Well, 2014 is behind us. That's really hard to believe. It seems like it flew by. I can honestly say I didn't do anything spectacular or memorable in 2014. Is that a bad thing? Maybe, maybe not. I do have some resolutions for 2015, though.
#1. I would like to finish at least one quilt project a month for me or my family.
#2. I would like to gain at least one new quilt customer per month in 2015. I'm still working on the best way to do that. I am getting more likes on my Facebook page, and a few more subscribers to this blog; so maybe I'm on the right track.
#3. I would like to enter at least one quilt competition this year. I said that last year, and even pieced a stunning top, but never finished it or did anything further.
My wishes for 2015, which are not the same as resolutions because they probably are impossible, include:
#1 Gaining enough quilting business to quit my teaching job and just work part time at Joann Fabrics.
#2 Losing 40 pounds without starving or exercising.
#3 Convincing my husband that we need to go on a real vacation this spring or early summer- camping or to the beach or out west somewhere
What are your resolutions? What are your wishes? Post your responses below. One lucky person will win a free edge to edge quilting job (or half price on custom quilting). That's what Vickie did to get her Santas quilted last month.
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Saturday, January 3, 2015
Friday, January 2, 2015
Even though it was not finished before Christmas, I finally got Vickie's Classic Santa quilt finished. She was not in a rush for it, but I would have liked to get it back to her before the holidays. The top thread and bobbin thread are Linen colored, which is a little bit off white. Vickie sent Warm and White batting. I added a layer of polyester to give the quilting a little bit more pop.
Each Santa has a different background fill behind him. There is a little bit of quilting on each of the Santas, just to help anchor them in place. I used clear monofilament for that.
The back is a red tone on tone fabric. The white bobbin thread really shows the different quilting designs (along with any mistakes I made).