Monday, January 3, 2011

New Years Plans

I am not a big believer in New Year's Resolutions. I like to keep notes in a little book that I keep on my nightside table. These notes can are often what I call plans for things I want to do- a new work out schedule, a quilt square I am designing,  books I want to read, and sometimes promises to myself, for example, to be kinder, or pay it forward etc. I do this all year round, so don't feel the need for improvement just in January- apparently I need it every month of the year!
One thing I have written in my book of plans is to make both Neil and Dana a new quilt for their beds this year. Neil will not be interested in choosing patterns or colours at all, but I imagine Dana will, so I am starting to look ahead to those projects.

On that thought, here are some things I have been doing today and plans for upcoming quilts.

I am caught up with the blocks for the Layer Cake quilt along- did both today.

This is an upcoming project that I have planned with many little pieces. It is from a Fons and Porter magazine that Tony gave me for Christmas. I am going to use Collection for a Cause- Hope and I hope I can handle all those HST's. I will cut it out and use the HST's for leaders and enders, so it won't seem like so many...sure...

On the finishing projects front, I laid this out today and have it ready to sew together. This was from a quilt along on a blog that I have lost the name of, and it just used a jelly roll to make 80 blocks I believe.

Also I am in the process of cutting out a Moda Bakeshop pattern by Konda Luckau of Moose on the Porch Quilts blog fame. It takes 2 layer cakes and I am using Maison de Garance again. I love this fabric- the colours, the patterns. Drool.....

These plans will keep me busy for awhile as other projects percolate in my head. I am working part time now in a home dec store and will have a bit more time to do some quilting and that makes me very happy.


Sharon said...

You have some wonderful projects lined the Fons and Porter triangle quilt! I like the idea of keeping a notebook. Have fun working on these!

Michelle said...

I LOVE your projects!

Is the star block from the layer cake quilt along? I love stars! I look forward to sewing with you in the coming year. Happy New Year!

Peggy said...

Well you will be busy! i wish i could say the same.!!!! Happy New Year

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