#2018 Planning Party…

2018 Planning Party 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…

  1. Attack the WIP list.
  2. Write a series of informative blog posts about a quilting topic.
  3. Write more patterns and submit to magazines.
  4. 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!

6 thoughts on “#2018 Planning Party…

  1. Wow! What a busy gal you are. I’m really looking forward to you finishing the Gypsy Wife quilt. May your holidays be safe and filled with laughter, family and friends, hugs, and wonderful new memories.

  2. Quite an impressive finish gallery! It really is lovely to see them all in one place and remember the separate blogs. Happy New Year to you!

  3. Congratulations on getting to the end of some tough years and feeling the fog lift; I wish you much joy and peace in 2018. You had an impressive year and I hope that you have a lot of fun focusing on your quilting goals next year. Thank you for linking up!

  4. Those are great goals for your blog and for your quilting. Although being an ambassador stretched you I can see the need for pursuing your own goals.

  5. You accomplished a lot this year, wow!! It’s good to hear you’re on the upswing after some tough times, I wish you the best in the coming year! 😊

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