Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Let's Assess the New Years Quilting Resolution List

Assessing the List

In the spirit of Good News, Bad News, I'll start the the YES category:

More improv:   Especially if you count UFO's from workshops! 
 from Jacuque Gering's Improv Workshop
from Claire Witherspoon's Scrap Strategies Workshop
Both of the Michael Miller quilts and Goats Askew I would consider improv - their design developed in a very organic way. 

The "second front" of these two were improv as well. 

Use of Solids:  Not necessarily exclusive use and less than many modern quilters, but for me it's a big bump.  The last one is a collaborative quilt that I helped with and did the FMQ on. 

My stash of solids grew if that counts! 

precious Oakshott,  solid-ish 
Garments:  a (super cute) Costume and modified onesie are all she wrote. 

one button, check. 

Fewer New UFO's: Although the post starts with confessions of new UFO's they are still accumulating at a rate lower than I've been keeping.

Real Photo Shoot: 
"A" for effort, I tried.    The wind, the tourists walking by, the size of the quilt vs the height of the holder... this goal is definitely a work in progress and one I hope to improve on.
2014 FAL Q4 GOAL complete (linking up)  

Three Tardy Birthday Quilts:  the first of three. 
Just this week I nailed down the design direction for one of the other Birthday quilts - some variation of delectable mountain - so that's progress.
Fabric Pull for next Belated Birthday Quilt

Two of Two Wedding Quilts:  THIS goal is HUGE!  Both were gifted and are loved. 

Social Media: 
After joining the IGmini Swap I changed my IG profile from private to public and my followers and following are almost the same number, even if they aren't the same people!  I'm calling 554 posts "active" and although it may be less regularly, I still blog and check in with flickr and thanks to QDAD, I'm on Facebook daily. 

Link Ups:   All things considered, I' patting myself on the back about Finish It Up Friday, WIP Wednesday, ALYOF and 2014 FAL.  Even though Q4 had seven items and I finished two (Redwood Grove and IGmini shown above), Q3 was three for three, Q2 was a bust and Q1 was one out of four,  I'm still calling it a win because there were no double digit goals set and stuff got done!  

That Leaves the Bad News. The NOPE, not even close category:
Hand quilting
Less iPhone game time 
Categorize/Organize  photos  
Ergonomic sewing (slightly improved in habit, but my sewing space is unchanged)

Here's What's Up for 2015

  1. QDAD a Reality 
  2. Continue Linky Parties (I repeat, because they're fun)
  3. The remaining two Belated Birthday Quilts
  4. One new Wedding Quilt
  5. A London's Calling Quilt
  6. #SewYourStash (including FQ bundles and Oakshott, yikes)
  7. #UseItOrLooseItStashChallenge
  8. #ScrappyLogCabinAlong
  9. Crafts for Baby - whether it's clothes or a squishy, plenty projects have been pinned
  10. Meet Up and get to know more Virtual friends in person
  11. Photos Shooting Sessions that are actually successful 
I'd love to hear what you have in mind for the New Year, any rollovers? 


  1. Always, rollovers are how I roll! It's all good! Happy New Year!!!

  2. With all the quilty goodness you accomplished this year, I wouldn't be too worried about 'do-overs'...I'm trying to convince myself that the process and actual DOING is what's my priority, not all the self-imposed expectations...kind of tricky, no?

  3. Thank you for this interesting summary! You had an ambitious number of goals for this year and you achieved so much! Well done you! Have a great sewing year 2015!

  4. You did great with your goals!

  5. I'd say you have a pretty impressive Yes list from 2014. Let's just celebrate our accomplishments and not get mired down by what hasn't happened (yet). One of my big things for this coming year is to make an effort to get back to reading other people's blogs more regularly, writing more in my own and balancing my social media input between the personal and the business side. And I must say, I'm honored that my personal challenge is among your 2015 list! I hope to have you join me in it!

  6. gosh, what a lovely lot of great finishes! I just love the big clamshell quilt! Linda

  7. That looks like you had a great year, congrats!


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