I thought it would be a neat idea to look back at my projects this year. I have SEVERAL Quilting Blogs that I read (along with MANY Stampin’ blogs) and I have noticed that alot of them show their completions. This was my first year to DIVE into quilting. I have always wanted to make quilts, but I was discouraged at the thought of making such HUGE projects when I had so much going on in my life. Especially when I had 3 little girls under my feet. I have sewn all my life — mostly clothes for the girls, curtains for the house, and other small projects. I think that is why I always like making cards. They are small — quick to finish — and instant gratification. Well, I guess I found the patience, and just the right time in my life, because I am now in LOVE with quilting — and all kinds of projects that involve quilting skills. So, here are a few of my completions and then a few things still in progress. First, the things that are 100% done. I did NOT do the quilting on some of them (I paid a professional with a very large machine!), but they are completions nonetheless!
2010 Completions (6)
Churn Dash (variation of it)
Leopard Charity Quilt
Saltwater Taffy Quilt
I couldn’t find a “completed” photo, but it is really finished!
Log Cabin Quilt
Works in Progress
Egg Money Quilt
This is my most special quilt — an 8 month project in a class. It is a vintage quilt with 12 blocks. I learned so many new techniques making this quilt! Here is the magazine photo. I don’t have photos of mine, just yet, but it is incredible! I only have the binding left to put on it. I am thrilled, but the scalloped binding will be my first, so I’m going to tackle it in the weeks to come. I won’t be able to get in a hurry on it!
Round and Round Quilt Along
(from www.crazymomquilts.com) I’m a little further along than this picture, about 1/2 way
I’ve done 8 out of 12 blocks….really love this quilt with 30’s reproduction fabrics. This photo is really dark, but these prints are bright and cheerful!
February Table Runner
Pieced, but needs to be quilted. Plan to do this one right away!
Be Merry! Christmas Quilt
This is another Block-of-the-Month Project, but each month’s homework was WAY too much for me! This project will be a work in progress for a few years, I’m afraid! At any rate, I have done “some” of the pieces. They involve alot of applique and embellishments, but when it is all done, it will be gorgeous! It is full of deep, rich colors (not your usual Christmas colors) and one of these days I will get it done! Here are two of the motifs that I have worked on….
And here is what the finished snowman will look like in the quilt with button embellishments, etc.
Well, in addition to the big projects, there were small things like purses, makeup bags, pillowcases, pot holders, pot pinchers, embroidery projects, a crocheeted afghan, kleenex holders, a wallet, some journal covers, an apron, and some receiving blankets. Several of these photos can be seen by clicking on the right side-bar category “Sewing Projects”. If any of them interest you, please e-mail me and I’ll send you more details. I think this is enough of a re-cap! I’m sure I’ve forgotten something, but it’s a pretty good list. WOW! Can’t believe I got it all down in writing! I think it will be fun to see how many quilts I can get done in 2011!
What do you want to do in 2011? I’m excited about more cardmaking, more stamping, and more sewing! I’m looking forward to an exciting year of change — although I’m a little sad about it, too — as we have our first graduate this year, and our first child enter college. 2011 is sure to bring some joys and some tears! I better get ready!