Monday, December 31, 2007

Well, it's time to reflect on the year past and get ready for the new year. It's been a good year with enough bad sprinkled in to make it interesting. I'm thankful for good health for my family and friends and a good job (although quite intense some times!) and almost completing my masters degree (need to finish writing that dern thesis and then defend it!). 2008 will see me return to my quilting, I've really missed it these past few years. To do that I'm setting some goals inspired by a challenge on The Quilting Pirate's blog. I can't create a slideshow of my 2007 completed projects, since there is only one and that is the I Spy quilt in my previous post! However, I can set goals for the year and will list (some) of my UFOs to be completed next year.

I've made a list of everything I can find/think of so far and it's not quite as bad as I thought. Only 34! Here is my top 10 I am planning on working on to complete in 2008...

1. My grandmothers pink 9 patch quilt (just needs a border and to be quilted)
2. My mothers Duck's Foot quilt (need to complete top then quilt)
3. Red & Cheddar Churn Dash (need to add borders then quilt)
4. Pink & Brown Variable Star (to hand quilt)
5. Blooming 9 Patch (add borders then send out to be machine quilted)
6. Thimbleberries wall hanging (to hand quilt)
7. Oscar the Turtle round robin (to hand quilt)
8. Kitchen Quilt round robin (to hand quilt)
9. Baby Jane Blues (finish piecing the top, probably won't be able to finish quilting)
10. Carolina Crossroads mystery

Note I much prefer hand quilting so I'm leaving myself room to quilt a lot this year! Only 3 on my list are large quilts the others to be hand quilted are wall hanging/lap quilt size so they won't be so bad. And yes, I know I'll be piecing on other projects as well but I'm determined to finish the above in 2008.

My Quilty Goals

1. Reclaim my sewing studio! It has suffered from being taken over by grad school stuff.
2. Track my quilting time and money spent
3. Attend 2 quilting retreats with my old friends (more than just a day retreat!)
4. Start teaching my coworkers how to quilt. Five have expressed interest already!
5. Enter a quilt in the state fair
6. Attend at least one quilt show somewhere!

And just to give this post some color, here is the only picture I have so far of my pink and brown variable star. This quilt has been pieced while I was demonstrating quilting at a local park (in 19th century dress!).


Helen in the UK said...

Great goals!! Good luck on achieving them in 2008 :)

Quilting Pirate said...

Yah for goals....setting them is half the battle!

Nann said...

Debbie, I saw your comment on my blog and don't know how to e-mail you outside the blog! Yes, I'm an Alpha Gam (Epsilon Alpha). What's your chapter?

de vliegende koe said...

Wonderful goals Debbie! I love your star quilt!

Carolien said...

I LOVE the colours and the fabrics of this one!

Greetings, Carolien