Friday, January 4, 2013

Resolutions 2013

I know we all make resolutions at the beginning of every year. I'd like to lose weight, cook healthier, volunteer, etc. This post is all about the resolutions I'm making to finish my projects. I'd love to start some new quilt projects but feel I really should finish what I've started.



I'm beginning with my knitting. I'm only working on one project. It's the lace shawl pictured above. I'm only about halfway through. It's not a hard pattern but it's sort of a large shawl. It was a pattern I found in a lace magazine from the UK. I'm using 100% baby alpaca yarn. It's so soft and I'm going to love it, when it's done!!



I seem to have more quilt projects going on. I currently have 2 projects that I refer to as hand projects. I'm still working on my hexagon quilt. I've collected quite a few scraps that will be wonderful to make my hexagons with. I just have to remember to get to them! I'm also working on my dresden plates. I'm almost done hand appliqueing the 9th block out of a total of 12. Getting there!


Blogger's BOM (pictured above) needs a piano key border. I just cut all 96 rectangles as well as the corner blocks for this last border. I'll be all set to machine quilt it once that border is done.



Speaking of machine quilting, I have 2 quilt tops all set to machine quilt, my Twister quilt as well as my Puzzle Box quilt. I have been practicing my machine quilting as well. I'll be showing some free motion quilting I've been working on in a future post.

There you have them! Six projects! I'm hoping to work on these projects consistently and finish them. I've always wanted to make a Swoon quilt but I'm trying to hold off until these are done. I'm hoping by blogging about them that I'll actually work on them!


16 comments:

  1. Your shawl is gorgeous! I, too, am trying to reassess what I am doing on my quilting front. I need to re-organize my stash and to FINISH 4 projects--all almost done...what is it about finishing? I just want to jump into a new project...but I need to finish up first...Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! It's sort of like a sickness. You see a new project and just go for it! I'm hoping to finish and start new projects without any guilt!

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  2. I am impressed with your determination to get these projects done. I am working on prioritizing my projects too. I haven't yet written them in my blog. That is the next step...making my goals public.

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    1. I made them public so I would make myself work on them even more. I'll feel bad if I don't finish them up. Sort of reverse psychology on myself! I hope to see your projects up soon!

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  3. I LOVE that shawl! It is so pretty! Yes, after a while we have to take the time to actually finish our projects, don't we? I'm looking forward to finishing some this year too.

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    1. Sharon, glad you like the shawl but it will look even better when it's blocked. I have to finish the darn thing first! Hope I make progress and actually get this stuff done!

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  4. Many years ago I gave up making New year's resolutions, because they lasted only a few weeks. This year my goal is to finish at least some of my UFO's. Your shawl is so pretty and I can just imagine how soft it is. Your Blogger's BOM will look great with the piano keys. Love your other quilts too. All the best on your UFO's!

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    1. Thank you! I really would love to finish these projects. I know it will take time but a little everyday will really add up. (I must remind myself this so I will really finish!)

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  5. What a very pretty shawl! You'll have no lack of knitted items to keep warm with this winter!

    I know you will see all of your projects through to the end. Lots of entries in the guild quilt show next year. :-)

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    1. Not sure about the entries to next year's quilt show! I just want them done so I can move on. Move on to more projects!!

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  6. Beautiful quilts--especially the twister.
    Your baby alpaca shawl is going to be so wonderful at warding off winter's chills!

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    1. Thanks, Dora! So nice hearing from you again!!

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  7. Wow, that's a great deal of productivity going on there - well done!
    xx

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  8. Oh, I love yur hexagons. How small are they? I handsew hexies too, from 1/4" and up. http://www.flickr.com/photos/55360713@N05/6317714771/in/set-72157625495750620 Hope you can find my mini hexies here.

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    1. Just saw your hexagons! So tiny but so beautiful! My hexagons measure 1 inch per side. Much bigger than yours! You do gorgeous work!

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