Monday, 4 January 2021

My Quilting Priorities for 2021

It's the start of a new year, so its' time to think about what I'd like to make in 2021.

In the second half of 2020 I rediscovered my love of cross stitch, so I definitely want to include some embroidery projects in my 2021 list.  

Lets start with the exciting new ideas running around in my head:

1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e...... Millefiori Quilts Book 4 by Willyne Hammerstein
There are so many beautiful quilts in Willyne's latest book.  I've purchased the hand piecing templates for six of them!! I'm not going to make six full sized hand pieced quilts, but I do want to have a play with the templates and start to make my own versions of some of these quilts.  

2. Topsy by Sheila Christensen
Sometimes I just need a change and I like to sew something straight forward on my machine.  This year I'd like to make the Topsy pattern by my good friend, Sheila Christensen.  


Now for the quilts that I've already started and would like to finish in 2021:

3. Cross Country by Anna Maria Horner
I'm keen to pull this one out and see what still needs to be done.  I'd like to hand quilt it myself with Aurifil 12wt. 

4. Ballet with Kaffe by Willyne Hammerstein
It's all ready for hand quilting.  I just need to start.  And finish.

5. Neptune and the Mermaid by Wendy Whellum
I'm half way through quilting this one, so it should definitely be finished in 2021. 

Just one block

6. Prizegiving Quilt
This is an oldie that's been hanging around for a few years now.  I've never shown a full picture because I might enter it into an exhibition.  

Now I'm going to add a few embroidery projects that I'd like to finish in 2021.

7. Smoyg by Yvette Stanton
This has been on the go for a while.  I picked it up again recently and discovered there's really not much more required to finish all the stitching. This is Norwegian pattern darning - not cross stitch.  

8. Pandemic Sampler by Long Dog Samplers
I'm committed to finishing this one in 2021.  

9. Gingerbread Flower Shop by Victoria Sampler
I've finished the front, one roof panel, and started one side.  I'm about 35% done I think. 

So that's nine things on my list.  As usual, I don't stick with one until it's finished, but rather jump around and do a bit on each of them when I get inspired.  Most of them get finished in the end.  

I think my biggest pledge for 2021 will be to resist starting any mystery quilt alongs or stitch alongs (cross stitch). 


Shortbread and Ginger said...

Your quilts look amazing! Good luck with your stitching goals.

Unknown said...

Your quilts are truly beauitful butterfly

Sharon Kwilter said...

Impressive list of projects. I adore your Millefiori quilt.

Gretchen Weaver said...

The patterns you've selected look like fun projects, I can't wait to see what you do with them. Your quilts in progress look are all lovely, happy stitching!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

It's wonderful to have a list to choose from and to know that you can move from project to project as the need for change hits. Always, there are more projects than time for me. Good luck with your goals this year.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

So many wonderful projects to look forward to. I really admire all your lovely hand work. I'm doing a small project with hand sewing and it's all my poor eyes can handle.

Rose Nutira, ChCh NZ said...

So much inspiration! You make me want to branch out & try something ‘different’ and this could be the push I need!!

FlourishingPalms said...

You have some mighty lofty goals for 2021! Pretty good-sized ones, I'd say. Especially that Pandemic cross-stitched pieced. That's too crazy to contemplate! But good for you. I hope you accomplish every one of them. I'm not setting goals because I don't like that feeling of constant "obligation." Nor do I like how I feel when I don't finish something I said I would. So, I'll leave resolutions to those who enjoy them. No doubt I will continue to have lots of at-home sewing time (at least until June, is my predication), so I don't have a single worry about not getting things done. I have lots of sewing hours ahead of me. Have a wonderful year, Wendy!

Mystic Quilter said...

Gosh Wendy you have a busy year coming up! I'm looking forward to your colourful posts as your work on these projects.

Elaine said...

Love your color choices. I bought the La Pasagaglia (sp?) book and all the templates and am collecting fabrics because of you! My goal this year is to finish any 4 quilts that are started and in a project box. No new starts! Will be anxious to see how you progress!