Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2010 Quilting Goals

I am big on goals. I love to set them and when I actually meet one I am thrilled. I probably hit my goals more than 50% of the time, but ya know, if you do not set a goal, you will NEVER meet it!! I will be sharing some of my life goals over the next few posts, but I wanted to start with my quilting goals. All the others will be complied into one quilting goals make a list unmatched by any other goals. Some of these you may remember from my 2009 quilting goals. That's ok....I got TONS of quilting done in 2009!!!
The top of the list for 2010 is to finish the Pink and Brown. This is a queen sized quilt and is about 50% hand quilted. It has been the project I always set aside in order to finish another. This year is it's year. I believe this is 3 years in the making.
Number 2 on the list is the Hidden Star. The goal is to have this pieced and hand quilted by June 22nd. It is my son's quilt....12 years in the making.I want to finish the hand applique on the border of the Underground Railroad Sampler this coming year. I think this quilt is at least 3 years in the making.Now all of the above have been on my goal lists in the past, even on my 2008 goal list. This is their year. ALL else will wait until they are done. Not necessarily the quilting on the sampler, but at least the top finished.

New to the list....The Pine Ridge quilt. I want to have this pieced and quilted by fall. It will be ready for the hoop as the Hidden Star comes out. This is the state it is in right now....barely started. I guess, not barely....only 12 more trees and borders to add.

I also want to get the 9-patch blocks that Linda and I swapped put together. I will be able to get the 4 yards of fabric I need in May, so I should be able to start putting it together as soon as the Pine Ridge gets ready for the hoop.....see how I am planning things in an order???
I always have that Masterpiece in the forethought of my thinking. I am so frustrated with the tiny....but I hope to pick this up again at some point in 2010. No pressure, but to at least finish this first block and go on to the easier ones....I chose the hardest one first!
So there are my goals. I am certain there will be other projects added, but these are the ones I really want to meet.
Now that all my Christmas projects are finished, I can put the Pink and Brown in the hoop where it will stay until it is finished.
Don't forget to make some goals for 2010!!!! You will be surprised how having them will spur you on!
Be Blessed!!!


Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Bren, Thanks for the inspiration. I have decided this moment to set some goals for 2010. Good luck on finishing your goals for next year. You will do it I know.Christmas blessings, Karen

Crispy said...

Ooo lots of lovely projects on your list, I'll enjoy watching you getting them done :0) LOVE the masterpiece!!


~Joann~ said...

Ben~ You are so smart Making a goals list. I have some things I am going to be changing in my life so maybe I should be making those changes into a goal list. Your quilts are just beautiful. Hope you got the package I sent.
MErry CHRISTmas to you and your family!!

Niki said...

Well that is an ambitious list, but I know you can do it, for sure!!!
I enjoyed the quilt tour...
have a Blessed Christmas and New Year

Mountain Mama said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Susan said...

You're always an inspiration, Bren! I know you'll meet your goals. You're so right about setting goals. My former pastor used to say, "If you aim at nothing you're sure to hit it." I have some goals for various areas of my life this coming year, and I need to make some in relation to crafting. I'd love to finish the little doll quilt I started last year and maybe make another one, maybe a wall hanging or table runner. And this is all with no experience yet! I'm nothing if not ambitious! LOL

Libby said...

I love watching you work! You are such an inspiration! and not just at quilting! It is so satisfying to finish a project! I'm going to take this weekend and write down some goals!
Have a Merry Christmas!

moreofhim said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, dear Bren! God bless you!

Lots of love - Julie

Sue said...

Can't wait to watch you tick everything off of your list. I know you can do it!

Guðrún said...

I hope you will be able to meet your goals.