I finally got back into my studio today to do something other than wrap Christmas gifts!! I worked for a little while on my Metro quilt, and I decided that it is going to be my nephew’s 3rd birthday quilt. I had another pattern picked out, the same one I did for one of my other nephews, but I HATED the pattern. I mean, I loved the quilt, but I hated the techniques and how it went together, so I decided not to go with that one, even though I have the fabric all bundled up nice together for it.
I know most bloggers are posting their goals for the year. I have thought about mine, but I guess I need to take a little time to get them down… I will do that now, I guess:
1. I want to teach at least one class this year, I’m not sure where or how, but I want to get that in somehow.
2. I need to find a new guild. Mine is in the process of dissolving, and I am not going to be attending this year.
3. Make a quilt for my Aunt. She always gets me something great for Christmas and I never expect that she is going to do it. This year she sent me a beautiful flower arrangement. I not only have to send her a Thank You note, but next year I am going to be ready with something really nice! 🙂
4. Make at least 2 quilts for charity. I made 5 this year, 4 went to the Visiting Nurses, and 1 for an adopted family. I also actually sent 2 to a family whose house burned down. So from 7 to 2 seems like a bit of a let-down, but 2 were already finished and 2 were from fabric kits from my guild.
5. Spend more time in my studio sewing and designing. I spend time in there paying bills, wrapping gifts, watching Netflix, etc, but I want all of that to be out of my studio activities. Since my husband went all out and got me a new laptop (blogging from it now), and EQ7 for Christmas, I really want to get the most use out of them. I have a few ideas of quilts that I want to design, and I have figured out the basics of EQ7, so here I go…
6. Make an apple core quilt. Maybe it will be one of my charity quilts, and it will probably be scrappy, but I got the apple core die for my Go Baby! last year, and I am itching to use it!
7. Finish Plain and Fancy.
8. Moda Modern Building Blocks, I just want to figure out how I can do it from my stash. 🙂
9. Buy less fabric, and not be afraid to cut the fabric that I do have. I have a ton of fabric that I LOVE, so I need to just use it!
That seems like a lot. But considering I made almost 50 quilts last year, I should probably be able to get them all in somehow, if only my dogs will just let me sew 🙂
Keep on quilting’, see you around the studio!