The year is winding down, so it's just natural that we start to think of what's the plan for next year. Well at least it's natural for me to do that, I'm a planner. Plus American Patchwork & Quilting has kicked off their 2019 UFO Challenge.
Deciding what's on the quilt plan is my first step in setting the quilty ambitions for the next year. So here's my list UFO list for 2019
For the 2018 challenge, a new number was picked each month and that was the quilt I worked on. My problem with this system is that it's very rare that I finish a quilt in a month. In 2017, the finished quilt list included 7 quilts, some of which were started from scratch. In 2018, the finished list has only 4 on it. Looking back, in 2017 I stuck to my quilt plan, finishing the first quilt in the list before moving on to the second quilt on the list. I'm going back to that strategy in 2019.
In picking the quilts for the list, I started with the quilts closest to being finished, then from oldest to newest. Here's the quilts for this year.
That takes care of the UFO part of the 2019 plan. Now for the new project part of the plan. I tend to do a pretty good job of finishing off my starts each year (well maybe not the Bonnie Hunter mysteries). But what's the fun in not starting a bit of new stuff?
1. Rainbow Scrap Project: Wild and Goosey blocks
2. Meadow Mist Designs Mystery
3 Bonnie Hunter 2019 Mystery
4. Quilter's Hideaway mystery series
a. Patriotic (May to July)
b. Autumn (Sept/Oct)
c. Christmas (November)
That's six new starts. Hopefully I can finish 7 quilts so the quilt list will go down by at least one.
Now that both those lists are drafted, it's time to decide on my other quilty ambitions for 2019. How are you plans for 2019 coming along?
Edited 1/1/2019: I'm also planning on participating in Quilting Gail's PHD in 2019. Not sure I can finish all my planned starts in 2019, but I'm hoping to make some significant headway on the UFOs.