Monday, October 24, 2011

Winter Stitching Goals with FairyFace Designs

I too am joining in on FairyFace Design’s Winter Stitching Goals List.  I found this to be really helpful over the summer, so I am looking forward to it giving me guidance this winter too.  Here we go in no particular order:

Birdie Stitches
I am nearly on track with this project.  I will make up a June template, tweak my October block to make me happier and complete the November and December blocks.  I want the top finished in January or February as I have all of the materials and its pretty straight forward.

Brother’s Mixer
My brother never asks for anything, but asked for a cover for his kitchen mixer.  I have fun fabric and a pattern, so I just have to stitch it together.  I’m hoping to bring it home with me for Christmas to hand it off – not as his gift, but just so I do not have to post it.

Sister-In-Law’s Bag
Now this is just embarrassing.  I picked up the pattern and fabric for this back in December 2010 thinking I’d make it for her birthday in July….but no.  It was my great disappointment in the Summer Goals list.  Anyway, I’m aiming for Christmas this year.  Fingers crossed!

Blankets of Love
Kat is running a bee to create baby quilts.  I aim to make two tops, backs and bindings to send to her in the near future.  Again, I have the fabric and pattern in mind, but just need to get stitching.  Kat, I didn’t forget about you!!!

I love my bees right now.  I am participating both in Bee Blessed and Sew Bee Blissful, so I would like to continue to contribute monthly to both bees (on time).

I will finish off the Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap hosted by Susan.  I have my fabric and an idea, so I just have to get to cutting and stitching. 

Another swap is rumbling around in my head for the New Year.  No news to share yet, but it will be in conjunction with a few bloggy buddies.  We’ll let you know more when we know more J

Mod logs is currently being quilted, so I will finish it and start using it on our couch.  I can’t wait, actually!

The Community Quilt is layered.  I will quilt it, bind it and show it off to all who will look J 

Chaos is a new quilt that I am starting to think about – it is scrappy, bright and happy.  It's only in the early stages of choosing scraps and creating my own "fabric" to work from.  I will finish the top and hope to quilt it before the winter is through.  No photos just yet - it's mostly in my head.

Scrappy Stars is another quilt inspired by the quilt show I went to in Tuam when looking for my mojo.  I haven't started stitching yet, but would love something similar to the inspirational photo below.  If I can get the top finished I would be thrilled.

International Quilt Festival of Ireland
IQFOI is coming next summer and I have a fabulous opportunity to put a quilt into the show (Not for judging.  Just for looking!).  I have the top cut, so I need to piece it, embellish it, bind it and submit it by January or February.  I think it’s supposed to be top secret, so I can only show sneaky peeks as I go along.  Eventually you’ll see all, I promise.

Guest Post
I am so happy to be invited to contribute a tutorial to a series this fall, so I will get my tutorial tested, written and photographed.  I’m a bit nervous, but this will be a great jump for me.  

Free Motion Friday
This has been a great experience so far, so we'll keep it up at least to Christmas.  I am really enjoying this as my push to practice FMQ and I think I'm starting to improve, so it's thumbs up.  The goal?  One post per week to the end of December.

That is what I have in mind right now.  I’m sure this will change as time goes on, but its still a great exercise for me to get it all down on “paper” and focus.  Did you write up your goals list yet?  Hop over to Sarah’s site to learn more.  I can’t wait to see what you have in mind too!


Katy Cameron said...

Oh yay, you too! Well on the list that is. I'm also contributing my first tutorial to someone's blog this week, and realised I've got 35 photos just of my bit, plus a lead off to someone else with another 15 or so in the middle - oops! Oh well, at least the 'visual' people will be well catered for lol Good luck with yours :o)

Nicky said...

What a variety you are up to Cindy - but did you forget the FMQ-along!??

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Lovely list full of proper quilts! Good luck xxx

Manda said...

Great list! Love the birdie stitches you have up there! Good luck getting everything done!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

super duper list, can't wait to see how you get on with this one! Thanks so much for linking up :-)And if you have a quilt in the festival I will definitely be there to admire x

Janet said...

What a list! You're going to be a busy lady. Good luck with your quilt for the festival.

Trudi said...

This a great list, all organised and with pictures too, unlike my own disorganised random overbearing list! Yours is wonderful :) Look forward to following your progress :)

Isisjem said...

Great list! I really want a mixer cover too. Probably a tad more than I want a mixer...which I may one day buy :-) The mixer that is lol

Canadian Abroad said...

Great list and very exciting to be making a quilt for the show! Well done you!

Lynne said...

Wow! That's quite a list - I'm very impressed!

Annabella said...

Good luck Cindy - it`s a great list full of lovely projects and good luck with the show!

Rhonda the Rambler said...

That is a great list. Can't wait to see how you do.

Sarah said...

Brilliant list Cindy, look forward to seeing lots of things ticked done!

Pat Merkle said...

I love the bright fabric in your projects. Can't wait to see some of them completed!

Charlotte said...

Oooh a new swap how exciting, I've been thinking up some ideas for swaps recently too, they are so much fun, can't wait to hear about your new one and hopefully join in

ck said...

What a great idea, to make a project list! I definitely have Crafter/Quilter/Cleaner ADD, and get so easily distracted - I think making a list would help me focus a bit :-)

Anonymous said...

wowee you have so much on the go girl! Good on you! Just don't over do it (she says knowing you are exactly like me, like to be busy, will do as you damn please, and think of the consequences later ;) ) LOL...

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