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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

2016 To Do List

Well its time to get myself organised for the year and perhaps also have a look at last year's list and see if I did actually accomplish anything last year!

So here we have my list from the beginning of the year:
  1,        Finish quilting of Rainbow Charm Quilt; and write pattern/tutorial for Rainbow Charm Quilt
  2.       Practice quilting feathers 
  3.       Christmas Presents for 2015:
  ·         Cube Bag
  ·         Placemats
  ·         Cushion using practice folded compass block
  4.       QBSA Star Quilt – needs corners finishing and quilting - Top finished and majority of quilting done.
  5.       Star Value scrap quilt – make more blocks (12 done so far)
  6.       Make more rainbow string blocks/quilt and make more Crumb Blocks Did some, need to get them out and count them!
  7.       Make donation quilts for Mary Potter Hospice – perhaps using layer cakes, scraps, orphan   blocks - One finished and two more tops ready to quilt
   8.       Make thread catcher bag for sewing machine using laminated fabric. - Done!
  9.       Make laptop bag
  10.   Make one or two cushions to match Kym’s Mariner’s Compass quilt for his birthday or Christmas.
  11.   Celestial Star – finish blocks
  12.   Make/design cushion using offcuts from Rainbow Charm Quilt - Done

Other Projects I’d Like to Make
  13.   Ironing travel bag/ironing pad (on sewing weekend – with Kerry). - Done
  14.   Quilt the Rainbow Broken Herringbone quilt top.
  15.   Use orphan blocks/bits and pieces in pizza box and make into quilts/cushions
  16.   Leah Day designs – snip and save thumbnails and print for inspirations when quilting.
  17.   Try making a ‘One Fabric Quilt’
  18.   Make quilt using orange and blue panel and fabric, perhaps to donate
  19.   Use layer cakes (4)
  20.   Handbag from Patterns Won
  21.   Finish watching Craftsy Workshops
  22.   Quilt Sewing Themed Wallhanging - Its sandwiched at least
  23.   Finish Castle Ceiling quilt top
  24.   Make spool wallhanging won in 2014
  25.   Peter Rabbit Quilt (not urgent – one day project)
  26.   I Spy Quilt (not urgent – one day project)

So I guess in the end not a bad achievement considering we moved house in the middle of the year!

Now for 2016 To Do List:

  Numbered and Packaged Projects for 52 Quilts UFO Along
1.       Make Christmas gifts – hotpads, pot holders etc.
2.       Make a couple of cushions to match Kym’s Mariner’s Compass quilt for his birthday or Christmas
3.       Make cushions using test blocks – kookaburra, folded compass block and rainbow quilt block
4.       QBSA Star Quilt –finish quilting and bind.
5.       Star Value scrap quilt – make more blocks
6.       Quilt Sewing Themed Wallhanging
7.       Sandwich and quilt donation quilts for Mary Potter Hospice
8.       Sandwich and quilt Rainbow Herringbone quilt.
9.       Make laptop bag and sewing machine cover.
10.   Celestial Star – finish blocks
11.   Make more rainbow string blocks/quilt and make more Crumb Blocks and use in a quilt. Perhaps join in scrap challenge and do some each month, perhaps use as leader/ender project at same time?

Other Projects I’d Like to Make
12.   Use orphan blocks/bits and pieces in pizza box and make into quilts/cushions
13.   Leah Day designs – snip and save thumbnails and print for inspirations when quilting.
14.   Try making a ‘One Fabric Quilt’
15.   Make quilt using orange and blue panel and fabric, perhaps to donate
16.   Use layer cakes (4)
17.   Handbag from Patterns Won
18.   Finish watching Craftsy Workshops
19.   Make new bag for work.
20.   Finish Castle Ceiling quilt top
21.   Make spool wallhanging won in 2014
22.   Peter Rabbit Quilt (not urgent – one day project)
23.   I Spy Quilt (not urgent – one day project)
24.   Make Arcadia quilt kits (won from Marti 2015)
25.   Make Valentine quilt kit (won from Marti 2015)

This year the UFO along at Marti's 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks blog is only for 10 projects but I left No. 11 in there as an extra project to do if I need to.

So there it is and I still seem to have just as many projects as I started last year with. Its kind of like Groundhog Day! (I apologise for the weird formatting, for some reason its gone a bit wacko on this post.)
Thanks for dropping by,

2 comments:

  1. Somehow you have centred the 2016 To Do List, but not to worry I can still read it :)
    No list for me this year, I think I'll just plod along and try and get some things finished, and hopefully not start too many new projects.

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  2. Lets hope your number 1 doesn't get called at Marti's number 10. Its a system that obviously works for you... i doubt it would for me, i like long slow projects , but i have conquered a few UFO's

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