Thursday, December 30, 2010

2011 Crafty Goals

I've been giving some thought to my crafty goals for 2011. Last year I came up with a long list of projects for 2010 - and ended up with 4 out of 24 items completed. So this year I'm taking a different approach. Rather than a list specific items, I've come up with a couple of categories:

1. Plus Quilt

Plus Quilts

I've admired a number of these on Flickr over this last year. And I think I've finally committed to what fabrics I'm going to use.

2. Schnibbles Time Two

Schnibble Times Two

Have you seen the Schnibbles Time Two book? I love every quilt in it! I really want to make a couple of these quilts this year. And you know what... there are 12 quilts in the book... 12 months in a year... wonder if it would be possible to piece 1 top per month...

3. Sewing Machine Cover

Sewing Machine Cover

I've had my new sewing machine for a year now, and it is about time I make a proper cover for it.

4. Play with Color


I've been loving quilts made from solids. And I credit Cherri House and her book City Quilts for getting me to think about solids and color in a new way. And I think a square-in-a-square pattern would be perfect for playing with color.

5. Dresden Plate

Dresden Plate

I've had this in the back of my mind... a "someday" project... but now that I have some new dishes I think the dresden plate might work well for some new placemats.

6. Clothing for Me


I do lots of clothing sewing for Megan, but none for myself. I have patterns & fabrics, but just haven't gotten around to it. So maybe I'll make some skirts, a top, a pair of Easy Fit Pants.

7. Make Something For the Home

Something for the Home

Some new pillows, a coupon organizer, a mail center, a new apron... the choices are endless.

8. Learn to Embroider


Those 2 cats in the upper left picture... the patterns are 2 of the 10 in a book published by Better Homes and Gardens in 1981. How do I know that? My mom used the patterns to make me a quilt. I have a copy of the book and I'd love to learn how to embroider so that I can make an updated version for my daughter.

9. Sew from my Fabric Stash

Fabric Stash

I could say that I won't buy new fabric in 2011... but we know that's not reasonable. But I will be making a point to work more from my fabric stash.

Click the pictures to go to Flickr and see the links to the original posters of all the pictures used.


kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Good for you! I had a great result from my stitching goals last year and have posted a new set for this year. I think they are better when they are not just a UFO list - you get better results.

Lindsay Conner said...

Hosting a 2011 Crafty goals link up at

Join us!

Becky said...

Love all of these categories! Love your "home" mosaic especially, where did that towel with the pullstrings come from? It's adorable!

Dianne said...

Here's a raised glass to a wonderful year... I am so grateful that we met this year! I hope that 2011 is great for you and your family ;)

Laurie said...

I LOVE this post - great idea! I really want to focus on sewing from the stash too!

machen und tun said...

great goals! i will follow you on the "use my stash", too. and it is such a great idea to collect some inspirational pics for upcoming quilt projects..
happy new year to you,