Because of this blog I’m putting my quilting resolutions in writing for the first time. It certainly seems harder than just having some vague notions. I may regret doing this, but here goes…
In 2013 I will:
Actually use the fabric I’ve been hoarding for many years. Here’s just some of my choices. I think the blue one was purchased in 2006.
Figure out some way to use the African fabrics I bought at a quilt show.
At least develop a quilting plan for my big “art quilt”. This was done at Nancy Crow’s barn in 2011 and it’s high time I moved on with it.
Continue dyeing fabric, and expand into resists. A subset of this resolution is to use the “pretty” fabric I dyed in 2012. I’ve had no problem cutting up the ugly stuff, which actually has proved to me there is no ugly fabric, given the right context. It’s all a function of what you put it next to. Think of the pretty girls you knew who always had a less attractive friend with them at bars, etc., to make them look even better.
Actually do a whole quilt in free motion quilting (I even have a top to use for this.)
Actually put zippers on my pillows. Because I usually make quilted pillows under time constraints and have ugly memories of my ham-handedness at zipper insertion, I just do an overlap closing. However, this tutorial makes putting a zipper in a snap, or so I’m told.
Work through a quilt from an actual photo or design rather than throwing fabric together on the design wall. Is it cheating if I already have one in mind?
OK, that’s seven resolutions. I think I’ll stop before I dig myself too deep a hole.