be a good one for me!)! Be able to close the lid on my fabric boxes and the top button on my jeans!
|Go Kim! You have our support! Maybe we can|
connect your sewing machine to your treadmill?
Finish my Millennium Quilt that I started in 2000. It has 2,000 pieces.
|Note: This is NOT the Millennium Quilt.|
To sew more than rip!
To make a quilt for George Clooney that he'll actually accept. (I think she's kidding, but with Lori you never know...)
|Sorry George, this quilt in progress is not for you. It is for Lori's niece.|
Use up my scraps to make room for more fabric!
Not start new projects until I finish my old projects.
Start making my holiday gifts earlier!
Put bindings on my almost completed quilts that date back to the 1980s.
Finish my Bonnie Hunter Easy Street Mystery and then do a scrappy Bonnie Hunter pattern.
|Is Joannie saving these scraps for her next Bonnie Hunter project?|
Stop doing projects for everyone else and do the projects I want to do for myself!
|Not only does Pat make lots of things for other people, |
her daughters often volunteer her to make things too!
My first quilting resolution is: To shop my stash first! To date, I've found a nice piece of red fabric for a quilt back and nine fat quarters for our Right Left Center game this coming weekend at the Cape. I'm going to make more pieced quilt backs like my good friend Marion.
My second quilting resolution is to try and avoid over-committing myself. Last year I completed 69 projects and gave away 58 of them. This year, I have three projects that I have to finish: my friend Anna's wedding quilt (she got married last May), a twin size quilt for my sister-in-law Diane's niece (a Bat Mitzvah gift) and a bed quilt for my new sister-in-law, Susan, who doesn't have a quilt from me yet (she picked out the pattern and I bought the fabric two years ago). Other than these three projects, I'm going to try and do more things that I want to do (like my friend Pat).
|Happiness is a lap full of pugs! |
From left to right: Romeo, Larry and Elvis.
Check back in December and we'll see how all the girls made out!
Pugs and kisses,