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

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

Clothing

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

Embroidery

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.

6 comments:

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.
Hugs,
Kerry

Lindsay Conner said...

Hosting a 2011 Crafty goals link up at http://www.lindsaysews.com/2010/12/craft-2010-year-in-review.html

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,
claudia