2015 – Looking Forward

This past year, has been somewhat a whirlwind but I have enjoyed all the experiences I have had. For 2015, I am looking forward to more of the same.  I am really excited about attending QuiltCon and Glamp Stitchalot, looking forward to having a blast and meeting new people.


I realized last year that my path and goals changed significantly in the last 6 months, so instead of setting goals for the whole year, I am just going to set them for the first 6 months and see how it goes…

      • My biggest goal for the beginning of the year is to sew just from my stash. If I run out of a fabric in the middle of a project or require backing fabric, I can make a purchase.
        My Button
        Yes, this is my stash….
        IMG_3147  IMG_3149
      • Continue to make strides in finishing of my projects on a monthly basis (see below for project plans/targets). I will definitely continue goal setting with A Lovely Year of Finishes.My Button
      • Make my son a quilt via Patchwork City QAL
      •  Participate more in the quilting community
        • Launch “Back to School” Tutorial series on my blog, which I hope will be a regular feature (coming beginning in January).
        • Plan and teach new classes this year. I hope to teach a needle-turn applique and a paper-piecing class this year.
        • I have really enjoyed sharing Design to Reality on Sew Mama Sew, so I would like to continue contributing projects and take the big step of seeing if I can publish in magazines.
        • Participate more in my guild (Triangle MQG).
      • Design goals include:
        • Continue participating in Quilt Design a Day.
        • Try out a 1-2 new fabric designs via Spoonflower

Project Plan

My monthly plan looks like a lot in the first quarter, but most of the projects are already made and just need finishing (ie. quilted). Also, flexibility is definitely one of my objectives as you never know what comes up.

Order (left to right) 1. Spoonflower Sampler Quilt  2. Celestial Spheres  3. Bjorn the bear  4. Rangers Station 5. Cheri D’Amour  5. Jungle Ave Tapa

Monthly plan Project Current Status
 January  Spoonflower Sampler Quilt TOP, BACK (UNDERWAY), BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Sew Mama Sew (Project 5)  TOP (UNDERWAY), BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
February  Celestial Spheres  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Rangers Station  TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Sew Mama Sew (Project 6) TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 March  Cheri D’Amour TOP, BACK, BASTE, QUILT, BIND
 Patchwork City QAL
 New Project
April  Secret Sewing Project
 Patchwork City QAL
 New Project
May  Secret Sewing Project
 Patchwork City QAL
 New Project
June  Patchwork City QAL
 New Project

Wow, that took way longer than I expected (probably shouldn’t have tried multi-tasking in front of TV…3 hours later). Lastly, here are additional WiPs that I have on my pile that I hope to get to through out the year.


I am looking forward to reading all of your goals and your dreams for 2015!! Happy New Year!!



5 thoughts on “2015 – Looking Forward

  1. Renee

    I love how organized you are, yet how flexible you are willing to be! Definitely going to be a good year will both events and all your quilting plans!

  2. Lorna McMahon

    Those are some wonderful goals! I am especially interested in your back to school tutorials. Looking forward to reading about your adventures at QuiltCon and Glamp Stitchalot. Happy 2015!

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