What helps you meet your goals?

by Nicole

One day back in February, I had a burst of energy and started a new quilt.

I pulled out scraps – because I am determined to deal with my scrap problem – and started cutting and stitching with no plan in mind. I used blue and green scraps with beige and tan pieces. I added a bit of orange just because.

Improv mini quilt top1

In one day, I made a mini quilt top.

Improv mini quilt top2

And then the little top hung on my design wall for a week, then two weeks and now more than a month while life has whizzed on.

Improv mini quilt top3

I think it’s time to get this little quilt done.

So, I’m setting this quilt as my April goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes. I’ve noticed that setting a public goal spurs me to action in a way that the to-do lists I write in my notebook rarely do. There is something about letting the whole world know what I want to accomplish that helps me get it done.

What about you? What works to help you meet your quilting/sewing goals?

Linking up to ALYoF!

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Debbie April 8, 2015 - 1:56 pm

My public participation in link ups and the such definitely spur me on! How bout joining in Scraptastic Tuesday too? Link on the 2nd Tuesday of each month…

Pierro April 8, 2015 - 5:29 pm

Rosemary B here:
avoiding distractions like: household duties.
I cannot sew at my parents place. I could, but it would just be impossible.
I usually have 6 projects going, so I try to make priorities important
Happy Easter Happy Spring, Nicole

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge April 9, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Sometimes things just need to wait their turn for creative genius to come…. I like looking at some WIPs on my design wall for a while. 🙂 I find that public goals help keep me on track. I'm really enjoying ALYOF. I also keep a list of WIPS that I only update once a year. I love crossing things off that list, but I try not to let it take away from the joy of making stuff!

Suzanne April 10, 2015 - 10:46 am

Last thing I did last night was text my SIL to ask her to let me be accountable to her. I have a memorial mini quilt that needs to get made. I have procrastinated beyond belief. I just need to do it because I want to create so many more things. So today I promised to have a sketch with measurements laid out. Anything is possible when I reach out and ask for help.

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