Quilty Plans for 2016

As 2015 rolls to an end and 2016 begins, I’ve looking around my sewing room, planning new projects, and wondering why some of my past projects have stalled. Many call them WIP – Works in Progress, or UFOs Unfinished Objects. I’m just going to be real here and say I have projects that I love, but for one reason or another they have Stalled!  In 2016 I want to get back to them and finished them up! Do you think listing them will help? Let’s just go with the top 5 Stalled WIP that I would like to get back to and finish.

Top 5 Stalled WIP

  • Tilt-A-Whirl, paper pieced pattern by Amy Gibson, I’m calling it Whirled Peas because I’m using vegetable prints.
  • Dancing Stars, paper pieced from Amy’s Creative Side
  • Dresden Star by Edyta Sitar, table runner (sorry no photo)
  • Sew Kind of Wonderful Curve It Up Quilt, just needs outer border
  • Sew Kind of Wonderful Dot-to-Dot

Whirled Peas

Dancing Stars

Curve it Up blocks, hmmm, I can’t find the picture of the top, I’ll share one once the border is complete.

Dot-to-Dot, this is the first of two quilts, I need to finish the second one which is a pile of blocks right now!

Another category I see when looking around my sewing room is gadgets.  Apparently I’m a gadget girl. I think it comes from several years of playing working at a quilt shop where I taught classes and did Saturday demos of rulers, templates, & various techniques. I could make a long list of the rulers and templates I have purchased over the past 6 months since retiring from the local quilt shop.


  • Jaybird Quilts – Sidekick and Super Sidekick
  • Kites Plus by Kari Carr for Creative Grids
  • 60º Triangle 12″, Creative Grids
  • Sew Kind of Wonderful Quick Curve Mini Ruler
  • 30º Triangle 19.5″, Creative Grids
  • Squedge 18º, by Phillips Fiber Art
  • Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool by Creative Grids
  • Marti Michell Tumbler 2″ to 5.5″
  • If I dig deeper, yes there are more …

Along with the rulers, I have also purchased patterns and fabric for new projects. So that would be a third list – projects I want to start!


  • Sew Kind of Wonderful: Mini Pumpkins (my daughter wants a table runner), Mini Rings, Mini Scope
  • Creative Grids 30ºRuler: Cut Loose Press: Table Treasure Table Runner, Selvage Star Pillow
  • Creative Grids Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool: Carousel, Squiggles
  • of course there are plans for all the lovely gadgets I have purchased, lets just save that for another post, perhaps at they happen!

Plans for the New Year

  • Finish the Top 5 Stalled Projects
  • Continue working on current projects, oops, that would be another list!
  • Continue the One Block Wonder BOM
  • Participate in the Tribal Block Club
  • Keep the creativity flowing!

Are you planning any special quilting projects for the New Year?

Linking to To-Do Tuesdsay and Linky Tuesday

Ringing in the New Year! Happy 2016!

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4 Responses to “Quilty Plans for 2016”

  1. Jill S. Says:

    What a pretty group of WIPs you have going! I’m glad to see that I’m not the only quilter with a long list of projects for 2016. I haven’t been brave enough to write out all of my plans yet! Happy New Year!

  2. Christine Slaughter Says:

    Wow… talk about a prolific list!! I love that you’ve identified the different areas to focus on. What a great way to set your goals for the year!

    Brad and I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

  3. Sarah Says:

    Wow! What a list! Can’t wait to see more as you progress with these wonderful projects. Happy New Year!

  4. Vicki W Says:

    I didn’t realize that you were doing a Spinning Stars quilt! I did one for my niece for HS graduation and loved it. It was the project that was my therapy during radiation. I wouldn’t have needed therapy if the radiation clinic had been run by professionals!
    Anyway, you won the UFO drawing for March! Email me so we can talk about your prize. It can be glass magnets, or glass bottle or fabric…..lots of options!

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