Year End Goals Recap - About Time!

So the end of my year came and went and I never recapped my December goals, or set any January or February goals. Probably just as well because as you know I didn’t get much done.

I’m working at getting my quilting mojo back and my blogging mojo, and I’d be happy just to find any mojo.

After noticing that the Chinese New Year had just passed (it’s the year of the pig), I thought,“I might as well set some goals and try to work at making them.” Focusing on tasks right now seems like a good way to take a few steps towards a kind of peace, so that’s what I’m going to do.

Back in December, I set the following goals. I wonder how I did?

  • Make my bee blocks for Bee Inspired. I made no progress here. I feel lucky that I have such patient friends.

  • Make a quilt for the Island Batik challenge for December. Finally got this one done and posted just this week. The challenge was to create something that was whimsical and wonky. Click here to read how I met that challenge.

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  • Create three new quilts for Island Batik. This took up all of my time in December. I got them done luckily just before my sister got sick because I probably wouldn’t have taken the time to finish them.

Still can’t show you the quilts though, but as soon as they premiere at Spring Market, I’ll be sure to share them here. Here are sneaks of the colors in each of the three quilts.

  • Create a design for a quilt for my daughter. Always in Stitches (the quilt shop where I work) has a challenge every year where you make a list of 12 projects you want to get done, then you complete the chosen project each month. A lot of us chose a single project rather than 12, broken down into 12 parts. My goal for December was to create a design for a quilt that I could work on each month in 2019.

    My daughter is graduating from college this year, and without this extra push I didn’t think I would get around to making her a special quilt. For January, I needed to create several designs, and for February I needed to get Kate to choose one I came up with two designs using my Star Trek fabrics. In the end, Kate decided she wanted me to combine the designs, with the Enterprise in the middle of the quilt and the big blocks and symbols above and below.

So how did I do? Well, I got 3 of my 4 goals done!

I’ve already gotten my February goal done for the Star Trek quilt, so yay me! Here’s my list of other goals for the month.

  • Make a Magnificent Mini quilt for the February Island Batik challenge. I have an idea for this but that’s about all.

  • Create some new designs for Island Batik’s Fall Market booth. I’m looking at the fabrics for FW 2019 and drafting ideas as we speak.

  • Finish my pattern for the Partners in Design’s upcoming blog hop, and sew up a test block. If you’re a part of our private Facebook group, you already know that the big announcement for our latest QAL is coming up on 2/26. I can’t wait to share that with you! Until then, we’re featuring a designer or two every week. I’ll be featured on 2/19, one week before the big announcement. Woot!

  • Change the cover of a new pattern being featured by my local guild to show the actual Guild Raffle Quilt, then print it so the Guild can sell it at the show (and before).

  • Announce my new patterns and add them to my online store. I’ll be featuring new patterns on my blog soon, and adding them to my online store so be sure to follow me! I typically offer a limited-time discount when a new pattern comes out so don’t miss it!

Well, those are my goals for this month. Not that I’m being held accountable, I better get sewing!

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