Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2019: The Year in Stitches

Just a few more hours left in 2019, in some parts of the world it's already 2020.  I've already posted about my stitchy goals for 2020 to go along with Quilting JetGirl's Planning Party post.  But I didn't include my 2019 accomplishments in that post.  So before the calendar turns over to 2020, here's a summary of this year's accomplishments. 

1.  Quilt Plan Progress.  The plan included 12 quilts to be finished and six new projects to be started.  

Four quilts from the plan were finished:  Inverted Star, 2018 Christmas Mystery, Christmas Angels and Vintage Dresses.  

Twinkle Stars went from a set of finished blocks to an almost finished flimsy.  

Eight new quilt projects were started:  Wild and Goosey (2019 Rainbow Scrap Challenge Quilt), Daisy Chain Mystery, Storm at Sea, Simply Sensational Summer Scrap Quilt, Mosaic Mystery, 2019 Christmas Mystery Quilt, Winter Quilt Along, 2019 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Frolic.  There were six new quilts listed on the original quilt plan. Two from that list ended up not happening, so actually there's only two new projects that weren't planned for in 2019. 

2.  Stitch for 15 Minutes Every Day in 2019 and host a Sunday Linky Party.  
Ended the year with 332 days of stitching time out of 365 days, for a success rate of 90.96%.  My target for the year was >90%, so just met that goal.  

Posted 52 weekly 15 Minute to Stitch linky parties.  

3. Sew from the Stash.   
Wild and  Goosey used up a lot of triangle scraps, while the Sensational Summer Scrappy quilt used up a number of 2.5 strips.  Daisy Chain and the Winter Quilt Along projects used up left over fabrics from other quilting projects.  Storm at Sea, Mosaic Mystery, and Frolic used stash fabrics.  The only quilt that used new fabrics was the 2019 Christmas Mystery.  So not bad performance on this particular goal for 2019. 

The only major fail for 2019 was finishing off projects. I would have liked to had a few more finishes, but four finishes are better than none at all. So I'll be happy with that success.  Finding time to stitch went well most of the year and using stash fabrics went pretty well too.  So I'll call 2019 a success and work harder on getting more finishes in 2020.  


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

so many nice quilts - and I am with you in trying to make the quilts from the scraps I have not bought a lot of new fabric in the last several years and still have enough to make a ton of quilts from the scrap boxes and shelves.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lovely finishes as well as in-progress pieces. As long as you are enjoying the process, don't kick yourself for not enough finishes - they get done in their own time.

AnnieO said...

You had some wonderful projects to keep you stitching all year long--the variety was fun to watch! Congrats on your hours of time with needle and thread, and here's to many more! Happy New Year!

Barbara said...

Your finished quilts were big and time-consuming, and so getting four finished in the year is quite an accomplishment. I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of them move along to the next steps. Happy New Year!

Jennifer said...

Great recap of the year! I think you did really well, especially considering all the work and personal activities! Wishing you all the best for 2020!