Here is this month's collage of finished quilts!
There is something so tempting about a beautiful new quilt pattern, and these are six from my library that I'm determined to turn into quilts this year! I chose six because two months to work on each sounded reasonable! I'm hoping to share either a finished quilt (or at least some progress!) every couple of months.
If you're interested in making any of these, too, here are some links:
"Jellybean" (Thimbleblossoms): The quilt on the cover is made from a Ruby jelly roll, which I do have on hand, but I'm not sure that will be my final choice!
"Suburbs" (Cluck Cluck Sew): I have no idea what fabric I'll choose for this one yet!
"Carnival" (Jaybird Quilts): I am thinking of making this one like the pattern cover -- I do have a healthy stash of Central Park, and this would help me tame it a bit!
"Juggle" (Thimbleblossoms): I am making the larger of the two sizes in Happy-Go--Lucky, as pictured!
"Pow-Wow" (Cluck Cluck Sew): I'm planning to make this one with a medium grey Kona background, and some Groovy Guitar fabrics (Michael Miller)
"Swoon" (Thimbleblossoms): I keep going back and forth on fabric choices for this one! I love the idea of the navy background, but I'm also thinking about the possibility of an aqua blue background. So many choices!
Here's a sneak peek of the first pattern I decided to work on:
More to come soon!
Last January, I made 7 Quilty Resolutions. Before I make any this year, I thought I'd better check in to see how I did in 2014
#1 Package up finished quilts
I still need to work on this one. It is so much more fun to make quilts than to package them. But I do love having them ready to ship, so I'm determined to try to nail this goal in 2015.
#2 Use up fabric in my fabric drawers to make room for new fabric!
I did use up a lot of previously purchased fabric making quilts this year, and I was more careful about what I added to my stash. Obviously, I still have a very healthy stash, but it has been fun using it! Here are a few of the quilts I made from stash/ WIP's this year:
#3 Spend at least five minutes daily keeping up with my Etsy tax Excel spreadsheets
I did okay on this for the first three months. Then I lost my momentum. Then, I hated myself in December for not keeping up with it. Sigh.
#4 Continue to blog regularly, and do a blog makeover
NAILED IT! (mostly)
I'm going to call this one a success, although there is more more to be done, and there were many bad months of blogging. I did redeem myself at the end of the year with a great month of blogging, and I finally learned how to change fonts, colors, etc
# 5 Make at least one donation quilt each quarter
NAILED IT! (Only three of the four are pictured)
#6 Use up scraps in the pink Rubbermaid tote
Although I did use up a lot of scraps from my sewing room, the infamous pink Rubbermaid tote is untouched. Maybe this year?
#7 Write at least one new pattern each quarter.
I wrote four new patterns in 2014! This resolution was a great incentive to put some focus on my pattern writing.
So, moving on to 2015...in lieu of resolutions, I've decided on a bucket list of quilts I'd like to make based on patterns I purchased (but didn't necessarily make!). I'll be sharing those in an upcoming blog post!