New Year -- New Creations!

Now that Christmas 2013 is in the books it's time to start looking forward to 2014, and all the new and exciting quilting projects that I want to tackle. I'm not one for making New Year's resolutions but this year I want to set some project goals and track my progress throughout the year. I'll start with the things I already know that I want to make and can add more along the way. Here goes:

  1. New Quilt: Brown Bear themed baby quilt for my son's preschool teacher (needs to be done in by March)
  2. UFO: need to finish up the backing so I can quilt my Accuracy Quilt
  3. Software: Learn how to confidently use EQ7. I've been playing with it since it showed up a few days ago but there is definitely a learning curve.
  4. New Quilt: A queen sized quilt for our new master bedroom, using batik fabrics. I was originally going to use the Star Surround pattern that Melissa from Happy Quilting developed for her 2013 QAL but then she posted about her 2014 QAL called Star Light Star Bright with different variations and I fell in love with variation 4! After input from her readers, the majority voted for variation #1 but I'm still going to make variation #4 (with her permission of course!)
  5. New Project: A Christmas tree skirt for next year, based on my earlier post here.
  6. New Project: A quilted Advent Calendar for next Christmas
  7. New Quilt: A large lap quilt with all the half square triangles I made back in October. I still have another charm pack to make so depending upon what layout I select, it might be bigger!

I think that is MORE than enough to keep me busy! As a new-ish quilter (and one with a preschooler) I think it's an ambitious list especially since 3 of them are finished quilts! Of course, even if I don't accomplish everything on this list, I'll still be quilting and having fun!

How about you, are you the type to set New Year's resolutions or goals? What crafty type projects do you hope to tackle in 2014?


  1. Keep at that EQ7. I am new to the program, too. After my first few frustrating attempts, I now enjoy it! Those are some wonderful and ambitious goals. Looking forward to seeing your progress in 2014!

  2. best of luck with all these projects. Not sure what my plans will be yet apart from the CQJP challenge. Have said no more fabric unless for a specific piece, maybe what i would have spent on fabric can go in a pot towards the EQ7 now that sounds like a good idea.

  3. I've got a big old list! Always more than I can do. I'm not sure why I'm such a bad estimator, but it usually takes twice as long as I guess for any of my projects! Should be fun though, I'm really looking forward to 2014!


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