Saturday, January 03, 2015


I began sketching out my Quilt Room Dreams & Aspirations & was quickly overwhelmed!

First off, I want to finish up some UFOs:

7 tops to quilt -- 4 nearly done, 1 basted, 2 ready to baste -- & 9 stacks of blocks & block parts that I want to get made into tops (then, of course, more tops to quilt)! YIKES! Looks like just clearing out the backlog will be a year's worth of work!

Then there are the things I want to start/explore anew:
more charitable sewing, more scrap & string sewing, medallions, improvisational piecing, a quilt or 2 for juried shows, a quilt for someone's milestone birthday, and a series project I've been calling "bed rugs".

Lastly, with my right hand held up in an oath-ish position -- I solemnly swear to attempt to buy less fabric this year. "Attempt"?, you say! "Buy less"?, you say! Why not vow to not buy any?!? Well, because I know myself & I know that 12 months of buying no fabric is simply not realistic. I don't want to set myself up for failure & I think a pledge to only buy solids, fabrics on sale & vintage fabrics just might be a promise I can keep. :-}

New Year's Day was cold & dreary -- a perfect day for staying warm & cozy with fabric & sewing machine, thoughtfully, methodically tackling my list.
But what did I do?
I began something new.

The Road to Too Many WIPs is paved with good intentions.


Rachaeldaisy said...

Good for you making lists, maybe I'd get more done if I did too. :) I think your fabric buying goals are realistic. It's much better to cut down than to say you'll buy nothing.

Julierose said...

I love those scrappy crosses--really nice. I (silly old me) have vowed to buy no fabric; I would have to live another ...oh...maybe 150+ years to use up all I've got. I am a slow stitcher and have that dreaded disease--"Startitis" coupled with "UFO-itis" and am trying to finish up this year. I most likely will fall "off the fabric shelf" before next Dec. 31st--but I am aiming for the stars...oh and by the way--did you see that star pattern.. ...uh oh...hugs, Julierose

O'Quilts said...

Lordy..tonight I could find almost nothing in my messing stash. It is all crammed in there like a true hoarder. So I made the vow out
loud to Himself and my sister..that I have too much fabric and that is it!!!!.They just did the eyeroll thing. Then I saw Hancock's sale with 50% off something and my senior discount and my heart started thumping again...2 min later...OMG I am a fabric mess. I wish I could do lists like you.

Nifty Quilts said...

Oh my gosh. Your list is similar to the one in my head, and similarly overwhelming. You're writing it down took more courage than I can muster. Undoubtedly you'll get more done, and hopefully have lots of fun in the process. Love those crosses. Happy new year!

MariQuilts said...

Starting something new works for me. I can so relate to this post.

Quiltdivajulie said...

All the best with your projects! I'm with you on the "buying less" fabric (I refuse to swear off it totally).

Happy New Year and HAPPY STITCHING!