My 2018 starts like many other quilters. Looking back over the past year and reviewing how much (or little) I completed helps me see how overzealous I may have been. Of the thirty listed quilts I wanted to finish in twelve short months, 1/3 of them no longer reside in the “please do me” tower. I had not anticipated some mostly small and quick finishes. Plus, a couple graduation quilts extended the list – not so small or quick. See my first finish of the year here https://www.sewingwithstitcher.com/first-finish-for-2018/
I thought I should be more reserved in my goals for 2018. I have 6 quilt tops cut and ready to be put together. If I piece and quilt one every two months, I could cross those off all lists! Doable? Yes, if I keep focused!
- En Provence – a 2016 Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter http://quiltville.blogspot.com
- On Ringo Lake – 2017 Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter http://quiltville.blogspot.com
- Sticks and Stones – MSQ with Jenny Doan – See her You Tube video Sticks and Stones
- 2013 Mystery Quilt by Ms. Johnson of Connecting Threads
- Hunters Star
- Applique House Quilt/Wall Hanging
I’m not going to put more on my list. If I happen to want something small and quick to complete, I do have a stack of UFO’s that meet that description.
UPDATE 2023: #s 3, 4, and 6 have been completed sometime during 2019-2022. #1, 2 and 5 made it to the 2023 list to be finished (she admits with a red face – LOL!).
In my search of remaining projects, I came across a BOM I was putting together for a beginner class I hoped to teach. I’m contemplating offering it as an ongoing educational series that will take 3 to 6 months to complete. Those interested will be able to sew along.
UPDATE 2023: Reposting this BOM will happen in 2023. Receive notification of dates by signing up to receive my emails.
Son and Daughter-in-law’s Quilt
My intention had been to take a special quilt to my oldest son and his wife on Thanksgiving. I simply ran out of time to quilt it. Unable to wait, I let them peek at the top I had brought. Anxiously after that peek I finished and shipped it.
UPDATE 2023: I was thrilled to see how much they liked it. Check for yourself at this link: https://www.sewingwithstitcher.com/quilt-arrives-in-california/ to see their excitement.