1. Make 36 quilts. We made 44 quilts this year, 3 of them by my kids! My 4 favorites are:
|Postcard from Oklahoma|
3. Use up the unloved fabric in my closet. That fabric was the larger than 1/2 yard, but smaller than 3 that somehow got purchased. It's the "what was I thinking" fabric. I did clean out the closet and get them all used. Here's few of my favorites.
|Adding Up Nicely|
|Floral Plus Quilt|
|Happy Garden Quilt|
New things this year:
1. I opened an etsy shop last month. I have been thinking about it for a while, but had some reservations. With my good friend's help and encouragement it is open!
2. I became a pattern tester this year. This has been so much fun! I have gotten to make quilts that I would not have picked out myself. Not to mention getting to know the pattern maker - love you, Myra!
I have decided to start keeping track of my fabric usage in 2016. I figure I should be accountable to someone. So to see where I was this year as best as I can recall I added up what I used and took a guess at what I purchased. Looks like the 44 quilts used about 250 yards. I think I bought around 245, but I'm sure I missed some smaller purchases. It's probably closer to 275. Not bad considering our local quilt shop closed and I bought 160 yards from there. I plan on using much more than buying this next year!
Make 36 quilts. Same old plan - about 3 per month.
Use up the large "what was I thinking fabric". Some of it is actually quite pretty, but ends up in this category because it is a large print fabric and needs to be mixed with blenders. There are around 20 of these fabrics and I have started making piles and picking patterns already. 2 quilts are already cut and 1 top is finished. Here are a few of the piles:
This cleaned out my large piece bins and now I have a nice selection of more solid/blender colors for backing all sorted by color.
Thanks for taking time to read my blog. I enjoy sharing with you! I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a great New Year! May 2016 be a year of great blessings for y'all!