Child of God, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, quilter, basket lover, amateur photographer, flower and vegetable gardener …….. some a little of who I am, some a lot of who I am, and all a part of me. When I started quilting several years ago, it sparked a passion in my creative side that I never knew existed. I fell in love with it from the very start. I love everything about it, from choosing the fabrics and designing the quilt until the time I finish the last stitch of the binding and everything in between.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Quilting goals for 2013

I clearly remember blogging about this very same thing at the beginning of 2012.  I have a list of quilts that I want to finish in the next year.  I told you last January that when 2012 was over you could laugh at me or laugh with me.  Ha-ha-ha.  First of all, before I get to THE LIST …. another goal for 2013 (and I managed to do very well with this one in 2012) … is to continue to work on my fabric stash and not buy new fabric unless absolutely necessary to complete a project (batting, backing, thread, etc.) 

Now, on to THE LIST: 
I am happy to say that I DID manage to mark two things off that list …. I quilted a top that had been pieced for a very long time ….. 
And I quilted a baby quilt for a new family member in Mississippi …. 

Although I did not get it quilted yet, I pieced a queen size tumbler quilt with "Grace" from Moda … 

And I pieced a queen size tumbler quilt with 30s fabric …. cannot seem to find a picture of that one. 

I fell short on the rest of my to-do list for 2012.  In all fairness to me, a couple of friends asked me to make tee-shirt quilts for their child and those took a lot of time.  I also started a little business at a local Farmer's Market Pavilion selling quilted grocery bag holders, pot holders, and other small quilted things and I made lots and lots of those.  My mother-in-law came to live with us in September and, well, ummmmm…..  Free time, what free time?  Enough about that.  2013 is the year for quilts and here is my new and revised list, keeping in mind that this is fabric that I already have on hand and quilt blocks that I had in mind when I purchased it ….

January:  Quilt the 30s tumbler and the Moda Grace tumbler. 
February:  Sawtooth Star with Wuthering Heights fabric. 
March:  Star and churn dash with Antique Fair fabric. 
April:  Friendship Star with Kansas Troubles Vine Creek. 
May:  Pioneer Braid with Day in the Country by Moda. 
June:  Log cabin with Kansas Troubles Seeds of Time. 
July:  Christmas quilt with blocks from block swap at quilt shop. 
August:  Christmas quilt with paisley, red polka dot, and cream fabric. 
September:  Christmas rag quilt with red and green homespun. 
October:  Christmas Gingerbread quilt with kit purchased from quilt shop. 
November and December --- Finish up UFOs. 

I am going to try my very best to get these finished this year.  If I manage to succeed, my fabric stash will go waaayyyy down.  I am not going to beat myself up over it if it does not go as planned because, let's face it, things get in the way.  But, if my best laid plans get accomplished, I will have a really nice new stack of quilts!    


  1. I didn't have many finishes this year either, unless you count everything that was under two feet square.
    I have a list of possible projects for the year, but I don't get so brave as to assign a month to them. I'll just be happy if any of it gets finished. Usually I get motivated when I need a quilt for a gift or donation. Deadlines are real effective with me. : )

  2. I missed this post - sometimes blogger does that to me!! What ambitious goals!! Way to go!!! So nice to have a plan, but you are right - no need to sweat it - cause life does change up things!! So, we just go with the flow!! Love all your finishes from last year!! I do want to make a tumbler quilt - maybe this year!!



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