2017 Quilt Plan

In 2016, I decided to post a quilt plan.  Basically it outlined what I wanted to finish and what I was going to start for the year.  Making the list didn't result in any additional finishes, but it certainly helped me keep on track with limiting the new projects to just those I had planned for.  Well at least there was only one additional start that I just couldn't resist.

I'm going to participate in the Elm Street Quilts' One Monthly Goal again in 2017 and maybe play along with Patchwork Times, UFO-2017 effort.  The OMG really helps me set a priority for the month.  In turn that helped me move some projects along as it motivated me to tackle the steps I don't like very much and consequently keep quilts moving towards the finished stage.  Maybe between both challenges, I can take a bite out of the WIP and UFO lists in 2017.  So here's my quilting plan for 2017.

1.  Finish Bejeweled (January OMG, Substituted for #3 (January) for the 2017 UFO Challenge) Done

From the book "All About Strips" by Susan Guzman

2.  Finish Geometry (February OMG, Substituted for #9 (February) for the 2017 UFO Challenge)  Done

Geometry by Kate 

3.  Start and finish the First Amendment Quilt (March and April OMG, Substituted for #5 (March) and # 1 (April) UFO-2017 Challenge)  DONE

The First Amendment by Kate 

4.  Finish Blooms and Butterflies (June OMG, Substituted for #7 (June) UFO 2017 Challenge)  DONE

Blooms and Butterflies
Bloom block by Lea Brummett, setting by Kate

5.  Finish Meadow Mist Designs Mystery Quilt  (May OMG) DONE

  Meadow Mist Designs Mystery
By Cheryl Brickey of the Meadow Mist Designs Blog

6.  Finish Bonnie Hunter's 2016 Mystery: En Provence (October UFO)

En Provence, A Bonnie Hunter Mystery (2016

7.  Finish Vintage Dresses (Substituted for #4 UFO 2017 Challenge, September UFO)

  Vintage Dresses by Charise Randell

8.  Finish the Red, White and Blue Stars (August UFO-2017)

9.  Finish Inverted Stars (Substituted for #2 UFO-2017 Challenge, November UFO)

 Inverted Star
by Jessica Boschem of Common Threads
available from Craftsy as a free download
10.  Finish Twinkle Stars

Twinkle Stars
Tutorial by Andrea Feldbush of Soscrappy
11.  Finish Christmas Angels (#11 (May ) UFO 2017 Challenge)

Christmas Angels Pattern by Kate

12.  Finish Scrappy Coffee Cups (July OMG, #12 (July) UFO 2017 Challenge) DONE

 Scrappy Coffee Cups
Block patterns from Karen F. Srebro and Janet McCarroll
published in Block Magic and Block Magic Too by
Nancy Johnson-Srebro

New Quilts for 2017
1.  Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks - Started
2.  Meadow Mist Designs 2017 Mystery - Started
3.  Bonnie Hunter 2017 Mystery - Started
4.  Wild and Goosey from Bonnie Hunter's Addicted to Scraps
5.  Quilt for the Scientist in Training (unplanned) - Started


  1. great plan, I think I am going to try both challenges as well. Maybe it will help.

  2. Wow! Another set of 12 wonderful works in progress. Judy is really inspiring quilters to finish - and what beauties they will be. Good luck.

  3. I wondered about those great coffee cups! Looks like a lot of close finishes already, hope you get to a big pile of quilts at the end of the year.

  4. Ooh, great plan! With pics for motivation! Not too ambitious really, imo, which means it is probably achievable. That would be a lot of WIPs and UFOs done. Just imagine the new things you could undertake in 2018 with all that behind you! (I'm talking myself into the idea too.) Great post. Jetgirl has a 2017 planning party linkup going if you are inclined to add your post.

  5. Hi Kate, I can't imagine being that disciplined! I'm trying to figure out if I should plan or set goals for 2017 - I haven't decided yet. Thanks for sharing your resources in your 2017 planning post. I'm going to check them out. Maybe they will help. Good luck!

  6. Wow, Kate...this is quite a list! My favorites are your First Amendment and Twinkle Stars. Have fun!


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