Sunday, 5 December 2010

New Year's resolution 2010: reflections

For the second year in a row I have had a this resolution badge up in my sidebar

Last year I did kind of ok - you can read my reflections on last year in this post from December 10th. I did have a goal of getting last year's un-finished quilts finished this year... not a stitch in either of them. So how did this year go?

Looking through the posts for the last 11 months, I find I have finished two quite big quilts - Charity Crosses and Imagine - and quite a few smaller projects. And unfortunately there are five project yet un-finished that has been started this year :

This is a leader and ender project that actually dates way back. There are enough blocks here for a good lap size quilt, but I'm still not decided whether or not to make it bigger.

Smokey Mountain Stars is a project commissioned by my Aunt. It has taken some time for her to figure out how big she needs it to be having to cover their winter duvets, so it has been on hold since late August. I know I have to make some more blocks for this one.

This Orange Peel block has ended up being all alone. I had big plans, and still have pieces for two more blocks cut out. Perhaps there is a table runner here that might be done before Christmas? Or perhaps it should just find a place in the orphan blocks bag?

Raise the Roof is one of my favorite Miss Rosie's patterns, and I made a lot of progress on the log cabin blocks over a weekend. Unfortunately I got sidetracked, and the loggies are all I have managed to do on this quilt so far.

Then there is the snowmen quilt... it has been basted and I have an idea of how to quilt it, so I have high hopes of having it finished in a week or so.

So how did I do? Not as good as last year, but not as bad as I feared when I started thinking about doing this post. What can I manage to finish in the month that is left of 2010? Priority (apart from Christmas pressies) is the snowmen quilt! All the other projects are of a kind that will take lots of time to finish, so they will have to wait for 2011. Thinking of a new kind of resolution for next year...

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida


Linda said...

I love all of your UFOs. I can't wait to see your version of "Raise the Roof" I like to get as many projects finished in a year as I can, but I try to do the best I can. Sometimes new projects just seem more appealing, other times I need to leave a project alone for awhile and wait for the inspiration to come back to finish it.

Rhonda said...

Oh my, to me you've done alot...way more than I did. Your aunt's quilt....the stars, is my favorite and I think the snowmen quilt is a close second. We all keep on plugging along and getting things finished. This world of quilting just take alittle more time.
Take care.

Merete said...

Synes ikke det var så gale jeg! Tenker at hvis du lager en post med alt du HAR gjort ferdig så blir den lengre :o)
Ha en herlig søndag!!

Shasta said...

You've worked on many beautiful projects throughout the year. I really liked your resolution, and have adopted it for myself. It makes me feel a little less guilty about the UFOs, and yet gives me the motivation to finish the current projects.

Patty said...

Love your quilts. I have been reading your blog for awhile and look forward to your posts. You are encouraging to me to finish what I've started.

Butterfly said...

Virker veldig bra, spør du meg!! Jeg har bare UFO'r jeg ;O) blir vel noe av dem etter hvert, men har utrolig mange vikarierende forklaringer på hvorfor jeg ikke har gjort noe.....

Jeg koser meg med dine arbeider i stede ;O)

ha en strålende uke!!

stor klem til deg!!


Rose Marie said...

If I get one large quilt finished per year, I'm a happy girl.

You have done well and you have some lovely UFO's well started and you can make them your goal to finish for 2011.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I think you did good! Not bad at all! I"m loving all your projects!

Lady of the Cloth said...

I love your snowman quilt, is it an original design?