2017 Planning Party

We are heading toward New Years’ and it is a good time to look ahead toward 2017.  Yvonne at Quilting JetGirl is hosting a linky party that is a great opportunity to make some plans and check out what others in the Quilty World are up to.



So what is on deck for 2017?

I’m trying to pick a word for the year, and the best I can come up with is ‘Settle In’ (which I understand is two words, but you’re going to have to give me a break here!).  I had a lot of change in 2016 – leaving my job of 23 years and starting a new one, and in quilty life starting this blog and buying a long arm – so I’m looking to find some balance, make time to sew, and get really comfortable and skilled with the things that I’m doing.  With that in mind:

Long Term Goals:

  1. Find a good balance between work and life and make sure I keep making time to sew.  Getting  bit more physical activity and losing a few pounds wouldn’t be a bad idea either!
  2. Continue to try new things with my quilting.  Learn new skills, make things that are outside my norm and my comfort zone.

Short Term Goals:

  1. Long arm, long arm, long arm.  I want to get very comfortable and capable with my new big machine!  I’m taking an Angela Walters class in March that should help.
  2. Figure out something to do with all of these quilts!  I will be making some donations, but I’m also considering opening an Etsy store.
  3. Do less BOMs and quilt alongs this year and do more of my own designing.  I joined a monthly design group that should push me to do this.
  4. Keep up with my Bee group.  I’m in a group with some great folks from my New Blogger’s group.   I’ve never done a Bee, so it should be fun.

Projects on the list:

  1. Sugar Block Club BOM layout and finish
  2. Splendid Sampler layout and finish
  3. Death Star quilt
  4. Blueberry park Drunkard’s Path
  5. Hawaiian batik sampler
  6. My embroidered Bee quilt
  7. Other stash projects – I have a large amount of fun bundles I have purchased that I need to get working on (more Blueberry Park, some Alison Glass, Me+You batiks, some Grunge…)
  8. Long arm practice quilts (rings, funky squares, Circa 1934 Squares, mess-of-a-quilt)

I think that gives me plenty to work on!  I’m going to try and get some focus and get some of these projects knocked out.

Here’s to a healthy and productive 2017!



8 thoughts on “2017 Planning Party”
  1. Oh, I hope you have a wonderful time in your class with Angela. She’s a lovely person and teacher. I hope you find a great balance to your life in 2017, and if you are looking for blogging connectivity, you might want to consider joining the New Quilt Bloggers blog hop – sign ups open on February 1st! Happy New Year and thank you for linking up.

    1. Thanks Yvonne – I’m really looking forward to the classes. Thanks for the invite- I was a participant this past year. I enjoyed it and learned a lot. Thanks to you for all your help and hard work putting it on! Happy new year to you too.

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