The New Year

This little bit of sashing was completed in December, and at that time, I was already thinking ahead to my 2024 quilting goals.

For the last few years, I’ve been completing only one Dear Jane block per month, most months. There’s been a lot going on, granted, but I’d like to see more progress than that.

Just think: if I could complete two blocks per month, I’d be done with the remaining blocks in half the time. Mid-2026 sounds so much closer than early 2029.

Couple that with the fact that I’m nearly done with my side project (the binding on the rainbow quilt is taking longer than I thought, but it isn’t going to stretch through to the end of 2024).

And I don’t really have a new side project ready to make incremental monthly progress on. I do have a quilt that just needs to be sandwiched for quilting, but sandwiching always ends up being a long and exhausting task, and I don’t really want to add that on to my January quilting tasks.

The final factor I considered is that I’ve been struggling some months to have all the blocks done that I want to sash together for that month. It would be nice if I was getting more blocks done each month, so I could be working a little bit ahead of my sashing plans.

So, it’s settled. My 2024 quilting goals are: 2 Dear Jane blocks completed, and 2 Dear Jane blocks sashed together, per month.

Of course, we’re two-thirds of the way through January and I haven’t even finished my first block (thanks to a variety of unplanned incidents this month), but I’m not going to let that deter me.

It’s a new year, and I’ve got new quilting goals to reach!

6 thoughts on “The New Year

    1. The beauty of hand piecing, Dawne, is that nobody can see the stitches after you finish assembling the quilt. It doesn’t have to look pretty at all; just has to be strong enough to hold together. :)

    1. Thanks, Barbara! If you want, you can enter your email address at the bottom of any page on my blog, and it will send you an email when I post a new article, so you can follow along. :)

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