Many people use the flipping of the calendar to take a look at what they want to accomplish in the foreseeable future. They reflect upon what has happened in the past months and I believe, most have a few things they want to change. I am no exception to this,
Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl is having a 2017 Planning Party! What a great time to focus some of my goals for the new year.
So, I sat down this morning and made a starter list off the top of my head. I kept my list focused on quilting and blogging so it wouldn't get TOO out of control. It sure looks like I am going to have a busy year. I am sure there will be many more things added to this list as the year progresses.
I have separated the list between quilts that I plan on making or finishing and things that I want to practice or learn.
I think the learning and growing part of quilting is just as important as finishing quilts. I don't have too much here right now, but I am hoping to add to this list as projects present themselves to me.
- Practice my Free Motion quilting. I started this in 2016, but haven't done too much just for practice. I want to grow my skill in this area so that I am more confident at trying new things and enjoy the process more.
- Learn curved piecing. I am a bit embarrassed too say that I have yet to do any curved piecing. It is something that I certainly want to try and add to my list of available design options.
- Write and publish more patterns. Not too long ago, I finally finished my first pattern. "Knots" of Color and added it to my Craftsy shop. I have so many more things in my sketch book that I want to get out there.
- And something that I thought of just now, participating in more group events. In 2016 I joined a few blog hops and a sew-along. They were SO much fun. I want to be confident enough in my quilting to join many more events like these.
I have quite a few quilts to get done on my list as well. I have 4 quilts that I am being paid for that I want to get done right away. And a test for a new pattern I am writing. And a few UFO's that I need to finish just for the sake of making room for new quilts. :)
There. Goals listed for all the world to see. Now I will be held accountable and hopefully be able to make a blog post soon that has a number of these things crossed off.
Check out the 2017 Planning Party over at Quilting Jetgirl. There are going to be lots of link-ups for other bloggers that want to join in on the planning.