Sunday, January 17, 2021

Stitching Time: Week 3 of 2021

 January is more than half way over. How did that happen?  Usually this first month of the year passes rather languidly. Not this year it seems. There's lots in the sewing room that I'd like to make progress on, it's been slow going in spite of my better efforts to get to the sewing room this week.

Last week was really good on the stitching front.  

  • 15 minute days/week = 7/7 days
  • 15 minute days/Jan = 14/16 days
  • 15 minute days/2021 = 14/16 days
  • Success rate = 87.5%
I'm finally back on track with my 2021 goal to stitch at least 85% of the days this year.  January didn't get off to the best start for me.  I'm hoping things are lining out and I've got my working during the day/sewing at night rhythm back.

Last Sunday, Shasta of High Road Quilter posted statistics about finishes for the last year and then a summary of her lifetime quilting stats. I set up an Excel chart back in 2019 to track starts and finishes by year.  

 I was doing pretty well at finishing what I started till 2013. Starting 12 quilts in one year was unrealistic and I'm still struggling to get more than half of those finished.  I've started 90 quilts and have finished 68 of those for a 76% completion rate.  If I stick with my plans for new starts and finishes this year, I'm hoping to get the completion stat up to 80%.  I'm going to need to keep getting in those 15 minutes most days to make that happen. 

How did you do this week at finding time to stitch?

1. maggie f
2. Julie in GA
3. Meloney
4. Chris in Canada
5. Ivani
6. Marti
7. Chrisknits
8. DesertSky Quilting
9. Shasta @ High Road
10. Sherrie
11. Quilting Gail
12. Dq at Dreamworthyquilts
13. Rose in AL
14. Carol Andrews
15. Amanda

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Ivani said...

Keep going! You are doing pretty well Kate!

Marti said...

That's a great idea to chart your lifetime quilting. I didn't keep any records at all when I started, so I don't think I could figure that out. I'm glad you are back in your quilting rhythm. Keep up the good work.

Susan said...

You are doing a great job, and I know you can reach your 80% goal on finishes. It seems like every time I make a list, I find more blocks, another top, or someone donates something that needs a finish. LOL

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

Ooh I love seeing your graph. I should make a graph. You have a lot of quilt finishes, especially considering that you don't make quick tiny quilts like I do. I wish you well on your goal of 80% of quilt finishes!

chrisknits said...

Those durn UFOs, always messing with our stats! I am sure you will make a good dent on them this year.

dq said...

Hello Kate. I like that you are tracking your total quilts and stats on them. I might have to gather that info for myself just for fun!

Carol Andrews said...

Hi Kate. Tracking your finishes is such a great idea as well as tracking stitching days. Your linkup helps keep me motivated to get things done!

seabreezequilts said...

I don't think I finished one quilt last year, started lots of things though. I'm hoping things change this year.

Jennifer said...

Ooh, a new chart - I love it! Might have to make myself one of those too. And yes, how in the world is January already halfway over?!?!