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Dec 31

Quilty Resolutions 2016 & 2017

So, I did my year-end post but didn’t include the results from 2016’s Quilty Resolutions. Results are in blue.

  1. Complete at least 2 of the current BOMs:
    1. 2009 FQS Designer Mystery BOM. (It’s on my frame for handquilting. I really need to get to it. This is still in the same shape but the frame moved upstairs. Does that count for something?
    2. 2011 FQS Designer Mystery BOM. (Eleven of the blocks are completed – although I have misplaced one.) All twelve blocks are completed.
    3. 2012 FQS Designer Mystery BOM. (Ten of the blocks are completed.) The top is completed, the backing trimmed and pressed and the whole thing is out for longarming. This may be the first finish for 2017.
    4. 2014 FQS Designer Mystery BOM. (Nine blocks are completed. The finishing kit is already cut.) Nothing has changed here.
    5. Jinny Beyer Craftsy BOM. (This is the scariest one. I have to get brave enough to move on to the appliqué.) Nothing has changed here either.
  2. Finish Scrap in a Box. (This is the closest thing to a finish so far.) This is finished!!!!!!!!!!!!! I actually did accomplish one of the things on the list.
  3. Make a Sew Together bag. (This is part of the whole diversifying thing.) I bought zippers. Not very impressive.

I obviously did not make realistic expectations for myself here. Sigh. Nope. Let’s blame it on having to relocate the sewing room, which actually accomplished something that I did not put on my list last year because it had been on the list for previous years and I failed. I now have an organized sewing space. It’s a little messy at the moment but it is organized.

So what will I do for 2017? Obviously, I did not do well at the whole diversifying thing. But I really do want to try some new things so I’m making my word for the year “New.” I will try new things while finishing old ones. So here are my Quilty Resolutions for 2017:

  1. Finish UFOs. Not necessarily all of these and not necessarily in this order:
    1. 2012 FQS Designer Mystery BOM (This should be my first finish for 2017.)
    2. 2014 FQS Designer Mystery BOM (This needs three more blocks completed and the finishing kit is already cut.)
    3. Disappearing Pinwheel
    4. Two quilts from Kimberly Einmo classes.
    5. The Chrismas jelly roll race quilt.
    6. The Jinny Beyer BOM
    7. La Passacaglia
  2. Make the Craftsy kit quilt that I bought for our bed.
  3. Make some bags – at the very least one.
  4. Use some jelly rolls and layer cakes.
  5. At least start the supersecret project I’ve been designing in my head for years.

I’m hoping to get more quilting and sewing time this year so that I can make some progress. We will see how it goes.I am, of course, overshooting. Dream big, right?

Quilt on!

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