I have definitely set my mito conquering free motion quilting this year - will it be brilliant by the end - who knows but I am going to give it my best shot. To this end I have also signed up to Leah Day's free motion quilting project. It is more intense than the 2012 FMQ challenge as there are weekly lessons!!! But her videos look really good and clear and I am going to need all the help I can get. The first lesson is all about simple stippling and she is suggesting using a sandwich of 1/2 yard. This could also be a really good way of using up some of my stashing during the year!!!!!
As if that was not enough, I have also joined the Learning to Hand Applique yahoo group. I know that I can applique using Beth Ferrier's method and really enjoy it but would like to be able to do more hand applique as well. This first week the project is to learn back basting. Karen, the group leader, has found some very good videos to watch and I am going to give it a crack. I had a small heart project on the go which has been lurking in a box for some time (a year or two now) and so I am going to unearth it and practice all the new techniques on hearts. I will post when I have done one.
So all in all I am going to be busy this year - not at all sure that too many projects will be completed by the end but the learning will be fun.
Mantra to self - DO NOT sign up to anything else!!!!!!!!