Sunday, December 30, 2018

2019 Quilting Goals

2019 Planning Party

As 2018 winds down, I have started thinking about what I want to quilt in 2019. I had started to jot ideas for this post when I saw that Yvonne from Quilting Jet Girl--who designed the Wayward Transparency quilt I made this year--is sponsoring a 2019 Planning Party. Just the kick in the pants I needed.

I'm sure this list isn't exhaustive, and I know I won't be nearly this productive, but I made a list of the quilts I could think of, just off the top of my head, that I want to make.

Overall Goals ::

I have four overall goals to guide my quilting this year.
  1. TBI/Temperature quilt. I've seen a lot of temperature quilts where crafters make one block or one row with a specific color to correspond to the local weather. I'm thinking I want to make one to record a year of my life with a brain injury. 
  2. Reduce Scraps. My scrap bins are overflowing! I hope to always be working on at least one scrappy quilt this year as I work on other projects.
  3. Make One Scrappy Quilt Each Month. This goes along with Goal #2. I'm part of a local quilting group that always needs quilts. I should be able to whip up more quilts for them. 
  4. Be More Active with Sew It Forward. In 2014, I started a FB group of generous quilters to make quilts for my family after my dad's home was destroyed by fire. My brain injury does not allow me the ability to run the group anymore, but the amazing Tina Burlington has taken it over and amazes me on a daily basis. I would like to contribute to more projects under her leadership.
  5. Finish UFOs. In 2017 I was part of a lot of social quilting projects. I want to get them finished up. 
  6. Write Up Blog Posts for Every Quilts. I've been good about writing posts about recent quilts, but I missed quite a few in my first years. I'm slowing catching up and look forward to having the last 19 posted! (Hmmm...19 quilts left. I just finished my 119th quilt....)
  7. Move to a bigger quilting space. We are going to be moving some things around here at the de Jong Dream House. One of the advantages is that I will get more space for my quilting!
  8. Learn to Long Arm. I already know that my boys bought me long arm lessons at our local quilt shop. I'm hoping to gain confidence so I can finally buy a long arm of my own!
  9. Write up one of my original patterns. I have several original patterns that kind followers have requested. I've done some testing, now it's time to start writing!
19 in 19 ::

I always have multiple quilts in progress. I like to sew to my passion, working on whatever project inspires me. Sometimes, I'm sewing to meet a deadline. And sometimes, the fabric and pattern sit in a project bin for a long time before I get around to it. Part of the reason I started the list pictured above was because I wanted to see how much progress I could make in one year. That said, in no particular order, here are my top 19 priorities in 2019.
  1. Milky Way QAL--blocks complete
  2. Magnolia Mist QAL--top complete (finished 05.29.19)
  3. Rainbow Cascade QAL--4 blocks done
  4. Master Bedroom--pattern designed and fabric pulled
  5. Ring of Kerry QAL--fabric pulled
  6. Cameras & Canines--pattern designed, sample block made
  7. Churn Dash Swap--waiting on last block
  8. CJ Houndstooth Tiger--pattern designed, fabric pulled
  9. Molly Apron--pattern designed, clothes gathered
  10. Mollie's Mermaid (finished 01.20.19)
  11. Millie Beauty and Brains (finished 03.03.19)
  12. U of Akron--top complete (finished 12.14.19)
  13. Buckeye Brick (finished 02.01.19)
  14. Purple Abacus (finished 3.04.19)
  15. Lola Bee--top complete (finished 12.11.19)
  16. Project Linus--blocks made (finished 04.13.19)
  17. Mrs. Miller's Steinway--pattern designed (finished 03.19.19)
  18. Omigolly, Miss Jennnifer--pattern designed (finished 05.12.19)
  19. Ashley's Heart--pattern designed, fabric pulled
Quilts Currently In Bins/UFOs
  • Catan
  • Hannah (Good Fortune)
  • Baby Burd
  • Charity Butterfly
  • 365
  • SCOPE pillows
  • Niels shirts
  • Niels' Weighted
  • Kreza Memory Pillows
  • Kreza Memory quilt
  • Berky Memory quilt
Quilting Queue:
  • Mom's cactus
  • Mom's Christmas
  • Dutch quilt shop
  • Anniversary blocks
  • Shelly Beach Library
  • Star Wars
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hemza
  • Thin Blue Line
  • BELL
  • Dare to be Square
  • Jodene Elephant
  • Chris' Lumberjack
  • Christian American Human
  • Weiner dog for Kathy S
  • I am Enough for Rachelle
  • Bob Ross
  • Cathedral window
  • Antelope Canyon
  • COWS (with circle of friends block?)
  • Self Portrait 
  • Hexie
  • Crazy quilt
  • Snowflake
  • Solida
  • Kara
  • Wonky Log Cabin
  • Yo yo
  • Rolling Wave
  • Morse code
  • Will's Otter
  • Braille
  • Pinterest Inspiration 
  • 6.5” scrappy strips QAYG
  • Scrappy celtic midnight
  • Chris' lumberjack
  • Blue crazy
  • Birch
  • Dutch scraps
  • Illusion
  • Pixelated Brutus
  • Minion 2
  • Pixel book
  • Oh My Gosh
  • Pineapple quilt
  • Patchwood Pals
  • Pinterest Scrap Busters
Epic Quilts (not necessarily 2019)
  • Omigosh
  • Dear Jane
  • Jacqueline de Jonge
  • Splendid Sampler 2
  • Farmer's Wife
  • Illusion
  • Quiltville Mystery 2019 (make 2, one scrappy, one solids)
  • Illusion
  • Quilts in my Binder
  • Boo Davis book
  • Elizabeth Hartman 
  • Dutch Scrappy
  • 100 Scrappy Book
  • Anne R baby (write pattern)
  • Kyle house
  • Jacob
  • Griffin
  • Landon W (Hufflepuff)
  • Landon B
  • Ellie
  • Garden Mosaic
  • Make cards and greeting cards out of quilt photos. (like Em's Scrap Bag)
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  1. It sounds like you have a lot of quilting fun ahead of you in 2019. I hope that you have a fantastic year; thank you so much for sharing and linking up with the Planning Party!

  2. Jen, do you mean a quilt representing a year of how you feel with TBI? That would be an interesting record. May I suggest scrappy fabrics in each color? It adds more visual variety when you have several days the same (nauseated when noisy, or migraine nightmare, or energy all the way thru supper).

    1. I'm finalizing my idea and will post more info soon, but I think it will be pretty colorful with 12 color shades, 5 TBI levels, and sashing. (I do love scrappy quilts though!)

  3. I made lists a few years ago, but got bummed out when nothing was getting crossed off. To keep myself happier, I don't keep any lists.

    1. lol! I get it! I joked that since my brain injury, I went from being a type A to a type Z. Perhaps one of the few things that has remained is my love of lists. They used to be motivational, now they are just a brain dump. I have chucked all expectations for deadlines, but I hate losing my thoughts by not jotting them down! I can no longer write professionally, but I can make a list. (My husband and son might push back that I can't make legible lists, but between the three of us, we can usually sort it out!!)

  4. That's an impressive list of projects. Almost as long as my own. Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss and inspiring us with your passion for quilting!


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