I don’t normally talk about plans and goals or even resolutions but this year I’ve decided to take a new approach. Today I’m linking up with Quilting JetGirl’s annual goal setting party! Warning… this is going to be a long post.
But first I thought I would start with a review of everything that I finished this year. In my head I knew I accomplished a lot, but when I was pulling photos I was shocked.
First up, are all the projects I made for the Island Batik Ambassador program. This was a great program to be part of as I learned a couple things. First I learned that it is possible for me to produce quality quilts on the schedule required for the program, as it is intense. Second I learned that curved piecing is not scary, it is actually fun. Lastly, it reinforced that while I don’t dislike paper piecing, I don’t enjoy it as much as regular piecing. I’m really glad I got to be part of this program however, I’ve decided not to participate in the Ambassador program in 2018 as I want to sew for my goals.
Next up, all these finishes are quilts that I made as part of quilt alongs/ swaps, Mystery Quilts or the Stash Bee. Three of these quilts were donation quilts. Some of these were started in 2016 but carried over into 2017.
There, that’s the end of all that I accomplished in 2017. It was a great year for sewing. Some of these were also started in 2016 but were not finished until 2017.
Now what? New years are always so exciting and full of promise. Personally, 2017 was the tail end of a couple tough years for me personally. I feel the fog has lifted and I am ready for all the new things. As far as goals, here is my list…
- Attack the WIP list.
- Write a series of informative blog posts about a quilting topic.
- Write more patterns and submit to magazines.
- Be more thoughtful about the photos for the blog.
So those are my goals for the year. You can see what other bloggers will be focused on at Quilting JetGirl!