I’m joining the #2018PlanningParty hosted by Quilting Jet Girl, and so I’ve been thinking about some goals for 2018.
I’ll spare you the lose weight/ do more exercise/ be a better person resolutions and cut straight to the sewing ones!
2017 was the year that I got into quilting, and joined the South West Modern Quilt Guild. I’ve made some wonderful new friends and reconnected with a few people I knew a while ago. It’s been a great year for sewing and I’ve learned so much.
My plan for 2018 is to keep trying new projects by making things from the books and patterns I already have. And I’m not going to buy any new supplies this year unless I need something to complete a project. I don’t like having too much of a stash, and it’s been piling up recently!
Some of the books stacked up above were Christmas presents (thank you Mr D) but others I have had for ages. I also have some 3rd Story Workshop patterns, Jo Avery’s Vintage Home block of the month and some online courses which I haven’t watched yet.
I particularly want to try piecing curves, and do some more complex foundation piecing.
I’m interested in trying natural fabric dyeing , but haven’t got round to it, so I’m booked on a course with Flora Arbuthnott in May. Very excited about that!
For clothes sewing, I’ve had the Alabama Stitching book for a while, and will probably try the Swing Skirt first – maybe just a plain version as a practice for an embroidered one.
I bought some lingerie making supplies from a friend’s destash almost a year ago and haven’t used them (as well as some less fancy, practice supplies), so that is on the list too.
So 2018 will be a year of learning new skills and trying not to go shopping!