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So, last year my quilt goals were:
- Try trapunto
- Do some appliqué. Try different methods.
- Make something with hexies
- Get a sketchbook and sketch out some FMQ designs, and practice them
- Make a binder of FMQ design samples that I like and can do
- Donate a quilt to Project Linus
- Make a quilt for our bed
- Make quilts for family & friends
2014 ended up being a super busy, super crazy year for me. I did make quilts for family and friends, but I only made (from start to finish) two quilts all year! I did get a sketchbook, which I filled up with sketching and practice FMQ designs. I did mess around with appliqué a little, but not much. What I couldn’t have predicted last year when I wrote those goals was that I would buy a longarm quilting machine in 2014. So while I did do a lot of quilting this year, I quilted for other quilters. Next year I want to:
- Make my bed quilt
- Make time to do some quilting for me
- Keep quilting for other quilters
Shorter list, huh? But, I think it’s more well thought out. In the years I’ve been quilting, I still haven’t made a quilt for myself. I started a Christmas top for my couch a few weeks ago with great intentions, but I’m booked up on quilting others’ tops until Christmas. It’s a good problem to have and I’m not complaining, but I need to work on finding a balance between doing what I love as a job/for others, and doing what I love for me to feed my creativity. It’s hard!
So, out of the two quilts I made this year, I think my favorite is the one I made for Natalie’s bed:
I just love the colors, and I really enjoyed quilting it.
Can I share some of my favorite shots of longarm quilting I did for other quilters?
It’s been a good year!
Now I want to hear yours!
Someone will be winning these Bonnie & Camille charm packs:
Here’s what you need to do next: add the link to your Inspiration Palooza blog post in the link-up below, then follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget to make sure you’ve entered to win. You can earn additional entries as well by participating on Instagram, or you are welcome to participate on Instagram only if you don’t have a blog (although linking up with a blog post is worth the most entries!). Just post a picture of your favorite quilt from 2014, share at least one quilt goal for 2015, and hashtag it with #inspirationpalooza. Please, oh please, if you participate on Instagram, do not forget to come back and enter through the Rafflecopter widget. I will be using Rafflecopter to randomly draw the winner of the giveaway, so if you haven’t entered it in, that would be a very sad thing.
The link-up and giveaway will be open until December 7th at midnight. The winner will be announced on Monday the 8th, and you will have 48 hours to email me back with your shipping information. If you do not reply within that time, a new winner will be selected.
Thanks for participating, and good luck! I can’t wait to read your posts.
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