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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Quilting plans for 2008!

Okay, I need alittle bit of accountablity for the coming year! I really want to get serious about my quilting!!! I thought if I put some of my goals for this year onto my blog then it will motivate me to actually get to work! :)

One, I started collecting 2.5 inch squares last year for a huge Y2K type quilt. I wasn't really active with my quilting in 1999 & 2000 so I missed out on all the fun. I want to make a Y2K quilt now though! I am working on gathering atleast 2000 different 2.5 inch squares for my quilt. So many of my wonderful internet friends have been very generous in sending me squares. Please keep them coming!!! I need to really get serious on organizing this project though. I have everything in a big plastic tub but haven't gotten much further than that. I am thinking I should sort them by color so I can be sure I don't have any duplicates. That is an overwhelming job though. I want to just start sewing them together. That would be more fun! Either way I really want to devote some time to this project. By the end of the year I would love to have this quilt completely finished!

Two, I have gotten very interested in the Heartstrings Quilting Project. It is such a great charity!! I love making the string blocks - they are so easy and thoughtless!!! Just sit down and sew. Perfect for stressful periods in my life! I've made a few of these blocks and plan on making alot more. Again, there have been very generous people who have sent me packages full of strings. That is so great! I hope to really get working on these blocks and get some quilts put together. I am hoping to donate them to the local children services office for children that are currently in foster care. Tom & I used to be foster parents but it just got too difficult on me to seperate from them when the went home. I'd still like to help those kids though & I thought that Heartstring quilts is the perfect way.

Three, I really want to get working on my Quiltville Mystery quilt. Of course, it isn't going to be much of a myserty to me because I'm still reading along with the e-mail group. Atleast I'll know that my fabric is going to work & have an idea of how it will go together! Anyhow, I've got alot of the strips cut & have actually even sewn a few of step one together. Of course, I think step five is supposed to be posted this week so I'm super far behind. That is alright though because I'll catch up eventually!

Four & five, I really, really want to make nice quilts for both our bed as well as Ashley's. It will be fun to pick out the fabric & pattern for ours. And I really think Ashley would have a ball picking her stuff out. Plus it would be nice years from now to have two really nice & special quilts that I made for each of our beds.

So there you go. I suppose that is not many plans in comparison to some of you. But for me it seems like a ton of stuff to do!!! I'm just going to take one day at a time! :)

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lisa, Where do live in Ohio? I'm in New Philadelphia.
Joyce

Mary said...

Good luck with the blog. I find setting goals works well for me so hopefully by writing yours down you'll accomplish them in 2008!

Meredith said...

Welcome To Blog Land. Happy New Year. Godo luck with your list for 2008.

Marianne said...

Just do it! I cut up 26 years worth of scraps into strips and squares like Bonnie Hunter and I tell you can manage a mere 2000 squares!!! yes, sort by color, put into sandwich size ziplocks. Get a tv tray or a cutting board and sit and sort while watching tv. make a resolution to do it 15 minutes a day...and no quilting until you do! hey, mine aren't done! LOL!.I started one for each boy..but all are underway and one would have been done if I had not asked my indecisive son to arrange them in his own design!!!! beware what you ask for!
Marianne in Mount Vernon, Va
B&B, stashbusters, heartstrings etc......

Greenmare said...

Good luck with your new blog and your quilting plans. When I have a lot of files at work I remind myself of this: "how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time." Then all day long I remind myself I'm just doing it one bite at a time. One bite at a time and you will have those two special quilts done before you know it!

Deb said...

Lisa,
welcome to blog land. My blog is at:
http://quilterinthewoods.blogspot.com/
I am way behind in my blogging at the moment. But, hopefully you will find me there sometime. I love your quilts, and I too have been "thinking" more than doing about the heartstrings project.
I tend to lurk on others blogs more than participating on mine, but I need to change that. LOL. Anywho, glad to meet you and hope to see you around in blog land!
debbers
Quilter In The Woods

jillquilts said...

Great blog! I am in Fairfield, Ohio. I have been making some great online buddies with my blog and was lucky enough to find someone who lives really close. We haven't been able to meet in person yet because of the holidays, but I think that she will be a great buddy to quilt and shop with. Welcome to Blogland!

Helen in the UK said...

Welcome to blogland!! Sounds like you have some great goals for 2008. For your Y2K quilt why don't you try assembling 4 patches as you sort the colours. That way you get to achieve some patchwork as you sort the squares. The final design could still be random use of 4 patches or controlled colour flow through the quilt. If you are still collecting squares let me know your address and I can send some :)
Helen in the UK
(fellow HeartStringer & Bonnie mystery participant!)

Katie said...

Nice weblog. Happy New Year!

Candace said...

I read all your listings, and not only do I think that it is great that you love quilting so much, but even better is the feeling of love for your family that comes through. Does your daughter have an interest in your quilting, too? I loved your quilts, and I hope that you are able to do Bonnie's quilt, I am also planning to do it.

Heather said...

Looks like a great goal list to me! I'm still narrowing down some reasonable goals for this year. lol

Have fun with your new blog! ;o)

Jenn said...

Lisa, wishing you lots of luck with your new blog! I saw your post to Life Matters, and wanted to stop by. I have always wanted to take up quilting, a hobby that creates beauty! Wishing you an abundance of blessings in 2008, and may this year be your best and most blessed yet!

In Friendship,
~Jenn

Vicki said...

Hi Lisa! I really enjoyed reading your blog!
Vicki

Mary said...

Good for you posting your goals for the new year. Maybe you are not like me and have to finish ufo's before you start new projects. I did post my ufo's so the world could see what a non finisher I really am. Good luck with the blog. Mary

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work, Lisa, and admirable goals for the year. Love your blog!
Cathy (from TEW)

TX Blu Sky said...

Thanks for inviting me to see your blog. I *love* the photo in your header, must be the view in your home town? It's fabulous!

Diane in TX

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on your new blog. I can't wait to see your progress on the Carolina Crossroads mystery.

Clare said...

Welcome to Blogland. I've added you to my RSS feeds so will come back.

Good luck with your goals for 2008.

Anonymous said...

Lisa contact me offyour website and I can share some things with you on the thirties fabrics and patterns. McCall's quilting website has many to find online.
Lynn Wilson
lynn@threadandbolts.com

 
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