Quilty Resolutions, 2014

Well, these were my 2014 Quilty Resolutions made for Sandy’s (Quilting for the Rest of Us) 2014 Quilty Resolutions, AKA my quilting monkeys.

  1. The American Beauty block of the month that I started in 2010. The blocks are all done – I just need to add the setting triangles, sashing and border. Results: I got the setting triangles added to all the blocks and I’m working on cutting the sashing and borders.
  2. My fear of free motion. I need to make some quilt sandwiches with the scraps from the wool batting I used in my daughter’s wedding quilt so I can test them for the best laundering and drying. I might as well play with free motion quilting on them before I wash them up, right? Results: I took two free motion quilting classes at the Grand Rapids AQS Show and actually enjoyed trying some. I have also cut some fabric and batting for more practice squares.
  3. My laziness and avoidance of learning to applique. Results: I’ve watched one full machine applique Craftsy class and purchased another couple. Still haven’t actually tried any yet.

Yeah, not so very impressive. But a little movement in all of the Quilting Monkeys. Sort of.

Now to look at my Quilty Resolutions for 2014 from the sidebar over there.

1. Complete at least 2 of the 4 BOMs I have going.
a. American Beauty BOM – Have made some progress. Currently working on
b. 2009 Designer Mystery BOM – On the frame for hand quilting, about to get back to it now that I have hand quilting time.
c. 2011 Designer Mystery BOM – Blocks 1-7 completed
d. 2012 Designer Mystery BOM – Blocks 1-6, completed, 7 almost completed

2. Complete the Wedding Quilt for my daughter and her husband before their first anniversary which is July 20. ***It is finished and delivered!!!!!!***

3. Do some free motion quilting on one small project. Nada here.

4. Complete the two Christmas tree skirts for my daughters before Thanksgiving. Completed and delivered on Halloween.

5. Complete the studio (aka family room) reorganization – Not even close!

6. Complete the Falling Charms Quilt that is currently on the design wall. Finished!!!!!!

7. Try some machine appliqué. Another major fail!

All that being said, I do feel like I accomplished quite a bit quiltingwise in 2014. I am not very disappointed with myself. I did have several finishes. I will leave the 2014 resolutions in the sidebar for a couple of months.

My next post will address my 2015 Quilty Resolutions.

How did you do in your 2014 quilting goals?

Quilt on!