Are you making a New Years resolution?

We have great intentions, but how many do we really keep? 

I think I'll go for the small things like trying to organize closets and my sewing room a bit more and finish a few UFOs finished- well maybe! 

It just wouldn't be the same for some of us to finish everything- now would it?

Take, for instance this quilt top.  Mmmm--I'm just not sure I'm done with it. It is 56 inches square. If I finish it now, it will be either big enough for a wall hanging or a small throw.  I also have all of these strips I've kept, in case I want to add to it that would be totally wasted- right? It really doesn't hurt it to hang in my sewing room until I decide what to do with it or how to improve it, and it's great decor!  Now what's in that other container. . . .

Do you have any New Years resolutions or great decor to share? We'd like to see them!

Happy New Year Quilting!

Diane, Assistant Editor





Helen Bell said:

you know Diane..you could make a piano key border with the strips and that would use a lot of them up...BTW it's beautiful..that is a quilt that I want to make again soon

# December 29, 2010 10:12 AM

Dena said:

I would love to be able to finish the Double Wedding Ring quilt my daughter needs for her step sister's wedding as well as the quilt I started Oh So Long Ago for my sister!  I am hoping for a mid arm quilting machine and frame in January which just might help me meet this goal.

# December 29, 2010 3:04 PM

mcconn11 said:

GREAT idea Helen!!!

# December 29, 2010 4:46 PM

Cheri said:

I want to finish all of the UFO's I have.  One baby quilt (the baby is now one year old).  My nephew' graduation quilt.  He graduated last year.  My friend's Christmas presents that I was going to give out last Christmas.  That is Christmas 2009.  Uggggggg...............

# December 29, 2010 5:03 PM

Karee said:

Creating beauty is soothing.  Be it a watercolor painting or the lushness of quilting, it feels good.  Not necessarily easy, but good.  Whole.  Left brain, right brain satisfying.

Soooo, I started a new blog just for my 2011 quilt adventures in my stash busting efforts.


What do you think?

I am posting little snippets of this journey through my stash and into the lives of friends and family.

The quilts will represent the maker and the recipient.  Isn't that how you decide on what pattern and fabrics?  You think about to whom the creation will be given.  The journey begins.  I am grateful for the limited skills I have and hope the kicked up frequency of sitting at the sewing machine will improve my skills and courage to learn more skills.  For example, thanks to Leah Day's Free Motion Quilting Project, I completed my first FMQ! Yeah!

Thank you for joining me on this journey.

Karee Sowards

# February 10, 2011 7:15 PM