Sunday, January 24, 2010

Projects for 2010

One of my New Years Resolutions is putting myself on what my friends Carrie and Sheri call;


PROJECT PROBATION ! ! !


And truthfully? I'm super excited. I've given myself a challenge and as soon as I get well, I'm totally up for it.

I cannot buy any fabric or start any new projects until all my un-started and un-finished projects are done! I can totally do this! {Especially now that I have all of you watching.}

Over on the right in my side bar you'll see a NEW section titled: Projects for 2010.
You'll see little buttons with BEFORE and AFTER. As I get my projects done, I'll post about them and fill in the little AFTER space. Way fun! Yes?

So here we go. First I want to share my un-started projects with you. I had no idea how many I had until I started pulling them out to photograph. Yikes.

My Scrap Bins from 2009; Organized by color and waiting for me to make my Scrappy 2009 Quilt. I still haven't decided on the pattern, but you all left some really good links!

Some Vintage Poinsettia fabric Sheri gave me. I think it will be adorable in this apron. I bought this Orange Flower fabric 2 summers ago at a Thrift Store. I have yet to cut into it. I started collecting fabrics to make a quilt with it. And here is the stash. All ready to go. Just need to decide on a pattern. But won't this be a fun one!I love this Retro Kitchen fabric. I thought it would be cute in one of these Amy Butler Totes. I could keep it ready just to go grocery shopping with. A while ago I bought this pattern from Mary over at Simple Happy Home and a bit later saw this fabric on one of my trips to Fabric Depot. Oh my heck! Could it be any more perfect? It will be the backing to this adorable quilt. I instantly fell in love with Jamie's apron; Pretty Ditty Apron. And I knew which fabrics I'd be using. A vintage gingham and this fun Cherry print. My husband's family holds an Auction at their Family Reunion each spring. {I heard there was a request for a few boy quilts.} I plan on using the Fire Truck & Police Car flannel for the backing and make a fun modern quilt top with the solids. And those of you who have followed my blog for a while now, know I love Cherries, and Cherry fabric. I've been collecting it. I think I have enough to make a fun Red, White and Black Cherry Quilt now. Just need to decide on the pattern. Valentines Fabric to make some fun stuff with, and put some simply awesome fabric packs in my Etsy store.Aren't those owls adorable. A Vintage Sheet I found at Salvation Army and LOVE. I'm going to make some Jammie bottoms from it if there's enough. ( I already cut into it for another project, so I hope I have enough left over. It's super soft and so fun). I bought this fabric LAST spring for a Summer Skirt. The color didn't come out so well in this photo, but it's really cute in person. I think that is all of my un-started projects. Hopefully as I'm digging out the un-finished projects I won't find any more un-started. LOL.

I am totally loving this self imposed challenge. It's sort of the same feeling I get when the cupboards and fridge aren't very full and I'm able to pull off a really great meal. You know what I mean? I have a stash of fabrics for backing and a stash of batting pieces to piece together. I'm really going to try and use up what supplies I have before I buy anymore. I can't wait to get started.

Anyone out there going to join me?

39 comments:

Elizabeth said...

You are such an inspiration. Today I'm going to get all my non started projects out and start one of them.No more fabric until something is finished.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Holy mackerel...I'm just trying to get through old email!! You are my ufo hero. Knowing you though, those "after" pictures will be up there next week. You better be resting or I'm going to fly out there myself and sit on the couch with you. Do you here me?...REST.
Your loving blog sis,
~Karen~

karenfae said...

the blue birds in the tree fabric is absolutely perfect for the back of that pattern. What a lucky find that was.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Nedra said...

Please tell me these are only the UFO's from 2009. (I have bins of past years UFO's)
Great organizational ideas, and it will be fun to follow the boxes on your sidebar.

Lois Grebowski said...

I have been VERY bad about fabric so far this year... but I'm a beginner and it's okay... right?

that's my story and I'm sticking to it. LOL!

As for my 2009 unfinished items? I have three... all doable as long as I'm not on the road... But alas, I'm on the road... have been since just after Christmas.

Please get some needed R&R... HUGS

trish said...

Hi Jodi.
Count me in! :o) I am starting off the new year in a similar state of mind. :o) ( I have a post scheduled for Tuesday along these same lines. )
I really like how you have posted your before and after images on your blog. What a brilliant idea! So inspiring too!
Have you considered making a wee little button for those of us who are following your lead? :o) What a fun way to be accountable. :o)
I am so glad that you are recovering well and will be feeling much better soon! I have been praying for you.
Have a wonderful day.
Trish

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Jodi, you really have quite a few projects in the making. Love those retro colors! And the cherry fabric is gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you create. Keep up posted, and feel better soon :-)

Lisa said...

I so so so so so need to do this! LOVE that owl fabric. I'll have to keep an eye on your shop!

Julie Harward said...

WOW..YOU'VE GOT SOME GREAT PROJECTS LINED UP...LOVE THE FABRICS AND EACH THING TO MAKE. LOVE THE LITTLE BOXES WITH THE FABRIC IN TOO, GOOD LUCK WITH ALL THAT...IT SHOULD KEEP YOU BUSY! COME SAY HI :D

Andrea said...

Wow, that's an awesome list of projects. As many as there are, I think you'll be able to get through most of them quite quickly! Great to itemize them and put them to 'virtual paper'.

LOVE that vintage orange/yellow flower fabric!! Okay, and the vintage kitchen fabric, and the birds....whatever. I like them all.

I'm on the same kind of fabric diet....

Karen said...

Count me in too! I totally need to do this and was thinking that 2010 is going to be my year of 'finishes'. Thanks for the inspiration and motivation!

CJ said...

What a great undertaking! I keep saying that I am not going to buy any more fabric until.... Ugh, I have soooo many projects planned.
I noticed your before & after column last night and wondered how you did it. GREAT way for it to be out there for a reminder! I'm afraid my list would be wayyyyyyy long though.
I think the cherries would be great in a zig zag quilt. :D Happy Sewing!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

You can do it!! and I love the side bar before and after spots!! Looking forward to seeing them change!

greetingarts said...

Um, I think I'm too scraed to start looking through all my cupboards and boxes and bags...

Leah said...

Love your fabric bins! What a smart idea! So much cleaner than using clear bins! I'm a new quilter, so your blog is very inspirational! btw, that's one cute & simple skirt pattern! Can you give me the details so I can find it on my own? Thanks so much for sharing! I'm looking forward to seeing these projects come to fruition! :)

Karina said...

Brillian idea. Project Probation - I love it. Nothing like a little peer pressure (we're all watching now) to keep you on track. I too have put myself on something similar. Hubby lost his job in Dec - so after an appropriate amount of time sulking, I decided I had plenty of crafting available to me my just looking in my stash. It's been fun "making do" with what I have (which is quite extensive). Can't wait to see how you progress.

AnnieO said...

Getting organized is the first step--and with your enthusiasm for your projects, you are on your way! My list is a lot longer but I am not brave enough to post them all at once, LOL! Take it easy and get well so you can SIT and sew :)

Andrea said...

Ah, love the idea!
(I think it's like ... can we make it through the week with out grocery shopping?!?)
Showing pictures is great ... I think I'll break out mine and do that too. Not that I'll vow not to work on anything else (gotta keep my little shop stocked), but no more 'new' personal projects until these are done.

Sew on!

Anina said...

Oh wow! You're going to be busy.
I'll be keeping an eye on you. :o)

Sherri said...

You are such an inspiration...honestly, I don't think I could do this...but I'm cheering you on! It will be fun to see these projects come to life...and the unfinished ones as well! Glad to hear you're doing much better! You've had such a great attitude through it all!

Thimbleanna said...

I definitely want to join you! I have so many projects that I bought fabric for and never got around to doing -- if I listed them out, you'd be here all day reading.

What a great idea -- good luck! And I can tell you're feeling better -- so fun to see lots of posts from you!!!

Barb said...

You made me tired...need to go and rest up some now@@@

Sheri said...

Oh, come on!!!!! It doesn't count for project probation unless you've actually cut into it and I still say you have to come shopping at my house. I'll join you on project probation (I think this is the third or fourth time for me.) but you are cheating by using projects that you haven't really started. LOL!! So happy they found the problem. I miss talking with you. See you soon.

Carrie said...

Jodi, as your probation officer I will not allow you to go to any store with fabric in it unless I am accompanying you. You will also need to call me whenever you "go shopping" at Mom's.

And Mom... as your probation officer... I'm keeping my eye on you!

Pamela said...

I wish I had the strength or fortitude to keep this promise myself. Can't wait to see you finish all these amazing projects. I know you can do it!!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

What a great assortment of fabrics and projects. I love all the colours, and that you have so many great prints that go together. I'm currently working on my hobby room, and organized all my quilting fabric. I don't think all my fabric together would fill even one of your cute cubbies.

luvtoquilt said...

What an inspiration -- but I have way more projects waiting to be started and don't even get me going on the UFO's! I love the colored bins -- where did you find those? That's just what I need to get organized and I have the perfect spot. Glad to hear things are going better on the health front -- I love your blog!

Jody said...

Love, love, love the orange/yellow/green collection! And the Valentine owls are adorable, too. I can't wait to see your finished projects!

Cheryl said...

Oh my gosh! Great idea, but I think it would really take me all year to make a dent! You are my inspiration, and I have decided (actually before I read your post) not to purchase another piece of fabric until I make a very noticeable dent in mine! I'll be checking back for inspiration to stay with it! Thanks so much!

Becky said...

I'm participating in De-Stash Along 2010 and including my UFO's.
Packed away in my UFO boxes I have a Halloween costume I didn't finish in 2001!!

Aimee said...

I have already started to complete those incompletes and one of them (posting later this week was inspired by one of your finished projects!) You'll have to be sure to check it out! I hope you get to feeling better soon-- I've been missing your crafty posts, but I hope you are letting yourself get well.

Kelly O. said...

jodi! this is a great idea!
I'm so glad you're on the mend so you can get back to crafting!
you are inspiring me to get my butt off the couch and sew my projects of good intentions!

upstateLisa said...

I can hardly wait to see what you do with all that cherry fabric. I loooove cherry fabrics, esp red, black and white!!!

colourdujour said...

I will, I will. no more fabric for me, except kona solids to cooridinate with the stash. I want to plow thru alot of it becore the colours/patterns become dated. LOL Thanks for the challenge

gdyup said...

Hi Jodi
I'm with ya on the no new projects because I have so many unstarted and unfinished. And in the spirit of that can you tell me the pattern # of the skirt you haven't started yet!

Thanks!
Tracey

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage said...

This sounds like a good challenge. I'm going to have to give this one some thought. I've moved recently and haven't finished unpacking.

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

my boy's Christmas Pajamas pants were made out of that same exact orange flannel fabric with the trucks. I got it at the black friday sale.

Lorie said...

What a good idea...but all I want to do after reading this post is buy some fabric and those cute colored storage boxes to keep it in! :P

mom2three said...

Hi Jodi! Great post, it made me feel so much better about my UFO pile and notebook of ideas... I'd love the pattern number for the skirt- it looks super cute! Thanks and best of luck on your projects :)

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