Thursday, 7 January 2016

2016 quilting goals!

Hello there, it's been a while, but I'm trying to get back to this again! Wishing everyone a Happy New year, hope 2016 is a good one.

I worked on plenty of things last year but only managed to actually finish 3 quilts, one of which was a small one! So this year my focus is to finish some WIPs. I have no doubt that other things will creep in here and there, like they do, but the focus is finishing not starting! 

I'm just going to list all my WIPs that need attention and hope that the list gets short as the months go by. College has started up again so I am not going to aim too high until after April. But after April my college days will be over (yay!) and I will have more time to sew again (until I get a proper job anyway!) :)

So in no particular order:

1. Friends for Christmas wall hanging 
This is so very nearly finished which is a good job as it's been about 7 years in the making! I just have the binding to sew down and some embellishments. Can't possibly leave them all with no eyes! 

2. Plus Quilt
It is basted and ready for quilting.

3. Double 9 patch quilt
This is a quilt that I started over 5 years ago for my now 7 year old daughter. It's not really my choice of fabrics anymore but it needs to be finished. Another one that is basted and ready for quilting.

4. Doctor Who quilt
The blocks are made. I started making some words to add around the blocks to make it a reasonable size. So the words need finishing and a back needs piecing. There is a plan it just needs putting into action. Deadline October!

5. Simply Colourful quilt
I pieced this one using just a Simply Colourful charm pack and Kona solid. It was one of those days where I just had to sew and do something new (see here). I then had intentions to extend it using another charm pack from the Simply Colourful II range (blues, greens and purples). But now I am not sure, that requires a decision at some point!

6. Oakshott Challenge quilt
My mum and I have been using some Oakshott Cottons to make joint mini quilts. We both started with a block and then sent the piece to the other to add a section to it, we continued doing this until we were running out of motivation and fabrics! So now I have the front finished. It needs a back and some quilting inspiration. Mine on the left, mums on the right.


7. More Simply Colourful II
Ok, so this one is not technically a WIP yet as I haven't actually started, but it is on the cutting board waiting, so it counts right!? I want to use these 3 gorgeous layer cakes to make a round and round quilt.

8. Old Romance Cardigan
This poor cardigan has been taken apart and restarted several times over the last year and a half, but hopefully I am on the finishing stretch now. I just have to knit down the back to the length that I want and finish of the cuffs and collar. How hard can that be!?!

There are probably more WIPs hiding in the cupboard but for now if I can complete this list before the year is out (giving myself plenty of time there!) I would be happy.

Linking up with the Finish-A-long with She Can Quilt.