Monday, December 20, 2010

My 2011 Lofty Quilty List

First off - thank you all so much for the awesome birthday wishes yesterday!  I had a great day, and even started my first embroidery project, which is going pretty well for my first time.  Stay tuned for a sneak peek on Wednesday.

And now, another list for the girl who loves lists.

Have I ever told you about how my father-in-law actually mentioned my love for lists and Excel in his wedding toast?  I've always enjoyed making lists, and I find it hysterical that my munchkin is already showing his affinity for lists too.  He loves to say "check" in the grocery store when we're shopping our way through our list, and has once or twice picked up one of his handy dandy notebooks and pretended to make a list of his own.  Super cute.

Anyway, I was thinking that 2010 is quickly evaporating.  Where did the year go?  We've got a little over a week left, and for me, that's the time when I usually start coming up with grand plans for the next year.  Have you noticed that the New Year will begin on 1-1-11?  Pretty cool, if you ask me.

So what do I have planned for 2011?  Definitely more quilting.  I did a lot of quilting this year, and I've discovered that quilting is something I really love.  It's kind of funny to think that I didn't find a hobby that I was super passionate about until just last year, but that's the case.  Quilting and sewing makes me a more sane, more happy person.  So, definitely more of that.  Time for a list and naturally some inspirational mosaics...

1. Bee quilts - three of them! I'm the mama for one, and a participant in two more, so I'm looking forward to lots of bee fun this year.

2. Matching twin baby quilts for my brand new niece and nephew

3. A Single Girl queen size quilt for my bed (I'm thinking red and aqua here, how awesome would that be???)

4. Oh Fransson's Kitchen Window quilt from her new book

5. Spiderweb quilt, possibly using scraps and/or selvages from this last year of quilting

6. Cathedral Window pillow for my living room

7. A zig zag quilt

8. Postage stamp quilt

9. Yellow Dresden plate or wonky star pillow for my mother's birthday

10. Margaret's Hope Chest charity quilt - I'm making a pink quilt and I'm thinking one of three concepts - colorbrick, crosses, or square in square.

I decided to stop at 10 projects, at least for now, otherwise I'd wind up with a ridiculous list of 50 things and expectations that I'd never be able to meet.  I think I'm most excited about either my MHC quilt and working in the bees.

And now, it's linky time!  What have you got planned for next year?  A new quilt (or 18 of them)?  Finishing off a quilt top?  Organizing your sewing room?  I want to hear all about it!  :)


  1. Such pretty inspiration mosaics! And such an exciting list of projects, I can't wait to see what you do with them! I love that you're doing a Single Girl. Fair warning: The templating and cutting takes FOREVER. But the curves were surprisingly not as tough as I expected.

    Fun linky, thanks for hosting! I will definitely be revisiting my post as the year progresses, to see how I'm coming along on my list.

  2. Very nice list! I wish I were this organized with my quilty plans and thoughts. I plan to write a 2011 post, but I won't be able to do it until the new year. Sorry for missing the link up!

  3. What fun projects! I love the yellows. I plan on linking up this evening.

  4. Such a great list, and love the photos! You have inspired me to make a list!

  5. Oh I loooooove a good list or three. Thanks!!

  6. great list!! I love #9 I have a grey/spot of color wonky star quilt in my future I think! And for number ten, I can totally reccomend doing a color brick quilt. I'm just about finished with one I started about two weeks ago It's great! Good luck with all your projects this year!

  7. i'm all for lists too!!! i even list what i want to do in my summer holidays, my husband gets crazy because holidays are supposed to mean nothing to do eheheheh

  8. Great linky party idea! I love lists too. Oh and I just might have to add a single girl quilt to might list now as well. :)

  9. Love the yellow mosaic. Thanks for putting this together.

  10. Thanks for hosting the linky party! This was a lot of fun! Can't wait to hear about your adventures with the Single Girl quilt. I have long admired it, but I don't think I'm ready to make one!

  11. You have found some inspirational quilts and cushions in those pictures...I'm not really into the delicacy of piecing most of those quilts but really appreciate the colour combinations you have shown and I love a good modern quilt! Lots of food for thought...thank you.

  12. Wow, thats quite a list! I have so many ideas playing around in the back of my mind but have committed to completing the 4 QAL projects I started last year, the blocks from a swap... ect... before starting anything new...

  13. linky party closed before I could get in :( But thanks for the inspiration to get the list documented :)

  14. I guess the link closed but I love the idea and here is my blog link for my own list if anyone is interested in reading it.

  15. I love all the projects you have on your plate. Beautiful inspirations mosaics! Are any of your bee's still open? I'm trying to find one to join for the new year and not having much luck.

  16. My 2011 goal list will go up tomorrow! Thanks for the great idea. :)

  17. Such a wonderful list! I'm actually putting mine together now, but I see your collection is closed, so I will simply bookmark it. :) Good luck to us!

  18. i'm late to the game, but here's mine!


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