Wednesday, July 5, 2023

2023 Mid-Year Check-in

Yvonne @QuiltingJetgirl has a link-up to check in with our yearly goals now that we've passed the half-way point of the year.   

I had six goals for the year (see the goal post) and have been doing reasonably well with all of them. 
  • Run a quilt-along with a quilting friend - Done! I ran a QAL for the Loves Me, Loves Me Not quilt on the Quilt Fiction website. Have you heard about Quilt Fiction? My friend Frances @offkilterquilt has been sharing quilt stories for a several years and has a two brand new quilt novels she will be reading.  Loves me, Loves Me Not was designed to coordinate with Friendship Album: Forget-Me-Not.

  • Make at least one quilt to submit to QuiltCon 2024 - I've got two quilts underway that I plan to submit to the show and am really happy with both of them.

  • Donate one quilt to our guild charity using only fabric from stash - my scrappy quilt top is pieced and now I need to pull together a scrap based backing. I am on track to finish this year.

  • Adopt the 'container' concept in my sewing room and donate or sell fabric I no longer want - So far, so good. I've listed a bunch of fabric and have been surprisingly disciplined about not buying new fabric just because!

  • Continue to challenge my fabric color choices to explore new color combinations - I have chosen some bright fabric combinations for the QuiltCon charity quilt challenge and am excited to play with a different than my normal palette combination. That said, I need to focus on this more and just play and make some mini quilts.

  • Blog 1-2 times weekly and continue to host OMG (but without sponsors.) - Ideally I would like to publish two blog posts each week. Since I've been working on bigger projects, I find myself posting less frequently. 

A new goal for the year is to get a few UFOs finished. I finally quilted this quilt top made in 2015/2016 and gifted it to a new baby. I've a few more UFOs I'd like to finish too.

Thanks Yvonne for the reminder to check-in with my goals.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Sounds like you are doing pretty well with your goals. Wishing you the best of progress with lots of fun for the next quarter :) xo

  2. Sounds like you're doing a great job with your aggressive list of 2023 to-dos! Of course I think it's wonderful that you're on track to have two quilts to enter into QuiltCon, and I love that you're involved in making a QC Charity Challenge quilt. Disappointingly, our chapter is not. Your scrappy quilt top is really nice too. I think I've seen that pattern somewhere before. In any case, all your makes are coming along nicely. Give yourself a pat on the back!

  3. You have had a good first half of the year, good luck with the second half! Play time seems to get absconded by have to/want to finish projects. Hope you get to squeeze in a bit more play.

  4. Well done for the first half of 2023 and the charity quilt made from scraps only is a great way to go. Look forward to seeing your progress over the next half of the year. Take care & hugs from down under.

  5. Gosh you've done well! Congratulations on meeting and approaching so many super goals. The goal setting part was wonderful, and seeing you meeting them is even better.

  6. I love getting to catch up with everyone once a quarter; it feels like a better timeline for revisiting bigger goals for the year. It sounds like you are making fantastic progress on yours and I am especially looking forward to seeing your QuiltCon entry quilts. Making mine is big on my to-do list for the next few months!


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