Here's a picture of (approximately) 106 yards of fabric to represent my accomplishment of 2016: I used up 106 yards from my stash! My goal had been to use up 50 yards- I tried to be conservative, considering when I made the goal in January, I knew I would be having a baby in May.
It was an interesting process to see how much fabric different projects really used up. And it felt gratifying to see that my use of fabric is substantial, even with the significant life event of adding a third child to our family. I plan to keep track of my stash used in 2016 but I am not going to aim for an arbitrary number of yards to be used up. I could easily use up lots of fabric if I only made simple items like pillowcases and whole cloth quilts. What I am really interested in accomplishing in 2016 is to work on some projects that have been waiting for far too long: I bought the fabric, I mixed in stash favorites, and these piles have sat and waited for years. I am particularly concerned about any kid-themed quilts. I want those done for my children to enjoy- it will be too late when they're teenagers and older.
My favorite project of 2015 was my Swoon quilt. I can't believe how fast it came together and I love everything about it. I wish more projects would feel so effortless.
And I certainly embraced my love of making dresses for my daughter:
I am still mulling over specific goal ideas for 2016. Right now I just feel overwhelmed because my baby is fighting a never-ending cold, my sewing room is a mess, and I am so sad Christmas vacation is over and I feel the need to establish a real routine- which just feels overwhelming! I will get my sew-jo back soon, I am sure! I have to get a baby quilt done for this Saturday- so I will be sharing that soon. Thanks for reading!