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2014 Quilting To-Do List

Happy New Year! January 1 is one of my favorite days of the year. There’s just something I love about taking time to reflect on the past year and make resolutions for a better one ahead. It’s a cleansing process and something I find completely motivating. One of my resolutions in 2014 is to make more time to be creative. This past year got so busy that I definitely picked catching up with a favorite TV show or taking a quick nap over sewing. This year, I want to carve out time in my schedule to be creative–whether that means quilting, designing, choosing fabrics, or even browsing through books and magazines to get my thoughts flowing. I don’t want to let another year go by without taking time to create something for myself.

 

This morning I woke up and made my 2014 quilting to-do list. I wrote down a list of projects I wanted to complete (let me say that again: complete) this year. Some have been on my list for awhile, some just sound fun, and some are uncompleted quilts that I just want off my design wall. I’m going to hang my list where I can see it every day as extra motivation to stay productive and make time for the creative process.

 

 

On my to-do list this year:

 

Want to make your own quilting to-do list? Here are some tips:

 

1. Don’t make it too big. My list is only 5 quilts long. That way, I won’t get overwhelmed or feel under pressure to sew every day. It also allows me some time to be thinking about the projects, to take time to choose the perfect fabric, and to enjoy the experience. I don’t want my list to feel like work. And I want to be able to complete everything by the end of the year.

2. Choose a variety of projects. My list includes a Block of the Month, a quilt along, a City Sampler, a series of applique wall hangings, and finishing an old quilt. I don’t want to get bored while working on my projects. Making sure my list includes a variety of different size quilts that cover a variety of techniques will keep me interested in what I’m doing and allow me to work on more than one project at a time.

3. Get social. I love connecting with quilting blogs and social media sites. I purposely chose a quilt along and a Block of the Month for the social components. I can see the process of other bloggers and quilters and post my own progress to keep me accountable and on track.

 

Happy quilting in 2014! Share your own quilting to-do list in the comments and make sure to check back to  see my progress.

Lindsay

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