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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

2013 - Happy New Year! New Year - New To Do List!

Righto, its a new year so, onto the to do list for 2013!

  1. Make curtains for Auntie Betty before end of January when she comes back from WA!
  2. Native wildflower quilt/wallhanging (partly quilted)- finish quilting and bind 
  3. Rainbow quilt with rainbow charms from Quilt Club Australia charm swap - by end of March?
  4. Star Quilt - sandwich, quilt, bind and use! (This quilt is for me - the first one I've made especially for me so I want it done before next winter!)
  5. Continue piecing hand stitched blue Cathedral Ceiling quilt - long term project for our room - no rush on this one!
  6. Pillow for Kieran using leftover Chinese symbol to go with his dragon quilt.
  7. Pillow for Simon using penguin fabric I bought online too long ago.
  8. Doggy quilts for Molly before old blanket falls apart.
  9. Bag each for Kerry and Sue - preferably for Christmas this year but unlikely so maybe for next year!
  10. Make some more card wallets for Christmas presents to match bags for Kerry and Sue.
  11. Bag or other project for Vanessa using Union Jack made to test Molli Sparkles' tutorial. - Perhaps in time for her birthday in September?
  12. Crumb Quilt from tiny scraps -maybe on sewing retreat in March?
  13. Rainbow string blocks -maybe on sewing retreat in March?
  14. Quilt for Auntie Betty - tube quilt? - for birthday in October - I have the fabric, just have to make it!
  15. Mariner's Compass quilt using ruler set bought in 2011!
  16. Shadow Trapunto Quilt from Geta Grama's book
  17. Scrap quilt using mixed charms from swaps and my scrap squares
  18. Native floral table runner - maybe to send overseas(?) 
  19. I Spy quilt
  20. Christmas Charms - project to use them on - placemats?
  21. Baby quilt using Peter Rabbit squares - just because they're there and need using. Donate somewhere?
On top of this there is my monthly commitment to Quilting Block Swap Australia and now to the And Sew On BOM at Quiet Play!

The good news is that I have done my January block for QBSA (well two actually but I don't want to boast!) AND (and here is the big one!) I have managed to get outside and pin baste my star quilt! (Small round of applause here please!). I actually did that yesterday as I wanted it done before the weather here in Adelaide hits the 40's on Thursday and Friday as then I can just close up the windows, whack on the airconditioner and get sewing!  Although I really must start with the curtains for Aunty Betty just to get them out of the way. I'm only on holidays until the end of this week so I really want to spend the time on quilty things - we'll see!

As a bit of an annual update I thought I'd share a photo of my two lovely boys - what a difference 12 months makes! Here they are last Christmas (Simon on the left, Kieran on the right).

And here they are in late October (not quite 12 months but sometimes its hard to get a photo of them together!).

So 2013 - here I come!

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  1. I am overwhelmed by your to do list, but then I read your previous post and think you can so do this! You achieved lots in 2012 (FMQ was impressive!) and wish you lots of fun stitching your way through 2013!
    happy quilting, Sue SA

  2. Oh my that is SOME huge list. I would be ill if I listed all the projects I wanted to do...thankfully I only have 1 UFO quilt from 2012. All the best with getting these done.


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