December 29, 2015 by tessaraewilliams
I don’t know about you, but I am so glad 2015 is ending! It feels like I’ve been through the wringer this year, mostly the last 4 months, and I’m hoping 2016 will bring me something good!
2015 wasn’t really all bad. This year I found my crafting community on Instagram, starting joining craft swaps, joined the Modern Quilt Guild, and worked at my local quilt shop! I’ve made some amazing friends that I plan to keep for a long time. There was definitely some strides taken to get to my goal of working in the quilting industry, and I’d like to make even more in 2016. So here’s a little list of my quilty resolutions for the coming year.
- Finish my Project of Doom quilt
- This project is what led me to finding other quilters, which led me to Instagram, which led me to even more quilters! It’s the project that started it all, so I’d love to finish it!
- Finish my Bunny quilt
- Ok so I only have one block done. BUT I have all of the pieces cut out and ready to go for the rest of the blocks.
- Make two Latrice Royale quilts
- Latrice Royale is my favorite drag queen from RuPaul’s Drag Race. I got the chance to meet her last November, and it was such a great experience! I love her personality and positive attitude. She is so inspirational to me, I have two ideas in my head for quilts based on quotes from her. At the moment I don’t know if I want one reversible quilt, or two individual quilts, but I know I’m going to do it.
- Practice drawing
- In the long run, I want to design my own fabrics. I should probably start learning how to draw now, huh? :p I have books on doodling, and I also have the Spoonflower book. I plan on using these to get comfortable with drawing and repeating patterns.
- Create my first quilt pattern
- I’ve created small miniquilt patterns for swaps, and last month I released my first ever pattern, That Red Cup mug rug pattern. This year I want to come up with a full size quilt pattern of my own to release.
- Discover my quilting style
- I know what I like, and I know what I don’t like, but I’m not sure how to define that yet. I want people to be able to look at something I’ve made and know it was made by me without being told so. I think narrowing down my style will help me when designing patterns or fabric.
If you have any quilty resolutions of your own, or crafty resolutions in general, leave a comment! OR use the hashtag #quiltyresolutions on Instagram!
I couldn’t find any open craft swaps for this week! 😦 If you hear of any, please tag me in a comment so I can add it to the list!
Remember, my 20% off coupon code for my Spreesy shop expires on the 31st! Enter the code “holyguacamole” at checkout!