Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Goals for 2016!

To help keep myself motivated and on track for various WIPs and projects to be done, I want to make a goal list for the coming year. My sewing room has become more than a bit disorganized in the last six months. I've decided that I need to focus this year on completing my WIPs pile and on quilts that I have fabrics picked out for. And also some baby quilts and toddler quilts thrown in the mix as well.

So here is my quilt list goals....

1) FQS 2015 Mystery Quilt
2) Maple Leaf Quilt
3) Whispering Lake Quilt
4) Meadow Mist Designs Mystery Quilt A Long
5) Mosaic Tiles Quilt
6) Baby Quilt for a friend
7) Charity Quilt for Relay for Life
8) Blueberry Ice Quilt

Other Goals....

9) I've also joined a Skills Building workshop called the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club that is run by Lucky Spool. Every month there is a new challenge to do.

10) I've also joined the Fundy Tide Quilters Guild which is a hour away from where I live. I'm hoping to be able to attend meetings and events that they have. Hopefully the weather will be good to be able to drive there once a month. I am very excited to attend the first meeting in the New Year :)

11) I would also like to attend meetings in the summertime for the Maritime Modern Quilting Guild. It's so difficult to attend those meetings because they are a 3.5 hour drive away and requires me to take at least one day off work. But I figure if I plan it in the summertime, I don't have to worry about the weather causing travel difficulties. 

12) I also want to dust off my embroidery machine. I haven't been using it nearly enough to justify owning it. I've purchased different products for it and haven't even taken them out of the packaging! 

So there it is! My goals for 2016. I'm linking up with Yvonne @ Quilting JetGirl who's hosting a 2016 Planning Linky Party to help keep myself on track!

Do you have any goals for 2016? I'd love to hear them :)

Julia


Friday, 25 December 2015

What a month!

I realize I haven't written a post in almost a month. Even though I haven't been posting on here, I have been busy in my sewing space. Christmas gifts needed to be done. In the rush of finishing one Christmas quilt, I forgot to take a picture of the completed quilt. Some days I wonder about my mental state hehe. So I only have a picture of the quilt top.






This quilt was quilted a couple of days before Christmas. It was a bit of a rush to have it done but I did manage. Even if I forgot to take photos. Maybe in the New Year, I'll be able to get a few pictures of it.

Another work in progress is another quilt pattern that I designed. This is also a secret project so I can only show a sneak peek....





I'm hoping to have this one finished in the next couple of weeks. Ambitious I know, but I am on vacation all next week and plan on sewing a fair bit. And also organize my sewing space to accommodate my latest addition to my sewing room.....more on that later ;)

I also want to say a great big Thank You to Anja @ Anja's Quilts for testing out my Additions pattern. If you have a spare moment (or two) go check out the beautiful quilt top she's done. The fabrics she picked are absolutely beautiful.

Now about the pattern. There's some corrections to be made but I'm hoping to publish that pattern for FREE on my blog in the coming months. I'll keep you posted!

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays to all!