Wednesday, December 30, 2020

2021 - My Stitching Resolution

 My first resolution is to try to keep up with the dates in my calendar - sorry I'm late to the party Carla 😔

2021 Stitching Resolutions and Plans

Last year was incredibly hectic learning and stitching wise. If I resolve to keep it easier, will that really happen? I'm not convinced but here goes!

Long Promised Quilts

There were on my PHD list of UFOs to finish for 2020. This year only 2 long awaited quilts are on my list. First is my son's version 2.0 of the quilt that my mother made him, while the other is my daughter's Paddington Bear quilt.

Version 2.0 of Loved-To-Death quilt

Version 1.0 to be remade

I haven't done anything to my daughter's Paddington Bear quilt other than think about it. It's going to be modern but otherwise, it's still a pretty blank slate.

One Paddington Bear quilt
coming up this year!
Paddington Bear mini

Slow Stitching, Art Quilts, Dyeing and Surface Design

I suspect that I will be spending most of my time learning new things and practicing my slow stitching and making more mini art quilts and samplers. I have a few projects that I started this year that I would like to finish, such as my Traveller's Blanket which is made up of hexies and meditation stitching blocks. I've even been practicing some new embroidery and Sashiko stitching on it. I've been adding Sashiko stitches to my new Stitcher's Journal. I'm sure that I will get caught up in all of this and more with the's Stitch Club.

Traveller's Blanket - lots of progress
made since this image was taken

Practicing my Sashiko stitching


Free Motion Quilting and Free Motion Mavericks

I'm hoping to keep it simple this year. I have a Pinwheels & Star baby quilt to finish FMQ. 

An out-of-this-world FMQ centre for the baby quilt

A big space to fill!

I'm also hoping to FMQ both my son's and eventually my daughter's quilts in 2021. I'll be sharing these projects every fortnight during Free Motion Mavericks' linking parties.

What I learned
  • I was too ambitious last year. I suppose if I had not added the 12 UFOs to the PHD in 2020 it might at least have looked more reasonable!
  • You may have noticed that I didn't add any blog hops and other events on my list. I will try to participate in Project Quilting again this year but only on the weeks that excite me. I'm not committing to anything right now!
Related links
  • Since this post is already late, I'll come back later today to add my links.
  • You can also read about What I learned in 2020, December 31, 2020

#2021 Planning Party with Quilting Jetgirl
I am linking up to Quilting Jetgirl's #2021 Planning Party. I've been so much more reasonable this year. Let's see where that takes us!

2021 - My Stitching Resolution blog hop participants

With Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks
Here are the other participants. Hope you'll get a chance to check them out! Thanks so much Carla for organising this.


  1. It looks like you have a busy year ahead of you. I look forward to seeing your progress.

  2. Good luck, look forward to seeing your progress.

  3. Hi Andrée,
    I love that you're keeping your goals simple and not overwhelming in the coming year!
    Happy Quilting! :-)

  4. Awesome goals and your paddington small quilt is so cute.

  5. Simple goals are the easiest to feel successful about and sometimes we just have to say "no" to things. Your fabric plate looks pretty full right now, so good luck with all of those pretties! Happy New Year!

  6. Keeping it simple and learning to say no are the best. Wish I could do it. Lol. Your goals look great. It's better to slow down and find joy in what we do. Happy New Year!

  7. Just enjoy what you are doing. It will all get done.

  8. Keeping it simple is a good thing. I think this year was so complicated I can't wrap my head around anything else.

  9. Good idea to keep things simple and achievable. Enjoy your stitching in 2021!

  10. Yes, it is tempting to attempt too many quilts, isn't it? Looks like you are making great progress though.

  11. If 2020 taught us anything, it's that even if we did have extra time on our hands, it didn't necessarily mean we got more projects finished. I love your more realistic goals and can't wait to see more of what you do in 2021. Happy New Year!

  12. Simplifying your goal list was a good idea, as increasing your chances for success will make you a happier quilter. Best of luck with your goals for 2021!!

  13. If 2020 taught us anything, it is to simplify our lives and expectations. I think you nailed it with your list of goals for your Stitching Resolutions for 2021. 😉 Carol

  14. Good luck with your 2021 goals.

  15. C'est sage d'ĂȘtre raisonnable cette annĂ©e ;) J'ai hĂąte de voir tes projets en art textile !
    Bonne année Andrée !

  16. Great goals. Wishing you completions and a healthy, happy 2021

  17. I do think it's great to have a direction when it comes to the new year. You're going to be a busy quilter in 2021.

  18. Wishing you the best with your 2021 goals! I have to use the KISS method myself! LOL


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