Friday, January 4, 2013

The Best Laid Plans...

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!  I was fortunate to have a 10 day vacation from work, and it was a much needed break at that.  Of course I had the best of intentions to get a lot of sewing done, and take lots of pictures showing my most glamorous and fabulous holiday self.  Instead I got the flu. 

Therefore, instead of showing you how "glamorous" (or disgusting) my holiday was, I decided to share my biggest quilting goal for this year.

I have been working on Kaffe Fassett's "Postcard Quilt" (from "Quilt Road") for nearly 10 years.  About 3 years ago I finally made some progress at a retreat, but it hasn't been touched since.  The reason for this is that the quilt freaks me out.  It is written as a template pattern, but I have been converting it to rotary cutting.  My original piecing is not perfect either.  However, I intend to square up what I've already done, and keep going.  My goal is to get this quilt done this year.

This is the original quilt that is published in the book, not my personal quilt.

This quilt made it onto my "Big 5" list of goals this year, so you know it's important haha!  My friend Justine has an equally impressive quilt as one of her big 5.  It's a beautiful template pattern by Edyta Sitar.  I'm sure you'll get updates on our progress throughout the year.

I did get some sewing done over break but not a ton.  I have all the blocks finished for my lap quilt using Denyse Schmidts first line for JoAnns.  It feels really good to be busting some of my stash, and see some of these beautiful fabrics used in something.  I have also been watching the #scrappytripalong, and I think it might be time to jump on that bandwagon and use some of the random fat quarters that have been sitting in my stash for far too long!

Also my Plume quilt is finally getting quilted, and I should have a pattern to share with you all soon!!!  I'm so excited.

Do you have any big quilting goals for 2013?  I'd love to hear about what you're working on!