Reviewing 2014, Planning 2015

by Nicole

Happy New Year to you!

How was 2014 for you? It went by for me in a blur!

I made a few quilts.

2014 Quilts

1. IG Mini Quilt Swap Sampler_quilting, 2. Sunset_Modern Patchwork Summer 2014_2, 3. RJR Blog Hop_Bolt, 4. Playing cards quilt_Finished, 5. Connect the Dots Table Runner_Closeup2, 6. Anna Maria Horner Flannel Quilt_Finished, 7. Charity quilt_hanging, 8. Birds in the Air Quilt, 9. Boxed Radiance, 10. Rocky Stars, 11. Treasure Boxes2, 12. Blue Patches, 13. DQS14_Color Wheel, 14. Blue Orchid_3, 15. Sparkle_Modern Patchwork Summer 2014_2

And a few other things…

2014 Small Makes

1. Noodlehead_Open_wide_zippered_pouch1, 2. Noodlehead_Open_wide_zippered_pouch2, 3. Noodlehead_Open_wide_zippered_pouch3, 4. Noodlehead_Open_wide_zippered_pouch4, 5. Drawstring bag, 6. Churn Dash Pincushion, 7. Needlebook, 8. Perfect Quilted Tote, 9. Easter Dresses3, 10. DQS14Pouch, 11. Farm Pillow, 12. Diaper pouch, 13. Fabric Journal Cover, 14. Anna Maria Horner Infinity Scarf2, 15. Hello Kitty Pajamas_2 pairs

2014 was a good year. A couple of my quilts were published in magazines and I had a couple accepted to QuiltCon 2015. I participated in a few swaps, challenges, and blog hops, which got me out of my comfort zone as I made things I would not have otherwise. And I made several zippered pouches, banishing my fear of the zipper.

I’m hoping that 2015 will be even better. Here’s what I’m planning:

  • Straight line quilting: I love the simplicity of straight lines and the geometric designs that are possible with them. Now, if only I could master making them on my long arm machine!
  • Metal zippers: I’m ready to step up my zipper game with metal zippers. They look so cool. I can’t wait to stitch with a few. I see more bags and pouches in the future.
  • UFOs: I think they are multiplying in my closet when I’m not looking. I want to end 2015 with fewer UFOs than I started with.
  • Scrap attack: The scraps are growing right along with the UFOs. I think at least one or two scrap quilts are in order. 

What about you? What are you planning for 2015?

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Katy Cameron January 1, 2015 - 5:40 pm

You had some great makes, I especially like the dresses for your daughters :o)

My only tip for the metal zips – be careful if you get the iron near them, unless you like being branded by a zip ;o)

Leanne January 1, 2015 - 7:39 pm

I love your quilts and projects. For me, edge to edge straight lines are the easiest motif of all on my long arm, we can discuss. I wish you good luck in all your goals and a very happy new year.

Sarah Lou January 1, 2015 - 10:43 pm

What a productive year! Your IG mini sampler is beautiful. Good luck with your 2015 goals!

Kathy@KayakQuilting January 1, 2015 - 11:28 pm

What a wonderful year! Thank you for sharing with us! And congratulations on the QuiltCon entries! I look forward to seeing them in a few weeks!

Debbie January 2, 2015 - 6:42 am

still mulling over my 'plans' but yours sound like good ones!

dynnamae n January 2, 2015 - 2:17 pm

One thing I know I will make, is those darling dresses your cute little girls are wearing. My 17 mo. old triplet great granddaughters would look adorable in them too. So glad I discovered your blog through Pinterest. Happy New Year to you and your family. January 2, 2015 - 3:58 pm

Great list, very doable!! 🙂

Lori January 2, 2015 - 4:40 pm

So many beautiful projects! I can't wait to see what you do in 2015.

Pierro January 2, 2015 - 4:59 pm

Rosemary b here:
Oh, Nicole…. your accomplishments this year are stupendous!

I do not know where to start…. I need a supervisor – a secretary…. a minion
Taking my dad to the dentist this afternoon. His denture needs repairs.
We all had the flu for Christmas.
I am still finishing up my quilt club project that is due next Thursday… not gonna happen.
I do need to sit down and make a manageable list, among other lists.
Happy New Year!

GerryART January 2, 2015 - 6:16 pm

Scrap quilts a la Bonnie K Hunter/Quiltville
And without a doubt knit another cardigan or two

Lisa Lisa January 4, 2015 - 5:06 am

You finished SO many cute things this year! It's funny that you put straight line quilting on your list of things to do this year. I have free motion quilting on my list. I've done almost nothing but straight lines and am ready for a change, but I definitely like the look of straight lines. I haven't tried the metal zippers yet. I'm with ya on the UFOs!!! Let's do this! Oh, and I've already made my first big block out of my scraps, so I'm getting a good start 🙂 My scraps are out of control!

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