If you follow my Blog you know that I don’t make Resolutions, as by January 4th they have probably all been broken/forgotten/unworkable!!!! So for the last few years I have made some Aims (I know it’s the same thing but hey it works for me!!!). Of course we started 2020 with a lot of aims which if anything this year has taught us, it is to be flexible!!!
Anyway the wonderful Carla at “Creatin’ in the Sticks” who is the Master of Organisation came up with the wonderful idea of what we would all like to be doing quilting wise in the New Year. So we are to let you know what:
Resolution Aim for 2021 is ………………..
To Get Back to My Quilting!
Again some of you will know that our Eldest came home at the end of November 2019 for good, which I am loving. However I was “camping” in his room as my quilting den and so when he came home I lost my space. Now before he left I used to sew at my desk in our den which I work on every day of the week but it required a lot of moving of things and of course when I had finished quilting for the day it all had to be packed away and it was not a problem until I was using Eldest’s room. I could just leave a project on the machine and material all over the place and basically a mess and leave it, but not on my desk as I use it for our business work.
Since I had to move everything back downstairs (my stash is actually in clip boxes under our bed!) it has really not inspired me to quilt at all! So 2021 is going to be the year that I will sort things out so I can get back to quilting again. My aim over the last few years has been to do some quilting each week and I am definitely putting that down again. I also have several projects which need completing.
Do you, when you go to quilt shows, see some material and it is labled enough to make a quilt? Then when you start you think hmm big enough for a doll quilt?!!!! Well this was the material I had above! I loved the pinks but there was not a lot left so I added some white and the grey and made this little pinwheel quilt. I am going to back it with more of the grey.
The above were blocks from Kathleen Tracy Quilt Along (A Sentimental Quilter) so I set them on point and added the white and I am going to back it with the material below.
Again this was a kit I bought at The Quilt Show in Birmingham for a little boy and it said all the material was there and it was just! I need to back it and obviously quilt it.
There is a story behind this quilt which I won’t go into now, but it is for a King size bed so it is huge. I have bought the backing for it and just need to get the wadding and then quilt it. It will take a while on my machine but I will get there. It is various shades of grey. It was a pattern from Jenny at the Missouri Star Quilt Company on You Tube.
These are the quilts I want to make next but have not got around to cutting them out. The above ones are for DH and I as I want to make a winter inspired quilt for our bed but I used some of the top material for something else so now need to get some more of that!!!!
You all know that I love Snoopy and have collected over the years various material, panels etc to make a Snoopy quilt and again I have not got around to it!!!!! Definitely on my list to do this year.
Again a Christmas panel I bought some time ago and I just love the pictures. I think they were supposed to be for cushions but I am going to make them into mats.
You may have seen these mats on my blog from previous years but I still have four which are not finished (!) so they are going to be quilted, bound and finished!
This is the material that DH bought me for Christmas. I just love the greens.
Now I know that some Quilters are very organised and whenever they finish a project collect all the spare material and cut them into different sizes and store them. I would like to say that I did that, but I didn’t and now have a huge clip box full, bursting at the seams, with scraps which need to be dealt with. As you can see above I did start to do this with a project I did finish and cut them into various squares. My other aim is to make a scrap quilt and so I am hoping, again this year, that this will be something I can get on with.
Finally I have two quilts to make for DH’s cousin, her daughter. Memory quilts for her two children and I need to buy some provisions before I start this so again another job to do.
There you have it, there is a lot of things to do but I am hoping that 2021 will give me the nudge to get on with them and who knows we may have another lockdown and I can get on with things then!!!!
There are thirty other very talented ladies who are taking part today to show you what their Quilting Resolutions are, so please Hop Along and have a look at what they will be up to in 2021:
Wednesday, December 30th
Just Let Me Quilt
Words & Stitches
Sew Many Yarns
Stitchin At Home
Ms P Designs USA
Life in the Scrapatch
Kathy Kwilts and More
The Joyful Quilter
Becky’s adventures in quilting and travel
Karrin’s Crazy World
Quilting and Learning: What a Combo
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Quilting Patchwork & Appliqué
Homespun Hannah’s Blog
Susie’s World You Are Here x
She’s Stitchin Again
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Thank you to Carla for arranging such a great Hop and I hope you have a wonderful New Year.
Hugs & Love, Susie xx
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