Tuesday, 29 December 2020

My Quilting Resolution Blog Hop

   Thank you Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks for hosting this blog hop!  I normally do not make News Year's resolutions, I don't want the stress of not accomplishing them hanging over me all year long. This year, as we all know has not been kind to anyone. So out with the old and in with the new kinder, gentler, I hope year ahead. 

To avoid getting overwhelmed by my resolutions in 2021 my goals are simple, as the best resolutions are stress-free. I aim to not accomplish my goals in one month but over the course of the entire year. 

My resolutions are as follows:

1. I hate, yes I know rather harsh but true none the less, UFO's. I have one hanging over my head, that has been there since my hubby passed away. I resolve to finish it up and list the pattern in my Etsy Shop.

started in March of 2020, the top is finished and it is basted just waiting for the quilting to start

2: Is this panel, I had printed by Spoonflower. The print is a photo taken by my daughter in law, I edited it and had it printed. My goal is to add a few borders round-robin style. Sound like a fun project! Do you have a panel, any panel, and want to play along with me. If so let me know in the comments. When leaving a comment please make sure you are not a no-reply commenter.

sunset on Tyson Lake

Those are two simple relatively easy to accomplish resolutions. 

Want to see what other bloggers have in mind for 2021, here is the list.






29 comments :

Susie said...

Hi, I do hope you get your UFO's done. I too hate things hanging around and try very hard to complete the project before moving on but it does not always happen. I wish you a much better 2021. Hugs & Love, Susie xx

Danice G said...

Two really pretty UFOs. Maybe 2021 will be the year we all finish our unfinished quilts.

Frédérique said...

Your blue blocks look very pretty, I can't wait to see this UFO coming into a quilt. Your panel is beautiful too, it's something I never played with. Lovely photo by the way!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have bought specialty fabrics from Spoonflower, but I like the idea of having a photo done and using as the medalion center.

Rebecca Smith said...

I love your panel quilt idea!

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful projects that I shall look forward to seeing finished. I have so many UFOs and hope to get a few of them done this year, One of them is a pretty panel to which I have been thinking of designing and adding borders one at a time like around robin. It is not at the top of to do list so I am not sure when I will be starting it so I shall be cheering from the sidelines while you work on yours. May 2021 be the year we get many of our goals accomplished ... one day, one stitch at a time. May you and yours be well and happy in the new year ... :) Pat

tink's mom said...

Looks like you have set very doable goals for the coming year. Hopfully you will share the finishes with us.

Carla said...

2 very attainable goals, for sure. Your photo print is an excellent idea and I have a picture I need to do that with. Happy New Year!

Sharon said...

I don't like UFO's either, but I tend to have a few hanging around. Best of luck on your finishes; the quilts will be gorgeous!

Carol S. said...

I feel the same way about resolutions and "hate" not meeting them if I make them. Your goals are doable and look like great projects to finish. I love that photo panel...wow! It's gorgeous and will be fun to get made into something. Thank you for sharing your resolutions and hopefully, 2021 will be so much better for all of us. Happy New Year!

Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com said...

Like you, I don't make resolutions. When I have in the past, I always listed more than I could accomplish. Of course, I also allow myself forgiveness for not making it. Your two are very accomplishable. I do have a panel that I would like to make into a throw for my husband's sister and brother-in-law.

Beth said...

That is so doable. Makes me wonder why I have such a long list!

Websterquilt said...

Beautiful panel

Karrin Hurd said...

Great goals, and that is a beautiful panel! Good luck on making your goals, and Happy New Year!

Rose said...

You can do this!

Preeti said...

Oh Cindy, I understand your reluctance for setting goals and the added pressure. Don't we already have enough ongoing stress? This has been a difficult year for all of us - some more than others. I believe that your goals are achievable. I am rooting for you. Wishing you a Happy New Year 2021!!!

Karen's Korner said...

Good luck with your goals. Love the panel.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Nice attainable goals. Have you seen all the new patterns out with panels so they aren't the same old boring quilts.

Cynthia's Creating Ark said...

Good luck. It is a beautiful panel. I have done a couple of panel quilts this year. They are fun to do and often quick to complete. Well the two I did were quick.

Calicojoan said...

Oh those pesky UFOs. I wish the quilt fairy would just come in and finish them all for me😂. That panel you had printed is gorgeous. I can’t wait to see how you finish it. Happy New Year

Quilting Gail said...

Best wishes with your goals!

I absolutely LOVE the panel from a photo!!!

Happy Quilting! :-)

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice job of keeping it simple and allowing yourself the grace to take the entire year, if need be. Best of luck!

Vasudha said...

Love that panel. It's a beautiful picture. I'm sure you will be able to keep to your resolutions this year!.

Kathleen said...

Good luck with your goals, sometimes the smallest steps are what we need to get done before anything else. Good luck and happy new year.

Lyndsey said...

Great goals as they are attainable. Good luck finishing the UFO

LJ said...

My sister and you are amazing - just a couple of UFOs! You can get them completed and into the finished pile...2021 will be the year.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Those are great goals. Nothing wrong with a small list. Good luck with finishing the pattern. Here's to a better year.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

First, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss and understand how that could definitely take the want-to away. Secondly, Wow, only two UFO's? That's awesome, and such a nice pattern and panel to work on. I think your goals are very doable.

Sandra Walker said...

Well, do not ever poke around too much in my sewing room...you will see more than one UFO! I can't wait to see the new design; you have such great ones Cindy. As for the round robin, from what I saw when we did the round robin a few years back, you will have amazing ideas for the rounds. That is one gorgeous photo, and what a terrific idea. I basically did two round robins last year through Island Batik, so I'm round robin-ed out!