2021 Mid Year Review

Let’s just jump right in and take a look at the goals I set for 2021 and how things are progressing.

  1. Host the Bokeh Quilt Along. – Complete!
  2. Teach at QuiltCon. – It was a great learning experience; complete!
  3. Expand virtual teaching options to include more workshops. – I fluctuate back and forth with what I offer, but in general this goal is met and I am teaching virtually roughly once a month which is a good rate for me.
  4. Continue to blog 1-2 times a week as content arises. – So far, so good.
  5. Release 6+ new Quilting Jetgirl patterns and continue designing. – So far, so good. 4 patterns released with at least 2 more planned AND my next quilt along pattern is progressing, too!
    1. PulsarReleased!
    2. Arctic Summer – Not sure about this design; it’s on the backburner for now.
    3. Sesen – I hope to start the cover quilt for this pattern soon.
    4. Fractures (March 2020 MQG pattern, formerly known as Rock Candy) – Released!
    5. Aggregate Cross (formerly known as Bokeh; unfortunately another quilter named their design Bokeh in the spring, so I opted to rename the design when I quietly released it a few weeks ago) – Released!
    6. DiffractionNot previously on my list, but it is released!
    7. Unnamed – Also not previously on my list, but I’m excited about this design that is evolving as I work with friends on a baby quilt.
    8. Quilt Along – Not previously on my list (but it should have been); design created.
  6. Maintain technical editing clients and grow new opportunities as time allows. – New to me, I am currently not accepting new clients so that I can continue to maintain a 1-2 business day turnaround.
  7. Remember to have fun and try new things! – I definitely try to remember that and in that light I said yes to working with Mister Domestic’s Love is Love pride collection to make an updated Sky Full of Stars and Love is Love bonus quilts, which were super fun!

Overall, it looks like I preloaded a lot of my goals with things that I knew I would accomplish early in the year. So, with that in mind, here are a few additional goals for the rest of my year:

  1. Prepare my block and instructions for the Old School BOM.
  2. Prepare content I have committed to creating for Aurifil.
  3. Prepare for the workshops that I will be teaching at QuiltCon in Phoenix next February.

Linking up with the #2021MidYearCheckIn and looking forward to catching up with everyone to see how your year is progressing!

8 thoughts on “2021 Mid Year Review

  1. Liz says:

    You rock lady, a big move a smaller area to quilt in (yes I remember you had an even smaller one on your adventures) you make it look so easy. I wish I could keep up, just updated my list of WIPs and UFOs, it’s not as bad as I thought now to just get a move on and get things finished this year.

  2. I am always impressed at how well you think through your goals and are able to get them down in writing. I struggle with long-term goals, so I’m watching and learning from your posts. You’ve done well this year, and it’s exciting to see some of the things you have done!

  3. aquilterstable says:

    Seems like things are moving along swimmingly, with a few fun surprises along the way.

  4. Dawn Kelly says:

    Well done on your goals. Really spectacular progress. I applaud your willingness to throw your hat over the wall and add more to your list.

  5. What an interesting background to have. You have to be one of the few, if not the only, engineer turned full-time quilter. Bravo!

  6. Preeti says:

    Not too shabby, Yvonne! A big move from CA to HI did not slow you down. Kudos to you on setting goals and achieving them too.

  7. Elizabeth E. says:

    I love this line: “preloaded my goals.” It made me laugh, as I often do the same. Sometimes I even write down things I’m almost finished with and then cross them off in my planner. I even have multiple lists, numbered sequentially. I notice that if an item keeps moving to the new list (not yet started) then it’s time to have a talk with myself about if I really want to do this project, or if there is something that gets in the way of completion. Sometimes figuring out why things don’t get done is hard, but I work at it.
    Congratulations on achieving so many of your goals, and hope to see you in QuiltCon (you’ll probably lose your lovely waves in your hair in that desert climate).

  8. Congratulations on doing so well with your quilty goals for the year and good luck with your new focus areas for the rest of the year.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)