Saturday, January 7, 2012

Goals for 2012

Looking at my WiP list, I think my word of the year will be focus. I need to focus on a few quilts at a time until they're done, and not start TOO many new projects until I've whittled down the WiP list.

And I say that knowing I'm going to do Pins and Bobbins' Made in Cherry Quilt Along.

I separated quilts by quarters, for Quilter in the Gap's Finish-A-Long. I'm not saying I won't work on any out of its quarter (or start any extras), but I'd like to finish the ones listed by the end of each quarter.

Quarter One
Hunter's Star, round two - I have more than half of the dark blue half-blocks finished, so I'll be to the assembly stage soon 
Frolicking Pinwheels - 7/9 pinwheels done
Skorca! - not quite as far along on this one. I'm doing a 6x6 layout, so I have a ways to go still.

Quarter Two
LQS Saturday Sampler - 10/12 blocks finished. I'd like to finish this for my MIL's birthday in May.
Swoon A Little, Swoon A Lot - probably need to make about five more 8" blocks before assembly - which I might just make as part of I'm A Ginger Monkey's Quilt-Along. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a QA.
Chunky Log Cabin - 13 blocks finished. I forget how many I need.

Quarter Three
St. Paul's Cross - 2/?? finished. This is for my best friend's birthday in September. 

Jarred Picnic Quilt - I've had the fat quarters for this for 2+ years. I'm going to make mason jars full of food (and candy) for a picnic blanket.
Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along - if I keep up with the blocks (haha) this should be easy to assemble over the summer

Quarter Four
Dutch Pinwheels - I'm probably about halfway through the flying geese I cut for this one. No idea what the full layout will look like.
Star Wars Iotacons - mentioned this before. I'm planning on using scraps from this year's Saturday Sampler (plus other solids I've collected in the last few years) to make Iotacon versions of Star Wars characters.
Drunkard's Path - I'm taking a class in April on curve sewing, and giving myself a generous amount of time to finish it.

Oh, and then there's the unquilted list...
One every other month, plus keeping up with the finished quilt tops this year...doable? Maybe?


  1. That is quite ambitious. I will enjoy watching the progress. Thanks for linking up and playing with us.

  2. Oh that IS an ambitious list - like you say, knowing you will be adding things through the year. You need a good staycation so you can sew & sew! ;-)

  3. Having a plan is half the battle (at least I hope so, because I have a plan too).