I have never been one for making a big deal of the change to a new year, but I have been reading other predictions for 2014 and that has got me thinking about what I want out of my hobby and sanity-saver. This year I did a lot more sewing, made some beautiful things, made some mistakes, and made some friends (bee blocks I made are below).
Definitely I had a tendency to overcommit myself, so most of my focus will be on making more sensible decisions. I also want to try and give back more by sharing my process, and hopefully a couple of tutorials, with the online community. And of course a few giveaways *wink*.
-one or two blog hops (starting with Wake Up to Kona, I will be sharing my project and some paper-piecing tips on January 17)
-no more quilt-alongs until I finish my current quilts. I have fabric set aside for specific projects, then I steal from it for other projects, which is not helpful, plus the time to complete those other projects disappears.
-start the king size quilt for me (and finish, but at least start) using the Cathedral Square pattern.
-one or two swaps, they’re a lot of fun, but no more than that
-make more clothes for my daughter, especially using some of the knits I’ve bought in the last two years
-no more buying quilt backing fabric until the top is at least 50% done
-try some patterns with precuts. I have been focusing on building a stash and deliberately avoiding to avoid much matchiness, but I need to practice the actual quilting so I need
to make tops faster
I’ve already committed to one bee (a stash busting fun bee with other Canadians) and the Sugar Block Club block-of-the-month.
I’m also thinking about how to support charitable causes with my sewing. For the current time, I will support in a minor way by donating blocks when I see a good cause, starting with the orphan block drive at Quilty Box. I have this green herringbone plus some scrap units to make into a full block and send.
Also linking to Let’s Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts, thanks for stopping by!