Planning for 2017

Oh yes, it is so very close! I’ve mentioned so many times throughout 2016 that one of my goals was to whittle down the number of Works in Progress I have stacked in my studio. What better way than to join in with the 2017 Planning Linky Party at Quilting JetGirl? Linking Up is new to me and I’m looking forward to getting more involved with the great cyber quilting world!


So what does 2017 have in store for me? This is what I’m aiming/hoping for:

  1. Continue to work on my WIPs, completing at least five.
  2. Join a round robin (actually I have already – it begins in January and I’m really excited. We are a group of 4. The other 3 are truly amazing quilters so I will definitely be challenged). My center block is one I already have started!
  3. Reorganize my hoard of fabric, one more time.
  4. Make and complete 6 charity quilts.
  5. Already planned, but not yet cut, is a quilt I will make for a dear couple getting married next year.
  6. Learn and challenge myself to at least one new technique.
  7. Write a pattern for a quilt I have already made that I have had a few requests for. I have written several patterns, but this one may be a bit more challenging as I made the quilt over a year ago.
  8. This is a big one – not start any new projects except for the wedding quilt until at least five of my WIPs are complete.
  9.  2017 Fall II Quilt & Sew-In Retreat – this is already added to the calendar, making it 3 retreats a year! I’m super excited and hope you’ll join me.

Do you plan your projects or do you progress strictly by inspiration? Do you limit your Works in Progress or is the sky the limit?

9 responses »

  1. I, too, am a quilter who needs to have the goal to NOT start projects. It is actually true for most of us, but so funny. Thanks for the nice write up of your goals. I scrolled through your blog, and your Tango quilt really stole my heart. Nice work.

  2. Great plans!! I like the charity quilts part too – that you clarified it – sometimes its easy to get carried away and forget to enjoy yourself 😉

  3. What a great list of goals for 2017! I am impressed by how many charity quilts you plan to make, and the retreats sound ideal. Thanks for linking up.

  4. I love your goals. They are very clear. I’m impressed with your plans to finish 5 wips and make 6 charity quilts. Way to go.

  5. My goals include putting together, into a quilt, some embroidered fabric a cousin made numerous years ago and sash some applique she did years ago too; practice hand guiding on the quilt frame now that the tracks are 1/4″ stainless steel rods and not plastic track that caused problems (I really want to quilt some tops I’ve made over the past 5 years). My other goal is to work with the fabric I currently have and not purchase more this year.


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