Sunday, December 15, 2013

Looking Ahead to 2014

Just a quick note as I put my Rainbow Project away for awhile, Found Here  I talked with the customer yesterday and she loves where it is right now.  We discussed rounding the bottom and she didn't think she wanted the design altered.  We discussed pillows and shams and yes she wants them!  Didn't even bring up the center sashing as I followed the advise of and just waited to see if she (the customer) saw a problem.  Since she didn't I decided not to bring up any concerns and create a problem for her when none seemed to be present.

  • First rule when dealing with a customer:  It's THEIR QUILT

I will be needing my sewing room next week for my grandson to use when they visit, so I worked off some energy cleaning up and boy did it need it!  I'm so happy with the decluttering!!!

 I dared to hammer a few nails and took care of a longtime problem:

You can see the old flannel sheet in the background that I use as a design wall.  It works so I'll keep it.  Kind of quirky, but, oh well so am I!

I have to first finish the big project of 2013 and get it to the quilter and then to the customer, but my mind is wandering to other things I would like to do in 2014.

I've been thinking about it as I've sewn.  I have quite a few quilt patterns that I'd like to delve into.  Some are purchased and some are stored on my computer as pdf's.

Since I've just cleaned up and don't want to disturb that for at least two weeks, I'll make a beginning list for
Cat Patches New FO for 2014

  1. 2013 BOM Amish Quilt
  2. Happening Block Samples on my computer files
  3. Peacock fabric made into a quilt for my sister.  (I have the fabric somewhere, but yet to find a suitable pattern.)
  4. Circles quilts in bigger sizes for my sister.  This one was a trial of the pattern Cheryl Phillips Free Pattern
  5. New York Beauty block quilt for myself
That's a beginning!  As stressed as I've been, that is at least a start!  At this juncture, who knows what 2014 will bring, but I think I have some fun starts that will keep me occupied and challenged.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

I use a flannel backed table clothe and it is just fine, too. I like the rulers on the side of the shelving. I have the slotted rack, but it really takes up 'room' - so I may be borrowing your idea. You have a very workable and relaxed list which means FUN.

Barbara said...

Great choices. I love Amish quilts.

Donna said...

Great starting plans! 2014 is going to be a great year! Happy quilting.

Helen in the UK said...

I'm so pleased you didn't have to do any rework on your customer quilt. Looks like you have some fun plans for 2014. I want to tackle curves and hexagons in the New Year.
Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

Tiffany said...

You can do this! I have a super long list that's intimidating - but I am determined to try and power through it!! :) We can all do this. Thank goodness for people who help hold us accountable for our New projects :)

Good luck in the new year!

LynCC said...

Hey, I hope your stress level is waning for you. That circle quilt is neat, and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with the peacock fabric :)