"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 Goals and Projects

I’ve already been hard at work in 2015.  I’ve joined several SAL’s and hope to do some major scrap-busting this year.  First up is RSC2015.  Angela over at socrappy has been running this for several years, but this is my first year to join in.  She chooses a color each month to work with, and also provides tutorials for different blocks.  We can use her block suggestions and have a rainbow quilt at the end of the year, or make any other blocks that we wish.  Since I have a bad habit of making small quilts that never get used, I decided to make place mats for our Meals on Wheels program. 

I spent one entire evening sorting all my scraps by color, and was amazed at how much ‘scrash’ I have.  I don’t remember where I saw that word, sorry, but it’s so appropriate!  I’ll be happy to give credit if I find out.  So far, I’ve made 6 placemats.

I started by using a few small orphan blocks that turned up, and then tried to make them into a usable size. 

I also made a birthday card using some fabric, but I can’t share it yet.  Today I cut our three Dresden plates.  I think two of them will become placemats, and then I think I’ll try to make a quilt, adding a block each month with the assigned color. I’ve never made a Dresden plate before, so this should be fine.  I’m also planning to participate in Get Your Mrs. Claus On Project again, and this month I’m planning a hexie doll quilt.  After all, I had two lonely hexies in my blue bin, so I’ll add a few more and make a quilt.  I’ve barely made a dent in the blues, so there will be more placemats forthcoming.

Another SAL that caught my attention is Jo’s Gifted Gorgeousness.  This is for cross stitch or other stitchery projects in our ‘pile’ that were gifted to us, or the result of a giveaway.  I have the perfect project for this, and will be posting my monthly results on the 15th.  Mine is a BOM from 2013 that I barely started, so I’m hoping this will give me the incentive to finish.  Jo is pretty lenient about what qualifies as gifted, so stop over to check it out if you’re interested.

Martina, who blogs at sunshinequilting is hosting a Gail Pan Patterns SAL.  We’ll be working on our choice of patterns, and linking up at the end of the month.  I always see so many lovely Gail Pan projects in blog land, that I just had to join in on this one.  I’ve already purchased a book, so I’m ready to go.

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And of course, I’m working on Jenny’s Vintage Kitchen BOM.  If I finish this post early enough tonight, I’ll be starting on my stitching.

The Vintage Kitchen 2015 BOM Jenny of Elefantz

Bunny Hill’s free project this year is 12 months of little snow people on hearts.  The first one is adorable, and I can’t wait to get started on it, either. you won’t want to miss this one.

2015 will be another year in which I strive to use up what I have, and not buy any new fabric unless it’s necessary to finish something.  My record wasn’t perfect in 2014, but I did pretty well.  I’m also planning to get all my UFO’s quilted this year.  Other than a couple of very long-term projects, my only UFO’s just need to be quilted.

If you’re still reading along.  I appreciate it.  I know I haven’t been very good about blogging lately, and I keep saying I’ll try to do better.  I’ve just been so busy sewing!  Thanks for stopping by.

Keep on Stitching - - - - - Sunny

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26 comments:

  1. Your surely are organised Sunny and have signed up for lots of lovely projects... I have joined Chooky's SAL and am doing Jenny's Vintage Kitchen. Also am working on Cheryll's Initial Valentine Swap.Trying NOT too sign up for too many projects BUT I must look at the Bunny Hill one...Hmm the Scrappy one sounds good and I do love that stitchery book !!!
    The palcemats look fabulous made out of your orphan blocks. Folk will be happy to receive them..
    Love the header photo as we are sweltering here it cools me down..

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  2. Sunny I've thought several times about joining some of the Sew Alongs but I have so many things I need to finish that I've decided just to tackle one at a time and work my way through them. That will work until I see something new I just have to make. :) blessings, marlene

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  3. Hey Sunny, Happy New Year!! Love the sound of your goals and projects for this year...I'm working on mine and hope to be up and blogging again soon! xxx

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  4. It sounds like you have lots of fun plans for 2015! An excellent use of your scraps making those place mats. I recently bought Gail Pan's book, the needle book on the cover really caught my eye. There are lots of great projects in the book.

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  5. Hi Sunny you are so organised,thankyou for the thumbs up with Gails sew along ,think i will go and check it out,thankyou and i hope you had a lovely day.xx

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  6. It looks like there will be plenty of interesting sewing going on at your place this year Sunny. Your place mats look great and are a good idea - I'm joining in the RCS this year too but am still trying to sort out the framework for my sewing this year - very loose I think!! Trying to get the balance between sewing and blogging is tricky too! Have fun :-)

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  7. Happy New Year, Sunny! Lovely gifts you've made & received for Christmas - and wow you'll be a busy lady with your SALs - can't wait to see your results!

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  8. You are going to be so busy and so productive this year. I look forward to seeing your SAL's.

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  9. And when will you sleep, my dear? lol You are going to be a busy girl! I hope to do much more this year than I have before. I love all the projects you have that you have joined in... can't wait to see pic's.

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  10. It sounds like it is going to be a fun and productive year ahead for you.

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  11. Oh my what a 'cold' picture at the top--
    I am freezing sittin here at the computer--
    need to get up and go to the sewing machine and sew!!!
    before I can do the Gail pan one--I need some of her patterns or a book--
    and I have been thinking about the color a month one--
    and blue is usually my color for decorating in Jan--but I don't really have alot of blue quilts--and I know that I have some blue fabric with winter scenes on them that need to be sewed into something--sooo maybe, I willlll???????
    smiles, di and miss gracie

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  12. You are going to be busy! Have fun with all your new projects!

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  13. Whew that is a lot of projects but they all sound so interesting , really have to check out a few of them , just saying ;-) Oh your placemats will be greatly appreciated .

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  14. You have lots of wonderful plans for the year. Some lovely ideas in there. have a fun time.

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  15. I left you a comment yesterday, however I don't think it went through. You have picked some very fun projects and I know you will enjoy doing them. Good luck with your no fabric buying unless necessary. I've been doing that for several years and it really does help.

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  16. That's a lot of projects planned! You will be busy but that's the point, right?

    I'm hoping it gets warmer soon!

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  17. 2015 looks like a good year so far. love your placemats. have fun.

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  18. Wow! Your going to be one busy lady!

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  19. Wonderful projects something to definitely keep you stitching.

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  20. Your placemats are an awesome idea, love them! I also love Gail Pan and will be on the lookout for that book. I'm going to start my Jenny project soon too - got it traced, just have to find some red spotty and pull some floss!

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  21. Dear Sunny ... 2015 looks to be a busy year for you. You are very organized with your goals and projects. Wishing you a blessed New Year. ♥ Teri

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  22. Goodness gracious Sunny.... are you going to have any time to sleep in 2015! :o)) I'm not surprised you signed up for all those SAL's they are gorgeous.... just like those placemats you've been making. Great idea and I'm sure they'll make the meals you deliver all the more special for the recipients. Have a terrific year.... I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines......xxxx

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  23. It sounds like you are going to busy in 2015. I hope you get everything done. I cannot wait for you to share your accomplishments. Good luck!

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  24. I haven't set any goals for this year or maybe I have. I do want to work on the three quilts I have on my design wall. Sounds like you are going to have a fun year.

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  25. sounds like you have hit the ground running in 2015.
    lots of great projects on the cards. Enjoy...
    love your placemats, they look so lovely.

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