Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Goals 2010

After looking back at my goals for 2009, I think I'm ready to make some goals for 2010.

1. Complete 12 quilts.
I know, this is less than I made in 2009. This is because I want to focus on more large, complex quilts. Granted, I know at least two babies that need quilts made for them this year, but I'd like to focus on more "large"quilts. Also, I have two quilts tops that just need to be quilted, as well as two quilts that are already in progress.

2. Give away at least two quilts for charity.
Yes, this was a goal last year but hey, I didn't meet that goal, so I'd like to work towards it again.

3. Make a quilt with circles/curves.
Circles have always intimidated me, so I need to overcome that. And yes, this was on my list last year. I've already started to make "Love Beads" from the Modern Quilt Workshop. I'd also like to make a Drunkard's Path pattern. If you're not sure what a drunkard's path quilt looks like, type it into Google Images or Flickr and you'll see tons of examples

4. Use more solids in my quilts.
This is something I've started to do, but I'd like to do more of in the coming year.

5. No quilt pattern repeats!
I chose this again because I really have a ton of quilting books and patterns--enough to keep me busy for quite a awhile. I've also got all sorts of ideas for quilts without patterns. I really need to make quilts using those books and patterns or just go improv and make up something as I go.

6. Make a "stack the deck" quilt.
Along the lines of using my books, I have a book all about stack the deck quilts--these are similar to crazy nine patch quilts in that once you have all the pieces arranged, you cut things up and sew them back together again. More explanation to come when I get to those, but here is the gallery of the woman who makes these.

7. Make more improvised quilts.
My mom and I are registered for Gwen Marston's Beaver Island Quilt Retreat in September, so I need to have something to bring for show and tell!

What about you? What are your goals (in general or artistic) for this year?


  1. You've got some great goals! I look forward to reading about your progress. I need to make a list, too.... but I'm procrastinating. Isn't that a great way to start off the New Year? Ha! Something to work on. : )

  2. Great goals! I have not even thought about my quilt goals for the year, but I have started a list of works in progress and ideas that I have partial fabric collected for so I don't forget all the thought I put in already!

  3. Better late than never - you inspired me to write goals for the year! Mine are on my blog on January 23rd at Thanks for your motivation!