Saturday, January 5, 2013

{ 2012 year in review } & 2013 "goals"

{I am late getting this posted because I worked at my LQS on New Year's Day, helping with inventory.  The next day, my daughter got sick and we just found out yesterday that it is strep throat, so now that she has antibiotics in her system, she is doing much better and I am able to get a bit typed up....}

Well, 2012 was a decent year.....

In case you want to check out the blog post for any of these projects, here are the links:

1. Beginner's quilt   2. Quilts for Kids quilt   3. Duvet cover & matching pillows   4. Fabric covered cork board   5. Kindle cover   6. Kindle cover   7. Doll quilt   8. iPod pouch   9. Pillowcase dress   10. Tote bag   11. Baby blanket   12. Kindle cover   13. Emma Grace quilt   14. Doll quilt   15 - 17. Baby blankets   18. Pillowcase dress  19. Baby blanket  20. Table runner (still need to blog about finishing this one!)   21. It's a Hoot HST quilt top (technically not completely finished as it still needs to be quilted)   22. Snowman mat   23. Ava's 2012 Christmas quilt   24. Ella's 2012 Christmas quilt

I only have one UFO (unfinished object) from 2012, and that is the It's a Hoot HST quilt top.  I can not decide what to do for a backing.  I am going back and forth between ordering yardage of one of the prints from the fabric line (or ordering yardage of a few of the prints from the line for a pieced backing), or using the "background" fabric, which was a cream fabric with green polka dots.  I just can't decide.....

I also just finished binding 2 quilts, so those will be my first 2 finishes of 2013!  In addition, I am working on a quilt top and I will *hopefully* show you all of those very soon!

I don't really believe in New Year's Resolutions.  I think that if something is important enough to you, you don't wait for the New Year to make it happen; you just start doing it!  With that being said, my "New Year's Resolutions" are really just goals that I started awhile back & hope to continue to follow through on....

The first is to use my fabric stash.  I decided at some point that I am really not the type of person to have a huge fabric stash.  It bothers me.  I don't like clutter and I don't have a lot of room in my house.  When I start new projects, I want to be able to go out and buy new fabric!  Plus, my LQS is awesome, so technically I have an entire shop's worth of "stash" very nearby!

The second is to have ZERO unfinished projects at any given time.  I am not the type of person who can have multiple projects going on at one time.  I prefer to start something and finish it without getting side tracked.  I find it very distracting and somewhat "stressful" to have just that one UFO sitting in my closet!

My third goal is to make more of what I want rather than taking custom orders or making things for a craft show.  Of course, there will be exceptions, but I hope to focus more on quilting for myself & my loved ones and less on making things "mass production" style.

My last (and perhaps most important) goal is to make at least one quilt for Quilts for Kids.  Of course, I would love to make more than one, but I will start with just one for my goal, as I think that is achievable.

Well, that is all for now.  I hope to be back here soon with pictures of my first 2 finishes of 2013!



  1. I came over from Lily's link party! Nice to meet you. You quilts look amazing!

    1. Thanks Kerrie! Nice to meet you too!

  2. I love your work! I hope I can be that good someday, I barely got a bib out lol

    1. You can totally do it, Sarah! I started with burp rags and they were horrible. Haha. But it is good practice and you will eventually get better - you just got to keep trying!