|All quilt tops that need quilting!|
Both of those did take up quite a bit of time but I loved the preparatory work as much as actually doing the class and making with the QAL. I really enjoyed the writing, illustrations, particularly the design work and that sense of pride in a finished blog post, a completed pattern and bound class booklet, and it was just as nice as in a finished quilt! Just as well, as there were not that many finished quilts last year!
To be fair, I can't be too hard on myself. As well as being on committee for our local branch I represented the Mid-West branch at the executive committee of the Irish Patchwork Society (IPS). There were monthly meetings in Dublin, the AGM weekend and I curated my first gallery of modern quilts in the Knitting & Stitching Show. I also attended 5 workshops, was in 2 Bee's (Stash and Round Robin), 5 swaps, a blog hop, 3 QAL's, 1 Exhibition and looked after the Modern Quilters Ireland blog group as well as my own and that's with a full time job. Oh and we got a puppy! I need to take a breath as that was a lot for one year!
It's not surprising my average blog posts went from 2 a week to just about 1 a week in 2016. So I am forgiving myself for that. My online time spent commenting on blogs dropped too though and that has me feeling down but I think it was inevitable really with less time to spend online overall.
|My year on IG from Makelight - that neon green? Definitely Glow in the Dark Vader! and the muted browns? Definitely the dogs!|
|Projects half started as opposed to PHD - Projects half done!|
So, I'll be blogging when I can on my sewing progress but it probably won't be every week this quarter! And my quarter a long finish goals - well there are lots to choose from. All of these I have carried over from 2016. No wonder I wasn't getting that job well done, finished feeling at the end of last year. There's 25 projects from fabric to idea, to quilt top, to partially quilted that I haven't given up on yet. I really wish I could be a one quilt at a time person but I guess that's never going to happen! Still I think this many is a bit nuts! How about you? One at a time or all in one go?
So for this quarter, it being quite mental I am going to look at getting 2 quilts longarmed and keep up with swaps and bees, spend more time commenting on blogs and IG and lastly choose the Modern Irish Bee Houses quilt as a me project and try and get that done for our Fun exhibition in May. Anything else that gets done is a bonus! That's the plan anyway...
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