So that's one of the quilts. Here's the other:
Frankly, my New Years resolutions are usually not worth the paper they're written on. For instance, I might decide to try to become slender and gorgeous next year by not eating any chocolate cake. But the minute I make that a resolution, all I can think about is chocolate cake. That resolution wouldn't last out the week.
Instead, I set goals, and use the terms "more" or "less". In this case, my goal will be to eat more fruits, more vegetables, and more whole grains, and less cake. I have a shot of making this actually happen. Similarly, I can aim for more exercise and less television watching, and more time with family, less time cruising the internet.
This last year I finished 35 quilts. That counts everything, from doll size to large size. Of the 35, 19 were baby quilts, mostly for charity. I quilted 33 of the total 35 myself, and a friend quilted the other two, both twin sized quilts.
So I don't really expect to make MORE quilts in 2018, especially since I have less time. What I need is more BALANCE between piecing and quilting.
Here's my list of "more" for 2018.
More quilting of larger quilts
More scraps cut and organized
More quilt shows attended
More fun with other quilters
And on the "less" list:
Less fabric I can't think of a use for (I'm gonna donate it!)
Less worrying about UFOs
Less making things just because other people are making them
On the whole, I guess you can tell I'm very happy with my quilting. This is such a rewarding hobby, and I have met so many nice people through quilts, in person and online.
People like you! Thanks for reading this.
Happy New Year!
Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts.