Friday, January 3, 2020

New Year, New Quilts To Make

Happy 2020!  I'm not big on New Year's resolutions but this year I want to spend more time doing what I love and that means making more time for quilting.  I'm determined to find a way and make a plan.

As part of more quilting, I have two over-arching needs:  tackle some UFOs and thin out my fabric stash.  In December, I gave in to temptation and bought a kit and a fat quarter bundle in the Fig Tree 12 days of Christmas sale.  When my package arrived, I had a tough time finding a place to store the new fabric.  I need to whittle my stash down to what can be reasonably stored in my sewing room. Right now, I  have a couple of bins in the attic and I tend to forget what's up there.   But I have a couple of ideas for quilts that will use some of my stash.  And I shudder to think how many UFOs I have hidden about. 

First UFO is this set of hexies I made in 2018.  They are still in the box!  This is going to be my first project to tackle because I know exactly what I want to do with them. 

A couple of months ago, I came across this pattern online, Piece & Love quilt.  It was "heart" at first sight!  I have charm packs to use for the heart.  My next step is to ransack my stash to see if I  have background fabric on hand, otherwise a trip to my LQS is in store.  I'd like to make this in February, though it will not be quilted in time for Valentine's Day. 

Last year, I saw this Summer Moon BOM all over the internet but was not particularly interested until I saw the quilt in real life at my LQS.   They are offering it as a block of the month but I think I could make it from my stash.  I'm mentally debating it, and also considering whether to do it slowly, as a BOM, or work on it start to finish without interruptions.  I've made a couple of sampler quilts but never done a BOM before. 

I continue to work on my hexie flowers for Flowers for Emma.  I'm not in a rush; this could be my portable project for the next year or so. 

Do you have quilting goals for the new year?

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