Wednesday, January 8, 2014

2014 Crafty Goals

Clean Sewing Room by Jeni Baker
Clean Sewing Room, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
As promised, my crafty goals for 2014!

Quilting
- Start a Double Wedding Ring Quilt
- Finish vintage sheet Scrappy Trip Around the World Quilt
- Experiment more with free-motion quilting designs
- Start a long term sampler project (I'm thinking the City Sampler?)
- Learn to love sewing curves

Dreamin' Vintage by Jeni Baker
Dreamin' Vintage, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Bag and Home Sewing
- Sew a Super Tote
- Make a Sew Together Bag
- Sew another featherweight travel bag (for my second featherweight, eek!)
- Redo living room decor using Dreamin' Vintage (new pillows, table topper etc)
- Make a sewing machine and ironing board cover

Gingham by Jeni Baker
Gingham, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Garment Sewing
- Try a few different garment patterns
- Make the Datura Blouse
- Complete half-started Darling Ranges Dress
- Sew something with my nice woven ginghams
- Make myself a pair of Lakeside Pajamas

Knitting
- Knit a few large shawls (including the Follow Your Arrow KAL)
- Learn to knit mittens
- Try using DPNs
- Join the local knitting guild
- Knit a pair of arm warmers (maybe these?)

What are your crafty goals for this year?

20 comments:

  1. Can I come sew with you the double wedding ring quilt??

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  2. http://sewkindofwonderful.blogspot.com

    She has a great pattern and her curves are super easy to do. And, your new fabric would be beautiful in a double wedding ring.

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  3. How do you feel about sewing hacks? The kind that make things easy, I mean. I came across one on a blog for sewing DSQ's "Single Girl" without having to cut all those tiny pieces, and I'm sure it could be adapted to a traditional DWR.
    Blog post is here: http://katiesmodernnest.blogspot.com/2011/01/single-girl-and-paper-piecing.html

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  4. I really like your sewing/craft room. I can imagine mine looking like this.
    A Double Wedding Ring Quilt is also one of my sewing goals. I'm pretty scared and excited at the same time about it :-D Is there any good tutorial that would help me?

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  5. I've got quite a few quilt tops that need to be finished into usable quilts. Love the piecing, hate the quilting. 2014 goal is to be more comfortable with the quilting.

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  6. Going to attempt a double wedding ring too! I have been on the hunt for the ruler but they're all sold out everywhere I go. I'm also making a pixelated quilt and I have a big pile of half finished to get done.
    E xx

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    1. You can make a double wedding ring without a ruler. I made mine by machine using foundation-paper piecing for the arcs. There is a photo of the end result on my blog if you are curious about a different method.

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  7. I have set a few crafty/sewing goals this year - list on my blog. Here's the link:

    http://justjulielou.blogspot.co.nz/2014/01/2014-new-year.html

    Looking forward to seeing yours come to fruition over the year too.

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  8. Great list of goals....we are doing a QAL for the Gypsy Wife quilt that should be fun. My goals I broke out so that I can plan my fabric purchases :-) and ensure I start finishing all my WiPs.

    http://factotum-of-arts.com/2013/12/28/2014-looking-forward/

    Have fun with yours!!

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  9. Good luck with all of your goals!! I can help you with several of your knitting ones, if you'd like! I've knit several pairs of mittens and double point needles are not difficult to master. Also, I go to most of the Madison Knitter's Guild meetings, but can't make it to the one this month.

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  10. Great plans! Looking forward to your next fabric designs too. What kind of wedding ring are you thinking about? A classic or more modern version?

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  11. The Madison Knitters Guild looks pretty cool! I finally reopened the box of all my knits in progress to try to start a new one (ironically enough).

    I don't really have an official list of crafty goals for this year. I suppose finishing something that I have already started would be nice. I agree with one of the comments above that the actual quilting part is not the best.

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  12. I need to finish up some UFO's and learn how to quilt a big quilt on my sewing machine.

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  13. I made a large list on Jan. 1 and posted it in my sidebar so I would constantly be reminded-I love checking off lists! Love your blog and seeing the colors you use!

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  14. yay to goals! I also have a pair of lakeside pj's on the list. They are cut out and now I have to start making 7 yards of bias tape - ah! My goal is to be right in the moment in my projects, no hurried progress and no established plans. Just make what I want when the time is right. Good luck with your goals!

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  15. Wow! What a big beautiful list. Can't wait to see the end results. :)

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  16. Your sewing room looks really great but it is too clean . You need to start on your projects list soon and mess it up, then I will not feel so bad about my messy sewing room. I am Looking forward to Dreaming Vintage.

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  17. I will be 52 in March and started knitting when I was seven years old, so one of my goals for this year is just to knit as much as I can---I've been cranking out mittens and socks lately. I am not much of a quilter, though, and I would like to master applying binding by machine. Your new fabric collection is dear---it really does remind me of the sheets and other textiles I remember from the '70's. (And yes, I realize I probably started knitting before you were even born! I can tell you that time really does fly by.)

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  18. a double wedding ring quilt is one of my goals for this year too! I want to have it done before July because my best friend is getting married... I should get working on that lol

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  19. Hi Jeni! I too need to learn to love curves... I'm about 1/3 through an orange peel quilt that I convince. myself I should master the curves there, instead of applique-ing them. And now I'm avoiding it every time I enter my sewing room! Love your goals! Best of luck in 2014!

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