Friday 3 July 2020

Checking in at 30 June

Each year I like to set myself some quilting goals.  That way I don't forget about the quilts that I've started, but never got round to finishing.  

Setting goals also forces me to hesitate for a moment before I jump into exciting new things that I see online.  I pause, and think of all the things that I said I really wanted to do, and then I usually jump in anyway! How tragic is that!!

Here's what I said I'd work on in 2020 when I set my goals back in January.  

1.  Ballet with Kaffe Fassett by Willyne Hammerstein from Millefiori Quilts 2.
See the tab at the top of my blog for all the details on this quilt (or click here).  I started this quilt in June 2017.  It's all ready for hand quilting now and I hope to finish it in 2020.

2.  Glitter by Jen Kingwell
It's finished! And just waiting to be hung in an exhibition.  I started this quilt in a class with Jen Kingwell at the Christchurch Quilt Symposium in October 2017 so it contains lots of happy memories.  I hand pieced my blocks, and hand quilted it.  I'll share it once it's hanging in the exhibition later this year. 

3.  Cartwheel by Liza Prior Lucy for Kaffe Fassett Collective Quilt Grandeur book.  
Also finished, and now called "You Spin Me Round".  This quilt will be in Capital Quilters Exhibition on 22-23 August 2020. 

4.  Green Diamonds
This is my own way to use up some of the diamonds we cut at the Kaffe Fassett class in January 2018.  I'm in the middle of hand quilting this little quilt now. 

5.  Neptune and the Mermaid - pattern is Pieces of the Past by Wendy Whellum
This was so much fun to make (click here to read more).  It's basted and waiting for me to start hand quilting it.  

6.   Cross Country by Anna Maria Horner
I started this quilt in a class with Anna Maria Horner  in November 2019 (click here to read more).  I now have the fabrics to finish it, but I need to decide if I want to add applique in the big triangles. (That's carpet you're seeing in this photo.)

7.  Don't Leaf Me by Wendy Williams
I've made a little start, but there's still a long way to go with this one. I haven't had much experience with needle turn applique, so I'm going to use this quilt to improve my skills. 

8.  Endless Summer by Anna Maria Horner
Started and finished during the COVID-19 lockdown.  I've now called my quilt Endless Lockdown, because it felt like it at the time.  

9.  Stars Upon Stars by Edyta Sitar
I know, I say it every year. but 2020 is the year I will start this quilt.  Now I've got rubber stamps and I'm going to hand piece my quilt just like the Dutch ladies do.

10.  Something new from Millefiori Quilts 4
I've been browsing through my book but I'm still deciding which pattern I would like to make. 

11. Marshal by Jen Kingwell - the Quiltmania mystery quilt. 
I took a wild departure and made something new with half of the blocks from the Marshal Mystery quilt.  You can read more about it here.  I'm going to enter this quilt into Capital Quilters exhibition in August 2020.  

12.  And, I've finished the wedding quilt for some friends getting married in October.

So that's 4, almost 5, quilts finished in six months!!!  Of course some of them have been WIPs for a few years, but that's still pretty impressive for me.  It's amazing what I can achieve when I'm forced to stay at home.  

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Gretchen Weaver said...

Your quilts are so bright and colorful! Stars Upon Stars will be a beauty too, you'll use pretty fabrics and bring the quilt to life. Happy stitching!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have the Edyita pattern and have thought of making that one - are you saying there are rubber stamps for the pattern pieces for it? I don't know when I will make it but I am very tempted

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

You have so many wonderful projects in your 2020 lineup. You Spin Me Around might be my favorite. I was determined to make several long awaited projects in 2020 and started the year well but with Covid my list has gone astray but. Haven't sewn anything in awhile but have tackled other projects around the house. So while quilty things aren't happening right now progress is still being made and I'm good with that.

Mystic Quilter said...

Stunning collection of your quilts here Wendy! I love lots and lots of colour so I've thoroughly enjoyed going through your post this evening.
I'm just about going to make a start on Crossroads when I've finished up a couple of other things, Im going to have to come up with an alternative to applique in the four triangles!

Jenny said...

That's quite a collection you have! Well done indeed.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Wendy, it sounds like you consider each new project as part of the whole. At least when you make a decision to take on another one, it's a conscious one. You're doing great - and they are all beautiful!

karenbbsnow said...

Wow, so many beauties. Thanks for all the inspiration :)

FlourishingPalms said...

You sure set lofty goals for yourself! I'm glad that method works for you. I can't set any goals for myself. I've learned that if I do, I work myself into a frenzy because not meeting my goals would be WRONG! So, no goals; no lists for me. And what's my hurry anyway? I'm retired. In fact, all this time at home has given me pause to consider why I make what I do, and why I try to do it in a hurry. Maybe it's time for change. Still, I like seeing your bright creations, Wendy! You definitely create beauty.

Afton Warrick said...

All these projects are whiz bang spectacular!