Thursday, December 31, 2020
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Welcome to a day of fun and learning what the resolutions for some quilters are for 2021.
Thank you Carla @ https://createinthesticks.blogspot.com for hosting this hop and letting me join.
There are 4 words that I am going to focus on for 2021.
If I can learn to do this, I will have a very happy hubby. I will also have quilts made for all my kids (4) and grandkids (9), if I set realistic goals.
Continue learning new things about quilting. Learn new techniques. There are some things I want to try. One of them is to play with quilting designs in variegated thread. I think on this quilt, using variegated thread in my petals in the border would be fun.
I also want to try wool batting. I like the look it gives a quilt. I currently have a comforter on my bed that has poly batting in, and I just cannot sleep with that on me. I get too dang hot. I usually use cotton. Just working on getting this quilt done for my bed.
Share what I have learned and know. I will do this by teaching classes at a local quilt shop and also with my granddaughters. I have been doing virtual classes with my granddaughters during 2020. Can't wait until I can do in person with them. I will also continue to blog and share on social media.
Improve on my quilting skills. Practice new designs. I have been saving ideas on Pinterest as well as following some quilters who have done some free virtual classes.
SHARING MY GOALS AND UPDATES
Because I am not always great at planning and follow through, I want to try something new to me. Each week, on Monday I will share my Make a List, which are things I am going to work on. I will share a goal of something new I want to learn or try. Then the following Monday I will share how I did with that goal or over the weekend I will do a post on what I learned. I would like to ask you to be willing to encourage me throughout the week.
I would love to hear what your goals are for the new year.
Here are the other bloggers:
Words & Stitches
Sew Many Yarns
Stitchin At Home
Ms P Designs USA
Life in the Scrapatch
Kathy Kwilts and More
The Joyful Quilter
Becky’s adventures in quilting and travel
Karrin's Crazy World
Quilting and Learning: What a Combo
Cynthia's Creating Ark
Quilting Patchwork & Appliqué
Homespun Hannah's Blog
Monday, December 28, 2020
I am going to try to really start things off right with 2021. One of those things is to be more organized. I am not a planner kind of person but I find if I have lists I do better. So I am going to start making lists and goals for the year.
I did not get as much done this year as I had hoped. I tend to procrastinate, and sometimes put more on my plate than I should then feel overwhelmed and procrastinate.
I am doing something different this year, which I need to really be organized for, and that is teaching classes at my local quilt shop.
Onto my list of things to do this week:
1. Finish a nightgown for my granddaughters 3rd Birthday. It is started and almost done. She love unicorns. I was glad to find this fabric.
2. Doll clothes for some of the 3 year old baby dolls. She has 5. She loves to undress them as soon as mommy dresses them. Her babies take lots of baths.
3. Doll clothes wardrobe for 18" dolls for the SWAP (sewing with a plan) I am doing with Avery Lane Designs, due by January 1st.
4. 2 Yellow Brick Road quilts to use for samples for my class. 1 has straight line quilting and 1 free motion. - do this with granddaughters to give practice in teaching. This is the fabric for the 1st one.
5. Lesson plans for class: accurate cutting, piecing, pressing, color selection, walking foot quilting.
6. Block ready for post on Janury 1 for 2021 monthly color challenge.
7. Work on project for Hearts on Fire blog hop.
8. Finish quilting this quilt and then choose another one to work on.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Today I want to share with you some fun Christmas ornaments I am making. This is a new to me technique called reverse applique. It is fun to do and really easy to learn.
The pattern for these are by Margaret at Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design and to get them you can go to her website at https://www.eobquiltdesign.com.
|These are the scissors that I like to use for the intricate work.|
Want to learn to do this? You are in luck as Margaret is holding 2 virtual classes in the coming week. They make great last minute gifts. One class is Sunday, December 20th 1:00 - 4:30 pm. Mountain time and Tuesday, December 22nd 9:00 - 4:30 pm Mountain time, and this one includes paper piecing these ornaments. That is next for me to try.
I changed mine just a bit. Instead of doing the back just like the front, I just let the back be quilting.
I hope you will try these ornaments and try this technique of reverse applique. It really is fun.