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I don't make New Years resolutions because I know I will never keep them, but I do make some goals. My goal is to quilt up and finish off some of the many tops I have piling up before piecing any more. I love the piecing much more than the finishing so it will take conscious effort. I can say that I have 2 finished up this week! Hope to keep the momentum going. Any of you have some quilty goals?
I also have goals. I am just gonna keep at the UFOs and hope to finish up quite a few this year. The last two years I made quite a dent on the pile.
Any of you have some quilty goals?
I'm with you. I like piecing more than finishing. I'm going to continue to try and finish the tops that are now hanging in a closet. I will also be starting some because I'm in a quilting group at church and we make a lot of lap quilts to donate. Good Luck with your goals. You seem to reach them.
I set a goal to reorganize my sewing room and cut up fabric into lap quilt usable piles. My room is a mess and I find it hard to work in there when it's like that. I'd like to try to have this done by late February/early March.
Mary in Michigan
Good goal! and good for you. When you get finished, I'll send you my address and you can come work on mine!
I'm working on mine too. Too much pulled out and not put back where it belongs. I forget what I have and all the sudden I have 2. I've put several groups of fabric together for charity quilts to go to the retreat. Got them moved to a staging area(the guest room). That helps. I need to make labels for 3 quilts and sew them on. That will help. Then I have one to sew on binding and label and one other where I have to make the binding etc. You can see where my "to-do" list is. Also put my orphan blocks on my design wall to see where I can use them. Those are the space occupying things. Then to organize the scraps and use them. And there's the box of UFOs to complete. Made some progress in 2022. That won't be done until I stop making new tops.
Ive done the duplicate thing too - usually with books or patterns. The extra ones I put in my Christmas box for my quilty friends. Sounds like you are on top of it! I found a really good long-armer that is very reasonable and lives very close. That has helped a lot. I also now make my binding when I'm cutting the fabric in the beginning. I have a basket that I throw them in so when the quilt is done, all I have to do is trim and attach.
I also cut my binding right away before sending a quilt off for quilting! I label the binding in a baggie and clip it on a small rack that hangs over my cupboard door!
I like that any scraps left after this can be put away. And my quilt gets done sooner! Oh, and no lost or used up fabric for those that hang a long long time before finishing!
Goals for new year?
heck, I have no idea! Except I do know that my space is overcrowded! I most likely need to declutter drawers so the rest of my fabrics fit in them! I need to keep cutting scrap quilt kits and cutting up scraps!
i have gotten quite a collection lately of 5” squares…..and strips!
During my daughter's most recent visit she took home a couple of my hand-made color wheels to hang in her sewing room.
Those of you who have been my friends (or "partners in crime") over the decades have seen me stitch up ten or twelve or more fabric color wheels in varying degrees of complexity. If you would like one for your sewing room, let me know .
For example, if you have a small space that needs to be filled, give me some dimensions and I will see if I have something that will fit.
Getting rid of these color wheels seems like a worthy 2023 goal since I have retired from quilting.