My 2019 Project List

Posted on January 14, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Lists

I have so many lists, I have lists of lists! I love lists! But I like to keep some of them front and center, so I can remember to work on them.

Last year, I made this list as part of the 2017 Final Countdown:

Well, I didn’t do so great on it. There were a couple things I didn’t even touch! Here’s some of what I did get done off the list, tho . . .

I made 13 pillowcases. Eleven of them were donated to our guild’s community service efforts.

I finished both of my guild challenge projects. Here’s my mystery quilt, which I also donated to our guild’s community service projects:

And here’s my Log Cabin challenge quilt (you can see more pictures of it HERE):

I donated another quilt to our Comfort Quilt stash at guild, but I can’t remember which one it was. I need to do more, so it’s back on my list for next year.

My embroidery project is ongoing, but I’m also planning another one, or three:

I’m always working on organizing my stash, and I finally have all my unquilted quilt tops in one big pile. Now if I could just get them all quilted, so that it’s a much smaller pile!

I worked hard on my Yo-Yo quilt, but I wasn’t as near done as I at first imagined, so it’s gonna take longer than I thought!

And I only managed one block of the patchwork city quilt:

And you can see the Sew Sweet Block-of-the-Month quilts HERE, in case you missed them earlier.

So . . . I’ve made a new list for 2019 and posted it over my desk, where I can see it every time I sit down there. I carried some of the unfinished projects over, and added in a few new ones:

Some of these I hope to get off my list once and for all. Others will be a lot of work, but I plan to chip away at them, and make as much progress as I can. Some are on the list because they will get done, no matter what — like the new BOM quilts for Sew Sweet (so stay tuned in August for the next big reveal).

My two guild challenges will be a lot of work, but since there’s a deadline, I hope to be able to meet it. I need to get crackin’!

Twenty-five scrap quilts will be a challenge, but I plan to pick them from my to-be-quilted pile, so the tops are already done, and that will speed things up. Twenty-five pillowcases should be easy, because I have nearly that many cut out that I didn’t get sewn up last year, so the sewing is all that’s left. Surely I can squeeze those in! We shall see.

To be completely truthful, I’ve sort of set a goal for myself of finishing one thing a week, but so far, it’s proving difficult, and I’m not doing so well right out the gate!

So that’s my list for 2019! I know some of you made lists during the Final Countdown, so I wish us all luck getting the items checked off, one by one, as the year goes by. I hope the 350 Blocks Project will help a lot of us move our projects forward. It’s not too late to sign up and join in on that!

Last year, I made my list form available as a free download, so I did that again this year, if you want the printable, click HERE to get it free.

Happy Stitching!

8 responses to “My 2019 Project List”

  1. Sandra Famuliner says:

    Thanks for the UFO printable. I so enjoy reading of your accomplishments and your goals. You are one talented lady. Happy New Year.

  2. Meloney says:

    I know that whatever we get done is done and better than not being done. Planning and having goals does not mean we won’t complete them, it means we are working towards them.
    You can do it!

  3. Sandy says:

    Shelly, who puts 25 scrap quilts, or year long UFO challenge as a single item on their UFO list? Crazy lady!!!

  4. Tonia says:

    I admire the work that you get accomplished! You are an inspiration!

  5. Shirley Guier says:

    I do list too. I found an old one and I really got quite a bit done. I have found that I add too much stuff in that doesn’t even make it to the list! I think over half of the stuff I make never even gets on a list. Mine isn’t to long this year but I think I have forgot to add some things. I love marking stuff off when it gets done. I started the year out good, let’s hope I can keep it up. Probably can’t, but it’s nice to dream!

  6. Kari says:

    Shelly, you are amazing..I am sure if I lived a little closer some of your get it done attitude would rub off on me! LOL…thanks for the list template…I’m planning on 3 scrap quilts this year…2 are almost completed! Whew!

  7. Karen says:

    Your quilts are so beautiful! Just amazing work you do! And thank you for the PDF list. I had liked the list last year so much that I had found last year’s link and had printed it off and just changed the date. I tape it on my wall, so I see it often. I had crossed off three projects last year, which is good for me. I’m aiming to beat that this year.

  8. Cecilia Podzimek says:

    Shelly, you are such an inspiration! I do have my own WIP list that I update as I finish projects and when I start new projects. I like seeing everything in writing. I know I’m not the list maker that you are, but I aspire to that. Also, your embroidery work is absolutely gorgeous! I love it. I feel like I get in a rush sometimes and don’t do as good a job as I should. My niece, Monica, picked out a very challenging quilt patter for me to do. I’ve decided to do it with freezer paper foundation paper piecing, as that helps me with being more precise. That’s the biggest challenge facing me now. But I have other projects to work on at the same time to help me keep my sanity! Keep up the great work. Maybe I will see you at the KCRQF in June this year. My BVQG is part of the group organizing it.

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