Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Planning Party

I am linking up with Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl for her Planning Party.

2018 was not a very productive  quilting year for me.  There weren't many quilt projects about which I was excited. Lifestyle changes that come along with age affected my connection to the quilting group support that had always challenged and inspired me.  So.... I am adjusting to changes and I am ready have a plan and to get excited again.

1  Eleven Christmas quilts for great grandchildren. 

That will be 1 for each of them plus 1 for a new baby on the way and one extra just in case there is another new baby this year. I did this once before when I made 9  log cabin Christmas Quilts. One for each grandchild and one for my daughter and son in law, one for my son and his wife, and one for my mother in law and father in-law. This is one of the quilts. I used fabric from the same box of strips but every quilt was different. You can click on the link above to see the others.

I made 9 identical blocks and put one in every quilt. I didn't tell them where it was but told them they had to find it.

I am going to make all the new Christmas quilts from one pool of fabrics and I am not going to make Log Cabin blocks because they are time consuming and I am slower than I used to be. I will  make one block for each quilt that is identical.

As I did when I made the log cabin quilts, I will not allow myself to start any new projects but I will work on UFO's. When I did this before I finished every single UFO that I had. YES......every single one.

 Will work on my BIG UFO which has been around forever.

The blocks were made by member of The Friendship Group. I added the sashing which formed a secondary pattern and border. I have been hand quilting it on and off  for almost 20 years. I should have stuck with it before arthritis settled in my hands. There isn't much to do  and if I stick with it and do a little each day I can probably finish the body of the quilt and I can machine quilt in the ditch on the borders. I am not making a finish a goal for 2019 but it might happen. If it doesn't it will not be a failed goal just another work in progress.

3 I will spend 1 or 2 days a month making blocks for group projects or for my box of improv blocks that have no specific quilt in mind.

So that is my list, it's short but doable. 
My other UFO's are not on the list because they are not a priority.


Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I hope you have a lot of quilting joy as you work on the special Christmas quilts for your family this year, Ruth! I wish you a wonderful 2019 and thank you for joining the Planning Party!

Annie said...

That is quite the ambitious list of quilt planning. I’m lucky to make a single quilt a year! With the exception of last year when I finished two and made a third. I love your quilt plan you did for your grandchildren and now will do for your great grandchildren. I’m glad you’ve found a way to keep your quilting talents alive and exciting. You are an inspiration!

kathyf said...

It's good to have a plan. I know you will do just fine with it. Hope to see you more in 2019