Friday, January 2, 2015

2014 It's a Wrap!

I know this is a couple of days late.  You can interpret what you'd like about our celebration of the New Year!

2014 was my third year of rediscovering sewing, in particular learning how to quilt.   As much as I love to quilt, it is just one of the activities that keeps me busy.  2014 was a wonderful year of travel, family and friend visits, projects around the house and (not so wonderful) wrist issues that all added to the decline in the number of quilt finishes.
And I am perfectly OK with that!  I also had a few smaller finishes this year that are always fun to yield accomplishments between quilts.
I am a list person.  Perhaps a carryover from my life in the corporate world, I make a list of goals at the beginning of the year with specific implementable tasks and the quarter of the year to accomplish the tasks.  The best part is that now I look at this Annual Goals exercise as general guidance in the areas that I would like to improve in, not a hard pass/fail if there is a shortfall in accomplishments by year end.  Why create stress??

In 2014 the quilting related items on my Annual Goals where I made some progress include:

  • Joined a quilt guild (Boston Modern Quilt Guild)
  • Bought as little fabric as possible 
  • Made a reduction in the quilting queue (started at 6 now down to 4...and not all the same ones!)
  • Continued to practice and improve free motion quilting skills
  • Learned new techniques (machine appliqué, paper piecing precision, table basting)
  • Jumped into Instagram (and doing less with Flickr oddly enough)
  • Donated two quilts and several blocks, quilted two charity quilts

Not the stuff of quilting rock stars but a good year for me.  Here is a little collage of some of the FMQ'ing fun I had in 2014.

Life is good in all the areas that are really important.  Quilting progress is frosting on the cake.

Thank you all my quilting friends for your support and inspiration!  Happy 2015!

PS  Thank you Chelsea for the technical assistance with creating collages!


  1. Congrats on a successful year Kath!! It's pretty rewarding to see them all gathered in one place.

  2. I appreciate your thoughts on life. It is good to celebrate what we accomplish, and you made some beautiful things. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create in 2015.

  3. Hi! What fun to see all your work together! (And I didn't realize until now that you're a kayaker....we need to talk at the next quilt meeting!)


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