Monday, January 19, 2015

2015 Year of the Finish

Look Im blogging! Sofia can't believe it!  LOL! 
 Instagram has captured me and I'm going to try to get back into blogging a little more regularly.

Im going to make 2015 the Year of the Finish.  
I seem to have a lot of quilt tops.  Alot.  This is so strange to me.  I used to just have a lot of blocks.  I was always stuck on what to do next.  Also with working full time, it was always easier to do small quilts or just a couple of blocks.  Thus the reason for the trunk full of blocks from the 1990's.  So while I still have swaps and Project Quilting challenges I will do.  I am also going to try and get some quilts quilted.  Some I will have to pass off to lonarmers as I can only do quilts up to about 70".  Or at least completely ready to be quilted like the three above.

So with the help of my trusty sidekick Sofia, I have reworked the pages bar at the top of my blog.  I've added a UFO page and a page for completed projects by year.  Also in preparation for being a better blogger I completely reorganized my photos.  I upload automatically to flickr and had not really been organizing them for about a year.  Which is why I couldn't find anything.  Which is why I sometimes had 4 copies of some images.  I also reworked ALL of my picture folders to make better sense and easier to find stuff.  I try to keep everything by year and then by topic-2014 projects, 2014 family, 2014 sewing other, 2014 swaps etc...

So I hope you stick around for the ride.  Sofia is ready for me to finish those UFOs.  My hashtags include #sewingforme #stashbusting #2015yearofthefinish #ufoquiltingorbust #ufosewingorbust

Of course not all finishes will be smooth.  The above swoon blocks were started in 2012 but sidelined when my sister got engaged and married and then by a dozen other projects.  I pulled it out today intending to at least cut the sashing.  Only to discover I did not have the Kona Ash I know I had set aside.  Oops!  I think I used it on another project.  Oh well.  Luckily I found some on good sale at  

So my goal for the first quarter of the year is to finish prepping (backing and binding) at least 10 of the quilts on my UFO list and get at least two quilted.  I've gotten 3.5 done yesterday and today.  Im thinking my Celtic Solstice and Designer Star will be quilted first.  The Celtic Solstice will require a long armer and the Designer Star I can quilt on my own.  Linking up to

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keep dreaming...Colleen
Yes you will see lots of photos of Sofia.  I adopted her the end of September as a tiny kitten barely 7 weeks old.
She is incredibly photogenic and very playful.  The entire house is her toy.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Thank you for a lovely post - you are missed on your blog and I am happy to see you come back. What a sweet kitty!