Monday, January 11, 2016

Sunday, January 3, 2016

2016 Goals

My goals for 2016 are:

1.   To make and finish 30 quilty things including:
      -  12 bed sized or large lap quilts (> 50x60")
      -  finishing the quilts left over from 2015

      -  one made with paper piecing
      -  make a combo of beautiful utility quilts and art quilts 

2.  To increase my blogs professional appearance with
      -  better quality photographs
      -  better design of photographs
      -  blog more than once a month 
      -  better narrative

3.   To be more involved with the quilting community
      -  to go to another quilt retreat or two
      -  to build healthy relationships in the quilting world
   

Comparison of 2015 goals to actual progress.

Comparison of 2015 goals to actual progress: 

Last year I committed to making 12 bed/lap quilts practicing different techniques.  Counting children's quilts I met the first part of that goal.  


While I met that goal I really wanted to explore more techniques than I did and finish more bed quilts.  At the end of the year I had four ready to quilt but took advantage of spending time with family instead of rushing to finish. I have 6 or 7 more in various stages of piecing.  That being said I wanted to produce 25 quilty pieces and finished 23... Not bad!  

Included in that number and shown above is a little (36") cat wall hanging. The background is a feeble attempt at a Ricky Tim conversion quilt using two pieces of my hand dyed fabric.  I also stole the cat shape idea from Hilary Florence's "nine lives".  Love the final piece..whimsical and fun. I used the same fabric to make the table runner below.  


Along with quilting for myself I continued to do some quilting for charities and others (not all shown) and hand dying. 


For some reason I seem to have given away finished quilts before taking pictures of them bound... So, I guess that's a great first goal for 2016. Remember to take better pictures (with a better camera) and set up to showcase the quilt  :-) .   

Stay tuned for 2016 goals