New Year, New Plans

Well maybe not all new plans, in fact most are old plans! Hello Everyone and welcome. Today, I am sharing my quilting WIPs and UFO’s and plans for some of them for the winter quarter. Tomorrow, I plan to share the same thing for my cross stitch projects and my newly organized cross stitch dresser.

I always like to do a review at the beginning of the year to at least look at some of those old projects again and see what gems I have forgotten about. This year as I was going through them, I was going to decide if it was time to pass them off to someone else if I thought I wouldn’t make it. Let’s see how well I did on that.

This is my list of quilts that have actually been started and have some work on them. This is very similar to the list I made last year. Look at all those NPs (No Progress). That means there was no progress on any of them from last year. I did complete 5 items from the 2021 list, but there isn’t anything on this list that I started in 2021. Let’s face it, for those of you that have followed me for a while know that I didn’t get a lot of quilting in last year. I hope to rectify that this year and really concentrate on things from this list.

One of the things on the list is Woodland Retreat. My intention was to abandon it and give it away. But…the blocks are made and all the sashing is cut. It just won’t take long to sew it together. It’s a cute flannel quilt and would be cozy to be under during the cold winter evenings. If I don’t get the top done by next year, then I’ll give it away.

I also made a list of things that I have kitted, which means I have all the fabric and pattern. Most are on the WIPs list, although a few are things that haven’t been started, but I have all the fabrics ready to go. There are a few of those that I would like to get started on this year, too. Some of the quilts on this list go back years and years.

This box of goodies has been with me for a long time, since 2014. The intended project was the Four Patch Charm Quilt by Tamarack Shack. At this point, I don’t see me making that quilt. I have lots of 5″ squares cut from fat quarters and all those beautiful blue and brown charm squares to work with. I’m not going to give up the fabric, but I may start looking for another pattern to use. If you like the quilt, there is a free download of the pattern from Kathy’s sidebar or find the link to it in this post. (Although after looking at the Four Patch Charm quilt again, maybe?)

One thing that I did find in my stacks of fabrics were these hexies. I didn’t really have a plan for them, but now I do. I need a table topper for my coffee table for winter and I thought I could use these. There are two aqua and two white groups plus the brown. I made the hexies from mini charm squares a few years ago and can’t remember the name of the fabric line, although I know it was from Moda. The other four flowers are on my list to make this week.

After going through the lists of WIPs/UFOs and kitted projects, I came up with my goals for the Winter Quarter. You can see at the top of the list is some quilting. I don’t want the County Fair quilt to linger, so I plan to get started on that this week, too. I would also like to make a winterish table runner for my kitchen island.

I had to go back to 2019 to find pictures of these blocks. The first picture is of Autumn Stars, a quilt I designed. I still need to finish 9 blocks before sewing the blocks together. The second one is Swoon 16 by Thimble Blossoms. All the blocks are complete, I just need to decide on the final setting and cut the sashing before sewing these together. I definitely want to see some progress on these!

Besides planning, I organized my cross stitch fabric and floss and cleaned up my room.

It was a mess! I had piles of all kinds of things laying on the sewing table and cutting table (not pictured). About half of it was Christmas that needed to be put away. It’s so nice and neat now, I hate to think about messing it up again. At least the sewing table is ready for the County Fair quilt.

I also went through my quilt journal and pulled the pages of things that have been completed because it was getting full. You can read all about my journaling here. That post goes through the different journals that I’ve used and the Arc System that I’m currently using. I put these pages in a folder, but the next time I go to Staples, I’ll see if I can find covers for these pages.

I hope I can do a better job of keeping up with my older projects instead of jumping into too many new ones. I do know that I need to make a quilt for my nephew who is graduating from high school this year so that’s already on the list. I want to have that planned and have the fabrics before the end of this quarter.

That’s it for now. I’ll be back tomorrow with my Cross Stitch Organization and Plans. I hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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2 Responses to New Year, New Plans

  1. Little Quiltsong says:

    So many lovely projects ahead of you. What a beautiful sewing room – love all the natural light that comes in. Mine is organized, but only to my eyes :)! Happy sewing, Brenda!


  2. Lydia says:

    My sewing room, office, exercise room is a HOT mess right now. Fingers crossed I’ll have it ready for new projects by next Monday evening. I find it hard to work when things are all over the place and when your space is tiny- well . . . . .


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