Sunday, January 3, 2010

New year, same goal

Last year in January I told you that my quilting goal for the year was to stitch something every day. You can read about that here. I kept it up for about 6 months, longer than most of my goals last, but not long enough to have achieved what I set out to do. So this year I have, surprise surprise, the same goal! And unlike last year, I didn't fail on the very first day! I am 3 days into the goal and right on track. I also christened 2009 the year of the mini quilt. I made a handful, but nowhere near what I had envisioned, so I am going to steal from myself and call 2010 the year of the mini quilt. Again. And guess what? I have already made one and have it up on the wall!

January 1st I made the top ...
and on the 2nd quilted and bound it.
It is called a Wave Runner quilt, and a lot of us in blogland have joined in the Wave Runner Quilt Along fun! Go have a look at Victoria's blog called Bumble Beans Inc and be prepared to be inspired! I can promise you that the technique is super duper easy and SO much fun!

I am thinking that if I were to take a photo of what I stitch every day, that would motivate me to both stitch more, and blog more. I hate to make that a goal for the year - I'm not going to say that I will post every single day, but I will make it an 'unofficial' goal:)

My gallery of quilts in my hallway is growing...Can you imagine if I were to make one a week for a year? That's 52 mini quilts for my gallery. A lofty goal indeed, but then, January is always full of lofty goals!

Back tomorrow with pics of another mini quilt I have started, and this time it has applique, my very favorite kind of quilting.

15 comments:

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Zip Zing Wow! it looks fabulous Joanna!! Woo hoo!! well done! colors dance!

Kim said...

I LOVE it!!!!! Bravo Bravo!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your mini waverunner! This is on my to-do list this year!

busy lizzie said...

That is really cute and so cool. Hope you have nice big quilts to put over your knees over there!!!

Brenda said...

Very ambitious indeed! I do love that new one you made, it's so YOU!
Would look nice on the table too, under your gorgeous cake stand =)
No quilting here. Just catching my breath and getting ready to start the New Year...tomorrow! LOL!

Janet said...

Your doll quilts look fabulous. I hope to make at least three or four this year. Blogging keeps me on track but it takes a lot of time too. The trick is to find the balance.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your wall is coming around nicely. I love the wave runner. Someday I'm going to make it too.

beth said...

Love your waverunner and your quilt wall!! What a great idea!

belinda said...

Woo Hoo.....your waverunner turned out great!!! It wasn't too hard and was kind of fun wasn't it!!! It
sure fits right in the others on you 'gallery' wall....ok, I told you it looks you have room for about 60...well look....now you only have 59 more to go...HA!

Chavah Kinloch said...

Looking good! I keep thinking 'funky funky' in the tune of superfreak whenever I see it haha.

Rene' said...

Joanna, clicked over from Bumble Beans to see your waverunner. Love it!!! I like all your other minis as well. Great resolutions. I do like the trying to sew some each day. I hope you don't mind, but after I saw your waverunner mini, I decided to quilt mine in a grid fashion as well. I will post about it tomorrow for Sew and Tell Friday and I plan to link here. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jennifer Paganelli said...

I love your work!! The three houses together is my fave!!

prashant said...

well done! colors dance!

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wishes, true and kind said...

Your wave runner quilt is WONDERFUL! I am planning to make a couple small ones this year for gifts. Hope mine turn out as well as yours.

Peggy said...

I love the mini wave runner and I think I'll try my had at one this weekend. What is the finished size?