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Monday, January 7, 2013

What I'm planning for 2013,2014, Françoise Lietaert

Hello fellow quilters,

First of all, I too wish you all a very happy 2013 with lots of time to do what you want to do.
So I took pictures of what my plans are for this new year and the least I can say is that it was confronting. A reality check.
So at the (very big) risk of making a fool of myself,
here we go.

To start with : I recently showed you a picture of this red and white. I want it finished by januari 18 because 
then I'm teaching it. It's a design of my own. about 1m -40" square

 Once a month, I try to make a block from the Chester County Criswell quilt

 This is something I designed a couple of years ago and I would love to finish it soon, but since it's just 2 fabrics and 1 spool of thread it's the perfect vacation compagnion. I don't think I'll be going on vacation enough to finish that one this year.

 The red triangles are part of an antique quilt I'm redrawing and making much smaller.

 I'm seriously behind in making The Civil War Bride. I love that quilt. And working on it. When I can.

 Now here we have a bad shot of a quilt I've been working on on an irregular base. It's big (probably 2mx2m when finished 80"x80") and it needs some serious decision making at this point.

 This mariners compass I made in a class with Di Ford recently (that is 'my' recently since it appears it was already more than 3 months ago). Would love to continue this future quilt, but have to stew on it.

 This is just my next handquilting project, big stitch, after the red and white. Pattern by Kim McLean.

 Now here is an extremely bad shot (but it was (still is) in a closet under a pile of fabric) of a quilt in progress I also still love, although it hasn't seen an needle in about 2 years or more? One of my problems is that even if I don't work  on a quilt, it doesn't mean I don't think about that particular quilt. But this one does need some serious decision making too and it looks as if the first half of 2013 will be the time finally to do so.

This is a quilt I need to work on and finish soon because it's mostly with todays fabrics; My design again and needs a lot of decisions now.

This is the start of something new. I've gotten this far (my design again, getting boring) some time before Di Fords class, so I think this can count as something new?

I found this very confronting. In between I have to cook, wash, iron, clean, drive, shop, be a mam to my kids and their friends, be a wife to my husband, try not to forget major things. Lucky I'm positive. I will finish all this in my lifetime. Although there's something nagging that I forgot a couple of things. And then there's this list - even longer- of quilts I desperately want to start and finish. And I still buy fabric. I need a shrink.


  1. Great projects, and I'm excited to see you planning ahead! Love the applique work as well.

  2. Trust me ...... you are not alone in this mess ... lol

  3. Wow! Your projects are wonderful! Much to keep you interested.:) Good luck making good progress in 2013!

    1. That is the advantage of doing several projects at the same time. If you don't feel like doing one thing, you do the other. Plenty to choose from!

  4. Love all your applique projects. You some gorgeous projects on your list. Happy 2013 to you too.

  5. Spoken like a true quilter, I think I could challenge your list. Just make sure it's all fun and a housekeeper would be more useful than a shrink ;)

    1. Now that's an idea! But I'd feel to akward doing what I love while someone else is doing my 'job'.
      In the meantime my list has grown with a couple of things I forgot indeed, like the top I'm piecing every evening.

  6. The title to you post says it all (thanks for the chuckle) .... we all have so many projects that it would take 2 lifetimes to do it all. Oh well, it is a fun journey!

  7. I am so glad that you have more (slightly) projects on the go than me!Beautiful work - just enjoy.

  8. all gorgeous projects....about the same number as i have so not too many i don't think, course my daughter is grown and married, no husband, PT job, little housework or cooking, no chauffeuring, so i have more time, but keep at it, they will all get done!


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