Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Goals & a Winner

Congratulations to allsewnup, Carolyn at Tea Time Quilt Patch is the winner of the Mill House Inn jelly roll! Carolyn please email me at with your address. Thank you to all who entered, it is fun to see the names of those of you that visit and get to check out your blogs...
Relative to goals for the year, here is a rather unscientific summation of your goals for the year...

5 people: Learn to Quilt
30 people: To finish existing projects & use stash
26 people: Complete a specific project whether it was for themself or a gift/occasion
13 people: Learn to or improve their free motion quilting
12 people: Learn a specific technique
There were several comments that this was the year many were finally making something for themselves rather than always giving away quilts. Good for you, I say!
So here are a few of my goals, funny they are similiar, guess we quilters are a like minded bunch:
1. To use stash & finish existing projects...I accumulated kits & fabric for 7 years (started when oldest was a baby & my mom made him a quilt) before finally really getting started last year so I must have the largest stash for a beginning quilter! Actually, now I am more drawn to purchase a random 1/2 yard of a fabric I really like than a precut or fat quarter set which is what I usually used to buy.
2. Improve my free motion quilting and quilt at least a throw size quilt. (so far I've only FM runners)
3. Learn & try applique. Somehow, somewhere I picked up a phobia about applique so I'd like to try it. I still don't think it'll be my thing, it seems to time consuming at this stage of my life but nonetheless, I'd like to know how.
So here's to a productive year all around and sharing in the joys of each others finishes!


Poppyprint said...

Agreed! That is a VERY impressive 'beginner quilter' stash! It's amazing, really. I've been collecting so long now that at least a third of my stash is fabric I no longer like very much, and probably won't use. Sigh - I have to get faster and make stuff out of it before the prints get stale!

Barb said...

Congrats to the winner....and nice goals to have!!

Quilt Hollow said...

You have awesome goals and what a great stash you have to work from!! I'm envious!!

allsewnup said...

WoooHooo!! Thank you,Karen. I can't wait to dive into this jelly roll.


Lara said...

Please don't tell me that is your stash?!! Otherwise I will be too green with envy and will have to rig the May Swap!! tehehe

Brenda said...

Wow, very impressed by your stash. Love your shelving.

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