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Out with the Old, In with the New

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Good wishes to you all on the cusp of the New Year!  It’s a good time to look back over the things I’ve accomplished and to set some goals for the coming year.

This is most of what I sewed this year:



Nine of the quilts and all the pillowcases were donated. Nine have been sold.

You’ll find my 2014 Goals here.

I’m pleased with my progress on them.  I tried a few new blocks and an old one with curves, and changed up and improved my quilting.  I did try two kinds of zipper pouches.  I managed them well, but I really don’t care for making them.  I won’t be making fancy bags anytime soon.  I designed, pieced and sandwiched my Slow Quilt, and I’ll make the quilting decisions for it in the new year.  I did reduce my stash by another hundred yards (third year in a row!).

This week: + 0 yards, -7.5 yards
YTD: +126.25 yards, -229 yards
Net stash used 2014: -102.75 yards

So what about next year?

2015 Goals

This year I want to make more art quilts, including representational quilts.  I’d like to experiment with using various printing techniques for surface decoration.  I’ve been collecting some ideas and a few photos.  I might start with a winter piece.

I want to quilt the Slow Quilt, and if I’m happy with it, consider entering it in show.

I have an idea for my own version of stack and whack that I want to try on a piece of fabric.

And I want to continue to reduce/turn over my stash.  I’m not sure I can remove another hundred yards, though.  I’ve already taken it down a lot, and I’m planning some very small quilts.  I’m setting my goal at fifty yards, and if I do better than that, all the better.  Fifty yards in ’15.

We wish you all a healthy, happy, prosperous, and productive New Year!

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

One thought on “Out with the Old, In with the New

  1. Lovely to see these again! Happy new year xxx

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