Monday, January 4, 2016

A Sew Along and a Resolution

I don't normally make new year's resolutions but
I felt that I needed to make a plan for quilting this year..
so I went back to making a list.
I like lists!
Mostly,  I like checking off items on a list!

So I have my list of quilt projects I have been wanting to start...
 but the other part to my plan is that for every new quilt
I start this year... I will revive an old project and finish that too.

Even though my list is 12 projects long... I will pick and choose which project
I will start each month. The same for the list of
 quilt projects to revive. I need some flexibility, right?

I do have a third aspect to my resolution...
I happen to have more than one long forgotten
block of the month...
I know,
crazy right?

I'm going to fit in my BOM's along the way also!
I'm sure that it's all workable.
Divide and conquer!
Sew my stash!
2016... I'm ready!

So, do you want to see the first project?
I'm really excited about it!

This is a sew along that is starting today! It's hosted by Cindy Lammon at
Hyacinth blog.
I thought I would start off the new year with this as my new project!
I have been wanting to make a Plus quilt for quite some time.
I love Cheryl's aka Meadow Mist Designs version with an Outlined Plus!

Last week or so, I showed this project I did using Art Gallery Fabrics.
Well, I love those fabrics SO much that I
decided to continue using them in the Outlined Plus
quilt... which I have designated for my bed.

Here is my test block.

My bedding is from the Moda Home... I've had it for about 6 or 7 years now
 and is has the same pale pink as
the center of the plus. I am not sure right now if Outlined Plus
is going to replace my comforter or just be a quilt for my bed.

It's a lot of blocks to make
 when you are making a king size quilt!
We will see.

So, that's my new project for January...
my old project... I think I had started it during the summer
before my dad died.
It's from a Tula Pink pattern that I found on Pinterest.

This is a little peek of it...

Happy New Year to you!
I will be posting tomorrow to help celebrate the
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13 friends stopped by to chat:

Cindy said...

So glad you're quilting along. It's the first time I've hosted one and I wasn't sure if anyone would join !😂 The blocks go pretty quickly so hopefully you'll have a king size in no time!

Linda in Calif. said...

I remember your old project. It's so pretty. I'm glad you are starting on it again. Have fun with the quilt along - those fabrics are beautiful too.

Hildy said...

I love your test block it's so cute and Im sure your finished quilt will be beautiful! I din't make any resolutions mostly because I never hold on to them;-) But there are a few projects I wish to finish this year ... let's see how that will work.

Lorri said...

I am in the process of making my list. I hope to participate in several quilt alongs this year!

Kris said...

Wow Sinta! That is one ambitious new year's resolution! But you will do it. I know you will!
Lovely quilt!...that first one you will be working on! I have too many hobbies!!
xo and Happy New Year.

Cathy said...

What a good idea - complete one new project and one old. I like it. BTW, I am a list person too.

Needled Mom said...

That is such a great block. I like your new years resolution of one old/one new. Happy new year.

Béa said...

Happy New Year Sinta XXX

Patty D from NC said...

Happy New Year!

helen said...

I am planning to join Cindys quilt along, fabric chosen awaiting pattern. I too have the same Tula Pink quilt on th go. Hope to cross a few UFOs off as well as start some new ones

Cheryl said...

Your test block for Outlined Plus is beautiful, this is going to be an amazing king sized quilt!

Helen L said...

Sinta, that is going to be a beautiful quilt! And I had that same idea for quilting this year: but since it was a few months ago that I thought of it, I'm glad you reminded me!! :-) I have enough UFO's that it'll probably take 5 years to finish them with this plan!! Have a great week!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Thimbleanna said...

You're so organized -- I need to make some lists too -- I think it's the best way to get things done and stay on track. Your plus quilt is going to be beautiful -- can't wait to see it finished!