I didn’t intend to be gone from blogging for so long, in fact I spent a couple days around Christmas meticulously planning all my post topics for the entire month. To bad I didn’t actually write them….🙂 Instead my husband and three friends from college met up in NH for a New Year’s Eve get together. We didn’t get home until Sunday but I still had to drive one of my friends out to Philly to fly home yesterday. It’s a two hour drive one way so the day was pretty much a wash.
1. Finish the binding on this quilt BEFORE starting anything else! This is key because I hate sewing binding and my quilts usually languish for days, weeks, months… waiting for me to finish this.
I did make the binding and attach it to the front with my sewing machine Sunday night and I even started hand sewing it to the back side last night. I finished about two feet before calling it a night🙂
2. Finish the back of my Bee Modern Quilt. Here is the front-
And here is the back so far-
I did finish the middle strip but I don’t seem to have a photo of it…. Now I need to add the dark blues. I plan on doing a single strip about 5 inches wide between the three white sections and then a brick pattern of dark blues to make up the rest of the width. This is going to be a queen sized quilt and my largest ever. I’m not going to be quilting this myself, it’s so beautiful I would prefer to pay someone else and get a design that fits the quilt versus a design limited by my skills.
3. Make a baby quilt similar to this one. I’m going to use the Heather Ross bike PJs as the center of the stars, a medium grey as the background, and a couple different pink solids as the points of the stars. I may do this before the Bee Modern quilt as the baby is due in March.
4. Not purchase any new fabric until these three quilts are finished. Christmas was expensive and I need to save the money and it will motivate me to finish these quilts. The exception is if I find any new fabrics for my single girl quilt.
I need nine more fabrics before I can get started!
5. Focus my sewing efforts on quilts and small craft projects. In 2009 I was all over the place and I ended up with a lot of stuff and not a lot to show for it. Not only that but now I have no interest in finishing a lot of those projects. This year I’m starting with a clean slate. I’m giving away fabric and patterns that I’m not going to use and try to only buy projects that I’m really going to use and love.
6. Post more tutorials and pattern reviews. That was the original intention of this blog and I’ve really drifted from that. I’ve got a ton of ideas, I just need to take the time to document the process and post them!
What about you? What are your plans for 2010?