Quilty Resolutions Update

Sandy at Quilting for the Rest of Us helps us plan our Quilty Resolutions each year and checks back in with us quarterly. Her second quarter check in post is now available and I figured I’d check in now as I’m headed for DisneyWorld on Monday. My resolutions for her spreadsheet are a bit different than those on my sidebar. In this post I’ll discuss my progress on both.

First, Sandy had us pick three quilting monkeys we want to get off our back.

  1. The American Beauty BOM that I began in 2010. Still no progress other than looking at it. Well, that’s not exactly true. I did unbury some of the pieces.
  2. Fear of free motion quilting. I signed up for two free motion quilting classes at AQS Grand Rapids.
  3. My laziness and avoidance of learning to appliqué. I completed one Craftsy class on appliqué and signed up for Edyta Sitar’s Garden of Quilted Possibilities class. I also bought the fabrics for that class. I plan to start it once I finish the Wedding Quilt.

Now, on to my own Quilty Resolutions.

  1. Complete at least 2 of the 4 BOMs I have going. a. American Beauty BOM. b. 2009 Designer Mystery BOM No progress because I’m at the hand quilting stage. And any hand quilting is focused on number two! c. 2011 Designer Mystery BOM I have actually completed block 4. And I have a plan for getting more of it done. d. 2012 Designer Mystery BOM I have cut block 4 and have it in my take along bag for hand piecing.
  2. Complete the Wedding Quilt for my daughter and her husband before their first anniversary which is July 20. Making progress. Completed the super blocks and the large spaces between. I’m about 2/3 of the way around the outside of the center, quilting smaller wide open spaces. Binding is made.
  3. Do some free motion quilting on one small project. No progress other than signing up for classes.
  4. Complete the two Christmas tree skirts for my daughters before Thanksgiving. Have made some progress on the paper pieced skirt for my eldest daughter. Haven’t started the younger daughter’s (and son-in-law’s) tree skirt yet.
  5. Complete the studio (aka family room) reorganization. Have re-sorted fat quarters and am adding the fat quarters that are sitting around the room in various places.
  6. Complete the Falling Charms Quilt that is currently on the design wall. I completed the top, pieced the back and it is currently at the longarmer. Binding is also ready and waiting.
  7. Try some machine appliqué. This one was mentioned above.

And now you are all up to date. I hope I do better next quarter!

Quilt on!


5 thoughts on “Quilty Resolutions Update

  1. Love Disney! We will be there in August. You are making progress on your list! That’s awesome.

  2. Just returned from Disneyland with the extended family. That is the best way to do it IMO. DH couldn’t come and I missed him a lot, but had fun with the in laws and the Young Man enjoyed being with his cousins. Will you see Katie while you are down there?

    On to quiltmaking: in reading over your list, I wonder if you really want to do those projects? There seems to be a lot of the same types of quiltmaking required in each of the projects you have listed.

    Can you combine the pieces from all the BOMs to make something that will put a finish in your column? I don’t know what they look like (and am too lazy to look them up right now), so I might have just scorched your eyeballs with the thought. Sorry!

    Here is my way of doing machine applique’: http://www.artquiltmaker.com/blog/2009/03/how-to-machine-applique-tjw/. Perhaps this tutorial will spur you on. Machine applique’ isn’t hard and I get great results in a short amount of time. Of course, YMMV.

    Just some thoughts.

  3. I have done my blog post for Sandy’s Quilty resolutions too. It was good to do it. I didn’t seem to have major quilting monkeys I realise so my 3 resolutions have been fairly easy to achieve. You are making good progress with your own resolutions so that is great. Enjoy Disney. I went once with my Mum in 1979 and again with my husband and 2 youngest boys in 2006. Might get to go again one day. Hope to get back to the States with my daughter in a few years…but don’t think we’ll get back to Disney. She is not into theme parks and must admit I will be more keen to visit my Twilter friends than go on rides 🙂

  4. Funny you mentioned… I also looked at Edyta Sitar’s class, just can’t remember if I signed up, or just put it on my wish list. All in all since you have a lot of things going on, you made progress on most of them, no?

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