WiPs, Goals, and Whatnot

  And now, a fresh start to the year. A brief period of time when I pretend that - REALLY - this is the year I'm going to bust through my UFOs and stash.

No, seriously.

I mean it this time.

Based on the last two yearly reviews, I manage to finish off 24-26 quilts a year. That's approximately two per month. And I work better with deadlines and goals, so with all that in mind, I plan on...setting goals. And deadlines. And possibly even sticking to them! Instead of just listing everything I could possibly work on and only managing to sew two blocks for each project.

First, one t-shirt quilt for each month of the first quarter. {And, actually, I have a fourth one on the way. But two are for friends and less deadline-y than my clients.}

And then the pretty stuff! I finished the Quarter Square Triangle top last weekend, and I already have the backing. So...as soon as I have a t-shirt quilt ready to get longarmed, this baby is getting quilted up too! {Because of the required rental time, I can usually do two in one sitting.}

For the rest of my goals, I thought about digging around in my piles of UFOs to figure out what I really want to work on this quarter. And maybe buy some more project boxes to organize them. Orrrrrrrr... I could just do the ones in the project boxes, thereby freeing up the project boxes, and replace each one with something else as I go.

These include Daisy Chain, which needs sashing and setting; the log cabins from my Saturday Sampler 2011 {gulp} leftovers, which are partly built; and pillow shams for my MIL to match Ripples and Reflections.

Bonus points for finishing my Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2013 - and not refilling this drawer. That's right - NO new RSC until I finish 2013 and, um, 2015.

Further bonus points if I can find and quilt this top. Find being the operative word.

And finally, I'd like to make and donate one top to Quilts of Valor every quarter. My local chapter likes to have several people involved in each quilt, so making a top and passing it along to a longarmer counts as finished.

This one has been a leader/ender for a long time, and I'm finally sucking it up and trimming the HSTs. It will be laid out similar to Bonnie Hunter's Jamestown Landing.

Weekly progress posts will resume next week now that I'm finally caught up.

See also: One Monthly Goal/Red Letter Quilts, Finish-Along/A Quilter's TableOh ScrapBoMs Away, Design Wall Monday/Patchwork Times, Monday Making, Main Crush MondayFabric Tuesday, Scraptastic Tuesday, Rainbow Scrap Challenge, WiP on Wednesdays, WiP Wednesday