Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Review of 2010 Quilting Goals

Happy New Year!

It’s January 1st and time to review my 2010 quilting goal.

Tracking the goals here on my blog made me accountable, and helped me meet most of my goals.

  • Keep up with the Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler block of the week. This is a quilt I started in 2007.  With 140 6-inch blocks this is not something you whip up over the weekend.  I finished 21 blocks in 2010 before making the deliberate decision to take a break from the quilt in October.  I have a total of 69 blocks finished for this quilt.
  • Clear my scrap basket.  I no longer have a scrap basket, but boxes of pre-cut strips, bricks and blocks.  I finished dealing with my scraps back in May.  Since then for the most part I’ve kept my scraps dealt with as each project was finished.  Last night I cleared the small pile which had accumulated in the last couple of months.
  • Finish New Starts.  Mixed results.  There were 13 new starts.  4 quilts are quilted.  Three got as far as becoming a top. That leaves 6 which I’m still working on. This includes an embroidered project which I haven’t started cutting fabric for, a block of the month which won’t finish until sometime this year, a shop hop sampler from May, a quilt which needs borders, a mini quilt due this April and a quilt-as-you-go strings project.
  • Complete the top of  the Carolina Christmas Mystery Quilt. I used my blocks to make a twin quilt top, and two baby quilts.  One is still a top, the other was completed.
  • Complete 4-Patch Stripy.  Completed this quilt in April, along with a matching pillowcase in May.
  • Complete my  Double Wedding Ring Quilt.  If there is one goal I’m disappointed in not completing it is this one.  This quilt was started 21 years ago.  A couple of years ago I decided to get on the ball to finish it for our 25th wedding anniversary.  In January I finished piecing the quilt then I spent the rest of the year working on the hand quilting.  I’ve completed the quilting on 37 of the 56 blocks, so I’m well on the way to finishing this quilt.  This  link is to the posting when I finished the 4th row of quilting in October.
  • Complete the Music QuiltMusic Lessons, as we ultimately called the quilt was completed in January.  My husband loves that it’s long enough he can tuck it under his feet and still pull it over his head.
  • Complete the Green & Cream Swap Quilt. This is another quilt that is further along due to being on this list than it would have been with out the list.  Not finished, I am working on the hand stitching from sewing together the first two rows.
  • Complete one baby quilt.  There were three new babies in the family this year.  Each one received a quilt.  There is Lucy’s Pink Carolina Christmas and  Miah’s Tree Farm.  I also finished a Bright Tossed 9-Patch and a Modern Tossed 9-Patch.  The third baby – Eleanora received Spring Breeze, a quilt I finished several years ago. It’s blue like her big sister’s quilt.
  • Quilt one of my Bonnie Hunter Designed Quilt tops. Since I found Bonnie’s website  Quiltville.com I’ve become a fan. Over the past couple of years I’ve made several of her free patterns and a couple of the mystery quilts.  When I started the year I had 3 quilt tops completed:  Orange Crush, a black and white Strip Twist, and  Old Tobacco Road.  Oklahoma Backroads was my current leader/ender project, the Carolina Christmas Mystery was underway and I knew I would be taking at least one class from Bonnie in May. I completed Oklahoma Backroads in September.
  • Complete Dancing Flowers. Dancing Flowers is an applique project which had been languishing for about three years – primarily because it was applique.
  • Attend a Quilting Workshop.  The Kaw Valley Quilt Guild invited Bonnie Hunter to be our guest speaker in May.  She also conducted two workshops – Texas Braid and Blue Ridge Beauty. Now I have six Bonnie Hunter designed quilt tops!
  • Enter a Quilt in the Guild Quilt Show.  I entered Music Lessons and Springtime Flowers.
  • Move a UFO to Top or a Top to Quilt.  I completed this early on by completing my Ladder to the Stars quilt top.  Row Quilt, the Red, White and Blue Chain of Stars, and No Blue Geese in my Tropical Garden all became quilts in 2010.

I’m pleased with my results for 2010.

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