Quilt Planning for 2020


Looking Back First of all.

So what did I want to do for 2019?

  1. Complete quilting my bookshelf quilt.   Yes, and its hanging on the wall.
  2. Quilt my hearts quilt. Yes and I donated it to the Christchurch first responders to the shooting in March. I’ll want to make another one for keeping!
  3. Quilt my Sunny Skies quilt. Sunny Skies? Let me think about that, maybe the top is still sitting in the cupboard.
  4. Quilt my Scrappy Crossroads quilt. Well I know about this one, its my December goal and I do believe I am going to go beyond my goal and totally finish it seen is I am about to work on the binding.
  5. Continue to work on my Splendid Sampler 2 quilt and at least complete the flimsy of it. Yes, I aborted from making the full 100 blocks and made a slightly smaller flimsy and happy with that.
  6. Make a simple quilted bag or two! Oh yes and very happy with them too.
  7. Make a couple of mug rugs. Made one and have another waiting to have binding.
  8. Begin to piece another scrappy quilt  or two or… I did put another one or two on their way, still working on them. But.. have decided the Scrappy Crossroads is my favourite kind of scrappy.
  9. Complete the flimsy of the second memorial quilt in memory of my mother. I completed one this year.  I did add blocks but didn’t complete the top yet.
  10. Work through an online class on free motion quilting and develop  more skills. I did watch various tutorials and did more fmq and am happy with this goal. 

So all in all the good year and of course I made things on the spur of the moment which is part of the fun of quilting.

Most delighted with

Quilt photo

Mostly because Scarlett loved this quilt and wraps herself up in it often in winter and cries if she leaves it behind as she goes between her grandmother’s and her own house. What more can you ask as a quilter!

Happy gifting

My niece and two great nieces in Auckland responded well to these quilts – the one on the left finished in a previous year and the middle one a spontaneous quilt of this year and the Bloom  quilt – sewn a previous year and quilted this year.

Hearts Quilt

After the Christchurch shooting in the mosque quilters were called upon to make quilts for the Muslim families and the first responders and so I was really happy to get involved.

For first responders and four blocks for the Muslim quilts that I sent off. I also received enough blocks from the headquarters to put together two green heart quilts but don’t seem to have any photos on my computer.

Biggest booboo

damaged finger

Putting the machine sewing needle through my finger while using my walking foot and three layers of fabric. Really – it happens! Totally good as new now!


  • Finish the top of my second memory quilt of my mother and quilt it. I want to write up a booklet too of her life with photos – I keep saying I’ll do it so 2020 seems like its a must
  • I want to do the top of Vintage Quilt blocks that Lori Holt has, I fell in love with it and I am a bit of a traditional person and prefer traditional too modern.
  • Quilt my Splendid Sampler 2 top.
  • Find Sunny Skies and quilt it!
  • Finish some 61/2 inch appliqué / embroidery blocks I am doing for a log cabin quilt.
  • Take part in the Aurifil block of the month. One block a month.
  • Complete Ombre Bloom Kit top
  • Design and complete lap surfing / beach quilt for my brother-in-law for our next winter.
  • Be open to whatever catches my eye and desire to do it.

Linking up with Quilting Jet Girl


5 thoughts on “Quilt Planning for 2020

  1. Hi Kathryn! You did fabulously in 2019. I believe that is everything checked off. Your list for 2020 looks very doable – I don’t even remember your Sunny Skies quilt at all. HAHA! Since you don’t either, it will be fun to see it again and for you to get it finished. Merry Christmas to you. ~smile~ Roseanne


  2. Oh snap on the finger accident! LOVEd reading about how attached the little is to her quilt. My neighbor back in the day who used to live next to my parents, made me a quilt b/c she liked how I would chat with her over the fence. We are making good use of it this winter as its weight really helps to keep us cozy.

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