Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Checking in on my 2012 goals!

Here I am crossing things off my 2012 goals list! I'm not doing bad considering we're halfway through the year! 

Swoon finished and FMQ'd on my Juki!
  • Finish my Swoon quilt - free motion quilting it by domestic machine (even though it's huge!) 
{Sew} Beautiful Bee 2011 quilt finished and FMQ'd on my Juki
  • Finish my {Sew} Beautiful Bee quilt - drunk love with AMH. It's even huger than the swoon quilt! Done!
  • Try a mid-arm or long-arm machine. Just to say I did. I know it's been offered before but I'm still a little shy about it. I need to give it a try (maybe on that ginormous bee quilt?)
Summertime Sewing Adventures Tutorials
  • Do a bit more designing of quilts and tutorials. As in actually record the how and what. Maybe put together a quilt pattern? Three new tutorials this year... and some stuff yet to come.
  • Sell, swap, etsy, or commission. I'd like to sell something this year to make money for more fabric. I feel like I suck a lot of money into quilting... obviously. I'd feel better about it if I had a little cash coming in. 
I met Sally!
  • Meet local bloggers (specifically Sally, Sara, and Angela. Speak up if you're from the general Chicago area and want to meet up for some coffee or something and chat about blogging/sewing/quilting!  (I met Sally at the CMQG - she's just as lovely in person as she is online!)
My favorite quilt ever, made for Mona during the Doll Quilt Swap 12!
  • Continue with swaps and bees. Pushing myself each time to learn something new and challenging myself to work on more and more difficult blocks. Finished PTS, DQS12, and RATZ -MAY.
  • Work on making connections within the sewing industry community. There is so much growth happening in the are of modern sewing that I feel like I should have an idea of how it all happens. Maybe contact a book or magazine editor, or see if I can write a pattern for a new fabric line. Who knows I just find this to be pretty interesting. Oh also under this topic, I'd love to take a class on sewing machine repair.... anyone have an idea of where one learns such a thing? (working on it!)
  • I'm toying with the idea of trying to get published somehow. Is it worth jumping through hoops to do so? (working on this).
  • Go on the quilt retreats offered by the CMQG - continue getting to know those fabulous ladies! Done!
Emily & I's {Modern} Robin quilt tops finished!
  • Co-host a new swap with Emily (Pretty awesome!)  The swap is over and it went great!
  • Quilts to make this year
  • Michelle's Celebration Quilt 
  •  A quilt for Lindsey (I wonder if she reads this blog??) Haha... it may be a surprise to her. Still working on these.


  1. Great goals! So glad to see you accomplished quite a few of them! Try Etsy for selling things you've made. A lot of other bloggers have shops on it =D

  2. At least if you had to put a photo of me up, I get to be holding one of Jacquie's beautiful quilts :-)

    I love ticking things off of my list... which I need to update, too.

  3. Love your Swoon quilt.I think I should set up a goals too :)