Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sewing with friends

A little retreat sewing is simply good for the soul.  I worked on completing 42 blocks each (a and b) for my daughter's quilt.  I have more to go but I had to take a break from making them.

As a group, we worked on the free tree pattern from Sew kind Of Wonderful.  It is fun  to do a pattern together.  Here is the forrest of trees.  I did not get mine put together, but I have a good start.
I also wanted to try the metro rings pattern by the same designer.  It was very easy to put together.  The trees are a free pattern on the website using the mini ruler and the ring pattern is available for purchase using the regular ruler.

In the past I have always focused on WIPs and UFOS.  This year I think I will see the glass as half full and I am going to count my completions.  For 2017, I currently have 0 completions.  I consider a completion something that is quilted or ready for use. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

How am I doing?

This is week 2, and this is my second post.  Doing well on that goal, but I haven't started on the other 4.

I hadn't turned the sewing machine on in quite some time, so I powered her up and put the sashing between these 3 block.  I am now ready to add it to the quilting pile

I also pulled 2 projects to work on at the retreat this weekend.  Those on point symmetry things really test my brain  these days.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Motivation 2017

Welcome 2017!  I am looking forward to a new year.

It has been about 18 months since my last blog post.  I have found that blogging really helps keeps me focused and motivated.  When I am sitting in my studio dreaming about all the new projects I want to start, having my monthly goal posted on my blog brings me back to reality and gives me a little direction.  So without wasting any more time, I am setting some easy January goals.

  1. Quilt 2 customer quilts
  2. Quilt 1 item from my UFO parade 2014
  3. Quilt 1 item from  my recent quilt flimsy pile
  4. Get my paperwork in order for taxes
  5. Blog at least once a week