Though I still want to be able to follow a whim and make a specific quilt when the spirit moves me (or, rather, I see something online or in a magazine). So I don't plan ahead in too much detail.
Pinterest is a perfect tool for my planning purposes. I recently updated my board formerly known as Quilts To Make in 2013; it is now Quilts To Make in 2014! I subtracted some pictures, like those that inspired quilts I actually did make in 2013 as well as those that I no longer feel any great longing to make. And I added some new pictures.
At the top of my list I have:
- a log cabin quilt - a way to use the scraps left in my Fig Tree basket
- something curvy - using the Quick Curves Ruler I bought a few months ago
- a small project - like pillow shams and/or a sewing machine cover
- a bright, fresh color combination - I love the gray, aqua, and lime green combo
And I'm giving myself some leeway to act on a whim, should a new pattern, picture, or fabric grouping catch my fancy.
Let's not mention the UFOs, PIGS, and other well-intentioned but never fnished projects I have around here. No, let's not mention them.