I’ve created a loose sewing plan for 2014.
Each month, I have two bee commitments – Stash Bee and the charity bee called do. Good stitches. I’m signing up for the Sugar Block Club and trying out the Sew Kitschy BOM. That’s around five blocks a month (two for do. Good) with some good opportunities to meet people and “hang out” with online quilting friends.
I’m also setting a finish per month goal. I have a rough schedule for the quilts in this mosaic, but I won’t be keeping them in strict order and might allow substitution if inspiration strikes elsewhere.
Each month though, I will be strict about the finish.
I’m comfortable with the mix of wall hangings and throw/bed quilts on my list, though that Gypsy Wife and all of its pieces and planning has me a little nervous. That’s good. The Penny Sampler required new techniques and brain-stretching planning and stick-to-itiveness. I’d like to try another challenge like that next year. Just one though.
And then there’s shopping. I need yardage for the Shoeman’s Puzzle. I’m considering pairing a solid with this from Amy Butler’s organic Alchemy line.
The other projects will come from my stash, but I’m noticing that I’m a little short in blues and yellows – it’s like they got lonely when I wasn’t looking and merged into my overflowing green stash. I’m also short on neutral low volume, and I’d like a little more for the geese and the fat crosses (pluses?). AMH’s True Colors is on my list – maybe on sale if I can time it right? And organic. I don’t know what I want to do about shopping for organic fabric though it weighs heavily on my mind as I cruise the fabric websites. Seems expensive to switch entirely, but I certainly prioritize my food choices based on organic options…
I’m curious about how other people organize their sewing and shopping goals. I’ve seen a lot of (really long) quilt name lists for 2014, but I’m liking the idea of a mosaic to gaze at when I’m slowing down and need inspiration. If you’ve popped onto my blog today, I’d love to hear how you stay motivated and inspired!
[I appreciate your patience while I get those social media links worked out on the left. I like being able to follow a blog with a single click, so I want to be sure I do that for you all, too!]