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Monday, January 2, 2017

A New Year is Time for a New Outlook

After over a year and a half away from my blog, I realized I missed it.  Not because I provide exciting content for the quilting community, but  because it helps me to stay focused on my quilting goals.  Last January, I decided to hunt down all of my UFOs and catalog them in hopes of finishing them all.  That was a major mistake, after listing 48 separate projects in various stages of progress, I was exhausted, discouraged, and a little embarrassed that I had accumulated so much.  I don't think I finished one project, but I did start a few more that are still lying undone.

This year, I decided not to be so tough on myself.  I plan on joining Patty over at Elm Street Quilts to ease myself back into quilting with her One Monthly Goal project.  In previous years, I enjoyed participating in Angela's  Rainbow Scrap Challenge at So Scrappy.  Unfortunately, I did not plan very well and ended up with lots of blocks that were fun to make, but that I never used.  This year,  I will be using the Chimney Sweep Block made with 2.5 inch strips that  Alycia shared at her blog Alycia Quilts.

The quilt I will be working on this month for One Monthly Goal is the Kissy Fishy Quilt from Sew Fresh Quilts.   I made five blocks during the summer, but my daughter has requested that I finish the quilt so she can give it away as a baby gift.  The blocks are fun to make.  The Director of Catholic Services at the University where she works had a baby boy in December. The pattern is for 2 different colored fish. My daughter has requested that I use multiple colors so that it will be more of a Rainbow Fish Quilt.   Hopefully, I will finish the quilt quickly so the baby will have it before he starts walking.
I am linking my January project for One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts