2018 Goal Setting

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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!

Dx

2018 Planning Party

2 Comments

  1. Lisa

    Good luck with the no shopping! You have some awesome books there so you should learn some interesting techniques and finish with some beautiful makes.

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