Happy New Year Y’all! I know I speak for everyone when I say, how time flies! Last year came and went in a flash!
I’m working at getting motivated to finish projects already started and start some new ones. So what better time than the present to share my quilty goals for 2016! I started it several months ago but stopped because it quickly grew out of control. I knew I’d have to trim it down or else get myself overwhelmed w/anxiety and end up locked away in a looney bin somewhere. 😉
So here’s a very modest list of what I’d like to accomplish this year.
I’ve already got 3 commissions lined up for the 1st few months. One queen size rag quilt and two baby quilts. I don’t think custom orders are the way I want to go. Something about having deadlines really puts pressure on a girl. With this being said, I may accept an occasional order, but it won’t be a big selling point in my Etsy shop going forward.
I aim to finish my Through Thick and Thin scrappy-batik log cabin that I started last January. It’s made w/2 different size logs; 1.25″ and 2.5″ and is destined to be a personal quilt for my king size bed.
I was reminded of another quilt I want to make when I saw Katy’s Handsome Shirt Tails quilt.
|Katy’s Shirt Tails|
Last year my good friend Greta of Material Detachment sent me 256 lozenges in shades of red (my favorite color), orange and purple, to make my very own Arkansas Traveler quilt. She’d recently finished a stunning one made of blues and browns that she dubbed, Niigata Traveler.
|my lozenges =)|
|Greta’s Niigata (Arkansas Traveler)|
I guess this post is mostly about quilts I want to make for myself because another one is a Spiderweb quilt. I fell in love w/Pop Stars by Julie of Pink Doxies. I can actually kill two birds w/one stone w/this quilt because a Halloween quilt is also on my list this year, thanks to Val of Val’s Quilting Studio and LeeAnna of Not Afraid of Color! Both gals decorate their homes w/quilts for each season/holiday. What a splendid idea! What better quilt to make for Halloween than a Spiderweb one?!
|Julie’s Pop Stars|
|Val’s Halloween Inspiration|
|LeeAnna’s Forever Partners|
Of course, the list of quilts I want to make goes on to infinity and beyond…but I’ve one more on my list for 2016. Sparkle Punch by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson. It’s been on my list for quite some time and will be a 2-bird killer as well. It shall be my Christmas quilt. =)
This seems like an attainable goals list for now. I’m certain it’ll be peppered w/
a few several other projects. I’ve a couple small paper pieced numbers in mind as well as a few small gift/charity quilts.
Thank you ALL for the wonderful quilty inspiration! I look forward to reading about your goals or whatever you’d like to share this week at WHOOMP There IT Is! Thanks for stopping by and linking up.
A Thread for Life
The attitude of a Christian towards the providential order in which he is placed is to recognize that God is behind it for purposes of His own.- Oswald Chambers