Tuesday, December 29, 2020

My Stitching Resolution Blog Hop




Today is the big day for My Stitching Resolution Blog Hop, hosted by the fabulous Carla @Creatin in the Sticks.  When Carla first brought up this idea, I had to jump at the chance.  I have so many projects I would like to finish.  This is a one-day hop, and no sewing was required, just come up with your resolution (s).   Thanks so much to Carla for helping us get on track for 2021~

My Stitching Resolutions for 2021 are as follows:  I have too many, I can't just post one!

1)  Finally finish my lighthouse/sailboat quilt for my king sized bed, into flimsy stage at least.   I started this 16 or so years ago, I did the center panel.  Some quilting friends in a birthday swap made the sailboats.  I planned to make Storm at Sea blocks for the next round, but I must have been cutting wonky because they were not right.  I got the Accuquilt Storm at Sea Dies, and need to put them to use.   I have quite a bit to go to make this king sized.  I have never made myself a bed quilt, though everyone else in my immediate family, so I would really like to get this done.


2)  Finish Buhl-Bushong into flimsy Stage.   This was a BOM through the Virginia Quilt Museum.  I got my borders done, and 5 center blocks.  I need to finish the rest of the center blocks and sew them together.  


3)  Jaeger's Graduation Quilt.  I need to finish this up, and quilt it.  This is the Pieces From the Past Sewalong by Melva @ Melva Loves Scraps.    I'm caught up with these right now, and as soon as the last few blocks come out, I will quilt it.  My grandson Jaeger graduates in 2021.  



4)  Make brother Bill a lighthouse quilt for my SIL Char.  He asked me if I would do this last year, and I told him as soon as I finished my bed quilt.  Well neither got worked on.  I am going to make it a priority this year.  I actually have all the elements of a lighthouse BOM I never started, and plan to put that together for them, with a little enlargement to make it king sized.  



5)  Finish watching my Free Motion Academy videos , practice my motifs, turn my final projects and graduate.   This is a class by HollyAnne Knight.  I watched the first few videos, practiced a couple of motifs in the Fall.  Then my grandchildren went back to school, and needed me to transport them after school, then in November my husband's fall, and rehab.  So I missed the majority of the class and missed graduation this time.  I would really like to finish this up, and it is high on my list.  I need a lot more practice on swirls.  








6)    Quilt my Father Christmas Quilt.  This was another long-term project.  Made one guy, top right corner in around 1999.  Finally finished this several months ago.  I would like this done in time for Christmas 2021.



7)  Quilt Frolic Mystery.  This was Bonnie Hunter's Mystery from 2019.   I plan to give this to a former coworker who got married several months ago.  


8)  Quilt Summer Sails.  I finished this quilt that had been on my wish list for a number of years this year.  I would like to quilt it.


9)  Finish up CQ project.  This was a project I started in Judith Baker-Montano's Crazy Quilt class a number of years ago at an Empty Spools Retreat in Asilomar, CA.  I would like to finish this up, and I would like to gift it to a friend.  


10)  QAL by the Sea into flimsy stage.    This was this year's QAL by Partners in Design.  


I think this should be a reasonable list and hopefully easy to attain.  Check out the other blogger's below and see what their resolutions are~  


 Wednesday, December 30th




Thanks so much for stopping by~

25 comments:

Susie said...

Hi Karrin, what lovely quilts/flimsy and I am sure you will get them all finished this year. Just love the lighthouse and sail boat one. Have a wonderful 2021. Hugs & Love, Susie xx

Frédérique said...

Your UFOs are way too beautiful to not finish them! I love your nautical theme quilts, and the crazy too. Great resolutions for the coming year!

Stitchin At Home said...

Love those flimsies! I hope you get to finish them up this year!

Rebecca Smith said...

I love all the lighthouses! It seems like an ambitious list to me.

Carla said...

It's a great list Karrin. Thanks for sharing all the pictures, can't wait to see the finishes. You can do it! Happy New Year!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

So fun to see what you're planning to work on this year, Karrin! I love that Father Christmas quilt. Are you going to hand quilt that one? I think your FM quilting looks wonderful! That's something I've tried, but never practiced enough to become comfortable with, so I think you're on the right track with your plans.

Karen's Korner said...

You have some lovely projects to move along to the finish line. Good luck with them.

Cynthia's Creating Ark said...

A beautiful list of projects for you to complete. Good luck.

Quilting Gail said...

Love your quilts!
You will be SEW happy when they are all finished!
Happy Quilting! :-)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your list of projects is fabulous. Great list of goals.

Carol S. said...

You have so many beautiful UFO's to work on...great goals! I need to drag out some of my UFOs and take pictures, though it might scare me to see what I actually have. Here's to 2021 and finishing our UFO's! Happy New Year!

Rose said...

My favorites of all of these are the lighthouses. Good luck with your goals.

Beth said...

Love your quilts. I hope to make a crazy quilt this year.

Sharon said...

You have a wonderful variety of quilts on your resolutions list. Happy stitching for 2021!

Danice G said...

Wow, really all pretty. Your free-motion quilting is looking awesome as well.

Calicojoan said...

You have some stunning projects to finish up. I am loving your lighthouse quilt. A storm at sea border will be a perfect finish for it too. Your Father Christmas quilt is gorgeous. I need to put Frolic on my to do list too. I think all I did was pull fabrics. So many project, so little time. LOL!! Happy New Year!

The Joyful Quilter said...

It looks like you've got your work cut out for you with those goals. Best of luck with the finishing!

Carol Andrews said...

Hi Karrin. You have quite a list of goals and beautiful photos of the projects. I’ll be cheering you on through the year! 😉 Carol

Lyndsey said...

Wow you have a lot of things to be working on in 2021. They are all so beautiful. Good luck completing them.

tink's mom said...

Such a great collection of To Finish projects. Wishing you several finishes and a Happy Healthy New Year.

K Reeves said...

Knowing how you work, I think these are reasonable goals Karrin, as long as you are enjoying them! May 2021 be a year filled with Hope and Joy!

LJ said...

Wowza! You have lots on your plate for 2021. Best wishes for a quilty kind of year.

Susan said...

That's a nice variety you have on your list. I expect I'll be seeing finishes all year, knowing you. =) Best of luck with time and your machine.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

I love all the different projects you will be working on - so it will never be dull!! Your lighthouse quilt will be beautiful. I just purchased that Storm at Sea BOB and am looking forward to playing with it this year. I love that pattern! Wishing you a beautiful quilty 2021!

Susan said...

That's a gorgeous assortment of quilts to finish!