|Courtesy of Madame Samm |
1) Not just starting quilts, but finishing them!
- Since I'm hosting TGIFF! once a month, I'd like to have a quilt finished per month. Some of these will hopefully be:
- A quilt to cover our own poor bed!
- A leader/ender quilt for the guest room
- More charity quilts
- A few things off my bucket list
- FINISH MY EXISTING WIPs - they are out of control!
- Design a quilt to share online.
- Modern Block Monday - Make and share a block from Modern Blocks every Monday. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book! I don't think I'll do all of the blocks in the book but I'd like to make a Modern Block Sampler.
- Raise my EQ so that I don't turn into a Wild Thing every time I use Electric Quilt. I will start learning EQ from the beginning AGAIN! This is attempt number 3, but I'll post my
misadventures here so I don't give up this time. I really don't get what the block (ha ha) is that I have with this program but I will succeed this year. As I figure out this program, I'll make and post some of the designs that I make.
- Do a tutorial on the growth chart.
- Colour My World Challenge - This one is going to be a fun experiment and challenge! Each month, I will be doing a small project (12" by 12" or 14" by 14") focusing on one colour. Red, blue and purple will probably be easy. White, orange and brown, not so much.
- Once I figure out EQ, use it to experiment with different colour schemes, especially those outside of my comfort zone.
- Achieve a consistent 1/4" seam allowance. Seriously, I've been quilting for um-13 + years and I still can't do this properly. It's why I don't make blocks. This will change.
- Learn and practice more free motion quilting - participating in the QAYGFMQQAL and the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Project should help achieve this goal.
- Learn and experiment more with new-to-me techniques:
- Machine pieced curves - Drunkard's Path
- Fabric painting