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Jan 03

2016 Quilty Resolutions

First let’s look at my responses to Sandy’s 2016 Quilty Resolutions Challenge and Giveaway. My answers are in blue.

The first thing I am going to do to “clean house,” mentally or physically, in my quilty life in 2016 is… Make a list! (I don’t do this often enough!)

The second thing I am going to do to “clean house,” mentally or physically, in my quilty life in 2016 is… Offload some fabric that I don’t picture myself using or don’t love.

The third thing I am going to do to “clean house,” mentally or physically, in my quilty life in 2016 is… Organize my sewing area (AKA the family room).
I choose the following word to guide my quilting/textile/fiber involvement in 2016:
(optional–explain your choice as well, if you would like to)
Diversify. I need to make some things other than big quilts.

That whole “diversify” thing looks more like a financial plan than a quilting idea, but I really need to start making a few things other than large quilts. Really. Things that are useful.

Now, onto the quilty resolutions in my sidebar. What will I do for this year? (If you haven’t seen how last year’s list went, click here.) Although I did not exactly burn through that list, I did make progress, so that’s a win. My favorite was getting the American Beauty BOM finished. I like it so much better now that it is done!

This year’s list:

  1. Complete at least 2 of the current BOMs:
    • 2009 FQS Designer Mystery BOM. (It’s on my frame for handquilting. I really need to get to it.)
    • 2011 FQS Designer Mystery BOM. (Eleven of the blocks are completed – although I have misplaced one.)
    • 2012 FQS Designer Mystery BOM. (Ten of the blocks are completed.)
    • 2014 FQS Designer Mystery BOM. (Nine blocks are completed. The finishing kit is already cut.)
    • Jinny Beyer Craftsy BOM. (This is the scariest one. I have to get brave enough to move on to the appliqué.)
  2. Finish Scrap in a Box. (This is the closest thing to a finish so far.)
  3. Make a Sew Together bag. (This is part of the whole diversifying thing.)

I’m going to cap this year’s list at three. I think I will help myself accomplish it when I sign up for my LQS’s Finishing Challenge. That is when I finished the American Beauty BOM last year. First I have to figure out which things to take over there. Sigh.

What are your quilty plans for the year?

Quilt on!

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  1. Kati R.

    First of all:good luck Gretchen … 🙂
    As I’m looking at your BOM list, you’re in good shape! If you start in the order you listed them you could finish at least the tops in no time. Are you planning to hand quilt everything?
    Oh, those clean house things… I started doing it before new years for a fresh start. Guess I’ll just have to keep going 🙂

    1. Gretchen

      Thank you! I obviously need the luck! I’m not planning to hand quilt the 2011 because it may eventually end up on a granddaughter’s (if ever I have one of those) bed. The setting for it is soooooo cute. I’ll finish hand quilting the 2009. Not sure how much longer my hands will hold up for hand quilting though.

  2. nonniequiltingdreams

    https://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/
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    I listed my stuff here …. the things with resolutions as we are all at different places in our lives so what works for you may not work for me.

    MY WORD OF THE YEAR …… is HEAL … that will be my top priority for 2016

    1. Gretchen

      Heal is an excellent word of the year!

  3. aqjaye

    One step at a time. I am glad you are giving yourself credit for what you did accomplish in 2015. There is lots of support for the sew Together Bag on the Twilters FB page.

    1. Gretchen

      And I plan to take full advantage of that support! But I do need to purchase zippers first. And to do that, I need to have some idea what fabric I’m using.

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