Quilting goals for 2018

Look at this post!


Quilting Gail says she’s working on her PHD and I can too.  What goal directed, box ticking, overachiever can resist the lure of a certificate of achievement? Not me. I’m in. I have assembled 26 unfinished projects on my “design floor”.

IMG_E0621There are 4 unfinished cushion tops: santa, cathedral window, star and sugar skull. Don’t know where that Mountie will end up, but he needs to saddle up and go somewhere. I added the tiny hat in need of a pompom for when I need a quick finish.

Two runners are in various stages of completion and a baby quilt just needs a binding. And then there is the Row by Row. That program is a blessing and a curse. In that “Oh Canada” mound are twelve rows from 2016, all assembled, and under it are 6 from 2017, still in kit form.  My plan is to put them all in one quilt. Is that 18 projects or 1? They need to be done. I need to avoid 2018 row by rows.

In the third row from the left, there’s a Rebel Quilt (blocks made), a Shimmer quilt (blocks assembled- needs borders), a 2×4 quilt (some blocks made), bits of a circle from a wonderful Christina Cameli workshop at Quiltcon, and a Liberty of London runner.

Furthest to the right are three large quilts and a Christmas wall hanging in need of quilting and binding, and the two projects least likely to be finished. There is my first quilt from a beginner quilting course, circa 2002, that is half hand quilted. I really dislike hand quilting and am soooo tempted to put it under a machine and finish it, but I won’t. So it waits. The last block is from a long term project that I plan to stretch out for years.

I fear there are a few forgotten items hiding in my sewing room, but surely there can’t be more than 10. With that in mind, my goal is to finish at least 16 of the 22 projects on the floor in the next year, and one of them has to be that Row by Row, because it’s eating away at my soul. There. I’ve said it. 16 old projects for be finished. I’m starting with these three.IMG_0623

My daughter is getting married in May and there’ll be a quilt for her. I need to get to work on that one.

This blog is going to need a lot of work too.

I am on our Guild’s program committee, so there will be little demo projects for that, but those things will be done by June. All I have to do is avoid the siren call of shiny new projects. Wish me luck.

Linking up with Quilting Gail



3 thoughts on “Quilting goals for 2018

  1. Hi Ann,
    Welcome to the PHD challenge. I think you have some very finishable projects displayed there. Oh, those Row by Rows – I have a few patterns but have only purchased one kit (that I forgot to list, now that you say that). An overachiever in our midst, huh?! Well, that hat is an easy give-me-finish, and so is the baby quilt needing a binding. YAY! I’m going to follow you so I can encourage you. ~smile~ Roseanne


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