Monday, January 9, 2017

2017 Here We GO

2016 ended a bit on a low note for me with only 2 finishes but I am hoping for renewed energy going into 2017. I'm going to be linking up my goals and finishes with the Finish Along again this year what's even more exciting is my gal pal Ella is a host this year. 
Finish-A-Long 2017
I'm also hoping to stay focused with a monthly goal set out by American Patchwork and Quilting. I've linked up these fun lists with that resolution challenge. I made a list of current UFO's, projects I'd like to start and another that is things that have deadlines or are ongoing. 
I currently have 14 projects that are needing attention and 12 others that are pending being started so why not aim high on the goals. 

Things that have deadlines 
  • Eevee Pillow / Pattern Test (ASAP)Related image
  • Pink Swap (Feb)
  • Elephant Quilt for Mallory (April) Circa 15 Fabric Studio | Modern Fabrics | Kirkland, Washington:
  • Jewel Box Throw (April)
  • McKinley's Quilt (ASAP)
Things in Progress 
  • MODA Modern Building Blocks Image result for moda modern building blocks
  • Tessellations 
  • Lucky 21
  • Weekender Bag
  • Swiss Cross Quilt     Swiss Downloadable PDF Quilt PatternThimble Blossoms | Fat Quarter Shop:
  • 2016 Block of the Month 
  • 2016 Traveling Quilt (will return to me in March) 
  • Triple Block Bee (January Queen) love the combination of orange and teal. definitely keeping this in mind for my next living room.:
  • 12 Scrap Bins -- one of each color for my scrap sorting, I'm thinking of making this my scrap challenge each month to link up with SoScrappy well holy cow look... scrap bins with color coded tops!  Go for it!:
Things I might start this quarter 
  • Swoon -- There is a quilt along starting soon. 
  • Jen Kingwell Pillow
  • All Squared UP
  • Plus Side 
  • Broken Herringbone 
  • Crafty Carrier Image result for crafty carrier
  • AMH Scrappy quilt 
  • Steampunk Image result for steampunk quilt
  • Botanics Pendant Quilt 
  • DJ Jelly Roll 
  • Granma's Surprise
  • Kitten Quilt -- this may be another scrappy project 
  • Betsy Travel Bag
  • Tunic with Chrissy 
  • Gift or swap items that may come up 
So as you can see I have plenty to keep me busy if the weather turns bad in NC in the next few months. I'm not planning to hook up with many swaps this year so that I can focus on the projects at hand and really work on decreasing my stash this year (it's gotten a little out of hand). I know later on in the year my craft room is going to be revamped again because there is need for some different furniture in there to be a better use of the space. 

My 100 Days goals this year are 
  • keep up with the ongoing challenges above 
  • have 5 completions in 100 days 
  • Rehome my scrapbook supplies to someone that will use them -- I did this with my beads last year and it was really freeing. 


  1. OK, quite some list and some wonderful projects. Good luck tackling them.

  2. Wow, Katie! That is some list! Of course, I know that you can do anything you put your mind to. I especially love that elephant quilt. And I've got that Steampunk pattern in my "want to make" pile - maybe drop me a line when you start it and I'll play along too.

    Welcome to the challenge!

  3. Phew, that's quite a list. Should keep you out of trouble for a while! Happy stitching!

  4. You have a busy 100 days ahead of you......good luck and I look forward to seeing your finishes.

  5. I know you well enough to know you can kick the first 100 days booty.

  6. Do you know who is running the Swoon-a-long? I have heard mention of it but I can't find it by googling!

  7. Great list! The scrap bins, is there a pattern for these? I would love to make these for my new pretty basement.